Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing

Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing

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Former Fairfax cadet (1994-2000) Colin Greata is a guest speaker tonight as part of Ohio Wing’s INSPIRATIONS: LOOKING AT LEADERS.

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C/SMSgt Balunsat & C/CMSgt Holt, Tuskegee Cadet Squadron
C/CMSgt Boadi & C/SMSgt Williams, Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing

A local squadron of Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing. Civil Air Patrol, America’s Air Force auxiliary, building the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.

Local Squadron of Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing

Operating as usual

11/22/2021

Vanguard Industries Inc. is offering Civil Air Patrol-themed Northern Lights holiday greeting cards this year. The interior message is “Wishing you all the best this holiday and through the new year.” A 5-card pack, including envelopes, is available for $10. https://www.vanguardmil.com/products/civil-air-patrol-holiday-cards-2021-pack-of-5

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post 11/14/2021

Cadets from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing participated in a once-in-a-lifetime chance to approach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 9, 2021. White and yellow lilies with an “honor tag” from the wing’s cadet honor guard were placed at the sacred memorial site. The Tomb stands as a people’s memorial that inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning. Since Nov. 11, 1921, the Tomb has provided a final resting place for one of America’s unidentified World War I service members, and Unknowns from later wars were added in 1958 and 1984.

In attendance were CAP 1st Lts Victoria and Dean Courtney and cadets C/Capt Dean Courtney II, C/1st Lt Jalen Vincent, C/2nd Lt Joanna Vincent, C/CMSgt Fransesca Smith, C/MSgt Arianna Marrera-Massa, and C/SrA Isaac Fuentes. #Tomb100

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post 11/02/2021

While maintaining required COVID-19 public health emergency restrictions, we held a multiday basic cadet school Oct. 15-17 at Davison Army Airfield in Virginia. The training environment was designed to provide new and junior-ranking cadets with an intensive academic experience covering all of the fundamentals and basics of CAP’s cadet program. The 25 cadets that graduated from the school represented every squadron within our wing.

Read more: https://natcapwg.cap.gov/news/national-capital-wing-hosts-first-wing-wide-basic-cadet-school

10/22/2021
Timeline Photos 10/01/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy Thursday everyone!
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09/15/2021

Our auxiliary airmen continue to do extraordinary things and shape futures. Civil Air Patrol’s Maj. Sian Proctor, who was inspired to fly as a CAP cadet, is on the launch pad ready to orbit the Earth on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. We look forward to hearing about her journey when she returns to the planet. Read more at https://www.cap.news/next-stop-space-for-ariz-wings-proctor/. #Inspiration4

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post 09/02/2021

Happy 5th Anniversary since joining National Capital Wing, CAP 2582!

08/19/2021

In 2015, the Air Force Doctrine Volume 2 “Leadership” was updated to include Civil Air Patrol as an official Air Force auxiliary, and part of the Total Force. Learn more: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2737211/civil-air-patrol-continues-auxiliary-efforts-for-the-total-force/ #NationalAviationDay

In 2015, the Air Force Doctrine Volume 2 “Leadership” was updated to include Civil Air Patrol as an official Air Force auxiliary, and part of the Total Force. Learn more: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2737211/civil-air-patrol-continues-auxiliary-efforts-for-the-total-force/ #NationalAviationDay

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post 08/19/2021

Preparations under way for flight operations this morning. Two aircrews will be serving as targets of interest in assisting our DC Air National Guard.

Photos from First Air Force's post 08/17/2021

Photos from First Air Force's post

08/16/2021

“Volunteers serving America’s communities, saving lives, and shaping futures.” That’s CAP’s new Mission Statement, revealed this afternoon by Maj. Gen.-select Ed Phelka during his 2021 National Conference presentation on “Envisioning the Future.”

