Burke Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Burke Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol We are a Civil Air Patrol composite squadron with both Cadets and Senior Members focused on Emergency Services, Aerospace Education & Cadet Programs.
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We are an active squadron with opportunities for cadets and senior members to learn, achieve, and serve our local community. The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The Burke Squadron is a unit of the Virginia Wing, Middle Eastern Region . It meets Thursdays at Washington Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Springfield, VA 22152. Springfield at 7pm. The squadron welcomes all interested persons age 12 and above. There are presently 12 cadets and 21 senior members in our unit ranging in age from 12 to 71. As a composite squadron (one with both cadets and senior members) we focus on all three of the basic Civil Air Patrol missions: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs and Emergency Services. There are also staff and command functions performed by cadets and senior members. Members can choose roles in any or
all of these programs including Aircrew,
Emergency Services and Mentors to cadets. It is not unusual for members to choose
more than one specialty area.

Operating as usual

We had a great time building and shooting Goddard Rockets at our meeting last week.  Congratulations to our  Cadets prom...
05/26/2021

We had a great time building and shooting Goddard Rockets at our meeting last week. Congratulations to our Cadets promoting and our graduating high school seniors. @vawgcap @civilairpatrol @CAPaerospace

This month we enjoyed outdoor drill practice and some urban direction finding training.  It's great to be outdoors!
05/26/2021

This month we enjoyed outdoor drill practice and some urban direction finding training. It's great to be outdoors!

Ready for takeoff?  Cadet Glider Flights on 14 May 2021 were lots of fun.  Here's the glider taking off!  It was a great...
05/26/2021

Ready for takeoff? Cadet Glider Flights on 14 May 2021 were lots of fun. Here's the glider taking off! It was a great day for flying at Merlin Soaring Association. Civil Air Patrol Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Congratulations to Burke Composite Squadron's C/2d Lt Samuel Ten on the Feir Flight Scholarship!
05/14/2021

Congratulations to Burke Composite Squadron's C/2d Lt Samuel Ten on the Feir Flight Scholarship!

Congratulations to the following cadets for being selected for a Virginia Wing flight scholarship:

C/Col Kavin Ram from Knight Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

C/1st Lt Annabelle Towles from Fredericksburg Composite Squadron

C/2d Lt Samuel Ten from Burke Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Cadets Towles and Ten are receiving a Feir First Flight Scholarship. The Scholarship is funded by and named after the late James E. Feir, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at The George Washington University. Professor Feir was an avid, skilled private pilot and greatly enjoyed flying in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as cross country. His gift to Virginia Wing allows cadets to experience their first hour of flight instruction.

Cadet Ram is receiving a flight scholarship that will help him towards his private pilot certificate to bring him one step closer to his dream of being an Air Force pilot.

Congratulations and well done!

Burke had an in-person activity yesterday! Cadets had the opportunity to teach drill and ceremonies to Senior Members, a...
05/02/2021

Burke had an in-person activity yesterday! Cadets had the opportunity to teach drill and ceremonies to Senior Members, and it was a great experience for those who participated.

Looking forward to more activities with our members!

#CivilAirPatrol #VAWGCAP #CadetsAreAwesome #SeniorMembersAreAwesomeToo

Burke had an in-person activity yesterday! Cadets had the opportunity to teach drill and ceremonies to Senior Members, and it was a great experience for those who participated.

Looking forward to more activities with our members!

#CivilAirPatrol #VAWGCAP #CadetsAreAwesome #SeniorMembersAreAwesomeToo

Burke Squadron Commander helped at the North Carolina FEMA Vaccine POD.  Emergency Services response in action.
04/29/2021

Burke Squadron Commander helped at the North Carolina FEMA Vaccine POD. Emergency Services response in action.

We welcomed our new Wing Commander, Col Sydow, for our Awards, Promotions and Cadet Commander Change of Command Ceremony...
04/23/2021

We welcomed our new Wing Commander, Col Sydow, for our Awards, Promotions and Cadet Commander Change of Command Ceremony last night (4/22). Thank you to the Air Force Association DW Steele, Sr. Memorial Chapter and VFW Post 7327 for presenting awards. Great job to our former Cadet Commander C/Capt Martin and congratulations to our new Cadet Commander C/Capt Bottorff. Col Sydow presented the squadron with the Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol Squadron of Merit Award for 2020. It was wonderful to meet in-person and recognize achievements. Thank you to the American Legion Post 176 for hosting us. Civil Air Patrol

Thank you to our amazing #CivilAirPatrol volunteers!
04/23/2021

Thank you to our amazing #CivilAirPatrol volunteers!

