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HISTORY OF
National Capital Wing
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017

HISTORY
of
NATIONAL CAPITAL WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Prepared By
Lt Col Kenneth M. Laursen, CAP
National Capital Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col. Janon D. “JD” Ellis, CAP
National Capital Wing Commander

COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER........................................................................ iii
INTRODUCTION OF STAFF AND BRIEF NARRATIVE ............................................. 1
NARRATIVE ..................................................................................................................... 3
Chapter I – Emergency Services ..................................................................................... 3
Operations ................................................................................................................... 3
Search and Rescue ...................................................................................................... 3
Disaster Relief ............................................................................................................. 4
Homeland Security...................................................................................................... 5
Counterdrug ................................................................................................................ 6
Squadron Activities ..................................................................................................... 6
Chapter II – Aerospace Education .................................................................................. 9
Internal Aerospace Education ..................................................................................... 9
External Aerospace Education .................................................................................... 9
Squadron Activities ..................................................................................................... 9
Chapter III – Cadet Programs ....................................................................................... 13
Cadet Programs ......................................................................................................... 13
Cadet Activities ......................................................................................................... 13
Drug Demand Reduction .......................................................................................... 14
Squadron Activities ................................................................................................... 14
APPENDICES .................................................................................................................. 17
Appendix I – Emergency Services Data And Statistics ................................................ 17
Operations ................................................................................................................. 17
Search and Rescue .................................................................................................... 17
Disaster Relief ........................................................................................................... 17
Homeland Security.................................................................................................... 18
Appendix II – Aerospace Education Data And Statistics ............................................. 19
Internal Aerospace Education ................................................................................... 19
External Aerospace Education .................................................................................. 19
Appendix III – Cadet Programs Data and Statistics ..................................................... 20
Cadet Programs ......................................................................................................... 20
Cadet Activities ......................................................................................................... 20
Drug Demand Reduction .......................................................................................... 20
Appendix IV – Logistics Data and Statistics ................................................................ 21
Supply ....................................................................................................................... 21
Transportation ........................................................................................................... 21
Maintenance .............................................................................................................. 21
Appendix V – Communications Data and Statistics ..................................................... 22
Communications Operations ..................................................................................... 22
Communications Facilities and Equipment .............................................................. 22
Appendix VI – Professional Development Data and Statistics .................................... 23
Professional Development ........................................................................................ 23
Appendix VII – Staff Officers - Data and Statistics ..................................................... 24
Administration .......................................................................................................... 24
Personnel ................................................................................................................... 24
Recruiting and Retention .......................................................................................... 26
Plans and Programs ................................................................................................... 26
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Public Affairs ............................................................................................................ 27
Information Technology ........................................................................................... 27
Finance ...................................................................................................................... 27
Chaplain .................................................................................................................... 27
Historian .................................................................................................................... 27
Health Services ......................................................................................................... 28
Antiterrorism ............................................................................................................. 28
Appendix VIII – Special Staff Officers Data and Statistics ......................................... 29
Inspector General ...................................................................................................... 29
Safety ........................................................................................................................ 29
Government Relations .............................................................................................. 29
Legal ......................................................................................................................... 29
Appendix IX – Unit Data and Statistics ........................................................................ 30
Operational Area ....................................................................................................... 30
Organization Chart .................................................................................................... 32
Command Listing...................................................................................................... 32
TABLE OF FIGURES
Figure 1 - National Capital Wing aircraft at Pope Army Airfield ...................................... 4
Figure 2 - 28 cadets and 16 senior members from Maryland and National Capital Wings
supported a Boy Scout camporee ................................................................................ 7
Figure 3 - C/2d Lt Byrn, left, conducted radio operations with other cadet during SAREX
..................................................................................................................................... 8
Figure 4 – Fairfax Composite Squadron CyberPatriot Team ........................................... 10
Figure 5 –1st Lt Clifton Randolph greets Mr.Brown, an original Tuskegee Airman ....... 12
Figure 6 - 2d Lt Bychkov (standing) assists cadets with virtual reality headsets ............. 15
Figure 7 – National Capital Region (NCR) ...................................................................... 30
Figure 8 – Unit Locations ................................................................................................. 31
Figure 9 – Organizational Chart ....................................................................................... 32
TABLE OF TABLES
Table 1 – Fairfax Composite Squadron CyberPatriot Team Members............................... 9
Table 2 – Homeland Security Missions ............................................................................ 18
Table 3 – 2016 Cadet Individual Awards (Awarded March 2017) .................................. 25
Table 4 – 2016 Senior Member Individual Awards (Awarded March 2017) ................... 26
Table 5 – 2016 Unit Awards (Awarded March 2017) ...................................................... 26
Table 6 – Command Listing ............................................................................................. 32

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This annual report is faithfully executed and submitted by the below signed Civil Air
Patrol historian representing the aforementioned unit. All information is recorded as
submitted by the various departments and assigned personnel “as is” and represents
statistical data, financial statements, and unit activities for the specified period of
assessment and recording. The unit historian is not responsible for the veracity or
accuracy of information.
Submitted by

Kenneth M. Laursen, Lt Col, CAP
National Capital Wing Historian

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INTRODUCTION OF STAFF AND BRIEF NARRATIVE
Wing Commander

Col Janon D. “JD” Ellis
Col Bruce B. Heinlein
Lt Col Paul S. Cianciolo
Lt Col Janon D. “JD” Ellis
Lt Col Aaron R. Newman
Lt Col Jay English
Lt Col Daniel Kirby
1Lt Matthew Clayton
CMSgt Freddie Perry

Vice Commander
Chief of Staff
Executive Officer
Command Chief

On 2 March 2017, Col Bruce B. Heinlein (then Wing Commander), accompanied by then
Lt Col Janon D. Ellis (Wing Vice Commander), Lt Col Barroso (Government Relations
Advisor) and Fairfax Composite Squadron Cadet Rebecca Jensen met with
Congresswoman Elanor Holmes Norton (DC) in her office during CAP's Legislative Day.
On 25 September 2017, Col Janon D. Ellis, National Capital Wing commander, met with
Col Wayne Blanchette, USAF, Vice Commander/Commander AF Element, Joint Base
Anacostia-Bolling DC.
On 6 October 2017, Col Janon D. Ellis, National Capital Wing commander, met with
Col E. John Teichert USAF, Commander, 11th Wing, Joint Base Andrews MD.
On 14 December 2017, Col Janon D. Ellis, National Capital Wing commander, met with
Brig Gen George Degnon, The (Acting) Adjutant General, DC National Guard.
On 14 December 2017, Col Janon D. Ellis, National Capital Wing commander, met with
Brig Gen Maren McAvoy, Director, Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, DC National
Guard.

