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Meetings

College Park Squadron Cadet meetings are held on the first four Wednesdays of every month. From learning drill to studying the stars, Civil Air Patrol meetings provide opportunities to learn a wide range of skills. During the meeting shown here, cadets learned how to use the stars to find their way. 

Cadet Promotions

The fourth Wednesday of each month, the College Park Composite Squadron holds promotions and award ceremonies. These events recognize and congratulate cadets for their hard work and dedication to the program. 

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a yearly event in which tens of thousands of public volunteers and thousands of WAA volunteers lay wreaths at the graves of fallen service members. The Civil Air Patrol facilitates this event by providing civilian volunteers with wreaths, and WAA volunteers with radio communications support. 
 

Orientation Flights

Every CAP Cadet has an opportunity to fly ten orientation flights as part of the Aerospace Education Program ... five in a powered aircraft and five in a glider. These flights are absolutely free of charge. Cadets who excel in the Cadet Program become eligible to earn their private pilot's license through flight schools and scholarships. 
 

Cadets Learn First Aid

First Aid training is a requirement for Ground Team members and for other emergency service qualifications.  Cadets are practicing during a first aid course held at Maryland Wing Headquarters as part of the Maryland Pathfinder program.

MAAM - Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

Pictured here: cadets escort a warbird at the MAAM Airshow.  This is an annual event sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania. College Park Squadron travels each year to honor the anniversary of D-Day.  Participants have the opportunity to see re-enactments, warbirds, and much more. 

Joint Base Andrews Air Show

The Civil Air Patrol showcases aircraft on static display and gets to watch the airshow in the process.  Here the Blue Angels perform directly over the aircraft we use to support the many missions of the Civil Air Patrol.

Region Staff College

(May 2019) Region Staff College is a week long course and part of the Senior Member professional development program and is a requirement for completion of Level 4.  Completion of Level 4 is a requirement for promotion to Major.  Here students collaborate on a series of exercises to help them to work efficiently as part of a Wing or Region level staff.

Ocean City Airshow 2019

Sunrise at the Ocean City Airport ... The Canadian Snowbirds operated out of the Ocean City Airport (KOXB).  CAP members assisted at the airport and on the boardwalk in the annual event.

Takoma Park Food Drive

Volunteer service is one of the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol. The members of College Park Squadron have given back to the community in a number of ways over the years In early 2021, CAP cadets and Senior Members got together twice a month to facilitate the Takoma Park Food Drive at the request of the US Veteran Reserve Corps.

Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX)

If interested, cadets can join the squadron's ground team where they learn about- and have opportunities to participate in Search and Rescue Exercises. This photo was taken at a training on 3/27/21 in Mount Airy in which College Park's ground team and Apollo Senior Squadron learned and practiced ground-to-air signals.

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