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.

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

Cedar Mustangs Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
11/11/2020

Cedar Mustangs Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day parade at the oceanfront 2017. Coastal, Can you spot any of your leadership team and these pictures?
11/11/2020

Veterans Day parade at the oceanfront 2017. Coastal, Can you spot any of your leadership team and these pictures?

Joint NC-VA Civil Air Patrol Winter Encampment
11/09/2020

Joint NC-VA Civil Air Patrol Winter Encampment

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the unfavorable COVID-19 trends, the Joint NCWG/VAWG Winter Encampment 2020 has been canceled. We are thankful for your support of this Encampment, and the dedication of our staff during the planning and preparation for this event.

Refunds will be processed in the next few days, credited back to the original form of payment used for "WINTER ENC20" at EventBrite.

Virginia Wing will now focus its attention on the upcoming Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 Encampments in the hopes of providing the necessary leadership, growth, and professional development opportunities, particularly for those who require Encampment participation to promote.

91-year-old Amherst County man presented Congressional Gold Medal
10/31/2020
91-year-old Amherst County man presented Congressional Gold Medal

91-year-old Amherst County man presented Congressional Gold Medal

MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. (WSET) - It only took about seven decades, but those who served in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II picked up the Congressional Gold Medal. Congressman Ben Cline presented 91-year-old George "Rusty" Nichols with his medal at Amelon United Methodist Church on Thursday nig...

10/28/2020

Cadets learning while having a great time! Look for updates for our next rocket launching event!

10/28/2020

Coastal continues its aerospace education with rocket launching!

City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division
10/23/2020

City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division

Clean out your medicine cabinet and bathroom drawers! This Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day and you can safely dispose of your unused, unneeded, or expired medication in a safe and environmentally-friendly way.

VBPD will be at Kroger Marketplace at 3901 Holland Road collecting from 10 AM - 2 PM

You can also drop-off medicine at any of the four VB Police Precincts collection boxes., year-round! That includes expired or unneeded prescription or over-the-counter medicines or medical sharps, such as lancets or glucose syringes.

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol
10/17/2020

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol

**Meet the VAWG CAC Leadership Team**

VAWGCAC Recorder: Cadet First Lieutenant Elizabeth Zambrano has been in Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for three years and has served on Cadet Advisory Council (CAC) for three terms most recently completing a term as Group 4 Chair and is currently serving as the VAWGCAC Recorder.

At her home squadron she is the current cadet commander. C/1st Lt. Zambrano has also served as cadre at VAWG Encampment as a Flight Commander and was selected to be on the Leadership Team at the cancelled VAWG ENC20. She also attended Civic Leadership Academy this past winter. Outside of CAP, C/1st Lt. Zambrano is a senior at Highland Springs High School and is the current Executive Officer in her Marine Corps JROTC unit. @carolynaguertincap089 #civilairpatrol #cadetsareawesome

Look up, Mars is visible in night sky during a 'close approach'
10/14/2020
Look up, Mars is visible in night sky during a 'close approach'

Look up, Mars is visible in night sky during a 'close approach'

Being “close” is relative, at its closest, Mars will still be 33.9 million miles away, according to NASA. Earth and Mars have elliptical, or egg-shaped, paths around the sun; meaning the distance between the two planets widens and narrows as they orbit.

10/14/2020
U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy

Happy 245th Birthday, Shipmates! 🎉

May we all continue to serve with Honor, Courage, and Commitment and uphold the long US Navy tradition of “Victory at Sea.”

Coastal would like to thank 2d Lt. Mark Castlebury for his excellent presentation on the importance of fire safety.With ...
10/13/2020

Coastal would like to thank 2d Lt. Mark Castlebury for his excellent presentation on the importance of fire safety.With the holidays coming up this was a very informative and eye opening lesson. Lt. Castlebury is a dedicated and valuable member of the Virginia Beach Fire department.

With in person meetings resuming, Coastal would like to take a moment to thank our technical team for keeping our meetin...
10/11/2020

With in person meetings resuming, Coastal would like to take a moment to thank our technical team for keeping our meetings going virtually during the pandemic! Cadets and seniors still have the option of meeting online thanks to our great team! Go CAP!

Coastal would like to congratulate our cadets and seniors who earned promotions and awards! Keep up the outstanding job ...
10/11/2020

Coastal would like to congratulate our cadets and seniors who earned promotions and awards! Keep up the outstanding job Coastal!

During these challenging times our cadets continue to rise to the call of our great nation. Coastal is very proud to ann...
10/09/2020

During these challenging times our cadets continue to rise to the call of our great nation. Coastal is very proud to announce that Cadet Captain Caleb Dawson has received his Civil Air Patrol pilots wings! Captain Dawson had received his private pilot license thru the cadet wings program! Captain, Coastal thanks you for your dedication and service to our community, state and nation!

Coastal would like to congratulate Major Dennis Borgerding on his promotion to Lt. Colonel! Lt. Col Borgerding, Coastal ...
10/09/2020

Coastal would like to congratulate Major Dennis Borgerding on his promotion to Lt. Colonel! Lt. Col Borgerding, Coastal thanks you for your dedication to our squadron and our nation!

A few Cadets and Seniors got the chance to shoot of some rockets in Pungo this past week!  Keep up the good work Coastal...
10/06/2020

A few Cadets and Seniors got the chance to shoot of some rockets in Pungo this past week! Keep up the good work Coastal!

