Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing
The Bethesda-Chevy Composite Squadron has continued to train, develop, and mentor leaders of character since its inception in 1965. Currently meeting in Gaithersburg, Maryland, we are a local unit of the Civil Air Patrol, a volunteer organization and official auxiliary of the United States Air Force that is charged with the successful implementation of three congressionally mandated missions: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services.
Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, we take pride in our squadron's history of excellence and its execution of Civil Air Patrol's 3 missions. In 2012 we were recognized as Civil Air Patrol's National Squadron of Distinction. More recently, the unit was awarded the Quality Cadet Unit Award in 2014 and 2015. Additionally in 2015, the squadron was recognized as the 2015 Maryland Wing Squadron of the year, 2015 Group I Squadron of the Year, and celebrated its 50th anniversary.
As a composite squadron our membership consists of both cadets ages 12 through 20, and seniors ages 18 and above. We meet weekly, every Thursday from 1900 (7:00 pm) to 2130 (9:30 pm), at the Maryland Army National Guard's Olney Readiness Center located at 5115 Riggs Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20882. Please see our calendar and meeting/event information below for more about upcoming meetings and events. If you are interested in joining our organization, we welcome you to any of our weekly Thursday meetings to observe, meet our staff, and learn more!
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17 March 2016
Uniform of the Day: Battle Dress Uniform
Agenda: Flight Time, Mentoring, Drill Testing
(Achievements 7 and 8), Character
*REMINDER: On 31 March, in lieu of our usual squadron meeting, we will have a Drug Demand Reduction Activity at an alternate location. Details to be announced. Point of contact for this DDR activity is Lt Col Washington. Family and friends welcome (children must be 8 or above).
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Orders of the Day)
-C/CMSgt Donahoe -Maj Knowles
-C/Amn Peang-Meth -C/2d Lt Uppoor
-C/A1C Heffron, J -C/A1C N. Sagheer
-C/A1C Heffron, D
-C/MSgt A, Sagheer
-C/1st Lt Cuevas
-C/SMSgt Upmeyer placed 2nd in the Drug Demand Reduction Category at the Maryland Wing Cadet Speak Off 20 February. C/CMSgt Oki also participated in the Speak Off.
-C/CMSgt Donahoe and C/SMSgt Kibler participated in Civil Air Patrol's National Legislative Day on 25 February alongside 12 other Maryland Wing Cadets and 8 Officers, reviewing CAP's mission goals with our congressional delegation.
18-20 March: Tri-Wing Encampment Cadre Training
31 March: Drug Demand Reduction Activity
2 April: Maryland Air National Guard Kitchen Detail
13 April: Senior Meeting without Cadet Top Three
22-24 April: Middle East Region SAR College
30 April: Tri-Wing Encampment Cadre Training
11 May: Senior Meeting with Cadet Top Three
15 May: Maryland Air National Guard Kitchen Detail
20-22 May: Middle East Region Conference