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.
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Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. 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.

Mission: Coastal Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's Virginia Wing serves Virginia's eastern and southeastern shorelines and the greater Hampton Roads area.

Remembering our past and excited about our future!
03/09/2020

Remembering our past and excited about our future!

Another great night at Coastal!
03/06/2020

Another great night at Coastal!

VAWG Encampment
03/03/2020

VAWG Encampment

Student registrations are now open for the 2020 Virginia Wing Summer Encampment! We have already received 56 applications!

The purpose of the cadet encampment is for cadets to develop leadership skills, investigate aerospace sciences and related careers, commit to a habit of regular exercise, and solidify their moral character.

We have an outstanding team ready to fulfill the vision of providing an immersion into the full challenges and opportunities of cadet life - we are looking forward to your application!

encampment.vawg.cap.gov

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Vanguard Industries
03/01/2020

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Save 10% Off One order in the Month of March... Use Discount Code FBMAR2020

Military service Monday! Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to ...
02/24/2020

Military service Monday!

Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to our great country!

This week we would like to thank S/M Kenneth Taylor!

Branch: Army/VA ARNG

Service Time: 1991-1998

SM Kenneth Taylor enlisted in the Virginia Army National Guard in March of 1991. He went to Fort Benning, GA for his OSUT (One Station Unit Training) which consisted of BCT (Basic Combat Training) and AIT (Advanced Individual Training) for the MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) of 11B -- or Infantryman. Upon completion of OSUT, Taylor reported to the 1-183rd Infantry Regiment in Petersburg, VA and served as a rifleman, grenadier and machine gunner. While transitioning between these roles, Taylor was promoted to PVC (E-3) then Specialist (E-4). In 1993; as a result of his performance as a cadre in conducting unit training in the use and employment of the M-60 machine gun, Taylor was promoted to Corporal (a lateral promotion to Jr. NCO). In May of 1994, the unit sent CPL Taylor to PLDC (Primary Leadership Development Course) at Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA. At PLDC, CPL Taylor graduated on the Commandant's List as an honor graduate and was subsequently promoted to SGT (E-5) in October 1994. SGT Taylor was awarded an Army Achievement Medal (AAM) for performance at PLDC and as a Fire Team leader in 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1-183rd Infantry. Following his promotion, he served as a DRAGON Anti-armor crew leader in the headquarters section for Company A. In 1996 SGT Taylor's regiment was re-flagged into an Artillery battery. SGT Taylor was retrained as an RC3 Fire Support Specialist (MOS of 13F) -- an occupation also known as a Forward Observer. From 1996, SGT Taylor served as a FiST (Fire Support Team) leader in the 1-111 Field Artillery in Norfolk, VA until his honorable discharge in March of 1998.

Why I joined CAP?

I joined the Civil Air Patrol because I believe there is great value in all of its missions: Cadet programs that teach our youth leadership skills, honor, character and discipline. Emergency services which save lives and are truly selfless service. Aerospace education, because we need bright people who can fly and maintain aircraft -- plus it is just cool stuff to learn!

For a cadet, CAP is a great way to learn skills that will put you head and shoulders above others their same age wanting to serve in the military or work in aviation.

Hampton Roads Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
02/23/2020

Hampton Roads Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

22 February 2020---Virginia Wing Group II, Civil Air Patrol conducted a search and rescue training exercise yesterday. Cadets and senior members from Tidewater, Newport News, Coastal and Hampton Roads Composite squadron learned about the Communications planning process, radio operations and how to set up a VHF antenna during yesterday's Emergency Services training exercise. Great day to learn how to talk on the radio! #CAPcadets #Communications

02/23/2020
Hampton Roads Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Hampton Roads Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Communications is an integral part of Civil Air Patrol's mission functions. C/MSgt Andersen and C/CMSgt Jack trained as Communicators and did a great job relaying messages to the ground teams during Virginia Wing Group II's training exercise. #CAPexercise

02/20/2020

Coastal, our meeting tonight, February 20th 2020 is canceled.

02/20/2020

Coastal, we are closely monitoring the weather situation. Please look to your email and this page for updates about our Thursday night meeting. Stay safe and be prepared!

Military service Monday! Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to ...
02/18/2020

Military service Monday!
Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to our great country!

This week we would like to thank Major Dennis Borgerding!

AW1 (AW/NAC) Dennis J. Borgerding USN

United States Navy

1976-1996

Naval Aircrewman about P-3 Orion. Served as Sensor Station Three Operator (SS3)

Operated Radar, ESM (Electronic Search Measures), Infrared, MAD (Magnetic Anomaly Detector, and IFF (Identification Friend or Foe).

Primary mission: Track Soviet (Russian) submarines and surface ships, maintain maritime surveillance by tracking ships in shipping lanes around the world, and other various missions as assigned such as iceberg patrols, whale counting missions, etc.

