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. As a volunteer organization and part of the Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, we are charged with the implementation of three Congressionally-mandated missions: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services.
Thanks to the hard work of our volunteer airmen, we take pride in our Squadron's history of excellence. In 2012, we were recognized as one of Civil Air Patrol's National Squadrons of Distinction. More recently, the Squadron was awarded the Quality Cadet Unit Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Also in 2015, the Squadron was recognized as the 2015 Maryland Wing Squadron of the year, 2015 Group I Squadron of the Year, and even celebrated its 50th anniversary! In 2016 and 2017, the Squadron's Ground Team was recognized as the Maryland Wing Ground Team of the Year and also earned the Middle East Region Ground Team of the Year in 2016 and 2017.
As a composite squadron, our membership consists of cadets (ages 12 through 20) and senior members (ages 18 and above). We meet weekly, every Thursday from 1900 (7:00 pm) to 2130 (9:30 pm), at the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters located at 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Please see our calendar and meeting/event information below for more about upcoming activities. 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!
Congratulations to our August 2019 Promotions!
C/Maj. Rachel Rosenzweig
C/1st Lt. Bernadette Winnard
C/2nd Lt. Caleb Savoie (Billy Mitchel Award)
C/Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Cousins
C/Master Sgt. Helen Mengistu
C/Tech Sgt. Emily Sechler
C/Staff Sgt. Timothy Jumagbas (Wright Brothers Award)
C/Senior Airman Dennis Mangan
C/Senior Airman Paul Molinaro
C/Senior Airman Keita Nishi
C/Airman 1st Class Elouan Cabrera
C/Airman Armon Hossain
C/Airman Rodrigo Quiroz
C/Airman Siwat Ruthirakanok
C/Airman Thada Satitpanuvat
Join the Parents' Association!
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron Parents' Association is a newly established organization designed to better inform, integrate, and involve the parents of our cadets. Our aim in doing so is to improve the relationship between parents and the Squadron. Ultimately, our goal is to promote and support the advancement of our cadets' CAP careers by establishing formal communication with our cadets' biggest fans-- the parents!
To join and subscribe to the newsletter, please click on the following link: Parents' Association Sign-Up Form
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14 Sep TAG Change of Command Ceremony
19 Sep Squadron Subordinate Unit Inspection
5 Oct MDWG Warrior Challenge/MDANG Kitchen Detail
18-20Oct Staff Training Weekend
25-27 Oct Triple Play Weekend
3 Nov Kitchen Detail
7 Dec Wing Awards Banquet
19 Sep 2019
Location: Montgomery Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Agenda: Flight Time / Resiliency Day / SUI