Leesburg Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, VA117

Leesburg Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, VA117 This is the official page of the Leesburg Composite Squadron (Leesburg, Virginia), MER-VA-117, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.
A narrative of our squadron history can be found on our website: http://leesburg.vawg.cap.gov/about-us/squadron-history Information about Cadet membership can be found at: goo.gl/g7gBsG
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This is the official page of the Leesburg Composite Squadron (Leesburg, Virginia), MER-VA-117, Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary.

Mission: Emergency Services Aerospace Education Cadet Programs Cyber Security

SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronaut...
05/31/2020
SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside

SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside

https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-astronauts-connect-spacex-crew-dragon-spaceship-international-space-station-2020-5

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley can now begin a stay in orbit that could last up to 110 days before they return home.

Today’s launch is cancelled today.  It is rescheduled for this Saturday.
05/27/2020

Today’s launch is cancelled today. It is rescheduled for this Saturday.

05/25/2020

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020
#AllGaveSomeSomeGaveAll
#WeWillNotForget

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. Because of these sacrifices, the dawn of justice and freedom throughout the world slowly casts its gleam across the horizon."
~President Harry Truman

VAWG Encampment
05/08/2020

VAWG Encampment

From the Wing Commander:
Virginia Wing,

I know many of you are wondering about the 2020 Summer Encampment. Thank you for patience as we continue to carefully evaluate all options.

At this time, we are postponing the Virginia Wing encampment. We are evaluating the option of rescheduling later in the summer and we are looking at expanding our winter encampment to meet the needs of our cadets.

We will have more information for you next week, stay tuned, stay safe, and keep up the great work with all that you are doing virtually!

V/r,

Col Dean E Gould

05/07/2020
Air Force Times

Air Force Times

WATCH: Here's how you can become a B-2 pilot--and what it takes to fly the aircraft.

At the 11 February 2020 meeting, cadets from Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in an egg-drop activity for Aerosp...
02/28/2020

At the 11 February 2020 meeting, cadets from Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in an egg-drop activity for Aerospace night and practiced for those attending the cadet competition on Sunday. Drill, inspections, and milestone testing was also held.
To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check out our website: Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov
#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

FAA:  “All captains are now required to receive leadership and command training, as well as mentoring training.”Civil Ai...
02/25/2020

FAA: “All captains are now required to receive leadership and command training, as well as mentoring training.”

Civil Air Patrol... We Make Leaders

Today the Department is announcing a final rule to enhance the professional development of air carrier pilots. The Pilot Professional Development rule requires specific training for newly-hired pilots and supplemental training for captains. https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-department-transportation-announces-final-rule-enhance-air-carrier-pilot

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol
02/21/2020

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Have you registered for the 2020 Virginia Wing Conference? Early bird registration ends this coming Sunday! Visit conference.vawg.cap.gov for full details.

#CivilAirPatrol #VAWGCON2020

At this week's meeting, 4 February 2020, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in a Character Develop...
02/06/2020

At this week's meeting, 4 February 2020, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in a Character Development class about teamwork. There was also drill practice and inspections while Great Start Cadets were learning about the uniform. Promotion boards and testing were also conducted. The meeting concluded with promotions. Congratulations to all that promoted last night!
To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check out our website: Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov
#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

This last Friday, February 2 2020, cadets and seniors from the Leesburg Composite Squadron attended their annual dining ...
02/02/2020

This last Friday, February 2 2020, cadets and seniors from the Leesburg Composite Squadron attended their annual dining out. The squadron got together for an evening of camaraderie and recognition of accomplishments. Traditions were carried over from the previous dining out as well as from several branches of the military. We were honored to have the VAWG Commander, Group 3 Commander, and MAR Command Chief as our guests. Milestone awards were formally presented for Wright Brothers, Mitchell, and Earhart recipients. The Senior Member of the Year, Cadet Program Officer of the Year, Professional Development Officer of the Year, Outstanding Cadet of the Year, Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year, and all 2019 Solo and Pre-Solo Cadets were recognised. Fun was had by all and we hope to see you all again next year!
To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check out our website: Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov
#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

At this week's meeting, 28 January 2020, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in PT testing. There w...
01/31/2020

At this week's meeting, 28 January 2020, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in PT testing. There was other PT games and exercises shortly afterwards. Promotion boards and testing were also conducted. There was also a great start flight class.
To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check out our website: Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov
#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

At this week's meeting, 21 January 2020, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in a leadership class ...
01/23/2020

At this week's meeting, 21 January 2020, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in a leadership class and an emergency services class. There was drill practice and inspections shortly afterwards. Promotion boards and testing were also conducted. Great job cadets and seniors!
To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check out our website: Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov
#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

9 Reasons You Should Be A Pilot
01/12/2020
9 Reasons You Should Be A Pilot

9 Reasons You Should Be A Pilot

Thinking about becoming a pilot? Here are 9 reasons why you should start right now.