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2017 National Capital Wing Goals










Revitalize Aerospace Education Program
o Conduct AE Workshops and Symposiums
o Fly Educators – Teacher Orientation Program (TOP) Flights
Increase Emergency Services Participation and Qualifications
o Get and maintain a minimum of five mission pilots per aircraft
o Get and maintain five airborne photographers per aircraft
o Increase focus on Ground Teams and UDF: Hawk Mountain training,
NESA, etc.
o Maintain excellence I Homeland Security missions
o Be ready to support Disaster Relief missions to include LO duties
Excel in all Facets of the Cadet Program
o Increase participation in Cadet Orientation Flights
o Increase number of Milestone awards to include Spaatz award recipients
o Excel at Cadet Competitions
o Increase participation in the Cyber Patriot program and the Academic
Challenge program
Increase our presence inside the District of Columbia
o Establish two squadrons inside the district
o Meet with DC mayor and establish closer ties with DC National Guard
o Meet with DC Schools Chancellor
Increase Partnerships with our Neighbors

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NARRATIVE
Chapter I – Emergency Services
Operations
1. National Capital Wing has fully embraced the Web Mission Information
Reporting System (WMIRS) ability to save mission documents directly inside the
WMIRS mission page. All Incident Command System (ICS) forms, CAP forms,
mission staff logs, radio logs, etc, are scanned and uploaded into WMIRS for
permanent archive. This includes any photographs taken, which are also reduced,
cropped, and uploaded through WMIRS into the mission files. Additionally, all
receipts, weight & balance sheets, and crew logs are scanned and uploaded
through WMIRS directly into each sortie as flown. At the end of the mission,
National Capital Wing retains absolutely no paper documents; they are recorded
online and available for any member with access—including national
headquarters—to review at any time.
2. The improvements in WMIRS 2.0 allow for new mission capabilities, including
tracking a unit’s mobilization from a staging base, assigned radio frequencies,
complete mission radio logs, and mission staff positional task logs. Furthermore,
WMIRS 2.0 provides electronic operational risk management analyses and CAP
Form 104s, which were routinely utilized by hls crews during mission
preparation. National Capital Wing used its frequent homeland security missions
to gain familiarity with and “de-bug” the new capabilities before pressing them
into use with other missions. This invaluable real-world usage not only provided
training for the crews and staff which could be applied to other missions, but
ensured that National Capital Wing’s homeland security missions were
exceptionally-well documented.
3. Pilot and aircrew qualification records are stored and accessed via the eservices
module, which eliminates the cumbersome paper process, and allows a list of
qualified—and available—members to be called up in a moment.
4. Aircrew, ground team, and mission base staff members are called out exclusively
by electronic means, and report their availability electronically. Their suitability
can be verified electronically be the incident commander through eservices in an
instant. Through all of these important homeland security missions National
Capital Wing had zero flight violations of sensitive areas and all missions—air
and ground—were accident free. National Capital Wing greatly exceeds the
standard Operational Risk Management (ORM) review and Operational Risk
Safety (ORS) briefings requirement during operational missions.
Search and Rescue
1. National Capital Wing was not called on for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions
in 2017.
2. On 11 Feb 2017, National Capital Wing members participated in a search and
rescue exercise. Twenty air sorties and eight ground sorties were completed.
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Virginia Wing contributed by setting up a emergency locator beacon for aircrew
training.
Disaster Relief
1. During the national conference in San Antonio, TX, the CAP command post was
established in the hotel. One National Capital Wing member volunteered to serve
as a Mission Support Assistant (MSA) during the conference. He unselfishly
missed out on attending seminars to serve in the command post. He was
recognized with an achievement award for his service.
2. Support was provided to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Response Coordination Center (NRCC). Three National Capital Wing
members (Chaplain Michael Strickland, Col Jane Davies and Col David Sterling)
served as liaison officers for Civil Air Patrol during hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
3. One mission of utmost importance was the transport of a FAA employee from
Joint Base Andrews MD to Pope Army Airfield NC. Col Davies received the call
from the CAP National Operations Center (NOC) at 1100hrs to fly the employee,
who had specific skills and knowledge of a radar generator, to meet a C-5A that
would fly it to Puerto Rico. This generator was necessary to establish ATC in
Puerto Rico – as that had been knocked out by the hurricane. The employee had to
meet the C-5A during the loading process and ultimately accompany the
generator. Timing was critical. Within hours a crew had been formed and the
plane took off from Joint Base Andrews MD. It arrived at Pope Army Airfield NC
just as the cargo was being loaded; the generator was the size of 18-wheel semi.
The C-5A took off on schedule and the employee was able to install the generator.
Thus bringing ATC back on line to Puerto Rico. As was stated by the 1st Air
Force CAP liaison: “this was one of the most important missions performed by
CAP to date.” Crew members were: Col David Sterling and Lt Col Keith Zuegel.

