Coastal Composite Squadron

Coastal Composite Squadron We are a Civil Air Patrol squadron serving Virginia's eastern and southeastern shorelines and the greater Hampton Roads area. Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S.
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Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 71 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. LINKS OR REFERENCES TO INDIVIDUALS OR COMPANIES DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM SUCH SOURCES.

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05/05/2021

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Will you see the upcoming rocket launch? 🚀 👀

The Black Brant XII, carrying the KiNET-X payload, is a four-stage sounding rocket that can reach altitudes more than 200 miles above Earth's surface. Because of this, weather permitting, the eastern U.S. states have a chance to see the rocket passing over when the window opens May 7.

The KiNET-X launch is currently scheduled for May 7. The window opens at 7:58 p.m. EDT. Backup days run through May 16. We're keeping a close eye on the weather, so check back for updates: https://go.nasa.gov/3eTTCH5

With gathering restrictions easing Coastal Cadets are coming back stronger than ever! We are also welcoming a lot of new...
05/03/2021

With gathering restrictions easing Coastal Cadets are coming back stronger than ever! We are also welcoming a lot of new faces to our weekly meetings!

Photos from Colonel Elizabeth Sydow, CAP's post
04/27/2021

Photos from Colonel Elizabeth Sydow, CAP's post

04/25/2021

**DATES CHANGED to 18-25 July 2021 for the encampment** Applications for executive cadre & senior member interest survey are now open for Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol's summer encampment! Interested line & support cadre as well as students stay tuned for applications to open in the future.

https://vawg.cap.gov/programs/cadet-programs/summer-encampment

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04/25/2021

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Exciting news, South Carolina Wing! We are pleased to announce the dates for our Type B Encampment 2021! Senior Member staff and Cadet cadre applications will be released soon, along with information about registering as a basic or advanced attendee. The cost is $100 to attend the Type B Encampment.
#SavetheDates

Photos from First Air Force's post
04/22/2021

Photos from First Air Force's post

04/21/2021

Congrats to Cadet Peyton Haddock from Civil Air Patrol's Montana Wing for becoming the 76th cadet to earn her private pilot certificate via CAP's Cadet Wings program 🔥🔥.

Haddock is seen here smiling with her very proud mom. Congrats!

Photos from Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol's post
04/10/2021

Photos from Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol's post

04/10/2021

#VAWGCON21 is tomorrow!
We are excited to gather virtually for the Virginia Wing Conference and Change of Command. It’s not too late to register. Head over to the website now to secure your spot.
Do you need to update your background before the conference begins? Be sure to check out the great #CivilAirPatrol backgrounds on the national website for virtual meetings!
With cameras in use, it's important to wear your uniform properly. Take time today to look at CAPR 39-1 and compare it to your uniform.

04/09/2021

We are just 2 days away from the Virginia Wing Virtual Conference! What seminars are you most looking forward to? Go to our website to view the complete list of sessions offered.

#VAWGCON21 #CivilAirPatrol

https://vawg.cap.gov/programs/vawg-conference

04/06/2021

Members from Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol joined the search today for two brothers missing in coastal Southern Maryland. CAP involvement was requested by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

“Our Civil Air Patrol aircraft flew route and grid searches, concentrating on areas along the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, including the area of Smith Island, Martin National Wildlife Refuge, and Tangier Island, as well as the Virginia shoreline. We currently have 27 aircrew members from both Maryland and Virginia wings using 8 aircraft working in concert with local authorities to locate the two missing boaters,” stated Lt. Col. John Henderson, Maryland Wing vice commander and current CAP incident commander.

Learn more at the MDWG website:

http://mdwg.cap.gov/index.php/2021/04/06/maryland-civil-air-patrol-joins-search-for-missing-children/

Recruiting, promotions and awards are alive and well at Coastal! Congratulations to all of our Cadets and Senior members...
04/03/2021

Recruiting, promotions and awards are alive and well at Coastal! Congratulations to all of our Cadets and Senior members!

Powered Orientation Flights (O-Flights) Saturday 17 Apr: Coastal cadets will have the opportunity again to take another ...
04/02/2021

Powered Orientation Flights (O-Flights) Saturday 17 Apr: Coastal cadets will have the opportunity again to take another one of their five powered O-Flights in April. Every CAP Cadet is entitled to receive five powered O-Flights. More details will be coming to you soon!

