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Winchester Composite Squadron

Winchester Composite Squadron (Winchester, VA)

MAR-VA-040

 


Who We Are

The Winchester Composite Squadron is comprised of both cadets (12 to 21 years old) and senior members (18 and older). Our squadron currently has around 40 cadets and 24 senior members. Members of the Winchester Composite Squadron are comprised citizens from all occupations who believe in helping their community.

 

Our Meetings

Meetings are every Tuesday. Check our calendar for more details and contact us if you would like to visit! 

The agenda of our meetings vary on based on the fact that we serve three different, but equally important missions. We have provided below our monthly agenda of what we accomplish on Tuesday nights each month.

   Uniform      Senior Member Agenda  Cadet Agenda                            
 First Tuesday      Blues  Special Topic  Character Development
 Second Tuesday   ABUs   Emergency Services  Emergency Services
 Third Tuesday    ABUs  Aerospace Education  Aerospace Education
 Fourth Tuesday  PTUs  Special Topic  Physical Fitness
 Fifth Tuesday  TBD  Special Activity   Special Activity

Meetings cancellations are based on Frederick County Public Schools (VA) cancellation policy. We may meet virtually instead, contact us for details.

This is our mailing address. Please contact us for our separate meeting location/address! 

 

Contact Us / Join

Have further questions? Want to visit or contact us?

Email us at va040 @ vawg.cap.gov or call us at (540) 692-1443 or complete this form

 

Leadership

Commander: Maj Jacob Bixler (jacob.bixler @ vawg.cap.gov)

Deputy Commander for Seniors: Maj Chuck Chandler (charles.chandler @ vawg.cap.gov)

Deputy Commander for Cadets: Lt Col Matt Creese (matthew.creese @ vawg.cap.gov)

 

Calendar 

 

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Photos: https://photos.cap.gov/Mid-Atlantic-Region/Virginia-Wing/Squadrons/MAR-VA-040/

Old photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/winchestervacap/albums

In the News

 

Wreaths Across America

Each year our squadron coordinates a wreath laying ceremony through the Wreaths Across America program for our nation's veterans. Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. We participate in their mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, in taking part of a wreath laying ceremony on the third Saturday of December, while this very same event occurs in veteran cemeteries at other locations and in all 50 states. We lay wreaths at the Winchester National Cemetery, honoring and remembering our nation's veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us.

This event is made possible by the donations of individual wreath sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer truckers. No government funding is received.

Winchester National Cemetery has 5,561 graves. 

2022 - 1,675 wreaths sponsored (click here for photos from the event)

2021

2020

2019 - 3,033 wreaths sponsored 

2018 - 1,600 wreaths sponsored

2017 - 1,500 wreaths sponsored

2016 - 2,500 wreaths sponsored

2015 - 612 wreaths sponsored

 

In the News: 

CyberPatriot XV (2022 - 2023)

Our squadron is honored to compete in the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot, the national youth cyber education program, for the last several years.

Click here for photos where we competed in the state round in December 2022. 

Click here for an article from 2021, being in the top 10 from the state round. 

High Altitude Balloon Challenge

Our squadron participated in the high altitude balloon challenge in 2021 and 2022. 

Click here for 2022 experiment video.

Click here for 2021 experiment video.

(Click here for 2021 news release)

American Rocketry Challenge 

Our squadron is participating in the 2023 American rocketry challenge. Stay tuned for updates! 

Unit Awards and Recognition

Quality Cadet Unit Award: 6 times, the last four years in a row (2014, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) (Click here for 2021 news release)

Aerospace Education Achievement Award: The last two years in a row (2021, 2022) (Click here for 2021 news release)

VAWG Commander's Challenge: 3rd Place - 2020, 1st Place - 2021 (Click here for 2020 news release)

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