Figure 1 - National Capital Wing aircraft at Pope Army Airfield

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Homeland Security
1. In calendar year (CY) 2017, the National Capital Wing continued its post-9/11
legacy of providing unsurpassed support for the defenders of the National Capital
Region (NCR). While CAP units around the nation support homeland security
missions, National Capital Wing performs more of these than any other wing in
the force and the bulk of these missions are flown in the NCR, at night, and within
the NCR’s four overlapping Class B airspaces. National Capital Wing’s regular
operations within the Washington DC Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) and the
wing’s high demand for precision flight operations in the complex operations
environment over the nation’s capital are a continued credit to CAP.
2. National Capital Wing’s most frequent and visible support are in support of
United States Northern Command / North American Aerospace Defense
Command (USNORTHCOM / NORAD) Falcon Virgo exercises, which are livefly exercises at night designed for the monthly training of Joint Air Defense
Operations Center (JADOC) personnel in the defense of airspace over the nation’s
capital. For these exercises, National Capital Wing provides two planes to act as
radar and visual targets, in routes an “attacking” aircraft might use to penetrate the
NCR. These aircraft act as separate targets or as a coordinated pair. Falcon Virgo
missions in some ways are comparable to the well-known Fertile Keynote
missions, as they involve intercept by Air National Guard and Coast Guard assets.
A major difference for Falcon Virgo is the requirement for precision courses,
altitudes, and speeds over a two-hour window, always occurring between the
hours of midnight and 6 am, and crossing repeatedly through the special flight
rules area and multiple Class B airspaces, including directly over the District of
Columbia. In addition to providing targets for ground-based radars to track and
provide controller training, National Capital Wing’s aircrews report back in realtime about the effectiveness of the Visual Warning System (VWS), a series of
eye-safe lasers which flash repeatedly at a penetrating airplane to warn the pilot to
turn around. National Capital Wing performs twelve Falcon Virgo missions per
year, sometimes over multiple nights.
3. The complexity of a Falcon Virgo mission is significant, not only because of its
nighttime operations in one of the nation’s most complex airspaces, but also
because these exercises involve numerous agencies, from the exercise director at
Air Force Northern Command (AFNORTH), to air defense controllers at
Continental NORAD Region (CONR), Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS), and
Western Air Defense Sector (WADS); partners in Washington DC air defense like
the FAA Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), tower
controllers at Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport, and Joint
Base Andrews MD; the Department of Homeland Security National Capital
Region Coordination Center (NCRCC), the US Secret Service, the US Capitol
Police; and aerospace defenders including F-16 squadrons at Joint Base Andrews
MD and Atlantic City International Airport NJ, the US Coast Guard’s HH-65
helicopters, and ground-based short- and medium-range missile sites surrounding
the NCR. Numerous real-world communications nets are tested, including radio,
chat, and data link. Controllers practice vectoring interceptor aircraft against live
targets (National Capital Wing aircraft) in real-world airspace, traffic, and
weather that they will encounter during actual alerts. Chains-of-command
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exercise decision trees and threat matrices in real time. Throughout these
exercises, CAP aircraft must fly precision routes with precision timing, sometimes
in rain or varying ceilings, and providing real-time and after-action feedback of
their observations as the target.
4. In 2017, National Capital Wing was assigned 12 Falcon Virgo missions (19
nights). If a night is cancelled, the sorties are often rolled +24 hours. In each of
these National Capital Wing was able to re-execute each of these nights. On one
mission, National Capital Wing flew 12 air sorties over a four-day period.
5. National Capital Wing also flies Fertile Keynote intercept missions. These
exercises are conducted during daylight hours. In 2017, National Capital Wing
was assigned, and successfully flew, three individual missions, most often for the
DC Air National Guard (121st Fighter Squadron).
6. In 2017, National Capital Wing performed 17 individually-numbered homeland
security missions. Many were multiple-day events. Of the executed missions, they
included:




68 air sorties
3 ground sorties
123.1 flight hours (which accounted for 13% of all of National Capital
Wing’s flight hours flown for CY2017)

7. The Air Force selected National Capital Wing to participate in several National
Capital Region air defense experiments including a “no-notice” exercise to test
the U.S. Coast Guard rotary-wing alert force in its support for the Joint Air
Defense Operations Center (JADOC).
Counterdrug
1. Due to the unique situation existing in the National Capital Region, National
Capital Wing does not participate in the Counterdrug program.
Squadron Activities
Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
1. No data provided by OPR.
Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
1. No data provided by OPR.
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045
1. Mt Vernon Composite Squadron, Challenger I Cadet Squardon, and Fairfax
Composite Squadron ground teams completed Winter Hawk Mountain training.

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Fairfax Composite Squadron DC053
1. Fairfax Composite Squadron, Challenger I Cadet Squardon, and Mt Vernon
Composite Squadron ground teams completed Winter Hawk Mountain training.
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron DC051
1. On Saturday March 18, 2017, two Tuskegee Cadet Squadron senior members
joined cadets and senior members from the Maryland and National Capital Wings
to conduct Search and Rescue training at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
in Maryland to support the local Spring 2017 Boy Scout Camporee. CAP
members were joined by county, state, and national law enforcement, emergency
response, and military organizations to host over 30 adventure stations for Boy
Scouts and Venturers. In addition to providing support for this event, which was
put on by the Four Rivers District of the Boy Scouts of America's Baltimore Area
Council, CAP members also had the opportunity to train for and be evaluated on
tasks toward CAP mission qualifications.

Figure 2 - 28 cadets and 16 senior members from Maryland and National
Capital Wings supported a Boy Scout camporee

2. In June, several Tuskegee Cadet Squadron first-time participants attended the
National Capital Wing Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) at Davison Army
Airfield in Virginia, and they all provided positive feedback.
3. Four members of Tuskegee Cadet Squadron participated in the November TriWing SAREX, including three cadets.

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4. One senior member from Tuskegee Cadet Squadron, then-SM David Bychkov,
participated in the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief effort in Texas in September,

Figure 3 - C/2d Lt Byrn, left, conducted radio operations with other cadet during
SAREX

serving as a Mission Staff Assistant (MSA) Trainee at the Texas Wing ICP. For
his service, 2d Lt Bychkov was later awarded the Disaster Relief Ribbon with
silver “V” device for service during a Presidentially-declared disaster.
5. On 19 January 2017, one Tuskegee Cadet Squadron senior member, then-Maj
Jacob Gerstein, provided support to the Presidential Inauguration as a Liaison
Officer (LO) Trainee at the District of Columbia Homeland Security and
Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA) Emergency Operations Center
(EOC).
Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC060
1. Challenger I Cadet Squardon, Fairfax Composite Squadron, and Mt Vernon
Composite Squadron ground teams completed Winter Hawk Mountain training.
2. Challenger I Cadet Squardon won their third Ground Team Award in a row for
their enthusiastic participation in local activities like Wreaths Across America,
Scottish Christmas Walk, the Joint Base Andrews Air Show, and other CAP
missions.

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Chapter II – Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education
1. No data provided by OPR.
External Aerospace Education
1. No data provided by OPR.
Squadron Activities
Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
1. No data provided by OPR.
Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
1. September 15-17, 2017 Members of Andrews Composite Squadron participated in
the 11th Wing hosted biannual Joint Base Andrews air show. Members assisted in
set up and tear down of displays, staffing the Distinguished Visitor area, CAP
display, and recruiting booth. Members worked with Congressional Squadron,
National Capital Wing, Maryland Wing, and Virginia Wing.
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045
1. No data provided by OPR.
Fairfax Composite Squadron DC053
1. Fairfax Composite Squadron fielded a team to compete in CyberPatriot X. The
competition tested their ability to manage computers and their networks by using
a set of virtual images that represent operating systems to find security
vulnerabilities and harden the systems while maintaining critical services.