Powered Orientation Flights (O-Flights) Saturday 17 Apr: Coastal cadets will have the opportunity again to take another one of their five powered O-Flights in April. Every CAP Cadet is entitled to receive five powered O-Flights. More details will be coming to you soon!

Glider Orientation Flights (O-Flights) 1 May: Coastal cadets will have the opportunity to “soar” in a CAP glider on Satu...
04/02/2021

Glider Orientation Flights (O-Flights) 1 May: Coastal cadets will have the opportunity to “soar” in a CAP glider on Saturday May 1st! In addition to five powered O-Flights, every CAP Cadet is entitled to receive five Glider O-Flights. Flights will occur at the Merlin Aerodrome in Amelia, VA (southwest of Richmond). Cadets who sign up can expect to receive a minimum of two back to back flights that day. Space is very limited so sign up today!

Glider Orientation Flights (O-Flights) 1 May: Coastal cadets will have the opportunity to “soar” in a CAP glider on Saturday May 1st! In addition to five powered O-Flights, every CAP Cadet is entitled to receive five Glider O-Flights. Flights will occur at the Merlin Aerodrome in Amelia, VA (southwest of Richmond). Cadets who sign up can expect to receive a minimum of two back to back flights that day. Space is very limited so sign up today!

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04/01/2021

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Save 10% Off One order in the Month of April... Use Discount Code FBAPR2021

03/31/2021

The Civil Air Patrol's National Cell Phone Forensics Team has a major goal: to save as many lives as possible. So far in fiscal year 2021, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center has credited the award-winning team with 53 lives saved.

In case you missed it: Two of those lives saved included a missing couple stranded 29 hours in below freezing temperatures earlier this month. Read more about this successful rescue here: https://www.cap.news/stranded-ore-couple-rescued-with-cap-cellphone-info/

Stranded Ore. Couple Rescued with CAP Cellphone Info
03/30/2021
Stranded Ore. Couple Rescued with CAP Cellphone Info

Stranded Ore. Couple Rescued with CAP Cellphone Info

Maj. Margot MyersPublic Information OfficerNational Cell Phone Forensics TeamCivil Air Patrol’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team guided searchers March 25 to a missing couple stranded 29 hours in their vehicle in a remote area of northwest Oregon in temperatures that fell below freezing.The coup...

03/30/2021

"Busy as a bunch of bees in a bucket of tar" well describes the local squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, for no sooner do they close the books on one assignment than Uncle Sam tosses another into their laps."

For 'This Week In CAP History' we revisit "CAP Lends Helping Hand to Uncle Sam," which was originally published to highlight the work of the Nebraska Wing, Civil Air Patrol in 1945.

Read the original article here: 🔗 >> https://www.newspapers.com/clip/71369050/the-lincoln-star/

Photos from Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol's post
03/30/2021

Photos from Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol's post

Congratulations to Coastals very own C/Capt Caleb Dawson!Virginia Wing,I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 ...
03/30/2021

Congratulations to Coastals very own C/Capt Caleb Dawson!

Virginia Wing,

I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Virginia Wing Challenge Coin Design Contest:

C/Amn Ananya Bellary/LEESBURG COMPOSITE SQUADRON (Front of Coin Design) C/Capt Caleb Dawson, COASTAL COMPOSITE SQUADRON (Back of Coin Design)

Well done! I’m honored to have this design represent our annual conference! They will receive a free registration to the conference that includes a challenge coin.

Get your own coin limited edition collectible coin with registration for the conference. It has never been more convenient to attend a Wing Conference than this year’s virtual format. REGISTER TODAY and don’t miss out on the seminars, networking, and reconnecting with friends across the Wing. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear both the National and Region Commanders address the Wing. And of course, the Virginia Wing Change of Command ceremony!

Lt Col Elizabeth A. Sydow, CAP Virginia Wing Vice Commander

Congratulations to Coastals very own C/Capt Caleb Dawson!

Virginia Wing,

I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Virginia Wing Challenge Coin Design Contest:

C/Amn Ananya Bellary/LEESBURG COMPOSITE SQUADRON (Front of Coin Design) C/Capt Caleb Dawson, COASTAL COMPOSITE SQUADRON (Back of Coin Design)

Well done! I’m honored to have this design represent our annual conference! They will receive a free registration to the conference that includes a challenge coin.

