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C/TSgt Moitoza completes solo glider flight as ‘pilot in command’

5/23/20 — PETERSBURG, WV — Cadet Technical Sergeant Luke Moitoza of Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing’s Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron in Germantown, Maryland completed his glider solo flight in a Schleicher ASK-1 at the Grant County Airport (W99) in Petersburg, West Virginia.  His parents watched while C/TSgt Moitoza was the pilot in command flying for fifteen […]

Maryland Wing continues COVID-19 support in Montgomery County

April 28, 2020 — SILVER SPRING, Md. — This week marks the sixth week that Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing’s Airmen have put volunteer service before self while supporting the COVID-19 mission in Maryland.  During this time, 50 MDWG members have stepped forward to support their communities with some commuting 55-mile one-way from St. Mary’s […]

Maryland Wing announces winners of the Photo of the Month contest for March 2020

March 15, 2020 — GRANITE, Md. — Maryland Wing announces the winning entries of the March 2020 Photo of the Month contest. This month’s winners feature Maryland Wing’s COVID-19 response efforts. For information on the Maryland Wing’s monthly photo contest, visit 1st Lt. Jeffrey Robertson, CAPPublic Affairs OfficerMaryland

Maryland Civil Air Patrol assists local health departments with planning and logistics

March 30, 2020 – SILVER SPRING, Md. — Civil Air Patrol members are assisting local communities in many ways as a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), such as transporting tests and assisting with food supplies to those in need.  In Maryland Wing, as part of the wing’s partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, CAP […]

Maryland Wing’s newest squadron serves homeschooled cadets

March 20, 2020 — GRANITE, Md. – Civil Air Patrol’s newest squadron in Maryland is a unique unit that meets during the weekday and its 19 charter members are part of the Baltimore-area homeschooling community.  Granite Cadet Squadron was officially chartered on February 27, 2020, although the members have been formally meeting since mid-September. The […]

Maryland Wing cadets receive Civil Air Patrol scholarships

March 11, 2020 — BALTIMORE – Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland were selected as 2020 Civil Air Patrol scholarship recipients for the academic year 2020.  Because of their outstanding academic efforts, each cadet was selected for respective academic merits and will be awarded a monetary scholarship between the amount of $1,000 and $2,000. Maryland […]

WWII-era Civil Air Patrol members receive Congressional Gold Medal

February 25, 2020 — BALTIMORE — Civil Air Patrol officials awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to First Sgt. Gerald L. Hill and Master Sgt. Essie Mae Thompson Hill for their service during World War II on Feb. 23. The couple’s son, retired Navy Capt. George J. Hill, and grandson retired Air Force Lt. Col. […]

Glenn L. Martin squadron hosts annual awards banquet

February 18, 2020 – ESSEX, Md. – Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron gathered on January 25 to recognize its members during the annual awards banquet in Essex, Md. The event concludes a great year of achievements, both from individual members and the squadron. Capt. Philip Vogelgesang, squadron commander, […]

Hagerstown squadron CyberPatriot team wins 3rd place competition

February 12, 2020 – HAGERSTOWN, Md.  – Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing’s Hagerstown Composite Squadron recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the 12th season of CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Established by AFA in 2009, CyberPatriot is designed to educate and motivate students toward careers in […]

Maryland Civil Air Patrol conducts tabletop training exercise to prepare for emergency response

February 8, 2020 — BALTIMORE — Twenty-two Civil Air Patrol members of Maryland Wing gathered at Martin State Airport to conduct a tabletop training exercise for search-and-rescue and disaster relief operations. A tabletop exercise differs from a full-scale exercise in that all aircraft and search teams are simulated, allowing for the search management team to […]

Local VFW post supports Civil Air Patrol in Harford County

February 1, 2020 — NORTH EAST, Md. — A local Veterans of Foreign Wars post donated funds to help Harford County’s Civil Air Patrol program. VFW Post 6027 recently provided $1,500 to help cover the costs of keeping Civil Air Patrol’s Harford Composite Squadron aircraft protected in a hanger during the winter months. Squadron Commander […]

Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol responds to emergency beacon

January 26, 2020 — ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Members of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol responded to an emergency callout this weekend for an activation of an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB).  These radio beacons, typically found aboard boats and ships, are designed to summon emergency aid in the event of an accident or […]

Cryptologic museum hosts Civil Air Patrol cadets

December 28, 2019 — FORT MEADE, Md. —  Civil Air Patrol cadets toured the National Cryptologic Museum Dec. 27 and learned about cryptology’s impact on history, and about potential careers in the field. Ten cadets, members of Maryland Wing’s Harford Composite Squadron from Aberdeen Proving Ground, saw a portion of the museum’s collection, which contains […]

Mount Airy squadron finishes successful 2019 with a first

December 27,  2019 – MOUNT AIRY, Md. – A persistent light rain did nothing to deter Civil Air Patrol members of Maryland Wing’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron from a chance to serve their community. The inaugural Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony at Pine Grove Chapel and Cemetery, one of 1,500 simultaneous ceremonies across the nation, commenced at […]

Arundel squadron supports Wreaths Across America in Crownsville

December 27, 2019 – CROWNSVILLE, Md.– The Arundel Composite Squadron, a unit of Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing, hosted the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Md., on December 14, 2019.  With the approximately 4,400 community volunteers, members of the Arundel Composite Squadron placed wreaths on the headstones of those interred at […]

Mount Airy squadron serves inaugural Wreaths Across America ceremony at Pine Grove Chapel

