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Wicomico cadets recognized with milestone awards

—Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol's Wicomico Composite Squadron presented cadets 2nd. Lt. Andrew Crowley and 2nd. Lt. Cole J. Owens the General Billy Mitchell Award on July 23, 2015. Family, friends and other squadron members were on hand as Major Donald Ells, Group 2 Commander, presented the award to both cadets.

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Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol's Charles Composite Squadron hosts U.S. Navy Captain Mary Feinberg, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity South

—Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol's Charles Composite Squadron hosts U.S. Navy Captain Mary Feinberg, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity South Potomac. Feinberg talked aviation, education and service to Civil Air Patrol members at the Maryland Airport. She doesn’t often get a chance to discuss flying now that she commands two Navy installations, but her career as an aviator, and in particular her tour with Antarctica Development Squadron Six (VXE-6), kept the group leaning in and asking questions.

Group 2 hosts Training Leaders of Cadets course

—Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol's Group II hosted a Training Leaders of Cadets course on July 11 and 12, 2015, at MDWG headquarters. TLC’s overall goal is to prepare senior members to lead cadets and administer the cadet program at the squadron level. The TLC course is a component of the Cadet Programs Officer Specialty Track in the CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program.

Group II Commander attends Towson squadron promotion night

—Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol's Towson Composite Squadron welcomed Maryland Wing Group II Commander, Major Donald Ells, to a night of cadet recognition and promotions. Cadets, senior members and parents proudly stood by as five cadets were promoted.

Annapolis squadron present CAP history to U.S. Air Force members

Civil Air Patrol Members Attend Tri-Wing Encampment

—More than 250 Civil Air Patrol members participated in the week long Tri-Wing Encampment, held at Maryland National Guard facilities on Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area. Encampment is a basic training style camp for new CAP cadets. It teaches military customs and courtesies, drill, physical training, aerospace education and history. Students also participate in activities such as rappelling, an obstacle course and orientation flights with the Maryland Army National Guard. Tri-Wing Encampment is hosted by the Maryland, Delaware and National Capital Wings of the Civil Air Patrol. Cadets who previously attended as students plan and run the encampment, with adult officers acting in a mentoring role. Encampment is open to CAP members from all states. This year, in addition to the host wings, members attended from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Arizona and California.