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Col John Knowles completes term as Maryland Wing commander

—Col. John Knowles, Maryland Wing Commander from 2010-2014, relinquishes command but leaves a legacy of duty, responsibility, and service before self.

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Maryland Wing change of command scheduled for April 26

—Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol will hold a change of command ceremony on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, Md. Col. John Knowles will relinquish command of the wing as Lt. Col. William Parris accepts command of the Maryland Wing and its 1,600 members during a traditional ceremony administered by the Middle East Region, Civil Air Patrol commander, Col. Larry Ragland.

Charles squadron visits Udvar-Hazy Center

—Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from Maryland Wing’s Charles Composite Squadron ventured from Maryland Airport to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on March 8, 2014. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Carroll cadet receives Mitchell Award

—Civil Air Patrol Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Aaron Scanlan was awarded the General Billy Mitchell Award and promoted to cadet second lieutenant and received the General Billy Mitchell Award during the March 2014 Open House hosted by Maryland Wing’s Carroll Composite Squadron.

Maryland, Delaware and NatCap Wings Practice Disaster Relief

—Dozens of Civil Air Patrol members from across three states gathered together this past weekend to practice responding to a disaster situation.

Maryland Wing cadet named Middle East Region Cadet of the Year

—Civil Air Patrol Cadet Lt. Col. Christin H. McCall of Maryland Wing’s St. Mary’s Composite Squadron was named 2014 Cadet of the Year for CAP’s Middle East Region during the region’s recent conference in Chantilly, Va.