From the DEA Website "Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and oft...
04/21/2021

From the DEA Website "Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs." Drug Takeback day is 24 April 2021.

From the DEA Website "Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs." Drug Takeback day is 24 April 2021.

Burke members are returning to in-person activities.  Fitness testing last weekend and drill practice this weekend.  It ...
04/18/2021

Burke members are returning to in-person activities. Fitness testing last weekend and drill practice this weekend. It is great to be outdoors and see members in-person.

Congratulations, Col Sydow.  Thank you, Col Gould.
04/13/2021

Congratulations, Col Sydow. Thank you, Col Gould.

04/01/2021

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate šŸŽ‰! For nearly 80 years, #CivilAirPatrol members have volunteered their time and talents in service to America.

Thank you, Civil Air Patrol volunteers, for your efforts.

On Saturday, six Burke members participated in ground search and rescue training and urban direction finding.  It was a ...
03/29/2021

On Saturday, six Burke members participated in ground search and rescue training and urban direction finding. It was a great day to be out in the woods, improving search and rescue skills. #civilairpatrol #vawgcap

On Saturday, four Burke Cadets and one Leesburg Cadet participated in Orientation Flights. Thank you to Capt Freeze.  He...
03/29/2021

On Saturday, four Burke Cadets and one Leesburg Cadet participated in Orientation Flights. Thank you to Capt Freeze. He flew with each cadet for about an hour. It was a perfect day to fly. Two Cadets had their first orientation flight. #CivilAirPatrol #FirstFlight @KJYO

Great serving our Community, State and Nation!
03/28/2021

Great serving our Community, State and Nation!

Congratulations!  Burke Composite Squadron - Virginia Wing Squadron of Merit and Ground Team of the Year! Congratulation...
03/25/2021

Congratulations! Burke Composite Squadron - Virginia Wing Squadron of Merit and Ground Team of the Year! Congratulations to our other Annual Award Recipients! #CadetsAreAwesome #SeniorMembersAwesomeToo

Congratulations to the cadets and senior members who earned these awards for their hard work in 2020!

https://vawg.cap.gov/about/news/2021-virginia-wing-annual-award-recipients

Squadron of the Year: Newport News Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Squadron of the Merit: Burke Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Senior Member of the Year (Lifetime): Lt. Col. William Knight of Knight Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Senior Member of the Year: 1st Lt. Kerry Kaplan of Burke Composite Squadron

Cadet of the Year: Cadet Lt. Col. Julia McGee of Leesburg Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, VA117

Cadet NCO of the Year: Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Bryce Spain of Newport News Composite Squadron

Maj Gen Jeanne M. Holm CAP Aerospace Education Officer of the Year: 2nd Lt. John Douglas of Burke Composite Squadron

AFA Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year: Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Jeromie Stephens of Fredericksburg Composite Squadron

CAP Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year: Julie Quinn

Frank G. Brewer Aerospace Education Awards:

ā€¢ Cadet: Cadet Maj. Oliver Hewitt-Qualls of Coastal Composite Squadron

ā€¢ Senior: Senior Member Joseph Krenzberger of Leesburg Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, VA117

ā€¢ Individual: Manassas Regional Airport Commission

ā€¢ Lifetime Achievement: Lt. Col. Paul Willard of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Colonel Dion E. DeCamp Ground Team of the Year: Burke Composite Squadron

Colonel Edwin W. Lewis Jr. Incident Staff Member of the Year: 1st Lt. Tamara Munger of Newport News Composite Squadron

Col. David Kantor Operations Staff Officer of the Year: Lt. Col. Joshua Shields of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Lt Col. T. Keith Riddle Aircrew Member of the Year: Lt. Col. Erik Karlson of Burke Composite Squadron

Major General Dwight H. Wheless Legal Officer of the Year: Lt. Col. Elliott Korona of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Senior Chaplain of the Year: Ch. Lt. Col. Timothy Miner of Virginia Wing Headquarters

