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! 



Upcoming Events

28 Jul 2016

Uniform of the Day: Short-Sleeve Service Dress

Agenda:  Aerospace Education, Flight Time, Promotion Review Boards

*REMINDER: ​Our Squadron Meeting Location has CHANGED this week (28 Jul) to the Montgomery Senior Squadron Trailer at the Montgomery County Airpark


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30 July: Color Guard Tryouts

6 August:
Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Class

10 August:
Senior Meeting (without Cadet Top Three) ​​

11-13 August:
National Conference

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

27 August:
MDWG Cadet Competition

5 September:
Kensington Day Parade - Color Guard and Flight Member Support

14 September:
Senior Meeting (with Cadet Top 3)

       Next Meeting

Squadron Activities:

-C/CMSgt Upmeyer and C/SMSgt Kibler both obtained their Ground Team Member Level 3 Rating

-Captain Kristen Santos obtainer her Ground Team Leader Rating

Wing Activities:
The following cadets completed the 2016 Tri-Wing Encampment:
-C/SSgt Ismael Cuevas                                                             -C/Amn Tess Ovington
-C/Amn Chiara DeMarchi                                                          -C/Amn Maura Peang-Meth
-C/SrA Matthew Deveau                                                           -C/SSgt Ravena Ramsaran
-C/SrA Amaris Galik                                                                   - C/Amn Liam Htay                                                               

-C/2dLt Meagan Collins: Flight Commander
-C1stLt Jesus Cuevas: Stan/Eval
-C/2dLt Fernando Fontan: Flight Commander
-C/CMSgt Joshua Oki: First Sergeant
- C/2dLt Vivek Uppoor: Logistics

National Activities:
-​C/SMSgt Upmeyer placed 3rd overall in the National Drug Demand Reduction Speech Competition