Get your own coin limited edition collectible coin with registration for the conference. It has never been more convenient to attend a Wing Conference than this year’s virtual format. REGISTER TODAY and don’t miss out on the seminars, networking, and reconnecting with friends across the Wing. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear both the National and Region Commanders address the Wing. And of course, the Virginia Wing Change of Command ceremony!

Lt Col Elizabeth A. Sydow, CAP Virginia Wing Vice Commander

Looking forward to more parades in the future but for know let's check out a couple of flashback pictures!
03/29/2021

Looking forward to more parades in the future but for know let's check out a couple of flashback pictures!

One of our very own! Go Coastal!
03/28/2021

One of our very own! Go Coastal!

1st Lt Ricardo Pinero of VAWG (left) and Maj Tim Bagnell of NCWG work together at a Covid vaccine site in Greensboro, NC on 27 Mar 2021.

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's post
03/26/2021

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's post

03/26/2021

On This Day in History...March 26, 1982...The formal groundbreaking took place for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial contains the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country, including 150 Air Force Academy graduates. The Memorial was dedicated on November 13, 1982. #NeverForgotten

03/26/2021

2021 Virginia Wing Virtual Conference Registration is now open!

Save the Date – 10 APR 2021

You can find more information on the Wing Website’s Conference page: https://vawg.cap.gov/programs/vawg-conference

Join us to network, catch up on CAP news, sharpen your knowledge, and reconnect with friends! This year’s conference will not only be an exciting time of training, networking, and recognition, it will also give opportunities to connect again with fellow members you may not have seen in awhile. This conference will present you with opportunities to hear the latest from CAP, share in the presentation of annual awards, increase your knowledge base with seminars designed to answer questions, introduce you to resources to answer future questions, and watch the VAWG Commander Change of Command!

In accordance with guidelines given by Gov Northam's office for March 2021, this year's conference will be completely virtual. We will be hopeful and plan for seeing each other in person again next year!

Check-in will begin at 0730 on Saturday, 10 APR and will continue through the day. The General Session will begin promptly at 0800. Individual breakout sessions will start immediately after the General Session. Throughout the day, there will be sessions for the senior members and cadets. The Change of Command ceremony will begin at 1600.

Highlights of the conference include attendance by the National Commander, Region Commander, and many former Wing Commanders. This year the Virginia Wing has the honor of hosting the 2021 Virginia Wing Commander's Change of Command as well!

This year's registration fee includes a conference commemorative coin, shipping, and handling while quantities last. Additional coins will be available for conference attendees to purchase at $5 per coin while supplies last. The coins will be distributed via mail after the conference to squadron commanders for distribution to members. If you are attending from out of state, are a single attendee from your squadron, a guest, or distinguished visitor we will mail your coin directly to you. #CivilAirPatrol #VAWGCON21

03/25/2021

Today we recognize those who have received the nation's highest military decoration- the Medal of Honor. The first Medal of Honor was presented on this day in 1863. About 3,500 have been presented since, including to Capt. Lance Sijan, the only USAFA grad to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. On this #MedalofHonorDay, and every day, we thank you for your courage and sacrifice.

03/24/2021

Civil Air Patrol’s Virginia Wing Announces New Patch

RICHMOND, Va. (March 24, 2021) –

The 2,000 members of Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) Virginia Wing (VAWG) can now proudly wear a new patch on their sleeves. Colonel Dean Gould, the wing’s commander, announced the final approved patch last night. All members have five years to transition their uniforms to the new patch.

Col. Gould, who assumed command of VAWG in 2017, endeavored that during his command the patch would be updated. He commented, “It was important to keep our historical past in our patch, so with the new patch we adjusted it to the updated United States Air Force shield format which is similar to headquarters patches across the Air Force.” The patch focuses on VAWG’s primary mission of serving the Commonwealth of Virginia with the outline of the state on the patch. The colors match the same red and blue colors used across all of CAP. The shield format represents an organization that is flag bearing of which 22 different units fall under the command of VAWG. The outgoing patch dates back to the wing’s first commander and is a key symbol of VAWG which is quickly recognizable and used in nearly all publications, websites, and social media related to the wing.

