Civil Air Patrol
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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 […]

Interagency cooperation fostered during Maryland Wing search and rescue training

5/7/2017–On Saturday March 18, 2017, 28 cadets and 16 senior members from the Maryland and National Capital wings of Civil Air Patrol gathered at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Maryland to support the local Spring 2017 Boy Scout Camporee. Civil Air Patrol members were joined by county, state, and national law enforcement, emergency response, […]

Glenn L. Martin cadet to serve as CAP ambassador to the United Kingdom

  4/25/17 — BALTIMORE — A Civil Air Patrol cadet from Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron has been selected for an opportunity most adults can only dream of: the chance to represent the United States of America to citizens of countries all over the world. Cadet Major Wyatt Hartman, 18, will be traveling […]

Save the Date! Maryland Wing Conference 2017 to be held in Cumberland

4/19/2017 — Cumberland, MD — Maryland Wing’s annual conference will be held November 10-12, 2017, at the Rocky Gap Resort in Cumberland, Md.   Make plans now to attend this weekend of learning, networking, and events with over 24 training sessions, annual awards, evening banquet and activities.   Members are encouraged to bring their families to enjoy […]

Maryland Wing cadets awarded national CAP scholarships

4/17/17 – Six Maryland Wing cadets  earned 2017 Civil Air Patrol scholarships, announced by CAP national headquarters today.  Each spring, Civil Air Patrol provides academic and flight scholarships to select, deserving cadets and seniors.  Specific scholarships are announced each fall, and combined with college partners, over $350,000 in awards are offered annually. Civil Air Patrol (CAP) […]

Maryland Wing members honored at Middle East Region conference

4/8/17 – Charlottesville, Va. – The Middle East Region announced its 2016 “of the year” awards at its conference joint MER/Virginia Wing held in Charlottesville, Va.   Several Maryland Wing members were recognized for outstanding service.  Congratulations to: AE Teacher of the Year – VAWG – Ms. Tiffany Miller AEO of the Year (Holm) – NCWG […]

Maryland Wing holds Cadet Competition

3/18/17 – Woodstock, MD — On March 18, 2017, Civil Air Patrol cadets from Frederick, Glenn L. Martin, Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Towson Composite squadrons converged on Maryland Wing Headquarters to take part in the state competition leading to qualifying for a spot in the National Cadet Competition (NCC). Started in 1947, the NCC annually evaluates […]

Winn assumes command of Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron

3/26/17- Germantown, MD – On March 21, 2017, Capt. Lucas Winn accepted command of Civil Air Patrol’s Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron from Maj. Justin Holloway during a change of command ceremony held at Neelsville Middle School.  The Upper Montgomery squadron is a unit in the Maryland Wing. The evening’s events opened with the squadrons color […]

Maryland Wing Honor Guard support wedding

4/08/2017 – Alexandria, VA – Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing Honor Guard members were invited to help celebrate the marriage of Rebecca McCullers and Phillip Carpio at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA. The bride, Lt. Col. Rebecca McCullers, who works on Joint Base Andrews, wanted a “military influence on her special day” […]

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