National Squadron Chaplain of the Year: Ch. Maj. Robert Guilliams of Newport News Composite Squadron

Property Manager of the Year: Maj. Ted Warnock of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Public Affairs Officer of the Year: Cadet 2nd Lt. Samuel Ten of Burke Composite Squadron

George Texido Legislative Officer of the Year: Lt. Col. Daniel Ciesla of Virginia Legislative Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Professional Development Officer of the Year: Capt. Julie Demyanovich of Burke Composite Squadron

John V. ā€œJackā€ Sorenson Cadet Program Officer of the Year: Maj. Jacob Bixler of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Director of Finance of the Year: Maj. Deborah Wagstaff of Virginia Wing Headquarters

Safety Officer of the Year: 2d Lt. David Adams of Burke Composite Squadron

Character Development Instructor of the Year: Capt. Jan Whiteley of Knight Composite Squadron

Communicator of the Year: Capt. Richard Ferris of Newport News Composite Squadron

These winners' award packages have been passed on to the Mid-Atlantic Region for consideration to compete at the region level.

Award winners will be announced and recognized during the general session at the wing conference on 10 April 2021.

Congratulations Virgini Wing Cadets!
03/18/2021

Congratulations Virgini Wing Cadets!

Congratulations to the four Virginia Wing cadets out of nearly 100 cadets from 35 different wings in all eight regions receiving academic and flight scholarships worth a combined total of $155,500 in 2021 nationwide! #civilairpatrol #cadetsareawesome
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Great news!  The microchip was delivered to Astrobotics yesterday.  Next stop...the Moon!
02/21/2021

Great news! The microchip was delivered to Astrobotics yesterday. Next stop...the Moon!

VAWG Spring Encampment Cancelled.  Looking forward to VAWG Summer Encampment!
02/01/2021

VAWG Spring Encampment Cancelled. Looking forward to VAWG Summer Encampment!

Virginia Wing,

On the evening of 31 Jan 2021, it was determined that there was no path forward for us to conduct a Spring Encampment this year whilst also adhering to the prevailing Virginia state and CAP NHQ guidance regarding COVID-19.

Subsequently, we are cancelling the VAWG Spring Encampment that was to occur at Ft Pickett, from 27 Mar to 03 Apr 2021.

We thank the ENC staff for their hard work and dedication over the past few weeks for trying to make this Encampment a reality, and in the process, support our cadets in need in promotion and advancement opportunities in their CAP careers.

Last but not least, we are especially appreciative of our line/support cadre who recently participated in staff selections, student applicants, and their parents/guardians.

Thank you!

Regards,

Maj Suzanne Collins, CAP
VAWG Spring Encampment Commander 2021

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol
01/23/2021

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Time is running out. The deadline to have you name released to a third party is coming up. If you want your name sent to the moon on CAPā€™s Mission to the Moon the release to a third party box in eServices needs to be unchecked before 28 January 2021.

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Thank you 2d Lt Douglas for this exciting opportunity!
01/12/2021
'CAP Goes to the Moon' Opportunity Offered

Thank you 2d Lt Douglas for this exciting opportunity!

Have you ever wanted your name on the moon, visible for generations to come? Now is your chance,Ā thanks to 2nd Lt. Paul Douglas, aerospace education officer forĀ the Virginia Wingā€™s Burke Composite Squadron,The wing has created the opportunity to send the names of every current Civil Air PatrolĀ ...

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01/11/2021

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Where is this cadets?

No we didnā€™t forget about you. A few more days for the excitement to start. Look for the next issue of PROPS for the announcement and an addition to the VAWG website.

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol
01/06/2021

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Hint #2 What am I and why do I matter to VAWG?

01/05/2021
Looking forward to seeing more!
01/05/2021

Looking forward to seeing more!

What am I and what do I have to do with VAWG?
Another hint tomorrow.

12/30/2020

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12/29/2020

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2020: The year of the masked service selfie šŸ˜·šŸ˜†. If we've learned one thing about this year, it's that COVID can't stop good.

Great opportunities for scholarships (both Wing and National).  Apply today!
12/16/2020

Great opportunities for scholarships (both Wing and National). Apply today!

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I would LOVE to get a squadron patch! Willing to buy or trade! Col Leo Burke, CAP