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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9-11, 17 December: Cyberpatriot Qualifying Round 2​

​10-11 December: Barnes and Noble Gift Wrapping 

​10-11 December: Barnes and Noble Gift Wrapping

17 December: ​Wreaths Across America

22 December: Squadron Holiday Party

       Next Meeting

Upcoming Events

12 Jan 2017

Meeting Location Change

Philippine International Bible Church

6855 Olney-Laytonsville Road

Laytonsville, MD 20882

Uniform of the Day: PT Gear

Agenda: PT, Emergency Services

Note: Final Schedule and Orders of the Day for Thursday meeting typically posted on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Contact Maj Knowles at rhknowles@gmail.com for draft schedule up to 4 weeks in advance.