10/03/2020
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

Let's try this again.

🎬 🚀 Take two! The count is on for the launch of the #Antares vehicle carrying the #Cygnus spacecraft with science and supplies to the International Space Station. The weather is 90% favorable for tonight's launch attempt at 9:16 p.m. EDT. A previous launch attempt on Oct. 1 was scrubbed. Payloads on board Cygnus include research to help identify targeted cancer therapies, a new space toilet, a crop of radishes that will grow in the station's advanced plant habitat, a virtual reality camera that will capture a future spacewalk, and more.

The livefeed will begin at 8:45 p.m. EDT.

Civil Air Patrol
09/27/2020

Civil Air Patrol

This #GirlsinAviationDay, we celebrate the amazing women who paved the way and look forward to the next generation of female pilots. Women make up just 7% of the world's pilot population and Civil Air Patrol is committed to increasing diversity within the aviation field.

Northrop Grumman Corporation
09/23/2020

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Want to watch #Cygnus launch to the International Space Station? Here’s where you might be able to see our #Antares rocket during launch currently scheduled for Sept. 29 at 10:27 PM EDT. Learn more: http://ms.spr.ly/6185TQeJH

Change of command! Last night Coastal participated in a CAP time honored tradition of the change of command of our Cadet...
09/18/2020

Change of command! Last night Coastal participated in a CAP time honored tradition of the change of command of our Cadet Commander. C/1stLt Bradley relinquished command of the cadets to c/2ndLt Thurston. C/1stLt Bradley served with honor and dedication before and during the unique challenge of this pandemic. Cadet Bradley we thank you for your superb leadership during this time! C/1stLt Thurston we are excited and look forward to your leadership in the future. There is no doubt your experience and professionalism will serve us all well!

Search and rescue operations are a major duty of the Civil Air Patrol. To be ready to deploy with little notice and to s...
09/14/2020

Search and rescue operations are a major duty of the Civil Air Patrol. To be ready to deploy with little notice and to succeed in this mission takes a great deal of training. Last Saturday Coastal was able to get in some high quality training during our SAREX! Cadets and Seniors be on the lookout for training opportunities in the near future!

May we never forget.
09/11/2020

May we never forget.

Coastsl had our first in person/virtual meeting yesterday! We had a number of Cadets and Seniors join us online and a nu...
09/11/2020

Coastsl had our first in person/virtual meeting yesterday! We had a number of Cadets and Seniors join us online and a number of us meet in person! Looking forward to next week!

What other organization would let you take control of an aircraft at twelve years old? Only the Civil Air Patrol!  Coast...
09/04/2020

What other organization would let you take control of an aircraft at twelve years old? Only the Civil Air Patrol! Coastal cadets got the opportunity to take to the sky this weekend! O rides are only one of the great benefits the Civil Air Patrol has to offer!

08/29/2020
Coastal Composite Squadron

FLASHBACK FRIDAY!

Who is looking forward to seeing our color guard in action? Here is Coastal looking sharp at the Tides game!

Coastal looking sharp at the Tides game!

Joint NC-VA Civil Air Patrol Winter Encampment
08/24/2020

Joint NC-VA Civil Air Patrol Winter Encampment

Have you applied for Joint NC-VA Winter Encampment 2020? Student registrations are currently open, but the application process closes in 3 days!

The purpose of 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 are looking forward to YOUR application! Visit our website for full details. Act quickly! Applications close at 23:59 EST on August 25th.

http://www.vawg.cap.gov/ncvawinterenc

#CivilAirPatrol #ncvawinterenc2020

Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol

FLASHBACK FRIDAY! Warbirds Over the Beach is such an exciting event! Who is looking forward to getting back on that Worl...
08/22/2020

FLASHBACK FRIDAY!

Warbirds Over the Beach is such an exciting event! Who is looking forward to getting back on that World War 2 flight line!

Civil Air Patrol
08/20/2020

Civil Air Patrol

We are excited to celebrate the magic of flight. Happy #NationalAviationDay, everyone 😀!

FLASHBACK FRIDAY! Today we look back on the Virginia Wing summer Encampment 2019! Tanks, helicopter rides, orientation f...
08/15/2020

FLASHBACK FRIDAY! Today we look back on the Virginia Wing summer Encampment 2019! Tanks, helicopter rides, orientation flights, and lots of training! Who else is looking forward to 2021 Encampment?

Guertin, Charter Member, Passes at 92
08/10/2020
Guertin, Charter Member, Passes at 92

Guertin, Charter Member, Passes at 92

Col. Carolyn A. Guertin, who joined Civil Air Patrol the day it was founded, died Aug. 8 in Virginia. She was 92. CAP’s national commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, referred to her on Twitter as “an extraordinary volunteer” who was a “mentor for many, inspiration for all.” When Guertin turned...

North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol
08/09/2020

North Carolina Wing Civil Air Patrol

NC and VA Wing members serve at a Bertie County POD (Point of Distribution) on 8 Aug 2020 handing out supplies to victims of Hurricane Isaias.

Carolyn A Guertin Cadet Squadron
08/08/2020

Carolyn A Guertin Cadet Squadron

It is with a sad heart that I have to report Col Carolyn Guertin has passed away. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts today. CAP has lost a great person. Lt Col John Payne. Commander

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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!"