Civil Air Patrol
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Awards and camaraderie highlight an evening at Upper Montgomery’s annual banquet

April 28, 2019 — DAMASCUS, Md. — Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, recently held their annual awards banquet. Festivities were held at the Montgomery United Methodist Church in Damascus, Md. The evening provided opportunities for members and their families to become more familiar with CAP’s programs, services […]

Maryland Wing prepares members for emergency services

April 6, 2019 – GRANITE, Md. – Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing offered a weekend of emergency services training to its members April 6-7. Fifty cadets and senior members from squadrons across the state gathered for the wing’s Emergency Services Academy to learn how to operate radios, proper radio etiquette and gain hands-on experience on […]

Harford squadron cadet receives prestigious Mitchell Award

March 21, 2019 – ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – Civil Air Patrol Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Caleb Eyler, a member of Maryland Wing’s Harford Composite Squadron, was promoted to cadet second lieutenant and received the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award at the March 18, 2019, squadron meeting. Lt. Col. David E. Roberts, squadron commander, presented the […]

5 Carroll squadron cadets achieve milestone awards

March 20, 2019 – WESTMINSTER, Md. – Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing’s Carroll Composite Squadron are recognized for achieving milestone awards as part of the CAP cadet program during a recent ceremony in Westminster, Md. Congratulations to Cadet 2nd Lieutenants Katherine Grasley and Nicholas Stallcup, both awarded the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award; Cadet Captains […]

Harford squadron cadet accepted into U.S. Air Force Academy

March 17, 2019 – ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – Homeschooler and Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. Jake Hannas has accepted his appointment to the prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.! The U.S. Air Force Academy is among the most selective colleges in the United States. The USAF Academy offers a four-year […]

St. Mary’s squadron cadet wins grand prize at St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair

March 10, 2019 – GREAT MILLS, Md.-  Can you design a better cast for a broken arm? Do pyramids really have healing powers? Can you tell if a person is walking or running just by looking at footprints? These problems CAN be solved. Sometimes the solutions are found at local and national science fairs. Middle […]

St. Mary’s members attend final salute to former President George H. W. Bush

January 3, 2019 – WASHINGTON, DC — Three members from Civil Air Patrol’s St. Mary’s Composite Squadron, a unit in Maryland Wing, attended the lying in state and final salute to former President George H. W. Bush on December 5, 2018, at the U.S. Capitol. Early in the morning, Maj. David Webster, 1st Lt. Steve […]

Arundel squadron supports Wreaths Across America

December 29, 2018 — CROWNSVILLE, Md. — Civil Air Patrol’s Arundel Composite Squadron, a unit in Maryland Wing, hosted the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery on December 15, 2018.  With the approximately 4,400 community volunteers, 34 squadron members comprised of 26 cadets and 8 senior members placed wreaths on the headstones […]

Harford squadron participates in wreath-laying salute to veterans

December 15, 2018 —  HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. —  Members of Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing’s Harford Composite Squadron partnered with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization with the mission to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach the next generation the value of freedom, and placed 346 wreaths on the headstones of […]

Maryland Wing members gather in Ocean City for 2018 annual conference

November 11, 2018–OCEAN CITY, Md. –More than 250 Civil Air Patrol members from around the state recently gathered together for the annual Maryland Wing Conference. This year’s event was held over Veteran’s Day weekend at the Princess Royale Resort in Ocean City, Md. The weekend began on Friday evening with a welcome reception, providing a […]

St. Mary’s and Esperanza units march in Leonardtown Veteran’s Day parade

November 11, 2018 – LEONARDTOWN, Md. – Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol members from the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron and the Esperanza Middle School Flight marched in the local Veterans Day parade, held Sunday, November 11, 2018, in Leonardtown, Md. The contingency of CAP members participating in this annual event included 21 cadets and 4 […]

Martin squadron cadets earn milestone awards

October 16, 2018 – MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron earned milestone awards as part of the CAP cadet program. Cadets James Demonte-Weckel and Felix Caratini both completed phase 2 of the cadet program, earning Gen. Billy Mitchell awards 69,178 and 69,244 respectively and promoting […]

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 […]

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