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.  We are volunteer organization and part of the Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force which 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, 2015, 2016, and 2017.  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.   

As a composite squadron our membership consists of both 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 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! 

Congratulations to our January 2018 Promotions!

-C/Capt. James Upmeyer (Achievement 12)

​-C/Capt. Ronald Ramsaran (Amelia Earhart Award)

-C/1st Lt. Matthew Deveau

-C/Tech Sgt. John Spillane

​-C/Staff Sgt. Akiareia Wilkinson (Wright Brothers Award)

-C/Staff Sgt. Bernadette Winnard (Wright Brothers Award)

-C/Senior Airman Matthew Winnard

​-C/Airman 1st Class Josiah Flanner

-C/Airman 1st Class Akiva Rosenzweig

-C/Airman 1st Class Steven Dang

-C/Airman Helen Mengistu

​-C/Airman Auben Ball

-C/Airman Joseph Sciortino

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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24 February Movie Night "The Tuskegee Airmen"

1 March CAP Legislative Day 

​1 March MDWG Solo School Application Deadline

10 March MDWG Cadet Competition 

14 March Senior Meeting 

16-18 March Triple Play Weekend

5 April Squadron Change of Command/Banquet


       Next Meeting

Upcoming Events

22 Feb 2018

Location: Montgomery Public Safety Headquarters

​                  100 Edison Park Drive

                  Gaithersburg, MD 20878


Uniform of the Day:  Service Dress Uniform (Class A's) 

Agenda: Flight Time/Promotion Review

                Board/Aerospace Education 


Note: Final Schedule and Orders of the Day for Thursday meetings are typically published on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.