07/16/2021

The Courtney family has made serving in Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing a family affair. Dean Courtney (left), a resource manager with the Army's 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), is the Tuskegee Composite Squadron character development instructor; his spouse Victoria (center) is the squadron’s deputy commander of cadets; and Dean Courtney II (right) is a sophomore at Chesapeake Math and IT (CMIT) Academy South, who joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) when he was 12 years old and is currently serving as the cadet deputy commander for his squadron. To read more, go to https://www.dvidshub.net/news/400626/diversity-and-service-courtney-family-affair. (Photo by Steven Stover)

The Courtney family has made serving in Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing a family affair. Dean Courtney (left), a resource manager with the Army's 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), is the Tuskegee Composite Squadron character development instructor; his spouse Victoria (center) is the squadron’s deputy commander of cadets; and Dean Courtney II (right) is a sophomore at Chesapeake Math and IT (CMIT) Academy South, who joined the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) when he was 12 years old and is currently serving as the cadet deputy commander for his squadron. To read more, go to https://www.dvidshub.net/news/400626/diversity-and-service-courtney-family-affair. (Photo by Steven Stover)

07/02/2021

Last month, Cadet Kyle-David Byrne from our Arlington Composite Squadron achieved the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, which is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. Only half a percent of CAP cadets earn this award, which also confers the highest cadet rank of colonel.

Named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff and first chairman of the CAP National Board, the Spaatz award is an incredibly difficult and prestigious honor to earn. Cadets pass a rigorous battery of tests evaluating a cadet’s knowledge of leadership, aerospace, character, and physical fitness. They exemplify our core values of integrity, excellence, volunteer service, and respect to the highest standards. Twenty-two cadets from the National Capital Wing have achieved the Spaatz award.

If you want to learn more about our cadet program, visit https://natcapwg.cap.gov/membership/cadet

07/02/2021

Last month, Cadet Kyle-David Byrne from our Arlington Composite Squadron achieved the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, which is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. Only half a percent of CAP cadets earn this award, which also confers the highest cadet rank of colonel.

Named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff and first chairman of the CAP National Board, the Spaatz award is an incredibly difficult and prestigious honor to earn. Cadets pass a rigorous battery of tests evaluating a cadet’s knowledge of leadership, aerospace, character, and physical fitness. They exemplify our core values of integrity, excellence, volunteer service, and respect to the highest standards. Twenty-two cadets from the National Capital Wing have achieved the Spaatz award.

If you want to learn more about our cadet program, visit https://natcapwg.cap.gov/membership/cadet

Last month, Cadet Kyle-David Byrne from our Arlington Composite Squadron achieved the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, which is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. Only half a percent of CAP cadets earn this award, which also confers the highest cadet rank of colonel.

Named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff and first chairman of the CAP National Board, the Spaatz award is an incredibly difficult and prestigious honor to earn. Cadets pass a rigorous battery of tests evaluating a cadet’s knowledge of leadership, aerospace, character, and physical fitness. They exemplify our core values of integrity, excellence, volunteer service, and respect to the highest standards. Twenty-two cadets from the National Capital Wing have achieved the Spaatz award.

If you want to learn more about our cadet program, visit https://natcapwg.cap.gov/membership/cadet

What’s In A Name? 06/26/2021

What’s In A Name?

The wing director of operations has been known to give up saying "sUAS" and just say "drones" much to the chagrin of the wing sUAS officer. Well, here is a good article on what to call them.

What’s In A Name? Drone Debrief: drone safety roundup

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post 06/26/2021

An aircrew supported the NER Area Command Exercise last weekend. Lt COL David Uzzell, MP and Capt Bebe Finkenstaedt, MO and Capt Robert Nicholson, AP flew to north central Pennsylvania to take aerial photos of a river as directed by their command post. Capt Nicholson took over 400 photos during the 2 hour flight.

Congratulations to the aircrew for their dedication and professionalism.

06/22/2021

We celebrate the diversity of all our Civil Air Patrol auxiliary airmen. We are proudly diverse in identity but unified in our shared commitment to the freedom and dignity of all in the communities we serve. #pride #PrideMonth2021 #CivilAirPatrol

05/14/2021

Our annual plane wash of our wing's entire fleet happened Thursday evening. Keeping all of our aircraft looking and smelling their best is just one way our Auxiliary Airmen exemplify excellence!