On this day in 1935:Amelia Earhart's Hawaii-to-California flightOn this day in 1935, Amelia Earhart, one of the world's ...
01/12/2020

On this day in 1935:

Amelia Earhart's Hawaii-to-California flight
On this day in 1935, Amelia Earhart, one of the world's most celebrated aviators, made the first successful solo flight from Hawaii to California, a distance longer than that from the United States to Europe.
#HawaiiToCalifornia

Civil Air Patrol
01/07/2020
Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol is emphasizing senior member character and leadership through new guidelines published as part of National Commander Maj. Gen. Mark Smith’s emphasis on the organization’s core values. The document is designed to help “engage senior members in a meaningful learning experience through the use of case studies to apply the core values of Civil Air Patrol to both their personal and professional lives.”

Congratulations to all on milestone promotions in December 2019!#MilestonePromotion**********************VIrginia Wing,H...
01/05/2020

Congratulations to all on milestone promotions in December 2019!

#MilestonePromotion

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VIrginia Wing,

Happy New Year!

Here are the Milestone promotions for December, 2019.

V/r
"Deano"

Col Dean E. Gould
Virginia Wing Commander
(C) 757.869.8622
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
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vawg.cap.gov

12/31/2019

There is no meeting tonight.

OUR NEXT MEETING will be held JANUARY 7, 2020 at the Armory.

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the officers and cadets of Leesburg Composite Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Squadron, I would like to wish everyon...
12/31/2019

On behalf of the officers and cadets of Leesburg Composite Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Squadron, I would like to wish everyone and your families a very Happy New Year! May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyous 2020!

#NewYear2020
#LeesburgCAP

Major David Thornton
Commander, Leesburg CAP Squadron

CAP Cadet Programs
12/28/2019
CAP Cadet Programs

CAP Cadet Programs

Tick, tock, tick, tock. Time is running out to receive priority consideration for National Cadet Special Activities & Flight Academies. Apply by 2359CST on 15 Jan to be considered "On-time." Go to NCSAS.com for a list of national activities and the link to the eServices application site. And don't forget to go to https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/cadetinvest to apply for scholarships and financial assistance programs. Cadet Lift and Take-off Programs are designed to help cadets who need financial assistance to attend an activity. These programs will pay for travel and tuition! Deadline for these assistance and scholarship programs is 1 Jan, also in eServices.

At this week's meeting, 17 December 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in a leadership class...
12/20/2019

At this week's meeting, 17 December 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in a leadership class and learned about national security. Some flights also held inspections. Great Start Flight participated in a team building exercise and also learned about the Wingman concept. Academic testing was also available to those who needed it.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check out our website: Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov
#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP #AerospaceEducation

Wreaths Across America - Official Page
12/14/2019

Wreaths Across America - Official Page

Where are you honoring veterans and playing a part today? #PlayAPart2019

At this week's meeting, 10 December 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in an aerospace educa...
12/13/2019

At this week's meeting, 10 December 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in an aerospace education class and learned about airport systems. The Great Start flight staff also taught new cadets the basics of CAP, such as basic drill movements. Promotion boards and academic testing was also available to those who needed it.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check out our website: Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov
#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP #AerospaceEducation

12/10/2019

Leesburg Composite Squadron, tonight's meeting (12/10) will be taking place at Loudoun County Day School (20600 Red Cedar Dr) instead of the normal location.

It will be a normal meeting schedule with an early dismissal at 2045. Please expect to be picked up/leave at this time.

At this week's meeting, 3 December 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in a character develop...
12/08/2019

At this week's meeting, 3 December 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in a character development class and learned about the importance of humor and professionalism while Great Start was giving new cadets important lessons such as a uniform class. Drill practice and promotions took place near the end of the meeting.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check out our website: Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov
#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

Last week's meeting, 26 November 2019, was focused on physical fitness. Cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron part...
12/02/2019

Last week's meeting, 26 November 2019, was focused on physical fitness. Cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in PT tests and other physical activities.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov

#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP #PTnight

At this week's meeting, 15 November 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in various stations. ...
11/26/2019

At this week's meeting, 15 November 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in various stations. These included a Leadership activity, a color guard information station, and a handful of flights practicing drill.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov

#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

At this week's meeting, 15 November 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in Aerospace Educatio...
11/16/2019

At this week's meeting, 15 November 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in Aerospace Education classes and Drill practice. There was also a short class, “Mitchell and Beyond”, for Cadet Chiefs and Officers.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check
Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov

#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

At this week's meeting, 15 November 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in Aerospace Educatio...
11/16/2019

At this week's meeting, 15 November 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron participated in Aerospace Education classes and Drill practice. There was also a short class, “Mitchell and Beyond”, for Cadet Chiefs and Officers.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check
Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov

#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP

Vintage C.A.P. Civil Air Patrol Plastic Ribbon Jimmy Doolittle Achievement, which was used from 1964 to 1985.The Jimmy D...
11/12/2019

Vintage C.A.P. Civil Air Patrol Plastic Ribbon Jimmy Doolittle Achievement, which was used from 1964 to 1985.

