Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing 

Welcome to Our Squadron

​​​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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23 June: Squadron Dining-Out/Change of Command


26 June-3 July​: Tri-Wing Encampment

30 June: Family Bowling Night

9 July: Youth Mental Health First Aid

13 July: Senior Meeting (with Cadet Top Three) 

10 August: Senior Meeting (without Cadet Top Three) 

11-13 August: National Conference

20 August: MD Air Nat'l. Guard Kitchen Detail 

       Next Meeting

Upcoming Events

16 June 2016

Uniform of the Day: Battle Dress Uniform

Agenda:  Flight Time, Promotion Review Boards,

                 Mentoring, Character Development/

                 Wingman's Course

*REMINDER: ​Our Dining-Out and Cadet Change of Command Ceremony ​will take place next Thursday, 23 June. The following Thursday, 30 June, will be a Family Bowling Night. 


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                         Orders of the Day)

Recent Promotions: 

-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/CMSgt Oki
-C/CMSgt Ramsaran
-C/1st Lt Cuevas

Wing Activities: 

-​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. ​​