C/2d Lt Jacob Faber
C/SSgt Cassandra Freedlander
C/Amn Brad Williams
Cadet Team Mentor
C/CMSgt John Williams

Team Members
C/TSgt Zachary Shaw
C/SrA Adem Akbel
C/Amn Stephanie Murphy
Team Coach
1st Lt Kenyon Reid

Table 1 – Fairfax Composite Squadron CyberPatriot Team Members

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Figure 4 – Fairfax Composite Squadron CyberPatriot Team

2. With few senior members in the squadron and no other adults in the area that
were willing to help the team as mentors, C/CMSgt John Williams stepped up to
take the role of assistant coach and mentor. He volunteered to take responsibility
as the Fairfax Composite Squadron's Cyber Patriot Team mentor and lead trainer
where he exceeded the expectations for a cadet during his entire time with the
team from the 18th of September through the 20th of January, 2018. He met every
challenge with professionalism, enthusiasm, and expertise every day during the
competition. Although his primary duties are with ground teams and cadet
programs, he volunteered to provide technical computer support for the Air Force
Association's most demanding cyber security competition – a job normally held
by a seasoned senior member. He not only helped sustain operations during a
critical senior member manpower shortfall but he introduced training procedures
that permanently improved the team's ability to compete at a national level. His
exemplary performance and increased responsibility helped bring cadets who had
never participated in a Cyber Patriot competition to the forefront of the
competition and they achieved the nearly impossible goal of first time competitors
ranking in the top 30% of all teams.
3. There were many challenges to overcome in the beginning of the competition to
include finding a location to practice, obtaining laptops for the cadets, and getting
enough adult member coverage to be able to meet outside of the normally
scheduled Civil Air Patrol meetings. Several members dropped out of the
competition due to family emergencies, competing commitments with school, and
other extracurricular activities. C/SSgt Cassandra Freedlander and C/SrA Adem
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Akbel were in middle school and joined the high school level competition team
when the other middle school students dropped out so that the squadron could
field a full team. The professionalism of the high school team members was
evident when there was no separation between high school and middle school
members. Each individual was given the utmost respect for being a member of the
team. Additionally, the coach developed and taught six classes to cover fourteen
computer courses introducing the cadets to basic computer skills and network
security before the first round of the competition. Finally, the Air Force
Association donated two laptops to the squadron so that it would be able to
conduct computer training and have the resources required for the competition.
The presentation photo is attachment 2.
4. The first competition round was conducted on November 4, 2017 and had two
images for the students to work on, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14, along with a
CISCO networking challenge exercise. The team did an outstanding job of
assigning tasks to members and was one of the best small working groups the
coach had seen in twenty years of working in Information Technology and in the
military. The performance was evident in attachment 3 where it shows that the
team earned 157/200 points for the operating system images, 20.46/22 points for
the CISCO networking challenge for a total 177.46 out of 222 possible points.
This put the team at #265 out of 1,034 teams in the All Service Division. The
combination of the scores from rounds 1 and 2 would determine the competition
tier for the state rounds in January.
5. The second round was held on December 10, 2017. The competition was more
difficult with the addition of a Windows 10 image along with a more difficult
CISCO networking challenge to be completed within the same amount of time.
The team did well with 168/300 for the operating system images and 13.1175/33
points for the CISCO networking challenge. The performance assessment is
shown in attachment 4.
6. A number of higher scoring teams were disqualified due to rule violations so it
was an honor to work with the team of cadets from Fairfax Composite Squadron
who maintained their integrity throughout the competition and remained qualified
as the team moved into the highest completion bracket of State Competition
Round known as the Platinum tier. This put the team in the top 30% of teams
worldwide since it had opened up to be an international competition.
7. The next competition was on January 20, 2018. There was the addition of a
Windows Server 2008 image and a more complex CISCO networking challenge.
This is the state round which is much more competitive since the finalists move
on to the semifinal round afterwards. The team scored 100/300 points on the
operating system images although this was adjusted to 92 after some of the
objectives in the competition were disputed by other teams and removed from the
scoring. They scored 87.75 points on very difficult CISCO networking
challenges.
8. This was the first time the Fairfax Composite Squadron had competed in this type
of event, all of our cadets were first time competitors, and our request for
additional adult mentors and trainers was only answered by one of our own

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cadets. The team did extremely well given the incredible time and resource
challenges to be able to compete for the first time in this competition.
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron DC051
1. Senior Members Loizzo and Scher earned the Brigadier General Charles E.
"Chuck" Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award for successfully
completing the Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Education Program for Senior
Members (AEPSM).
2. On 16 January, the Tuskegee Cadet Squadron celebrated its 4th anniversary with
a birthday party. The guest speaker was Mr. Brown, one of the original Tuskegee
Airman.

Figure 5 –1st Lt Clifton Randolph greets Mr.Brown,
an original Tuskegee Airman

3. In April, Tuskegee Cadet Squadron had two cadets and one parent participate in
an X-STEM Symposium with Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron.
Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC060
1. Challenger I Cadet Squardon sent a delegation to USA X-STEM Symposium.
2. Challenger I Cadet Squardon members served faithfully and significantly on the
first National Diversity Initiative led by Col Janon D. Ellis. We continue to care
much about inclusion and opportunity expansion and we work hard to serve youth
in our local communities.

