Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing

Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing A local squadron of Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing.
Civil Air Patrol, America’s Air Force auxiliary, building the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.

Local Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing

Mission: Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.

This week at our squadron:Above: U.S. Marine Corps Col (retired) Tim Ott, who currently serves as an Associate Director ...
01/31/2019

This week at our squadron:

Above: U.S. Marine Corps Col (retired) Tim Ott, who currently serves as an Associate Director with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, spoke to cadets on the subject of leadership.

Below: 1st Lt Christopher Freedlander (right), Squadron Commander, accepts the Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's recruiting award on behalf of Fairfax Composite Squadron from Lt Col Joe Freche, the wing's Director of Cadet Programs. Fairfax cadets recruited more young people to join Civil Air Patrol than any other squadron in the national capital region. Once again, FAIRFAX LEADS THE WAY!

A little cold weather can't stop our Civil Air Patrol cadets from learning, and winning! COME JOIN US!

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/…/yout…/how-to-join---cadet

In the month of July we saw the Civil Air Patrol cadets of the National Capital Wing, Civil Air Patrol learning about wh...
08/08/2017

In the month of July we saw the Civil Air Patrol cadets of the National Capital Wing, Civil Air Patrol learning about what it might take to land a spaceship on Mars. (Bottom)

We gained a new Captain when the Commander, Christopher Freedlander promoted Senior Member Matthews. (Top, right)

We also learned about what it takes to run an intelligence squadron from an active-duty United States Air Force officer! (Center)

What looks like little round rings of paper are actually "circular wings." We built them and gave them a test flight to learn more about how lift helps things stay in flight. (Top, left)

July was a busy month for your cadets. Want to know what's going on in August? Come see us!
#FlyCAP #cadets

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07/10/2017
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Cadet 1st Lt. Timothy Park of National Capital Wing, Civil Air Patrol's Fairfax Composite Squadron had his pick of national military academies this year before deciding to go with West Point - The U.S. Military Academy. He was also accepted to the United States Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy (Official) and U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

It's time for Encampment! The purpose of Civil Air Patrol encampment is for cadets to develop leadership skills, learn a...
06/25/2017

It's time for Encampment! The purpose of Civil Air Patrol encampment is for cadets to develop leadership skills, learn about aerospace sciences & related careers, commit to a habit of regular exercise, and solidify their moral character. Our National Capital Wing, Civil Air Patrol cadets are ready to go on their week-long adventure to Tri-Wing Encampment today! (Kudos to our Commander, 2Lt Freedlander and Senior Member Matthews for volunteering their time to make sure we were prepared and arrived safely!)

Aside from having fun while learning, encampment is a great way to gradually ease young adults into being more independent, able to problem-solve on their own (away from their parents.)

Want to learn more? Join us! #FlyCAP

FAIRFAX WARRIORS!! I may be absent, but I never forget about you!  Take a read of this really interesting and easy to un...
06/21/2017
A physicist explains just why all those flights were grounded in Arizona...

FAIRFAX WARRIORS!! I may be absent, but I never forget about you! Take a read of this really interesting and easy to understand article that does an amazing job of explaining how airplanes ACTUALLY fly (and why sometimes they can't)!!!!

Stay curious! Read. Learn. Explore. Lead!!

Maj Aerandir
Squadron Gentleman Extraordinaire

Airplanes can't fly because it's too hot? That's crazy. No, not if you understand the science behind it.

02/05/2017
Wolfpack: The Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron

On failure. Great words to live by!

Swapping Failure for Growth

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. The Falcons and the Patriots will go head to head. One team succeed in meeting the objective of the game which is to win while the other will fail. That is how the game goes along with other sports and life challenges.

Lets look at failure. What is failure? Failure is when an results of meeting an objective does not meet the desired standards in which we measure success. Is failure a bad thing? No. As Denis Waitley puts it,

"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker".

What does he mean by that? There are many ways to put it. But the application of this simply means to learn from your mistakes and move forward. We only fail when we stop growing.

Failure is not an option; it is inevitable.
"We all stumble in many ways".
- James 3:2

Failure is not a person; it is an event.
Failure is not final; failure is redeemable.

How do we grow from failure? Here are four things to help you grow.

1. Know that every new step you take poses failure.
2. Take responsibility for your failures.
3. Gain knowledge and character through failure.
4. Keep trying.
" I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that don't work" - Thomas Edison.

Enjoy the game and festivities. Understand that failure is not final. Just a setback, a building block, and a challenge to overcome as long as you keep trying.

Capt Daniel Cochran, CAP
Squadron Leadership Officer

"Don't stop growing; continue to move forward so others may look to you for direction".
- Capt Daniel Cochran, CAP

12/31/2016
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Just in case you could use some help attending....and remember: application deadline for Nation Cadet Special Activities for summer 2017 is in two weeks (15 January)!!!!!!!!!!

