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Popular Maryland Wing member Lt. Col. Bill Duke passes away

—It is with tremendous sorrow that Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol announces the passing of one of our own, Lt. Col. Bill Duke, who died July 17, 2014, after a long and valiant battle. His dedication, commitment and service to our community, state and nation will be sorely missed.

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Maryland Wing Band plays to energized health fair attendees at Walter Reed

—Ten members of the Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing Band brought their instruments and high energy skills to the Third Quarterly Prosperity Fair for the Walter Reed National Medical Center's staff, families, visitors, and patients. Even with a last minute change of location due to forecasted rain the band showed up raring to play for those who serve in the armed forces.

Maryland Wing hosts tour of lunar samples

—Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing’s aerospace education office secured and exhibited Lunar Sample #154, from NASA Johnson Space Center’s lunar sample program. Working with CAP aerospace education officers who are also NASA certified lunar sample exhibitors within the Maryland Wing, the samples were brought to three events concentrated in Frederick, Baltimore, and Howard counties.

Annapolis squadron gets K9 demonstration

—Officers from Anne Arundel County’s K9 Police Unit and their dogs visited the Annapolis Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing, located at Lee Airport in Edgewater, Md., on June 10.

Tri-Wing Encampment begins in Maryland

—Civil Air Patrol members from the Maryland, Delaware and National Capital Wings began a weeklong encampment at the Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Md. Cadets will learn military customs and courtesies, conduct physical fitness training and participate in many other activities throughout the week.

Maryland Wing commander addresses leadership students

—Col. William Parris, commander of the Maryland Wing, addressed participants of the wing’s Group II Squadron Leadership School, held at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Md.