On March 19, Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing held its first in-person operational exercise since the start of COVID. With four aircraft and 26 auxiliary airmen, members gained skills in radio communications, aerial photography, target identification, and tracking distress beacons.
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The posts below include news releases, media advisories, and other stories about the members and missions of Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing.
While maintaining required COVID-19 public health emergency restrictions, Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing held a multiday basic cadet school Oct. 15-17 at Davison Army Airfield in Virginia. The training environment was designed to provide new and junior-ranking cadets with an intensive academic experience covering all of the fundamentals and basics of CAP’s cadet program.
Inspiration and aspiration, virtue and excellence, the "onward and upward" story of Civil Air Patrol's 2020 Cadet NCO of the Year, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Dean Courtney of National Capital Wing's Andrews Composite Squadron can be read in the Fall 2020 issue of Volunteer magazine.
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Freddie Perry became the National Capital Wing's third command NCO and first command chief.
These are the droids they're looking for ... an R2-Q5 and Sphero BB 8. They are at the National Capital Wing’s Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron on a STEM night.
Members from Civil Air Patrol’s National Capital Wing were featured on The Veronica Harris Show in an hour-long segment, which aired on both broadcast and cable TV channels in the D.C. metropolitan area over several weeks.
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Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and 1,944 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to about 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.
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