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Chapter III – Cadet Programs
Cadet Programs
1. The National Capital Wing Cadet Program currently has 192 cadet members
distributed amongst the six squadrons. The highest distinction for the wing was
tying for second place in the Middle East Region Cadet Competition.
Unfortunately, the team did not win the tie breaker, which would have allowed
the team to progress on to the National Cadet Competition at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base OH. Their effort was a very strong showing and it helped build a
continued enthusiasm for future competitions. Several of the members of the
cadet competition team are members of the Wing Honor Guard team which
benefits from their skills learned from the competition. The Honor Guard had
participated in several events and has been ready and available to participate in
events when needed.
2. Challenger Cadet Squadron pioneered the Joint Service Leadership and Academic
Bowl, which tests cadet knowledge and leadership skills throughout the joint
services. Challenger also was excited to have a cadet earn the Spaatz
Achievement Award.
3. Mount Vernon Composite Squadron was selected as the Wing Squadron of Merit
for 2017. They also had seven cadets awarded their rocketry badges, which is
notable because not many cadets pursue the rocketry program because it requires
an excessive amount of planning in order to secure a launch site, and the required
tasks can be time consuming.
4. Andrews Composite Squadron achieved the Quality Cadet Unit Award which
demonstrated that they are keeping within the National Headquarters’ standards
for maintaining a successful cadet program. Andrews was also the main planning
and organizing team for all cadets volunteering in the Joint Base Andrews air
show, which is one of the largest air shows in the country.
5. Tuskegee Composite Squadron had a cadet attend the basic encampment in Texas,
and they also had a cadet and his father participate in the basic encampment in
Alaska. Both encampments were held in December 2017 which allowed the
cadets to participate in the summer NCSAs.
6. Fairfax Composite Squadron was proud that they had the Wing Cadet NCO of the
Year come from their squadron. They had also made it to round three in the Cyber
Patriot Competition which placed them in the top 30% overall in the United
States.
7. Arlington Composite Squadron was part of the combined cadet competition team
that participated in the Middle East Cadet Competition. Their cadets from the
competition team have also participated in several outside events which included
providing the color guard for a Washington Nationals baseball game.
Cadet Activities
1. On 28 Jan 2017, The National Capital Wing Drill Competition was held at Joint
Base Anacostia-Billing. Arlington Composite Squadron, Fairfax Composite
Squadron and Challenger I Cadet Squadron teams participated.
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Drug Demand Reduction
1. No data provided by OPR.
Squadron Activities
Arlington Composite Squadron DC026
1. Arlington Composite Squadron - along with Challenger I Cadet Squardon participated in the joint “Charlington” Cadet Competition team.
Andrews Composite Squadron DC033
2. May 24-27, 2017 members of Andrews Composite Squadron welcomed and
assisted in the visit of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. They ended with a visit to
Andrews Composite Squadron’s weekly meeting and an orientation to Civil Air
Patrol and our various missions.
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron DC045
1. On 26 Jan 2017, National Capital Wing Vice Commander Lt Col J. D. Ellis
presented Mount Vernon Composite Squadron outgoing cadet commander C/Maj
Clare Porter the Commander’s Commendation Award for Outstanding
Performance for her service as cadet commander.
2. On 26 Jan 2017, C/Maj Clare Porter relinquished cadet command of Mount
Vernon Composite Squadron to C/1Lt Harrison Cox, and C/MSgt Nathan McCale
was appointed C/1st Sgt.
Fairfax Composite Squadron DC053
1. In February, Fairfax Composite Squadron cadet C/1Lt Timothy Park received
appointments to four service academies. C/1Lt Park must decide between the
United States Military Academy (West Point, NY), the United States Naval
Academy (Annapolis, MD), the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado
Springs, CO), or the United States Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT).
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron DC051
1. Tuskegee Cadet Squadron enjoyed a variety of fun and exciting cadet programs
throughout 2017. Cadets and senior members were invited and highly encouraged
to participate in Squadron, Wing, Region, and National CAP activities. Squadron
senior members and cadets attended the Annual Wing Conference and Banquet in
March, and three senior members traveled to San Antonio (coincidently in the
shadow of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in eastern Texas) to attend the CAP
National Conference from 30 August to 3 September. In March, Tuskegee hosted
an open house. In April, Tuskegee Cadet Squadron was invited to the Thrift Store
on Joint Base Andrews for uniform items; several senior members and cadets took
advantage of the opportunity to try on and acquire free uniforms. In August,
cadets learned about astronomy with events scheduled around the total solar
eclipse that occurred over the United States on August 21, 2017. Squadron senior
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members and cadets enjoyed regular physical fitness activities including monthly
physical training sessions where they played sports like soccer and touch football,
and they met for a Saturday bowling outing at Potomac Lanes on Joint Base
Anacostia-Bolling in December. Several cadets took advantage of four scheduled
orientation flight opportunities in 2017.
2. Tuskegee Cadet Squadron is credited in eServices with 11 Cadet Orientation
Flights in 2017.
3. Two Tuskegee Cadet Squadron cadets accepted an invitation in October to
participate in West Virginia Wing’s glider flights.
4. In December 2017, Tuskegee Cadet Squadron had members participate in two
winter encampments. One cadet attended a Texas Wing winter encampment, and
two members attended an Alaska Wing winter encampment – one cadet as a
student and one senior member as cadre.
5. In August, Tuskegee Cadet Squadron conducted a Drug Demand Reduction
(DDR) presentation with the use of virtual reality (VR) head mounted displays
(HMD). Cadets inserted their own smartphones into the HMD's and simulated
flying in a Boeing 737 to see how VR can mimic many of the emotions (fear,
anxiety, stress, euphoria, fatigue) that may cause people to seek out drugs.

Figure 6 - 2d Lt Bychkov (standing) assists cadets with
virtual reality headsets

6. December was very active for Drug Demand Reduction (DDR). In 2017 the
squadron did some DDR activities combined with snack breaks to discuss how
different food types could be used to help reduce the need for drugs. DDR Topics
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included “Healthy Orange Foods” (oranges, mangos, carrots), “Tropical Foods”
like pineapple and kiwi, and “Food as a Short Cut to Medical Fitness.” Other
training conducted under the DDR umbrella was “Character Development”
training, “Travel to Tropical Locations,” and “the Need for Immunizations and
Hand Hygiene.”
Challenger I Cadet Squadron DC 060
1. Challenger I Cadet Squardon was a strong presence in all Wing programs from
Character Day to Emergency Services Mike Boat tour. We helped blaze the trail
for Joint Services Academic Bowl to benefit CAP national programs. In our
second year participating, we were the only CAP team running in the Army 10
Miler. We hosted Red Ribbon Leadership Academy for community youth and
forged significant bonds with the local AFA chapter, helped represent at AF
Birthday activities, and helped the City of Alexandria in several public events
with Emergency and Event Services.
2. Challenger I Cadet Squardon - along with Arlington Composite Squadron participated in the joint “Charlington” Cadet Competition team, providing more
than half the members.
3. Challenger I Cadet Squardon built morale with a late summer three-day tour of
Langley, Ft Eustis, Norfolk Naval Station where we exercised our team leadership
skills at the advanced Leadership Reaction Course.
4. Challenger I Cadet Squardon members attended National Cadet Special Activities
as students, instructors, and staff. Cadets graduated high school and went to
colleges and military institutions, college age cadets became senior members.
5. Challenger I Cadet Squardon member Cadet Joshua Li was received the Spaatz
award in a Pentagon ceremony at the end of December.

