National Capital Wing Civil Air Patrol

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Washington D.C. Wing Civil Air Patrol
National Capitol Wing Civil Air Patrol logo.jpeg
The Washington D.C. Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
Associated branches
United States Air Force
Command staff
Commander US-O6 insignia.svg Col Janon "JD" Ellis
Vice Commander US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Paul Cianciolo
Chief of Staff US-O5 insignia.svg Lt Col Gerald J English
Current statistics
Squadrons 6
Cadets 183
Seniors 290
Total Membership 473
Statistics as of 2018[1]

The National Capital Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the district of Washington, D.C. The National Capital Wing consists of nearly 400 cadet and adult members at over 6 locations across the District of Columbia; the City of Alexandria, Arlington County and Fairfax County in Northern Virginia; and Prince Georges County, MD. .[2]

Mission[edit]

The National Capital Wing performs the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol: providing emergency services; offering cadet programs for youth; and providing aerospace education for both CAP members and the general public.[3]

Emergency services[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol provides emergency services, which includes performing search and rescue and disaster relief missions; as well as assisting in humanitarian aid assignments. The CAP also provides Air Force support through conducting light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. The Civil Air Patrol can also offer support to counter-drug missions.[4]

Cadet programs[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21, which includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.[5]

Aerospace education[edit]

The Civil Air Patrol offers aerospace education for CAP members and the general public, including providing training to the members of CAP, and offering workshops for youth throughout the nation through schools and public aviation events.[6]

Resources[edit]

As of 2012, the National Capitol Wing has 2 Cessna 172's and a Cessna 182. They have 13 Vehicles, mainly 9-10 seat vans split between the squadrons. They have 5 VHF/FM Repeaters and 61 VHF/FM stations, with 6 HF stations.[7]

Organization[edit]

Capital Region Civil Air Patrol cadets prepare to hand out cold weather gear to Airmen from Joint Base Andrews in preparation for the 57th Presidential Inauguration.
Squadrons of the National Capitol Wing[8]
Designation Squadron Name Location Notes
DC026 Arlington Composite Squadron Arlington, VA
DC033 Andrews Composite Squadron Joint Base Andrews
DC045 Mount Vernon Composite Squadron Fort Belvoir, VA
DC051 Tuskegee Composite Squadron Washington, D.C. Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
DC053 Fairfax Composite Squadron Fairfax, VA
DC060 Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron Alexandria, VA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eServices, National Headquarters". Civil Air Patrol. , login required
  2. ^ "2012 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Civil Air Patrol". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Emergency Services". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  7. ^ https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/Leg_Day_NatCap_Wing_HiRes_F22510C9C223C.pdf
  8. ^ "Local Squadrons". National Capitol Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 

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