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In this section of our website, you'll find recent News Releases from Civil Air Patrol's Virginia Wing as well as other announcements.  Please feel free to peruse the articles below! 

Prince William Supports National Public Lands Day

The National Park Service staff welcomed volunteers from various organizations early Saturday morning, September 21st, in support of the 2018 National Public Lands Day at Prince William Forest Park near Triangle, VA. Among the many volunteers, six members of Prince William Composite Squadron led by 1st. Lt. Sara Demyanovich and 2d. Lt. Kari Pewett were assigned to splitting wood with hydraulic wood splitters. The three-hour shift culminated in a pizza lunch with Park Rangers and Staff. Special thanks to those who supported this annual event. To the Stars, Prince William!

Tagged As: Cadets Seniors Volunteering

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Ground Teams Refresh Training ahead of Hurricane Florence

TRIANGLE, VA -  Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members of Virginia Wing, Group Three, rallied for emergency services ground team training last weekend beginning on Friday, September 7, 2018, at Prince William Forest Park near Triangle, VA, on the eve of Tropical Storm Florence. Each year, Group Three hosts an annual training “bivouac" (Army term for camping under the open skies) during the month of September to acquire or refresh skills, broaden capabilities, and quicken response time to emergency search and rescue requests issued by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) and the Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Farewell to NASA Legend Captain Tom Mariani

At Prince William, we are surrounded by members, seniors, and cadets, who contribute to our mission through their time utilizing their skills, knowledge base, and experience. We are a unit of legacy.  Capt Tom Mariani has been a member of Prince William Composite Squadron since 2011 and has served as our primary Aerospace Education Officer since June 2012 and as an Assistant Director of Aerospace Education to the wing since February 2015...

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Prince William Composite Squadron supports the 2017 Fall Search and Rescue Exercise

Twenty-five members of Prince William Composite Squadron of Manassas joined dozens of other Civil Air Patrol senior members and cadets in ground and air teams gathering early Saturday to flex the organization's search and rescue muscles in an exercise conducted from the Culpeper Regional Airport.  The scenario-based drill gave teams an opportunity for training and to hone skills needed in an actual search and rescue operation...

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