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.  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 from 2014-2019.  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 January 2020 Promotions!

C/Capt. Bernadette Winnard (Amelia Earhart Award)

C/1st Lt. Caleb Savoie

C/2nd Lt. Emilia Wright (Billy Mitchell Award)

C/Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Sciortino

C/Master Sgt. Timothy Jumagbas

C/Staff Sgt. Auben Ball (Wright Brothers Award) 

C/Staff Sgt. Paul Molinaro (Wright Brothers Award)

C/Staff Sgt. Keita Nishi (Wright Brothers Award)

C/Airman 1st Class Joseph Enright

C/Airman Arsha Adiyanto

C/Airman Anselmo Bencosme

C/Airman Mary Ghanem

C/Airman Muni Phlersphlao

C/Airman Irisa Ritthaworn

C/Airman Kevin Ritthaworn

C/Airman Madelynne Simmons

C/Airman Thanissorn Treelertkul 

​​​​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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22 Feb MDWG First Aid Re-certification

27 Feb ​Legislative Day 

22-23 Feb Squadron Field Training Exercise

23 Feb Congressional Gold Medal Presentation Support

29 Feb MDWG Cadet Competition

1 Mar Tri-Wing Encampment Student Registration Opens

15 Mar MDANG Kitchen Detail Support

       Next Meeting

Upcoming Events

20 Feb 2020

Location: Montgomery Public Safety Headquarters

​                  100 Edison Park Drive

                  Gaithersburg, MD 20878



Agenda: ​ Flight Time/Character Development

Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing