Civil Air Patrol
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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 […]

Profiles in Leadership: Lt. Col. Lawrence Baker and a “can do” attitude

4/23/2018 — GRANITE, Md. — Confidence is a cornerstone of leadership. One can learn to be a leader, to be an effective problem solver, a better communicator, a mentor and many other specifics of leadership. However, without a leader first believing in himself or herself, true leadership will exist only in the related title. Self-confidence […]

Howard squadron cadets train for aerospace futures

4/15/2018 – LAUREL, Md. — Howard Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, is committed to ensuring that its members participate in extraordinary aerospace programs and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities. Cadets, supported by enthusiastic senior members, participated in a several internal and external aerospace education activities during February […]

Lt. Col. Brenda Reed recognized for superior service with Civil Air Patrol’s Distinguished Service Award

3/17/2018 — GRANITE, Md. — Civil Air Patrol’s all-volunteer force is an ancillary part of the national emergency response team and performs critical duties that support government and community missions. As such, our members, serving in positions of ground teams, communications officers, aircrews, pilots and public affairs officers routinely participate in search and rescue and […]

Profiles in Leadership: Maryland Wing celebrates Women’s History Month with Maj. Kristen Santos

3/14/2018 – GRANITE, Md. — Civil Air Patrol, the U. S. Air Force Auxiliary, has built the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers. Since its inception in 1941, women have played an integral part in establishing and continuing the legacy of CAP service and excellence. Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol joins the nation in celebrating the […]

Maryland Wing squadrons compete at annual state cadet competition

3/10/2018 – GRANITE, Md. – Cadets from around the state competed in the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol Cadet Competition held March 10, 2018, at Maryland Wing Headquarters in Granite, Md.   The teams represented squadrons from all three groups in the wing and the top two teams will move on to the Middle East Region […]

Profiles in Leadership: Maj. Marty Sacks

2/20/2018 — WOODSTOCK, Md. — Leaders are individuals who help create options and opportunities. They help identify choices and solve problems. Leaders build commitment and coalitions. They do this by inspiring others and working with them to construct a shared vision of the possibilities and promise of a better group, organization and community. Leaders engage […]

Arundel squadron explores aviation history at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

2/10/2018 — CHANTILLY, Va. — The Arundel Composite Squadron, a unit of Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, recently visited the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Located in Chantilly, Va., the companion facility to the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The center is home to thousands of aviation and space […]

Mt. Airy squadron joins thousands during Wreaths Across America ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

2/4/2018 — ARLINGTON, Va. — Mt. Airy Composite Squadron partnered with Maryland Wing members, other Civil Air Patrol representatives, and community volunteers during the Wreaths Across America annual event held at Arlington National Cemetery on December 15, 2017, to lay wreaths of remembrance on the tombs of our nation’s veterans. Occurring yearly in December, National […]

Maryland Wing hosts Unit Commanders Course

1/21/2018 — WOODSTOCK, Md. — Maryland Wing hosted a two-day Unit Commanders Course, part of Civil Air Patrol’s professional development program, to new or prospective squadron commanders on January 20-21, 2018, at Maryland Wing headquarters in Granite, Md.  Nine current or aspiring commanders participated in this training program. Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol executive leadership […]

Fort McHenry squadron welcomes Spaatz cadet to their cadet cadre

1/15/2018 — HALETHORPE, Md. — Civil Air Patrol Cadet Colonel Viviana L. Angelini began the 2017 fall semester at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County majoring in global studies – international relations.  A student originally from Florida, she also is a cadet member of Civil Air Patrol and committed to continuing her cadet career. Researching […]

Mount Airy Composite Squadron celebrates a dual change of command

1/8/2018 – MOUNT AIRY, Md. — “Sir, I accept command.” With these words, Civil Air Patrol’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, held change of command ceremonies at the Mt. Airy Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10076. The ceremony is a time-honored military tradition designed to mark the occasion when responsibility […]

Gawler earns Master CFI accreditation for 10th time – only 11 worldwide to reach this accomplishment

1/8/2018 — GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Maj. Robert K Gawler, a Civil Air Patrol member in the organization’s Congressional Squadron and a 10-time Master and charter SAFE member, recently renewed his Master Certified Flight Instructor  accreditation through the Master Instructor LLC Master Instructor Continuing Education Program.  He first earned this national professional accreditation in 2000, has […]

CAP National Commander’s new year’s message to members

1/2/2018 – MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national commander and chief executive officer, sends this message to the volunteer members of Civil Air Patrol: January 2, 2018 Dear Fellow CAP Volunteer, Happy New Year to you! 2017 was an exciting and highly successful year for CAP. We have been […]

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