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APPENDICES
Appendix I – Emergency Services Data And Statistics

Director of Operations
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
CIS Officer
Homeland Security Officer
Director of Emergency Services
Disaster Relief Officer
Emergency Services Training Officer

Col Jane E. Davies
Maj Paul Schuda
Lt Col Thomas Janisco
Lt Col Keith Zuegel
Capt Sean Green
Vacant
Vacant

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2017 – December 201
Operations
1. Executing the Emergency Services mission National Capital Wing:
• Flew a total of 890.9 hours.
• Flew 60 sorties in support of Homeland Security customers.
o 48 sorties for FALCON VIRGO missions
o 10 sorties for FERTILE KEYNOTE missions
o 2 sorites for DENALI missions.
• Flew sensor missions and low-level route survey missions
• Flew 152 cadet orientation flights
• Supported the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
(HSEMA) during the January 2017 Inauguration of President Donald J.
Trump.
• Supported the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National
Response Coordination Center (NRCC) during hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
• Transported an FAA employee from Joint Base Andrews MD to Pope Army
Airfield NC for further tansportation via USAF C-5A to Puerot Rico during
Hurricane Maria.
Search and Rescue
1. No data provided by OPR.
Disaster Relief
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Homeland Security
Mission #
17-1-4834
17-1-4246
17-1-4460
17-1-4808
17-1-4966
17-1-5156
17-1-5363
17-1-5596

Date
19-Apr-17
6-Feb-17
6-Mar-17
25-Apr-17
16-May-17
13-Jun-17
9-Jul-17
14-Aug-17

Name
Denali 17-02
Falcon Virgo 17-05
Falcon Virgo 17-06
Falcon Virgo 17-07
Falcon Virgo 17-08
Falcon Virgo 17-09
Falcon Virgo 17-10
Falcon Virgo 17-11

Sorties
2
4
4
12
4
4
8
4

Mission #
17-1-5742
18-1-3490
18-1-3645
18-1-3840
17-1-4809A
17-1-5802
17-1-5823
17-1-5827

Date
11-Sep-17
18-Oct-17
14-Nov-17
11-Dec-17
27-Apr-17
21-Sep-17
26-Sep-17
28-Sep-17

Name
Falcon Virgo 17-12
Falcon Virgo 18-01
Falcon Virgo 18-02
Falcon Virgo 18-03
Fertile Keynote 17-314
Fertile Keynote 17-327
Fertile Keynote 17-328
Fertile Keynote 17-329

Sorties
4
4
4
4
2
2
3
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Table 2 – Homeland Security Missions

1. On 3 Jan 2017, Lt Col Pete Hantelman was awarded Civil Air Patrol's Homeland
Security Ribbon with 3 silver clasps for participating in 165 homeland security
missions. Lt Col Hantelman served as National Capital Wing’s Homeland
Security Officer since 2011 and tranferred to Mississippi Wing.

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Appendix II – Aerospace Education Data And Statistics
Director of Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education

Lt Col Rhoda C. Wharton
Col Richard J. Cooper

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2017 – December 2017
Internal Aerospace Education
1. Executing the Internal Aerospace Education mission National Capital Wing:
• Retained 4 Aerospace Education Members
• Earned 4 Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) Awards
• Held 3 Career Days
• Supported the DC National Guard Capital Guardian Youth Challenge
Program
• Participated in the Joint Base Andrews MD Airshow
• Provided support at the award ceremony for Dr. Jeff Montgomery receiving
the 2017 Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Jr. Award for Aerospace Education
Leadership from the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education
(NCASE) at the Capital Visitors Center.
• Held 11 Other Aerospace Activities
External Aerospace Education
1. Executing theExternal Aerospace Education mission National Capital Wing:
• Sponsored 28 External STEM Activities
• Made 3 CAP Presentations At High Schools
• Supported the Air Force Association Conference
• Participated in the YMCA Thingamajig Invention Convention: inspires
children to utilize their creativity and strategic thinking skills and ask “What
If…”

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Appendix III – Cadet Programs Data and Statistics
Director of Cadet Programs
Cadet Program Development Officer
Cadet Activities Officer
Drug Demand Reduction Officer

Maj Joseph S. Frech
Capt Kevin Matthews
Capt Sean Green
Lt Col Rhoda C. Wharton

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2017 – December 2017
Cadet Programs
1. National Capital Wing:
• Had 28 basic encampment attendees
• Members earned milestone awards
o Wright Brothers - 19
o Mitchell – 5
o Earhart – 3
o Eaker – 3
o Spaatz – Joshua Li of Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron
• Members recived 3 service academy appointments
• Had 10 members enter college
• Had an active Honor Guard
• Participated in CyberPatriot
• Beta tested CAPs participation in the JROTC Academic Challenge
• Five of Six Squadrons earning the Quality Cadet Unit Award
Cadet Activities
1. National Capital Wing:
• Members attended 31 NCSA activities
• Arlington Composite Squadron hosted the annual CAP Memorial Service at
the Air Force Memorial
• Supported the Air Force 70th Anniversary Pentagon Celebration
• Andrews Composite Squadron hosted Air Cadet League of Canada Cadets
• Andrews Composite Squadron support an activity of First Lady Melania
Trump
Drug Demand Reduction
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix IV – Logistics Data and Statistics
Director of Logistics
Supply Officer
Transportation Officer
Maintenance Officer

Lt Col John E. Davies
Lt Col John E. Davies
Lt Col John E. Davies
Lt Col John E. Davies

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2017 – December 2017
Supply
1. During 2017 National Capital Wing completed the annual inventory for the Wing
and all squadrons with two items (television and Garmin GPS) unaccounted for.
The Fairfax Composite Squadron received a donation from the Air Force
Association of two laptops for use by the squadrons Cyber Patriot program. The
Wing Headquarters procured a video camera and router in order to upgrade its
Video Teleconference capability which significantly increased participation in
monthly staff calls and provides the capability to conduct operations from the
Wing Headquarters.
2. Property retired during 2017 included four televisions, five printers, the Garmin
GPS and a monitor/observation system.
3. The Wing received a Staff Assistance Visit in December 2017 with no
deficiencies in Supply or Transportation but two discrepancies noted on the
documentation of real property which were quickly remedied.
4. During Subordinate Unit Inspections of the squadrons during 2017 an issue of
adequate storage space was noted for two units. Efforts are underway to find
suitable storage areas which are secure and accessible.
Transportation
1. In December 2017 the Wing received two new vans which were assigned to
Challenger and Tuskegee squadrons. These additions to the NATCAP fleet will
permit the retirement of all older vans. NATCAP continues to support National
Headquarters with vehicles for International Air Cadet Exchange, Middle East
Region/Roland Butler Flight Academy (a National cadet special activity),
Wreaths Across America, Tri-Wing Encampment, and squadron events. A total of
23,041 miles were driven on 12 National Capital Wing vehicles in 2017. 59% of
the missions were in support cadet activities; 25% for administrative missions and
10% for mission support activities.
Maintenance
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix V – Communications Data and Statistics

Director of Communications
Communications Training Officer

1Lt Daniel R. Frattin
Vacant

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2017 – December 2017
Communications Operations
1. No data provided by OPR.
Communications Facilities and Equipment
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix VI – Professional Development Data and Statistics
Director of Professional Development

Lt Col William Eliason

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2017 – December 2017
Professional Development
1. On 4 Jan 2017, National Capital Wing Vice Commander Lt. Col. J. D. Ellis
presented Arlington Composite Squadron member Lt Col Sadauskas a plaque and
new membership card in recognition of 50-years membership in Civil Air Patrol.

