Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol
The Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary
|United States Air Force|
|Commander||Col. Dean Gould|
|Vice Commander||Lt Col Liz Sydow|
|Chief of Staff||Lt Col Calvin Chandler|
|Statistics as of 2017|
The Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the highest echelon of Civil Air Patrol in the state of Virginia. Virginia Wing headquarters are located in Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia Wing consists of over 1,800 cadet and adult members at over 24 locations across the state of Virginia.
The Civil Air Patrol performs emergency services missions, including search and rescue missions. Other emergency services missions include disaster relief, reconnaissance, and counter-drug along with transportation missions, all of which are support for homeland security. The CAP provides radio communications during disasters to maintain communication when commercial communications infrastructure is nonfunctional.
The CAP offers cadet programs for youth aged 12 to 21, which includes aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.
Virginia Wing cadets take part in activities including camping trips, model rocket launches, and fundraisers. In addition, cadets are eligible to participate in statewide activities such as a leadership encampment, a week-long 24/7 immersion into cadet life, held every year at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, VA. Cadets are also eligible to train for and participate in CAP Emergency Services operations. Cadets often serve as radio operators, ground team members, and mission base staffers. Cadets over the age of 18 can also serve on CAP aircrews.
The Civil Air Patrol provides aerospace education to the public and its own members. Public education is offered through education programs directed toward the aviation community and the public at large. Education for CAP members is an internally focused program directed primarily at cadet members as part of their training program.
|VA002||Augusta Composite Squadron||Waynesboro||http://augusta.vawg.cap.gov|
|VA007||Herndon Composite Squadron||Herndon|
|VA017||Lynchburg Composite Squadron||Lynchburg||https://www.lynchburgcap.com|
|VA023||Danville Composite Squadron||Danville||http://danville.vawg.cap.gov|
|VA025||Langley Composite Squadron||Langley Air Force Base|
|VA035||Tidewater Composite Squadron||Hampton Roads Executive Airport|
|VA040||Winchester Composite Squadron||Winchester|
|VA048||Roanoke Composite Squadron||Roanoke|
|VA056||Montgomery Composite Squadron||Christiansburg|
|VA060||Southside Composite Squadron||Chesterfield|
|VA064||Byrd Field Flight||Richmond|
|VA088||Newport-News Composite Squadron||Yorktown|
|VA089||West Richmond Cadet Squadron||Richmond|
|VA091||Monticello Composite Squadron||Charlottesville|
|VA094||Hanover County Composite Squadron||Ashland|
|VA095||Coastal Composite Squadron||Virginia Beach||http://coastal.vawg.cap.gov/|
|VA102||Prince William Composite Squadron||Manassas|
|VA108||Fredericksburg Composite Squadron||Fredericksburg|
|VA117||Leesburg Composite Squadron||Leesburg||http://leesburg.vawg.cap.gov|
|VA130||Burke Composite Squadron||Springfield|
|VA135||Minuteman Composite Squadron||Culpeper|
|VA141||Hampton Roads Composite Squadron||Chesapeake|
|VA142||Fort Pickett Composite Squadron||Blackstone|
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- "Contact Us". Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "2014 Statistics" (PDF). Capmembers.com. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "History and World War II". Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "CAP/SAR Missions and Functions". Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Communications". Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Cadet Programs". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Archived from the original on 3 December 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Cadet Programs". Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Aerospace Education". Civil Air Patrol Official Website. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- "Civil Air Patrol Unit Directory" (PDF). Gocivilairpatrol.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.