Welcome to Arlington Composite Squadron DC-026 of the Civil Air Patrol.
- Arlington Composite Squadron meetings cancelled for Dec 21st and 28th, 2016 (12/19/2016)
With the winter holiday activities upon us squadron command has decided to cancel the December 21st and 28th meetings. Squadron command hopes everyone enjoys a safe holiday and looks forward to seeing everyone after the new year in 2017.
- Arlington Composite Squadron celebrates the Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary (12/7/2016)
The Civil Air Patrol celebrated its 75th anniversary last Thursday, Dec 1st since being formally established by Administrative Order 9 in 1941. This year has seen many events celebrating three quarters of a century of dedicated CAP volunteer service to this nation and its defense, but it wasn’t until the day itself (or the Wednesday before) that the magnitude of the history hit our home squadron DC-026 in Arlington, VA.
Taking a break from our regularly scheduled squadron activities we spent the meeting celebrating our proud service by making merry with our friends and fellow members. Our squadron commander, Maj Newman, delivered a short exposition on the history of CAP, its contributions to the nation, and its continued growth. All in all, we are proud of the organization we are a part of and look forward to continuing to serve and watching it grow in the future.
Today, a week later, we remember the “day which will live in infamy.” Just six days after Civil Air Patrol was formed, the naval base in Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese fighter aircraft. An active, available coastal patrol had never been so important. The members of Civil Air Patrol served their country to the best of their abilities in the midst of the second World War and continue to serve today in a changing world.
by C/1st Lt L. Lennon
- Meeting cancelled for 23 November 2016 (11/21/2016)
With the Thanksgiving holiday activities upon us squadron command has decided to cancel this Wednesday’s (November 23rd) meeting. Squadron command hopes everyone enjoys a safe holiday and looks forward to seeing everyone for the CAP 75th Anniversary party on Nov 30th.