Welcome to the official homepage of Civil Air Patrol’s Mount Vernon Composite Squadron. Our squadron is one of six in the National Capital Wing. We are designated a composite squadron because we have both cadets and senior members.

Currently, we have approximately 80 active cadets and senior members.  Senior members make up about a half of the squadron. Many are pilots or mission specialists supporting CAP search and rescue operations and special missions for the U.S. Air Force.

Cadet programs offer a range of opportunities for young men and women.  Foundational to the experience is an emphasis on character, leadership, and aerospace education. Cadets receive instruction about Air Force style drill, customs and courtesies and have weekend activities that involve rocketry, emergency services training, and orientation flights in CAP aircraft.

Our Leadership

Our squadron commander is Lt. Col. Lou Volchansky.  To email the commander click here, or call 571-882-2435.

Our cadets are led by 1st Lt. Joe Murphy.  To email 1st Lt. Murphy click here.

Meeting Information

Our meetings are held at Davison Army Airfield, Va.  For directions click here.

Senior members meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 7pm.

Cadets meet every Thursday evening at 7pm.

Want to Join?

For more information on how to join CAP please click here.