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Appendix VII – Staff Officers - Data and Statistics
Director of Administration
Personnel Officer
Recruiting and Retention Officer
Plans and Programs Coordinator
Public Affairs Officer
Director of Information Technology
Finance Officer
Chaplain
Historian
Health Services Officer
Antiterrorism Officer

Capt Gina Nguyen
Maj Stu Backer
Maj Jerusha McLeod
1Lt Matthew Clayton
Lt Col Paul S. Cianciolo
Maj Steven J. Pruskowski
Maj Mary Sherrer
Lt Col Michael E. Strickland
Lt Col Kenneth M. Laursen
Vacant
Lt Col Shaun Adams

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2017 – December 2017
Administration
1. No data provided by OPR.
Personnel
1. On 3 Jan 2017, National Capital Wing Commander Col Bruce Heinlein presided
over an awards ceremony at National Capital Wing HQ, presenting Lt Col Pete
Hantelman Civil Air Patrol's Homeland Security Ribbon with 3 silver clasps for
participating in 165 homeland security missions.
2. On 4 Jan 2017, National Capital Wing Vice Commander Lt. Col. Janon D. Ellis
presided over an awards ceremony at Arlington Composite Squadron, presenting
Lt Col Thomas Sadauskas a plaque and new membership card in recognition of
50-years membership in Civil Air Patrol.
3. On 26 Jan 2017, C/Maj. Clare Porter relinquished cadet command of Mount
Vernon Composite Squadron to C/1Lt Harrison Cox, and C/MSgt Nathan McCale
was appointed C/1st Sgt.
4. On 26 Jan 2017, National Capital Wing Vice Commander Lt. Col. Janon D. Ellis
presided over an awards ceremony at Mount Vernon Composite Squadron,
presenting outgoing cadet commander C/Maj. Clare Porter the Commander’s
Commendation Award for Outstanding Performance for her service as cadet
commander.
5. In February, Fairfax Composite Squadron C/1Lt Timothy Park received
appointments to four service academies. C/1Lt Park must decide between the
United States Military Academy (West Point, NY), the United States Naval
Academy (Annapolis, MD), the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado
Springs, CO), or the United States Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT).
6. On 11 March 2017, Col Bruce B. Heinlein relinquished command of National
Capital Wing to Col Janon D. Ellis.
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7. On 1 June 2017, Lt Col Bryan Pettigrew relinquished command of Andrews
Composite Squadron to Lt Col Bruce Hack.
Award
Cadet of the Year
Cadet Junior Officer of the Year
Cadet NCO of the Year
Frank G. Brewer Memorial
Aerospace Award Cadet Member

Winner
C/Capt Leigh Lennon
Arlington Composite Squadron (DC026)
C/2d Lt Sarah Himes
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron (DC060)
C/CMSgt Isabella Altieri
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron (DC060)
Cadet Nicholas Johnson
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron (DC045)

Table 3 – 2016 Cadet Individual Awards (Awarded March 2017)

Award
Lt Col Thomas M. Stonehouse
Service Award
Col Costello N. Robinson CAP
Lifetime Achievement Award
Col Costello N. Robinson CAP
Lifetime Achievement Award
Col Costello N. Robinson CAP
Lifetime Achievement Award
Senior Member of the Year
Property Manager of the Year
Senior Chaplain of the Year
Chaplain of the Year
Frank G. Brewer Memorial
Aerospace Award Senior Member
Frank G. Brewer Memorial
Aerospace Award Lifetime
Achievement
Jack Sorenson Cadet Programs
Officer of the Year
Drug Demand Reduction Member of
the Year
Communications Officer of the Year
Safety Officer of the Year
Unit Public Affairs Officer of the
Year

Winner
1st Lt Bebe G. Finkenstaedt
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron (DC060)
Maj Paul F. Schuda
National Capital Wing Headquarters (DC001)
Maj John J. LaJeunesse
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron (DC045)
Capt Kenneth W. Horton
Andrews Composite Squadron (DC033)
Col Jane Davies
National Capital Wing Headquarters (DC001)
Lt Col John E. Davies
National Capital Wing Headquarters (DC001)
Ch (Lt Col) Michael E. Strickland
National Capital Wing Headquarters (DC001)
Ch (Lt Col) James L Lowther
Andrews Composite Squadron (DC033)
Col Richard Cooper
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron (DC060)
Maj Paul F. Schuda
National Capital Wing Headquarters (DC001)
TSgt Trevor Coady
Andrews Composite Squadron (DC033)
1st Lt Hector Bird
Arlington Composite Squadron (DC026)
1st Lt Daniel Frattin
Arlington Composite Squadron (DC026)
Lt Col Gene Cartier
Arlington Composite Squadron (DC026)
2nd Lt Jaime Loizzo
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron (DC051)
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Award
Edwin Lewis Incident Staff Member
of the Year
Professional Development Officer of
the Year
Inspector General of the Year

Winner
Lt Col Daniel R. Kirby
National Capital Wing Headquarters (DC001)
Lt Col Bruce D. Hack
Andrews Composite Squadron (DC033)
Capt Ayhan Akbel
National Capital Wing Headquarters (DC001)

Table 4 – 2016 Senior Member Individual Awards (Awarded March 2017)

Award
Squadron of Merit
Paul Turner Safety Award
Ground Team of the Year

Winner
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron (DC060)
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron (DC060)

Table 5 – 2016 Unit Awards (Awarded March 2017)

Recruiting and Retention
1. No data provided by OPR.
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron DC051
1. Tuskegee Composite Squadron used a variety of online marketing tools for
recruiting: VolunteerMatch.com, LinkedIn.com, CapVolunteer.com, and direct
emails. From 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2017, 13 new members were successfully recruited;
two cadets and 11 seniors. The most successful recruiting tool was the
VolunteerMatch.com service. On 20 March, Tuskegee Squadron hosted an open
house, preceded by manned recruiting stations at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
DC Commissary and Exchange. Nine prospective cadets and six prospective adult
members (active or Cadet Support Members) joined Tuskegee cadets and seniors
at the event, where they observed and participated an ice breakers game,
formations, and flight simulators. In August, two senior members, Maj Jacob
Gerstein and Maj Collen McCormick (National Headquarters member with
additional duty at Tuskegee Composite Squadron), presented Targeted Recruiting
and the Re-imagining of the Senior Member Experience at the 2017 National CAP
Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The presentation was well received. They both
also presented on this topic during an April 2017 webinar. According to CAP
senior and cadet membership statistical reports, Tuskegee Composite Squadron
senior members had an annual growth of 41 in 2017, and is credited with 19 new
senior members, and 41 retained. Cadet membership totaled 15 in 2017, with 15
retained.
Plans and Programs
1. National Capital Wing held an annual conference at the Air National Guard
Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews MD, on 11 March 2017. In addition to
Commander’s Call and a safety update, there were seminars on multiple topics.



