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Mt. Airy cadet attends new glider camp in West Virginia

September 24, 2018 — PETERSBURG, W. Va. – Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. Raegan Buzzard of Maryland Wing’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron took advantage of a new glider minicamp offered by a little-known private asset located within the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. The Eastern Soaring Center is owned and operated […]

Maryland Wing teams provide aid in the Carolinas

September 20, 2018 – BALTIMORE – Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol members are in their fifth day of providing aid to the victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina with additional members are being deployed to North Carolina.  As of this afternoon, Maryland POD teams have distributed 26,676 meals and 64,336 bottles of clean water, […]

Maryland Wing crews deploy to North Carolina for disaster relief mission

  September 15, 2018 – BALTIMORE –Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol members headed to North Carolina today to assist with disaster relief following Hurricane Florence. The ground team members, departed from College Park Airport, and are traveling to North Carolina with plans to serve as members of a point of distribution team for a number […]

Maryland Wing relocates aircraft ahead of Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. — BALTIMORE – Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing members are making preparation efforts to respond to Hurricane Florence. The Maryland Wing is currently monitoring the storm closely and in close cooperation with our other Wings is relocating aircraft and vehicles to safer areas where they will be able to […]

Maryland Wing prepares for Tropical Storm Florence

September 9, 2018 11:00 a.m. – BALTIMORE — As Tropical Storm Florence heads towards the East Coast of the United States, Civil Air Patrol members in Maryland are actively preparing for the possible effects from the storm.  Col. Joe Winter, Maryland Wing commander, has activated a warning order signaling squadrons and aircrews to begin immediate […]

Charles squadron says goodbye to its cadet commander

September 6, 2018 — INDIAN HEAD, Md. — Civil Air Patrol’s Charles Composite Squadron recently said goodbye to the squadron’s cadet commander, Cadet Lt. Col. Tyler Whitsett as he starts college this fall after receiving a full Air Force scholarship to the University of Tampa. Lt. Col. Carlos Montague, representing the Maryland Wing commander, and […]

Two Martin squadron cadets achieve first solo in aircraft

September 5, 2018 – MIDDLE RIVER, Md.  – Two Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron completed a major milestone in their flight training:  their first solo. Cadet 2nd Lt. Nicholas Korotunow graduated from the 2018 Robert Ayres Memorial Flight Scholarship Program (formally Maryland Wing Solo School). Korotunow was one […]

Reed named Civil Air Patrol’s 2018 Senior Member of the Year

August 28, 2018 — ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lt. Col. Brenda Reed, Maryland Wing chief of staff, was named the 2018 Civil Air Patrol Senior Member of the Year during the CAP national conference in Anaheim, Calif.  This lifetime achievement award was presented by Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP national commander, during the conference banquet program […]

Whang named Civil Air Patrol’s 2018 Historian of the Year

August 28, 2018 — ANAHEIM, Calif. — Capt. Patrick Whang, Maryland Wing historian, was named 2018 Civil Air Patrol Historian of the Year during the national conference held in Anaheim, Calif., for his outstanding efforts as wing historian in Maryland. Whang has revitalized the wing’s historical program in his first year as wing historian.  A […]

Maryland Wing members earn national public affairs awards

August 27, 2018 — ANAHEIM, Calif. — Top Civil Air Patrol public affairs officers, led by the Indiana Wing’s Maj. William Vendramin, were honored today at the ninth annual PAO Conference, held in Anaheim, California, in conjunction with the 2018 National Conference. Vendramin’s April 2017 Facebook campaign to publicize CAP and the Indiana Wing’s public […]

Maryland Wing concludes weekend-long search and rescue exercise

August 26, 2018 – HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol concluded a successful weekend search and rescue exercise with 85 members from across the state conducting operations in three areas: Hagerstown, Westminster and Jug Bay just outside Bowie. This was a task-based exercise, focusing on completing qualifications for trainees and honing the skills […]

Update: Maryland Wing assists with crash site in Westminster

August 19, 2018 — WESTMINSTER, Md. — Update on Westminster crash site operations:  Carroll Composite Squadron was relieved this morning by members from Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron to continue crash site surveillance. They were accompanied by Lt.Col. Bob Midkiff and Maj. Mike Zabetakis. At 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning all teams were released from the scene […]

Maryland Wing assists with crash site in Westminster

August 18, 2018 — WESTMINSTER, Md. — Maryland State Police requested Civil Air Patrol support to secure a crash site Saturday afternoon. Shortly before 11:00 a.m., a 2-seat ultralight crashed after takeoff from a grass field on Baugher Road. State police officials and emergency responders pronounced the two occupants of the ultralight deceased at the […]

Maryland Wing solo school marks its 28th anniversary of training cadet pilots

August 11, 2018 — HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Over the skies of Hagerstown, Md., six Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing cadets flew in Cessna 172 aircraft with the goal of soloing for the first time. This event was the culmination of their training and study. The cadets, from all around Maryland, participated in the Maryland Wing […]

Many careers in one: Aviation and Joe Toskes have been good for each other

August 6, 2018 — Specialization doesn’t cut it in GA the way it does in other fields. Many who have survived and prospered in aviation have done so by developing a diverse set of skills, adapting to a competitive business known for its economic sensitivities. The GA way of life starts early—think of the high […]

St. Mary’s squadron leader takes command of Navy test pilot school

August 8, 2018 – PATUXENT RIVER, Md.  U.S. Navy Commander Glenn Rioux, a member of Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol’s St. Mary’s Composite Squadron, took command of the United States Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md., during a ceremony in July 2018. This legendary institution educates 70 national and international […]

Profiles in Leadership – Lt. Col. Bob Midkiff – Quality leaders inspire others to succeed!

