Civil Air Patrol
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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 […]

Carroll and Martin squadron members participate in Veterans Day program at Shiloh Middle School

12/20/2017 — HAMPSTEAD, Md. – Civil Air Patrol Capt. Agatha Vogelgesang, a member of Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron and Earth and Space science teacher at Shiloh Middle School, gave opening remarks to the school and local community during a recent Veterans Day assembly on November 10. Vogelgesang remarked how Veterans Day serves […]

More than 80 Maryland Wing members support Wings of Freedom tour

12/6/2017 — WESTMINSTER, Md. — Civil Air Patrol’s Carroll Composite Squadron, a unit in Maryland Wing, continued its tradition of providing support for the Collins Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour held at the Carroll County Regional airport on Octobert 13 -15, 2017. Included in an exceptional turnout, over 80 CAP members of Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Harford, […]

Civil Air Patrol’s 76-year history steeped in ‘vigilant service to country and community’

12/1/2017 — MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s rich heritage of volunteer service is front and center today as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary celebrates its 76th anniversary. “What a legacy we have!” exclaimed Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national commander and chief executive officer. “Each year, on this special day, we […]

Mt. Airy squadron celebrates fall awards

11/30/2017 —  MOUNT AIRY, Md. — Civil Air Patrol’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron, part of the Maryland Wing, celebrated an evening of awards and promotions held at the Mt. Airy Veterans of Foreign War Post 10076 in Mt. Airy, Md. The squadron was privileged to have guest speaker, Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer David C. […]

Members gather for 2017 Maryland Wing Conference

11/11/2017–CUMBERLAND, Md. –More than 225 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 Rocky Gap Resort in Flintstone, Md. The weekend began on Friday evening with a luau-themed welcome reception, providing an time for members and […]

St. Mary’s Composite Squadron marches in the Leonardtown Veterans Day parade

11/15/2017–CALIFORNIA, Md. — Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing’s St. Mary’s Composite Squadron met at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport at 7:30 a.m. to start staging for the Veterans Day parade.  This early morning it was 28 degrees (F) as they moved to the St. Mary’s Ryken High School for the final staging […]

Apollo 1 Senior Squadron hosts airborne photography course

11/14/2017 — FORT MEADE, Md. — Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing’s Apollo 1 Senior Squadron based at Tipton Airport hosted airborne photographer training on October 29, 2017. 1st Lt. Michael Heuss and 1st Lt. Richard Marko provided a full day of classroom instruction including theory and practice in conjunction with hands-on training using […]

Feik squadron cadet completes first solo flight in a glider

9/13/2017 — PETERSBURG, WV — Cadet 1st Lt. Edward “Eddie” Pugh of Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing’s Col. Mary S. Feik Composite Squadron in Annapolis, Md., completed his first glider solo in an IAR Brasov IS-28B2 “Twin Lark” (N28DG) at the Grant County Airport (W99) in Petersburg, WV.  The flight was observed by his mom […]

Fort McHenry squadron welcomes new commander

10/3/2017– HALETHORPE, Md. — Lt. Col. Lisa Egry formally accepted command of the Fort McHenry Composite Squadron (FMCS), part of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol on September 27, 2017. Lt. Col. Frank Jarosinski, deputy commander of Group II, Maryland Wing, presided over a traditional change of command ceremony held at the American Legion Post […]

Maryland Wing crews deploy to Puerto Rico for disaster relief mission

10/1/2017 – BALTIMORE –Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol aircrew members are headed to Puerto Rico later today to assist with disaster relief following Hurricane Maria.  The crew, departing from Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, will fly the wing’s GippsAero GA8 Airvan to the island with plans to serve for 10-15 days. Mission […]

Maryland Wing prepares to assist as Hurricane Irma reaches the mainland

9/8/2017— BALTIMORE – Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol members begin preparations to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma as the Category 5 storm approaches the mainland United States. Trained personnel are available for local and deployable missions, including aerial damage assessment and ground team support. Currently the wing’s operations section is evaluating aircraft movement […]

Apollo 1 Senior Squadron hosts G1000 VFR ground school at Tipton Airport

9/3/2017 — BALTIMORE — Keeping in line with Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education mission, on August 12, 2017, members of Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol’s Apollo 1 Senior Squadron based at Tipton Airfield hosted a G1000 Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Ground Training for 17 members from all corners of the state of Maryland. The VFR […]

Mt. Airy squadron celebrates milestone awards

August 24, 2017 — Mt. Airy, MD — Mt. Airy Composite Squadron, part of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, celebrated the awarding of prestigious cadet milestone awards on August 24, 2017. at the Veterans of Foreign War Banquet Hall in Mt. Airy, Md. Cadet Executive Officer Daniel Flanick blazes the trail for Mt. Airy […]

Carroll squadron’s Midkiff earns Gen. Billy Mitchell Award

July 2017 — Westminster, MD —  Civil Air Patrol Cadet Laura Midkiff of Maryland Wing’s Carroll Composite Squadron, was promoted to Cadet 2nd Lt. and awarded the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award. Receiving the prestigious Mitchell Award marks the end of the enlisted phase of the cadet program and provides the newly appointed cadet officer a […]

Fort McHenry cadets, senior members and supporters recognized for their achievements and service

August 2017 — Arbutus, MD — Volunteering with Civil Air Patrol unites people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal and builds camaraderie and teamwork. On August 9, 2017, Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol’s Fort McHenry Composite Squadron recognized cadets and senior members and expressed appreciation to the FMCS family and community for […]

Fort McHenry squadron welcomes new cadet commander

August 2017 — Arbutus, MD —  On August 9, 2017, Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol’s Fort McHenry Composite Squadron held a formal change of cadet command ceremony.  Maj. Don Ells, Group II commander, joined squadron members, families and friends, in this time honored military tradition. Cadet Maj. Collin Stiers, outgoing cadet commander, relinquished his command […]

The SEED School of Maryland becomes Maryland Wing’s newest squadron

6/7/2017 — BALTIMORE — Members of the Maryland Wing, school administrators, students and parents attended the squadron activation ceremony and presentation of the official Civil Air Patrol charter to The SEED School of Maryland Cadet Squadron. Lt. Col. Christopher Howell, vice commander, MDWG, presented the squadron’s new guidon to Group II Commander Maj. Donald Ells, […]

Apollo 1 squadron flies AFJROTC cadets from Eleanor Roosevelt High School

5/27/2017 — Fort Meade, MD —  Keeping in line with Civil Air Patrol’s aerospace education mission, on May 7, 2017, members of Maryland Wing’s Apollo 1 Senior Squadron, based at Tipton Airfield conducted a second iteration of cadet orientation flights for eight cadets from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md. The cadet orientation flight […]

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