In 2020, the wing continued to serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and quickly adapted their meetings to a virtual format for continued education and training. The wing transported COVID-19 test kits, supported food pantries, provided photography before and after tropical weather, and more supporting communities at both local and state levels. Many units are now meeting in-person as COVID restrictions are lifted while continuing to practice social distancing and wearing face coverings. Anyone who is interested in serving with the wing is encouraged to visit the wing’s website to find the unit that meets closest to them at https://vawg.cap.gov/.

The Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, with 22 squadrons spread throughout the Commonwealth has approximately 2,000 members, 12 light aircraft, 29 multi-purpose vehicles and two cargo vans. These assets are available to federal, state and local governments, emergency responders and law enforcement agencies to perform search and rescue, homeland security, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance and counter-drug missions. For more information on the Virginia Wing, visit the wing’s website at https://www.vawg.cap.gov/.

Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and 1,994 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to about 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.

First SE Region Female Commander: 'Never Stop. Never Settle'
03/22/2021
First SE Region Female Commander: 'Never Stop. Never Settle'

First SE Region Female Commander: 'Never Stop. Never Settle'

CAP recognizes Women's History Month with a profile of Col. Andrea Van Buren, Southeast Region commander. Cadet Col. Jennifer TorresAguadilla Cadet SquadronPuerto Rico WingExploring women's history in CIvil Air Patrol doesn't necessarily mean digging into the early records from the the organizatio...

03/19/2021

This week marked one year of Civil Air Patrol's COVID operations. Over 41,000 volunteer days have been logged in our biggest endeavor since World War II. We thank each and every one of you for your efforts, talents and compassion.

Together, here is what we've accomplished:

🌮 8,169,522 Meals
🍎 1,132,521 lbs. of Bulk Food
🏥 177,407 Test Samples
🧪 7,493 Vaccine Vials
🩸 2,286 Blood Units

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Sir My name is Willmont Griffin. I am retired USAF and currently 1SG for D Co VDF at the SMR. I am retiring effective June2 and would like to join your squadron. Problem is, I can't get fingerprints taken as yet due to Virus and wish to attend a drill or two as required prior to my retirement in June.
All Copy and paste the body of the information and customize for your own personal post. Please help my Daughters Civil Air Patrol Squadron. They are raising funds for Wreaths Across America. Please if you would click on the link and sponsor a wreath. Coastal Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol VA095’s Wreaths Across America Page. We are a 501c nonprofit Auxiliary of the United States Airforce. We have cadets ranging in age from 12-18 Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power. Our Cadets will be assisting with the logistics of Wreath disbursement at Arlington National Cemetery December 16, 2017. We will also have Cadets assisting with the laying of wreaths at Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Cemetery (VAAHMS) At Suffolk, VA December 16, 2017 Help our squadron raise funds by copying and pasting the link on a new browser window then click on the red "Donate" button to sponsor a wreath . . . It is easy! We would be happy to send a receipt for your generous donation which is tax deductible. https://wreaths.fastport.com/donateLocation.html… If you have any questions or problems getting to the website you can contact Mary Scuderi Coordinator of fund raising for Wreaths Across America Coastal Composite Squadron. (757)639-0307 [email protected] Thank you in advance for your support and helping to Honor our veterans!
Had a ton of fun at the 2017 Oceana Airshow! My summer intern, Christian, is also a Civil Air Patrol Cadet at the Coastal Composite Squadron with my daughter, Mary. Christian demonstrated the robot he designed and built, that provides real-time tracking of fused CBRN sensor data from detection equipment, mounted on the robot. We were able to track the robot and all of its sensors, onsite from the ground station and simultaneously from remote locations. As well as being a technological success, Christian's demonstration attracted the attention of potential new users of Blueforce technology, as well as potential new recruits for CAP. Way to go, Christian! Go Civil Air Patrol! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ern_-5lcuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ern_-5lcuCgCg
So glad to join this amazing unit! #095
Congrats Capt. Hewitt-Qualls on new Squad Commander. Also congrats to CMSgt Kandiyeli on Deputy Squad Command along with 1st Lt. Jonathan Rose on Honor Guard Commander. You guys earned it!
Funny thing is that I'm the most militaristic student in my school, doing faces everywhere, marching, and even teaching others how to do movements. "Attention! Right face! Salute! Arms down! Foward march! Left, left, left, left right left!"