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 nearly 100 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. Bill Eliason.  To email the commander click hereOur deputy commander for cadets is Capt. Jimmy Kavanagh.  To email Capt. Kavanagh 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.

Important Note: Beginning July 1, 2015, a DOD I.D. card became required for base access.  Please contact one of the individuals above for assistance on gaining base access if you do not have a DOD I.D card.  Already a member?  A CAP I.D. alone is insufficient, so please work with squadron leadership to obtain a base visitor pass. 

Want to Join?

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


Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

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