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Maryland Wing supports Anne Arundel County in disaster response operations

September 11, 2021 – Granite, MD — Upon the request of Maryland’s Anne Arundel County Emergency Coordination officials, Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing (MDWG) effectively executed a disaster response, damage assessment-oriented mission on September 2, 2021.  Operation planning and execution for this significant undertaking were in response to a tornado touching down in Annapolis, MD […]

Remembering September 11, 2001

September 11, 2021 – Granite, MD — Twenty years ago today, nineteen hijackers seized four commercial aircraft determined to bestow mass destruction in the United States.  Two of the four aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, while the last into a Pennsylvania field after heroic passengers foiled the terrorists aboard. […]

Cadet Aurora Albertson earns Spaatz Award

September 1, 2021 – Granite, MD — On Saturday, August 21 at Watkins Park, Mt. Airy, Cadet Colonel Aurora Albertson was presented the highest award a Civil Air Patrol cadet can achieve, the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, #2307. Captain Daniel Flanick, also a Spaatz awardee, served as the Master of Ceremonies. The presiding officer […]

Tri-Wing Encampment concludes successful week

July 16, 2021 – Reisterstown, MD – After being delayed in 2020, the 2021 Tri-Wing Encampment successfully concluded 8 days of training at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation on June 27, 2021.Planning for encampment starts shortly after the previous year’s encampment ends. The selection of the staff happens nine months before encampment starts to give all […]

Cadet Greggor Hines earns Spaatz award

July 6, 2021 – Middle River, MD – Cadet Greggor Hines from the Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron, Maryland Wing, earned cadet programs’ highest award, the General Carl A. Spaatz Award. Hines joined Oregon Wing’s Salem Composite Squadron in October 2012. In the summer of 2013, he visited Martin squadron and participated in unit activities. […]

Civil Air Patrol’s Granite Cadet Squadron Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

May 27, 2021 – GRANITE, Maryland – Granite Cadet Squadron, a unit of Group I, Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, celebrated its members and their accomplishments during a luncheon and awards ceremony held May 27, 2021, at Maryland Wing Headquarters in Granite, Md. The Granite squadron is comprised solely of homeschool students. Meeting weekly, students […]

Mid-Atlantic Region “Of the Year” Awards

April 7, 2021 – GRANITE, Md. – Maryland Wing extends its congratulations to the following Civil Air Patrol airmen for winning this year’s annual Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) “Of the Year” award recipients (with designated unit): AFSA Cadet NCO of the Year: C/CMSgt Dominic John Evanina (National Capital Wing) John V. Sorenson Cadet Program’s Officer of […]

Maryland Civil Air Patrol joins search for missing brothers

April 6, 2021 12:00 p.m. — ST. MARY’S, Md. – Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol joined the search today for two brothers missing in coastal Southern Maryland. 13-year-old Jesse Oleg Clark and 15-year-old Josiah Vladimir Clark, both of Ridge, Md., were last seen in the 49000 block of Harry James Road, near Harry James Creek, […]

Maryland Wing Wraps its Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony Virtually (Re-post)

November 18, 2020 – GRANITE, Md. – The 2020 iteration of the Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing Conference and Awards Ceremony occurred on November 14, 2020.  Though this year’s event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland Wing sincerely welcomed Major General Mark E. Smith, CAP National Commander; Col Bruce B. Heinlein, CAP […]

Easton Cadet Earns Glider Solo Wings

March 19, 2021 – EASTON, Md. – Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Henrick C. Hammons received his glider wings earlier this year, less than one month after his 14th birthday.  Hammons, a Cadet from the Easton Composite Squadron soloed his glider under the tutelage of Civil Air Patrol Flight Instructor and retired US Air Force Colonel […]

Maryland Wing Trains for Search and Rescue Operations

March 17, 2021 – GRANITE, Md.– Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing (MDWG) and Delaware Wing converged on Easton, Maryland for Emergency Services Ground Team training on March 6-7, 2021.  Civil Air Patrol conducts 90 percent of inland search and rescue in the United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center […]

What a Difference a Year Makes! First Year Milestone Reached for CAP’s Granite Cadet Squadron

February 27, 2021 – GRANITE, Md. – It seems like yesterday when Granite Cadet Squadron received its formal unit Charter from Civil Air Patrol.  Although meetings were held since September 2019, the Charter established the official squadron effective date as February 27, 2020. On this date, Granite squadron became one of 27 squadrons within CAP’s […]

DeJesus takes command of Easton Composite Squadron

October 30, 2020 — EASTON, Md. – Civil Air Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Ramon “Archie” DeJesus took command of the Easton Composite Squadron during a Change of Command Ceremony held at the Talbot Community Center on Wednesday October 28, 2020.  DeJesus succeeds First Lieutenant Aric Rosenbach who commanded the squadron since November 2018.  Officiating the ceremony […]

Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing Cadet Miner earns Spaatz award

October 19, 2020 – MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Cadet Robert Miner, a member of Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron, earned the highest achievement a cadet can earn, the General Carl A. Spaatz Award. On September 19, 2020, Miner was awarded the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, the highest award a […]

St. Mary’s Squadrons Support Maryland Wing in Boy Scout Orienteering Exercise

September 30, 2020 — ST. MARY’S, Md. — Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Maryland Wing (MDWG) ground teams from St. Mary’s Composite and Esperanza Middle School squadrons joined MDWG staff and squadron ground teams from Calvert, College Park, Howard, Mt. Airy, Cumberland, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase on the morning of September 12, 2020 to participate in a […]

Maryland Wing COVID-19 Response Mission Reaches Turning Point

September 15, 2020 — GRANITE, Md. — Marking the turning point of Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing (MDWG) support to Montgomery County, Maryland (MoCo) Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) support mission, MDWG transitioned from providing a cadre of over 150 volunteers to having two airmen supporting county operations on August 31, 2020,  The remaining members will function […]

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

August 31, 2020 – GRANITE, Md, — Maryland Wing announces the winning entries of the August 2020 Photo of the Month contest. This month’s winners feature Maryland Wing’s preparation efforts for Hurricane Isaias landfall. For information on the Maryland Wing’s monthly photo contest, visit #### 1st Lt. Jeffrey Robertson, CAP Public Affairs Officer Maryland […]

Maryland Wing supports Ocean City, MD Air Show 2020

Aug 24, 2020 – OCEAN CITY, Md.– Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing (MDWG) and Delaware Wing (DEWG) converged on Ocean City, Maryland to support the Ocean City Airshow 2020 on August 14-16, 2020. Originally the event was scheduled for June 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic triggered the postponement until the mid-August weekend. During […]

Headquarters Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol Memorial Plaza Completion

August 12, 2020 — GRANITE, Md, — Led by Civil Air Patrol Colonel John Knowles, members of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol (MDWG) completed the memorial plaza at their headquarters complex on July 24, 2020. The plaza, consisting of steel I-beams donated from the remains of New York City’s World Trade Center and dedicatory […]

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

May 23, 2020 — 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 […]

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 […]

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