August 7, 2018 – GRANITE, Md. – It is well known that there are many different types of leaders. It is impossible to follow only one aspect of leadership. The lines that define and separate leadership styles are frequently blurred as effective and successful leaders combine and adapt to qualities of the many leadership attributes. […]

Purdie appointed new Martin squadron cadet commander

August 1, 2018 – MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – The Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron, a unit in the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol appointed Cadet 1st Lt. Valerie Purdie as its new cadet commander during a ceremony on July 5, 2018. Purdie accepted command from Cadet Capt. Greggor Hines. She joined the squadron in December […]

Maryland Wing members join international cadets on C-17 flight

July 24, 2018 — MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – Nine members from Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol joined cadets from six different countries who are currently visiting the Middle East Region with the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) flew on a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft courtesy of the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National […]

Maryland Wing pilots – pursuing excellence while maintaining proficiency

July 15, 2018 – CALIFORNIA, Md. – Twenty Civil Air Patrol pilots and staff personnel from across Maryland attended Maryland Wing’s flight clinic held in the Walter Francis Duke Terminal Building at St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on June 30, 2018. The clinic was directed by Lt. Col. Peter Loewenheim, Maryland Wing’s standardization and evaluation […]

Mt. Airy Composite Squadron cadets embrace new challenges

July 4, 2018 — MOUNT AIRY, Md. – Cadets from the Mount Airy Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, proudly display a “can do” attitude and commitment to excellence. Following the cadet program mission to transform youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders, our cadets are young leaders-in-training who think […]

Civil Air Patrol cadets come to Maryland to sharpen cyber skills in National Security Agency’s backyard

July 1, 2018 — LAUREL, Md. – Near one hundred Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets and adults have gathered at the District of Columbia National Guard’s Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy, just outside of Fort George G. Meade, for an intensive week of cyber security skills training. Named the Cyber Defense Training Academy (CDTA), this […]

Profiles in Leadership – Lt. Col. David Roberts shares a valuable asset: knowledge

June 21, 2018 – GRANITE, Md. – The knowledge bank of any organization includes its members in addition to its systems. Our members are essential to Civil Air Patrol’s continued success. Through knowledge management of internal and external communication, information systems such as data resources, corporate knowledge and educational resources CAP enhances individual and organizational […]

Southern Maryland CAP squadrons collaborate to support Air Expo at NAS Patuxent River

June 19, 2018 — PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — St. Mary’s Composite and Calvert Cadet squadrons, units of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, joined forces to showcase CAP mission and volunteer opportunities at the 2018 Patuxent River Air Expo. Twenty MDWG volunteers supported the Friday rehearsal followed by the two-day expo which took place at […]

Profiles in Leadership: Capt. Kevin Harris – from cadet to squadron commander

5/17/2018 — GRANITE, Md. — There are many facets to becoming a good leader. One characteristic not often addressed is the need for a leader to have compassion and go through an important transformation. Bill George, the widely respected former CEO of Medtronic calls it going from “I” to “we.” Compassionate leaders live to help […]

Cadet wins both competitions during Maryland Wing Cadet Speak-Off 2018

5/16/2018 — GRANITE, Md. — Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Logan Carter of the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, won first place in both competitions during the recent Maryland Wing Cadet Speak-Off, an annual speech competition designed to promote the basics of public speaking in a competitive environment.  […]

Howard squadron members tour the USCG Cutter Eagle

5/15/2018 — CURTIS BAY, Md. —  Civil Air Patrol members of Howard Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, shared the unique opportunity to tour the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX-327) based at the U. S. Coast Guard Yard located in Curtis Bay, Md. The tour was coordinated by the […]

Arundel squadron cadet Fangio achieves the Amelia Earhart Award

5/15/2018 – GLEN BURNIE, Md. – Civil Air Patrol Cadet Capt. Matthew Fangio of the Arundel Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, has earned the Amelia Earhart Award, which he was presented during a recent squadron meeting in Glen Burnie. With this award, Fangio was promoted to the grade of cadet captain. Named […]

Capt. Joe Toskes awarded FAA Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award

5/11/2018 – MIDDLE RIVER, Md. — Civil Air Patrol’s Capt. Joe Toskes, Maryland Wing’s aircraft maintenance officer, has received the distinguished Federal Aviation Administration’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.   The award, presented by Mr. John Berry from the Baltimore Flight Standards District Office during the Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron awards meeting on April 19 […]

Mt. Airy Composite Squadron heralds in a change of cadet command

4/27/2018 — MOUNT AIRY, Md. — Mount Airy Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, held a change of cadet command ceremony at the Mt. Airy Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10076. Cadet 1st Lt. Raegan Buzzard, former cadet commander, passed the command to Cadet 2nd Lt. James Buchheit who accepted […]

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