FALCON VIRGO – AFNORTH and JADOC, Their Perspective
Ground Direction Finding Hands-on Exercise
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See and Avoid – Midair Collision of a Cessna 150 and F-16
Google Apps Demonstration and Capabilities
High-Frequency Operations and Planning for Digital Communications
Operating Without Infrastructure
Chaplain and CDI Meeting
Cadet Summit
• IACE
• Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp Live
• Cybersecurity
• Academic Bowl

2. The Conference was followed by the annual awards banquet held at the The
Bolling Club at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling DC.
Public Affairs
1. No data provided by OPR.
Information Technology
1. No data provided by OPR.
Finance
1. No data provided by OPR.
Chaplain
1. Chaplain (Lt Col) Michael Strickland served as Wing Chaplain throughout the year.
2. Chaplain (Maj) Kraig Smith was appointed Tuskegee Composite Squadron (DC051) Chaplain 15 Aug 2017
3. Lt Col Robert Gordon was appointed Mount Vernon Composite Squadron (DC054) Character Development Instructor (CDI) 15 Sep 2017
4. Chaplain Strickland participated in the annual CAP Memorial Service held at the
Air Force Memorial on 22 April 2017, and served as chaplain for:


Spaatz Association winter banquet on 4 March 2017.



Roland Butler Flight Academy at Ft Pickett VA 1-9 July 2017



CAP support to FEMA Headquarters 4-12 September 2017 under missions
17-1-5689 and 17-1-5689A under Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

Historian
1. Lt Col Kenneth Laursen served as Wing Historian throughout 2017.
2. SM Arthur Barker was appointed Arlington Composite Squadron (DC-026)
History Officer 13 Jun 2018

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3. Maj Trent Bigler was appointed Arlington Composite Squadron (DC-026)
Assistant History Officer 13 Jun 2018
4. SM Marc Henderson was appointed Tuskegee Composite Squadron (DC-051)
History Officer 2 Apr 2018
5. SM Sonja Cossio was appointed Tuskegee Composite Squadron (DC-051)
Assistant History Officer 23 Apr 2018
6. Published 2016 Annual Wing History on 1 Apr 2017
Health Services
1. No data provided by OPR.
Antiterrorism
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix VIII – Special Staff Officers Data and Statistics
Inspector General
Safety
Government Relations
Legal

Capt Ayhan Akbel
Lt Col James Carr
Lt Col Antonio J. Barroso
Lt Col Craig A. Griffith

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 – December 2016
Inspector General
1. On 10 Feb 2017, National Capital Wing inspectors conducted a Subordinate Unit
Inspection (SUI) of Mount Vernon Composite Squadron at Davison Army
Airfield, Fort Belvoir VA.
Safety
1. The National Capital Wing Safety Program is administered by LtCol James Carr.
We are currently looking for a replacement for Lt Col Jeff Geller, who left the
position of Assistant Director of Safety to fill another Wing Staff position.
2. National Capital Wing met most of its 2017 safety goals. Safety Surveys and
Safety days were completed on time. All units have a Safety Officer and a Cadet
Safety Officer or NCO assigned. Some units have more than one cadet filling the
positions. At the beginning of the year, we published a Safety Goal, Wing Safety
Letter, a 15 Passenger Van Operating Letter, a revised Accident Notification
Letter, and a Safety Officer Roster for the Wing. A member of the Wing Safety
Staff participated in Subordinate Unit Inspections. A handout is available for
newly assigned Squadron Safety Officers. When requested, face to face training
assistance is provided.
3. In 2017 National Capital Wing had a total of nine mishaps. Three were minor
bodily injury mishaps involving cadets. A fourth involved a senior member who
was an aircraft crew member. There was one vehicle mishap that involved
backing into a mailbox, with no damage to the vehicle. While there are four
aircraft mishaps listed in SIRS, two are the same mishap involving a CAP-USAF
pilot and our aircraft. This involved two blown tires on landing. One mishap
involved a tail tie down ring strike on a short field takeoff practice. The fourth
was a crack found on the nose gear attaching point during maintenance.
Government Relations
1. No data provided by OPR.
Legal
1. No data provided by OPR.

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Appendix IX – Unit Data and Statistics
Operational Area
1. National Capital Wing does not support a state government. The District of
Columbia, the state-equivalent government supported by National Capital Wing is
an entity of the federal government. All federal customers other than the District
of Columbia government consider the geographic area defined in the National
Capital Region (NCR) Planning Act of 1952 as a single jurisdiction. National
Capital Wing supports federal customers throughout the NCR.

Figure 7 – National Capital Region (NCR)

2. Within this operational area National Capital Wing has a wing headquarters and six
squadrons.


National Capital Wing Headquarters (DC001) occupies facilities located on
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, District of Columbia. (Figure 2 Reference A)



Arlington Composite Squadron (DC026) meets at the Arlington Career
Center, Arlington, Virginia. (Figure 2 Reference B)



Andrews Composite Squadron (DC033) occupies facilities on Joint Base
Andrews, Maryland. (Figure 2 Reference C)



Mount Vernon Composite Squadron (DC045) occupies facilities on Davison
Army Airfield, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. (Figure 2 Reference D)



Tuskegee Cadet Squadron (DC051) occupies facilities located on Joint Base
Anacostia-Bolling, District of Columbia. (Figure 2 Reference A)
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Fairfax Composite Squadron (DC053) meets at an American Legion Post in
Fairfax, Virginia. (Figure 2 Reference E)



Challenger I Cadet Squadron (DC060) meets at the Nannie J. Lee Recreation
Center, Alexandria, Virginia. (Figure 2 Reference F)

B

E

A
C
F

D

Figure 8 – Unit Locations

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Organization Chart

Figure 9 – Organizational Chart

Command Listing
Unit Charter Number
DC001
DC026
DC033
DC045
DC051
DC053
DC060

Unit Name
National Capital Wing
Arlington Composite Squadron
Andrews Composite Squadron
Mt. Vernon Composite Squadron
Tuskegee Cadet Squadron
Fairfax Composite Squadron
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron

Table 6 – Command Listing

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Commander
Colonel Janon D. Ellis
Maj Aaron Newman
Lt Col Bruce Hack
Lt Col William Eliason
Maj Jacob Gerstein
1Lt Chris Freedlander
1Lt Bebe Finkenstaedt