Deployed to:
Adak AK on two split deployments and two full deployments
Misawa, Japan
Keflavik, Island
Kadena, Okinawa
Cubi Point, Philippines

Commands:
Patrol Squadron Forty-Six (Moffett Field, California)
FASOTRAGRUPAC Det. Moffett
Patrol Squadron Forty-Eight (Moffett Field, California)
Patrol Wing One Detachment Misawa
FASOTRAGRULANT (Norfolk, Virginia)

What got me into CAP:
I had heard of CAP while a high schooler but did not know where they were located or if there was a squadron around. My brother eventually joined years later. I knew our former Finance Officer from Church and learned he was in CAP. I Joined so that I could once again go flying and have a chance to work with the cadets. While I do not have the same equipment I used to use, flying as a CAP Observer is similar in many ways to my old Navy days.

I truly believe in what CAP is all about, especially our Volunteer Service. I love to serve others and work to make the world a better place. I have been able to really help people and serve my Community, State, and Nation through the various missions I have been on. The skill sets I have learned have made me a better person. While I love to go flying, more and more I am finding myself working at the mission base. This too has been a lot of learning and a lot of fun. Encampments have also allowed me to serve our cadets and watch them become the citizen volunteers and leaders our nation needs. I appreciate all that CAP has done for me and I look forward to serving for as long as I can.

Cold and rainy outside but nice and dry inside! Coastal got in some great training tonight!
02/14/2020

Cold and rainy outside but nice and dry inside! Coastal got in some great training tonight!

Military service Monday! Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to ...
02/10/2020

Military service Monday!
Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to our great country!

This week we would like to thank S/M Kirk Hansen!

Branch served: US Navy
Service time: 1994 – 2015 (21 years)

Duties:

Naval Aviator (helicopter pilot) – flew the H-46 and MH-60S

Qualified as Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (helicopter version of Top Gun; spent a lot of time training with Navy SEALs)

Qualified as an Aviation Safety Officer

Served as an advisor to the Afghan Air Force

Interest in CAP

I was a cadet when I was a teenager and I really enjoyed the experiences and the people that I met

I came back to try and share some of my experiences with cadets that share my interest in the military and/or flying; I also came back to volunteer in my community in a way that may also help save lives

CAP Produces 13,000+ sUAS Photos for Puerto Rico Quake Response
02/09/2020
CAP Produces 13,000+ sUAS Photos for Puerto Rico Quake Response

CAP Produces 13,000+ sUAS Photos for Puerto Rico Quake Response

Civil Air Patrol provided more than 13,000 aerial photographs taken from small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), more commonly referred to as drones, in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. CAP sUAS team members photographed locations selected by FEMA....

Puerto Rico Members Providing Post-Quake Community Support
02/09/2020
Puerto Rico Members Providing Post-Quake Community Support

Puerto Rico Members Providing Post-Quake Community Support

Puerto Rico Wing members have been assisting local agencies in refugee shelters and supply Points of Distribution (PODs) following series of earthquakes that began off the island’s southern coast in late December. The work began Jan. 13 after the Yauco municipality’s Emergency Management Office ...

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol
02/02/2020

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol

Registration for the 2020 Virginia Wing Conference is now open!

Cadets - Do you want to see the home to our state government? This year you have an opportunity to tour the Virginia Capital! Don't miss out!

Senior Members - get your registration set early to take advantage of the discounted registration price!

conference.vawg.cap.gov/go

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02/01/2020

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Congratulations C/Captain Caleb Dawson on your solo flight! Cadet Dawson received the Cadet Wings scholarship and is wel...
01/30/2020

Congratulations C/Captain Caleb Dawson on your solo flight! Cadet Dawson received the Cadet Wings scholarship and is well on his way to his private pilot license! Coastal is proud of you Cadet!

National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
01/28/2020

National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Remembering the crew of Challenger STS-51L. On this day in 1986, the launch of STS-51L ended in tragedy when Challenger and crew were lost 73 seconds after liftoff.

STS-51L crew: Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judith Resnik, Mike Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair. We tell their stories: https://s.si.edu/2U4EhKU

Starting out this new year with a great start! Great Start is a program where cadets enter Civil Air Patrol as a group a...
01/21/2020

Starting out this new year with a great start! Great Start is a program where cadets enter Civil Air Patrol as a group and go through training until their first promotion together. Potential cadets were led through several of Civil Air Patrol's facets this past Thursday. We look forward to seeing them all again this week!

Military service Monday! Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to ...
01/20/2020

Military service Monday!
Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to our great country!