Civil Air Patrol eServices News Update: Scholarship Deadline Grace Period until 11:59 PM CST on 5 January

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12/16/2016
National Capital Wing, Civil Air Patrol

National Capital Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Blog Update: Scholarship Deadline Approaching |

Looking for a way to fund your flying aspirations? Want $$ for college? Only 2 weeks left to apply. for Civil Air Patrol Cadet Programs Scholarships! You must apply by 31 December 2016 for 2017 awards. Check out our Scholarship page link. We have several new flight and academic scholarships, including NAFA--a full scholarship to attend an in-residence flight school this summer to get your private pilot certificate. Don't miss this opportunity.

Cadets!  Sign up ASAP!!   Deadline is 15 January!
12/13/2016
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Cadets! Sign up ASAP!! Deadline is 15 January!

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Blog Update: Walkin' on Sunshine! NCSAs Make You Feel Good! |

What can make you feel like walkin' on sunshine? A summer National Cadet Special Activity (NCSA)! To be considered "on-time," register in eServices by 15 January. What is the benefit of applying by this date? Priority in placement. Your application is considered before any late applicants, greatly improving your chances of garnering one of these coveted slots. Get your application in now. Details on the courses and how to apply are on the ncsas.com website. Please note that some courses listed on ncsas.com are not open for registration yet. As soon as we have confirmed dates, we will add them.

11/22/2016
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Civil Air Patrol

We need your help! Join us in wishing #CivilAirPatrol a happy 75th birthday by pledging your support through Thunderclap, which will automatically post an anniversary message at the exact same moment on Thursday, Dec. 1. Together, we can let the world know what our great organization is all about!

Fairfax Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol is proud to continue our support and partnership with Wreaths Across America...
11/18/2016
Wreaths Across America

Fairfax Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol is proud to continue our support and partnership with Wreaths Across America as a local fundraising group!

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the organization's mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

To donate to Wreaths Across America through the Fairfax Composite Squadron CAP, go to http://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html?page=33978

Please check-out our Wreaths Across America page and click "Donate" to place a wreath on a veterans grave on December 17th. ALSO, please share this page with your friends, so we can get closer to our goal of coverage every veteran grave in the United States. Thank you so much for supporting this won...

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09/20/2016
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Did you know that you can learn to fly before you learn to drive? In Civil Air Patrol you can...

08/29/2016

REMINDER: Monday night is "Monday Fun Day" at Fairfax Composite Squadron. Meet at American Legion Post 177 no later than 1900 hours for a fun evening of bowling and pizza.

08/19/2016

Happy National Aviation Day!!

05/30/2016

The National Memorial Day Parade is LIVE on News Channel 8. Watch for CAP members marching in the parade to honor those that have fallen in the service to our country. #NeverForget

05/27/2016

From Fairfax Composite Squadron Commander, Major Mate AErandir:

In just over 2 weeks, we will be bidding farewell to two of our Squadron's greatest assets: Our Deputy Commander for Seniors, Lieutenant Colonel Ray Zuniga, and our Cadet Commander, Cadet Major Anthony Zuniga. Both will be moving this summer to Colorado Springs, Colorado. With any luck, they will be joining my old Squadron on Peterson AFB - Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron (CSCS)!

These gentlemen have selflessly dedicated countless hours and resources to CAP and have left an indelible mark on Fairfax Composite Squadron. In the short time I have had the priviledge to serve with them, I have seen how their committment and dedication have made our Squadron better. I can only imagine the positive impact that they must have had on those long-time Fairfax Veterans amongst us who have served with them longer. Your presence will be sincerely and sorely missed.

Thank you, both, for your motivation, mentorship, and membership. We hope to hear great things from you in the future!

It is with great pleasure, therefore, that I formally announce our new Cadet Staff class of 2017! Please join me in congratulating (and most importantly - assisting):

C/CMSgt Abigael Faber - Cadet Commander, 2nd Fairfax Cadet Squadron
C/2Lt Pavani Ravella - Cadet Deputy Commander
C/2Lt Timothy Park - Cadet Executive Officer
C/MSgt Alexander Naumov - Cadet First Sergeant
C/CMSgt Jacob Faber - Alpha Flight Commander
C/2Lt Rabecca Jensen - Bravo Flight Commander

It is also my pleasure to annouce our newest Deputy Commander for Seniors - Christopher Freedlander! Senior Member Freedlander is a former Commander of the Squadron who has recently rejoined with his daughter, Cadet Airman Cassandra Freedlander.

Our next meeting will be on 6 June at 7:00 PM at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, VA, when we will host a formal Change of Command Ceremony, followed by promotions and awards that have been earned in the last few months. Please come and join us in the ceremony and celebration!!!

Address

3939 Oak Street
Fairfax, VA
22030

General information

The Fairfax Composite Squadron, consisting of cadets and senior members, meets each Monday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Visitors interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with the Civil Air Patrol are welcome to attend.

Opening Hours

Monday 19:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(202) 767-4405

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