December 14, 2019 — MOUNT AIRY, Md. — A persistent light rain did nothing to deter members of Mount Airy Composite Squadron from a chance to serve their community. The inaugural Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony at Pine Grove Chapel and Cemetery commenced at noon without delay. Mount Airy squadron color guard members C/2nd Lt. Dylan […]

Harford squadron participates in wreath-laying salute to veterans

December 14, 2019 — HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Every December, it’s a Civil Air Patrol holiday tradition observed by all 52 CAP wings and even abroad. From Hawaii’s Punchbowl to snow-covered sites in the upper Midwest to a Civil War battlefield in Georgia to the poppy fields of Normandy, France, thousands of CAP officers […]

Maryland Wing honors Civil Air Patrol 78th birthday at Arlington National Cemetery

December 1, 2019 — ARLINGTON, Va. — Members from Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing Headquarters, Bowie Composite Squadron, and Arundel Composite Squadron commemorated Civil Air Patrol’s 78th birthday with remembering those buried at the Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. On December 1, 2019, Lt. Col. Greg Novak, 1st Lt. Jeffrey Robertson, Cadet Capt. Nicholas Novak and […]

Maryland Wing recognizes its outstanding members for 2019 at awards event

December 7, 2019 – MIDDLE RIVER, Md. –More than 230 Civil Air Patrol members and supporters from around the state recently gathered together to recognize the outstanding members of Maryland Wing. This year’s awards dinner was held at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, Md., on December 7, 2019. Col. Joe Winter, Maryland […]

University of Maryland AFROTC cadets fly with Maryland Wing

November 30, 2019 — FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. –  In service of Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education mission to shape experiences and aspirations of youth outside its cadet program, members of Apollo 1 Senior Squadron, St. Mary’s Composite Squadron, and Harford Composite Squadron conducted the first iteration of cadet orientation flights for nine Air […]

Maryland Wing members introduce flight to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute students

November 23, 2019 — BALTIMORE —  In service of Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education mission to shape experiences and aspirations of youth outside its cadet program, members of CAP’s Congressional Squadron, Apollo 1 Senior Squadron, Col. Mary S. Feik Composite Squadron, and Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron conducted the first iteration of cadet orientation flights […]

Mt. Airy cadet follows father’s footsteps and earns Mitchell Award

October 28, 2019 – MOUNT AIRY, Md. – Cadet 2nd Lt. Dylan Marty of the Mount Airy Composite Squadron, a unit in Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing, earned the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award, following his father, who earned the same award 33 years ago. By pursuing integrity, excellence, service and respect cadets dedicate themselves to […]

Cadets soar silently over West Virginia mountains

October 25, 2019 — ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol cadets traveled to Grant County Airport, W. Va., Oct. 18-20 for a weekend of glider orientation flights. Fourteen Harford Composite Squadron cadets from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., each got to fly the glider twice for about 12 minutes per flight under […]

Maryland Wing conducts state-wide training exercise in Cumberland

August 24, 2019 — CUMBERLAND, Md. — More than 125 Civil Air Patrol members from around the state of Maryland are participating in a statewide search-and-rescue training exercise based in Cumberland, Md., during the weekend of August 23-25. Maryland Wing members regularly train in both air and ground operations in order to perfect their emergency […]

Martin squadron cadet earns Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet achievement

August 15, 2019 — MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Civil Air Patrol Cadet Col. Wyatt Hartman, a member of Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron, earned the highest achievement a cadet can earn, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award. On July 17, 2019, Hartman was awarded the Spaatz Award after successfully completing all requirements. The […]

Maryland cadets fly orientation flights over West Virginia mountains

July 8, 2019 — PETERSBURG, W.Va.  — For Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland, a weekend trip to the West Virginia mountains on June 28-30 was an opportunity for orientation flights, camaraderie, and search and rescue training. Seventeen Harford Composite Squadron cadets and seven senior members traveled to Grant County Airport in Petersburg, W.Va., hoping […]

St. Mary’s squadron hosts joint MD/VA emergency services exercise

June 18, 2019 —  CALIFORNIA, Md. – Civil Air Patrol’s St. Mary’s Composite Squadron, a unit in Maryland Wing, hosted the June 2019 Joint Maryland Wing/Virginia Wing search-and-rescue exercise (SAREX) which included participation from several Mid-Atlantic Region units including Maryland Wing squadrons Apollo, Bethesda Chevy-Chase, Carroll, Cumberland College Park, Esperanza flight, Glenn L. Martin, Hagerstown, […]

6 Maryland Wing cadets earn Civil Air Patrol scholarships

June 11, 2019 – MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Six Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing have been awarded academic and flight scholarships as announced by the organization. Maryland awardees include: Cadet Capt. Ronak Chawla – Frederick Composite Squadron – $1,000 CAP Flight Scholarship Cadet Capt. Meagan Collins – Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron […]

Wicomico squadron supports local Wings and Wheels Airshow

June 6, 2019 – SALISBURY, Md. – Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing’s Wicomico Composite Squadron supported the 2019 Wings & Wheels event at the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport on Saturday, May 18. Approximately 4,000 people attended the admission-free event with more than 1,200 vehicles in the public parking area. The squadron set up […]

Civil Air Patrol aircrews provide eyes in the sky over Chesapeake Bay

May 28, 2019 — MIDDLE RIVER, Md. — Maryland residents are taking advantage of summer weather and enjoying the Chesapeake Bay and all its waters have to offer. Making sure everything is okay, Civil Air Patrol is on Bay Patrol. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Civil Air Patrol aircrews fly weekend and holiday missions […]

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