BALTIMORE (October 25, 2021) -- Civil Air Patrol officials awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Second Lieutenant George Washburn (1916-1991) for his service during World War II on October 23, 2021.
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October 8, 2021 - GRANITE, Md -- Granite Cadet Squadron placed in two categories in the national Civil Air Patrol High-Altitude Balloon Challenge (HABC) as results were announced October 6, 2021. Nearly 140 squadrons around the nation participated in this months-long competition to send experiments to the edge of space to determine the effects of the journey.
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.
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 […]
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
Granite Cadet Squadron celebrated its members and their accomplishments during a luncheon and awards ceremony held May 27, 2021, at Maryland Wing Headquarters in Granite, Md.
Late last spring, the Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron began assisting the City of Gaithersburg with the distribution of prepared meals and fresh foods for senior citizens in Gaithersburg. Currently, we are assisting at the Gaithersburg CARES Hub. The squadron has provided more than 400 hours of assistance to Gaithersburg residents.
Granite Cadet Squadron celebrates its first anniversary as a chartered Civil Air Patrol squadron. Take a look at the successes of this new unit and its memberes during its first year.