Interested in joining? Go to https://natcapwg.cap.gov/membership to learn more about membership.

Our annual plane wash of our wing's entire fleet happened Thursday evening. Keeping all of our aircraft looking and smelling their best is just one way our Auxiliary Airmen exemplify excellence!

Interested in joining? Go to https://natcapwg.cap.gov/membership to learn more about membership.

05/14/2021

Our wing is now in Phase III of remobilization. This means that we are generally authorized to conduct all normal Civil Air Patrol activities in person, including overnight events; however, we must still follow CDC, CAP, state, and local health guidance, and restrictions that continue to exist for certain facilities. Masking will remain necessary for all CAP indoor activities or any outdoor activity where social distancing cannot be maintained. For more information, download our wing's Phase III Plan at https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/MDWGNATCAP_COVID19_Phase_III_Remobi_FCD03CF4013C8.pdf.

04/09/2021

Our wing continues in Phase II of remobilization for in-person activities. The following guidelines apply to Civil Air Patrol events within the wing's area of operation: in Virginia a maximum of 50 people indoors or outdoors; in D.C. a maximum of 10 people indoors or 50 people outdoors; and in Maryland (PG County) a maximum of 20 people indoors or 50 people outdoors. Adherence to public health measures remains mandatory to include health screenings, mask wear, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and cleaning of frequently-used surfaces.

Our wing continues in Phase II of remobilization for in-person activities. The following guidelines apply to Civil Air Patrol events within the wing's area of operation: in Virginia a maximum of 50 people indoors or outdoors; in D.C. a maximum of 10 people indoors or 50 people outdoors; and in Maryland (PG County) a maximum of 20 people indoors or 50 people outdoors. Adherence to public health measures remains mandatory to include health screenings, mask wear, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and cleaning of frequently-used surfaces.

New opportunities in National Capital Region: Civil Air Patrol stands up new squadron 03/29/2021

New opportunities in National Capital Region: Civil Air Patrol stands up new squadron

The Air Force notes our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the article linked here. Our newest squadron in the District is near Howard University. If you are interested in joining Civil Air Patrol, go to https://natcapwg.cap.gov/membership to see volunteer membership opportunities open to you.

New opportunities in National Capital Region: Civil Air Patrol stands up new squadron The newly created Howard Town Civil Air Patrol squadron stood up due to interest within the local community, the proximity to a local Reserve Officer Training Corps program and its location in the

03/20/2021

Flying may be done but not the paperwork. Especially when an inspection is needed on the plane.

Flying may be done but not the paperwork. Especially when an inspection is needed on the plane.

03/14/2021

National Capital Wing Cadet of the Year Award Speech

C/Capt William Barker from Civil Air Patrol's Arlington Composite Squadron (DC026) is our National Capital Wing Cadet of the Year for 2020.

Go to https://natcapwg.cap.gov/acab/award-recipients to view the full list of our annual award recipients.

Is There a Card for That?! National Checklist Day 02/25/2021

Is There a Card for That?! National Checklist Day

Ever wonder where the aircraft checklist started? It was on Oct. 30, 1935, when the Model 299 was introduced as the most sophisticated airplane of the time. It lifted off, began to climb, and crashed seconds later. Aircraft complexity outpaced human memory capacity, and that launched the use of the aircraft checklist.

Is There a Card for That?! National Checklist Day Checklist: FAA resources and safety reminders

Photos from Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's post 02/20/2021

The day wasn’t for flying but the sunrise was inspiring.

02/05/2021

Sometimes change is good and in this case, a change to a new stepladder. Farewell, old ladder. You served our aircrews well.

Sometimes change is good and in this case, a change to a new stepladder. Farewell, old ladder. You served our aircrews well.

12/25/2020
12/23/2020

CAP 2582 will be Home for Christmas...

12/15/2020

The maximum number of persons allowed at any National Capital Wing or subordinate squadron activity, whether indoor or outdoor, is limited to 10 persons, or the maximum allowed by any local restriction.