The Jimmy Doolittle Achievement marks promotion to Cadet Senior Master Sergeant along with completion of all required trials up to that point in the Cadet's training. It was redesigned in 1985.

Leesburg Civil Air Patrol partnered with VFW Post 1177 to distribute Buddy Poppies in support our military veterans!#Lee...
11/09/2019

Leesburg Civil Air Patrol partnered with VFW Post 1177 to distribute Buddy Poppies in support our military veterans!

#LeesburgCAP
#VFW1177
#BuddyPoppy

VAWG Encampment
11/08/2019

VAWG Encampment

Virginia Wing Summer Encampment 2020 cadet cadre applications are now open!

#CivilAirPatrol #CadetsAreAwesome

At this week's meeting, 29 October 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron celebrated Halloween with a multitu...
11/03/2019

At this week's meeting, 29 October 2019, cadets from the Leesburg Composite Squadron celebrated Halloween with a multitude of festivities. Cadets participated in a costume contest, musical chairs, flight simulators, and tug of war. Thank you to all the cadets and senior members who made this party possible!

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov

#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP #HalloweenParty

Last week's meeting, 22 October 2019, was focused on Physical Training. Cadets participated in Ultimate Frisbee, PT test...
11/03/2019

Last week's meeting, 22 October 2019, was focused on Physical Training. Cadets participated in Ultimate Frisbee, PT tests which consisted of pushups, curl ups, and the fitness gram pacer test, and other physical activities.

To learn more about Civil Air Patrol or to join Leesburg Civil Air Patrol, e-mail [email protected] or check Leesburg.vawg.cap.gov

#GoCivilAirPatrol #LeesburgCAP #PTnight

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol
11/01/2019

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol

The Cadet Encampment Assistance Program is now open today, November 1st, for winter encampment applications! (summer will open 1 March).

Applications will close 2 December 2019 and all applicants will be notified of their status by 6 December at the latest.

Thanks to Air Force support, CAP has special funding available to cover encampment fees and uniforms with an emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged cadets through the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program or CEAP (say, "seep"). An inability to afford encampment should not hold back cadets who want to participate in encampment.

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/newcadet/ceap

CAP Cadet Programs Civil Air Patrol #CivilAirPatrol #CadetsAreAwesome

11/01/2019

It is my honor to announce the squadron winners of the AE Achievement Award for 2019. Through the dedicated effort of the Sqaudron AEO, these squadrons completed the necessary requirements for earning this award. I want to thank the AEOs from these squadrons for their active and successful involvement in helping accomplish the AE mission and promoting an interest in Aerospace, Aviation and STEM.

This years winners are:

MAR-VA-089 - CAROYLN A. GUERTIN CADET SQDN
MAR-VA-117 - LEESBURG COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-088 - NEWPORT-NEWS COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-102 - PRINCE WILLIAM COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-094 - HANOVER COUNTY COMPOSITE SQDN
MAR-VA-007 - WILLIAM P KNIGHT COMPOSITE SQUADRON

Again thank you for all you do.

V/R
Deano

Col Dean E, Gould, CAP
Commander, Virginia Wing
Civil Air Patrol
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Address

41905 Loudoun Center Pl
Leesburg, VA
20175

General information

Unit Contacts Squadron Commander (CC) Major David Thornton, CAP [email protected] Senior Members (ages 18+) Deputy Commander for Seniors (CDS) Captain Rick Campbell, CAP [email protected] Cadet Programs (ages 12-18) Lieutenant Colonel Scott Nicholsen, CAP Deputy Commander for Cadets (CDC) [email protected]

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Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(703) 955-6809

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Today, the Virginia Legislature passed HB1527, which provides employment protections for members of the Civil Air Patrol who are responding to local, state, or federal emergency services missions in a volunteer capacity. This bill passed the VA House of Delegates with a 100-0 backing and the Virginia Senate with a 40-0 backing. The bill now goes to the Governor for action. Bill Summary: "Leave for volunteer members of Civil Air Patrol. Requires state and private employers to allow officers or employees who are volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol to take leaves of absence from their respective duties without loss of seniority, accrued leave, benefits, or efficiency rating on all days during which such officer or employee is (i) engaged in training for emergency missions with the Civil Air Patrol, not to exceed 10 workdays per federal fiscal year, or (ii) responding to an emergency mission as a Civil Air Patrol volunteer, not to exceed 30 workdays per federal fiscal year. The bill requires any officer or employee requesting leave to provide certification that the officer or employee has been authorized by the United States Air Force, the Governor, or a department, division, agency, or political subdivision of the state to respond to or train for an emergency mission and verification from the Civil Air Patrol of the emergency need of the officer's or employee's volunteer service. The bill allows employers to treat such leaves of absence as unpaid leave but prohibits employers from requiring an officer or employee to exhaust any other leave to which he is entitled prior to such leaves of absence."
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