This week's spotlight goes out to S/M Bobbi Bains

Branch Serve: Army National Guard

Service time: Sept. 29th 2009 – present

Duties: My primary military occupational specialty is 25S which is a satellite operator/maintainer. My first unit was 19th Special Forces Group located out of Camp Williams in Utah. Due to this I performed the duty positions of several other communications MOS. I volunteered for two combat deployments to Afghanistan and one training exercise in South Korea. I also spent time in Spain, Germany, and Kuwait. Did I mention that I also jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Yep, I am a paratrooper as well.
My current duties is that of a National Guard recruiter. It is my job to let everyone know about the opportunities and benefits of service with the National Guard. Currently our best benefit is the in state tuition assistance that we offer all guard members.

What Got me interested in CAP : I first saw a CAP cadet on memorial day at the Point Loma Veterans cemetery in California. The second time was at Fort Gordon in Georgia. I saw how well-mannered and confident they were and wanted my daughter Scarlett to be involved in a group like that so she could develop those same characteristics. While at the Oceana Air Show this year I saw the cadets at their table and reached out for more information. Scarlett is so fortunate to be a part of the Great Start program and has already changed for the better by being a part of CAP. We make every Thursday our night and go out for Sushi or some other treat after training. As for being a Senior Member, I didn’t realize that was available but now that I am here and working within the Cadet Program, I am very happy that we both joined CAP!

Gen. David L. Goldfein
01/20/2020

Gen. David L. Goldfein

‪Let us reflect on the opportunities made available to all Americans through Dr. King’s unrelenting dedication to equality. We owe him a debt of gratitude for opening new doors and creating better prospects for any citizen to serve their country with honor & pride. #MLKDay ‬

Looking good Coastal!
01/19/2020
2020 CSE

Looking good Coastal!

Explore this photo album by Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol on Flickr!

FlyGirls
01/18/2020

FlyGirls

#FlashbackFriday!

Carol Brinton Selfridge (1917-2010), WASP 44-W-5. Not only was she a WASP, but she flew search and rescue for the Civil Air Patrol, led Girl Scouts on canoe trips down the Colorado and Green rivers, and later in life rode motorcycles, drove cross country and drove her ATV around the Arizona desert (in her 80s!) What an amazing woman!!!!

Thank you to her daughter Sharon Kayser for the beautiful photos!

Women You Should Know Women of World War II Women in Aviation International The Ninety-Nines, Inc, International Organization of Women Pilots Placer County American women in uniform - WWII Women Who Served Magazine: Women Veterans World War II History

Military service Monday! Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to ...
01/14/2020

Military service Monday!
Coastal would like to take a moment to honor and thank our senior members for their service to our great country!

This week's spotlight goes out to Major Ted Warnock.

Branch served: U.S. Air Force
Service time: April 1976 to April 1980

I was stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul Illinois where I completed Jet over two aircraft maintenance school. Outside of the classroom, our hands-on training was on the B52.
My full-time assignment was at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY. While there I was assigned to the 416 Bomb wing of the Strategic Air Command (Cold war time). This was an active Wing that was always on “alert” status.
I was initially assigned as a crew chief to KC135 tankers and later to recovery to provide post-flight inspections, maintenance, refuel them and ensure they were ready for the next mission. During this time, I learned all critical areas of this aircraft.
When an opportunity presented itself, I was moved to phase dock, an area where scheduled (much more detailed) inspections were completed. The average inspection with a full team took a full week. I became fully proficient in all areas of the inspection and maintenance of this aircraft and stayed in this position rising to become the swing shift supervisor six months before leaving active duty.
While in active duty status, I completed – earned an Associate degree in Aircraft Flightline Maintenance from the Community College of the USAF and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources while maintaining the highest standards within our unit and Wing.

What got you interested in C.A.P. and what you love about it?

Upon arriving in Virginia Beach with a very recent Piot’s Certificate, I looked for a local airport where I could continue to fly. While at Chesapeake, I asked about a high performance aircraft from the dispatcher at Epic Aviation. IO was told that CAP has a Cessna 182 located at Chesapeake and that I should consider CAP and that they had meetings on Thursday evenings – very close to my home. I showed up, told everyone who I was. Note, I never met the person (a past member of Coastal) at a regular meeting. And yes, he still works as a dispatcher at Epic.
So, short story, Major Defoore took me under his oversight and helped me navigate through the challenges of getting my first Form 5 and helping me to see the bigger picture of CAP.
CAP has provided me with opportunities to meet and serve throughout the Wing and extend our knowledge base to service areas with the knowledge gained. My current 101 card reads from Ground Team to Transport Pilot and from ICUT to Comm Unit Leader; and from CISM to CERT and the home fronts. I love to serve and CAP has enabled me to do so in a competent and professional manner.
I am currently providing Orientation Rides to our cadets and enjoy seeing the faces of each cadet as we collectively prepare them to learn and enjoy the gift of flight.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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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!"