This change comes in response to the Governor of Virginia's new executive order of Dec. 14 aimed at slowing the rapid spread of COVID-19. In addition, members will continue practicing social distancing, checking temperatures, and wearing masks.

airforcemag.com 12/08/2020

Putting the CAP on COVID-19 - Air Force Magazine

Check out this great article by Air Force Magazine about Civil Air Patrol's COVID-19 response.

airforcemag.com How Civil Air Patrol rallied to the nation's call in the face of a global pandemic.

12/07/2020

Inspiration and aspiration, virtue and excellence, the "onward and upward" story of Civil Air Patrol's Cadet NCO of the Year, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Dean Courtney of National Capital Wing's Andrews Composite Squadron can be read here in the latest Volunteer Magazine: https://bit.ly/3gmW5df

12/02/2020

Our wing is currently in Phase II of remobilization for in-person activities. This means that indoor activities are restricted to a maximum of 25 people in VA and 10 people in DC and MD, which include social distancing, temperature checks, and masks. For more information, see the links at the top of our website at https://natcapwg.cap.gov.

11/09/2020

Flying fun is not just for cadets. Adult (active) members took to the skies this weekend for aircrew proficiency training and enjoyed spectacular conditions (sunny and calm) to hone airborne photography skills, practice touch and go landings/takeoffs, and build team camaraderie in preparation for future operational taskings.

Want to join us? Learn more about membership on Nov. 17th in our virtual open house. Sign up at https://bit.ly/36iOFDu.

10/24/2020

Four cadets had the great opportunity to receive an orientation flight this morning - their first flights and the first organized orientation flights in the wing since March 2020. Pilots Jon Lammers and Greg Hermanson will be spending the day with eight cadets, all having their first flight.

First cadets off the ground were Cadets Kunik and Bitterman, both from Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron and Cadet Calderon of Arlington Composite Squadron and Cadet Kern of Mt Vernon Composite Squadron.

Aim High!

cap.news 10/21/2020

Spaatz Assn. Gains New President, VP

Our wing commander just became the new president of The Spaatz Association, Inc., the non-profit organization of past and present Civil Air Patrol cadets who've earned CAP's highest cadet award named after General Carl A. Spaatz.

Col. J.D. Ellis is a Spaatz awardee himself and now leads this prestigious lot of high achievers. Click below to read more about the appointment.

cap.news The Spaatz Association, the organization for recipients of Civil Air Patrol's premier cadet honor, has new executive leaders who also fill leadership positions for their CAP wings. Col. Janon D. Ellis, National Capital Wing commander, is the group’s new president, succeeding U.S. Air Force Gen. ...

09/30/2020

Returning to base after an afternoon mission.

01/31/2019

This week at our squadron:

Above: U.S. Marine Corps Col (retired) Tim Ott, who currently serves as an Associate Director with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, spoke to cadets on the subject of leadership.

Below: 1st Lt Christopher Freedlander (right), Squadron Commander, accepts the Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's recruiting award on behalf of Fairfax Composite Squadron from Lt Col Joe Freche, the wing's Director of Cadet Programs. Fairfax cadets recruited more young people to join Civil Air Patrol than any other squadron in the national capital region. Once again, FAIRFAX LEADS THE WAY!

A little cold weather can't stop our Civil Air Patrol cadets from learning, and winning! COME JOIN US!

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/…/yout…/how-to-join---cadet

This week at our squadron:

Above: U.S. Marine Corps Col (retired) Tim Ott, who currently serves as an Associate Director with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, spoke to cadets on the subject of leadership.

Below: 1st Lt Christopher Freedlander (right), Squadron Commander, accepts the Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing's recruiting award on behalf of Fairfax Composite Squadron from Lt Col Joe Freche, the wing's Director of Cadet Programs. Fairfax cadets recruited more young people to join Civil Air Patrol than any other squadron in the national capital region. Once again, FAIRFAX LEADS THE WAY!

A little cold weather can't stop our Civil Air Patrol cadets from learning, and winning! COME JOIN US!

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/…/yout…/how-to-join---cadet

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