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2014 news releases

12/30/2014—Group III hosts Corporate Learning Course
Maryland Wing members and one member from the Virginia Wing completed a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Corporate Learning Course (CLC), hosted by Group 3's Annapolis Composite Squadron.
12/17/2014—Martin Squadron attends Veteran's Day Ceremony
Members from Maryland Wing's Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron attended a Veteran's Day ceremony.
12/15/2014—Charles Composite Squadron attends open house
Charles Composite Squadron participated in the open house at the La Plata, MD Army National Guard Armory hosted by the 253rd Engineering Company.
12/10/2014—Civil Air Patrol helps honor America’s military veterans through Wreaths Across America
Every December, in all 52 Civil Air Patrol wings and even abroad – from Hawaii's Punchbowl to snow-covered sites in the upper Midwest to a Civil War battlefield in Georgia to the poppy fields of Normandy, France – thousands of CAP officers and cadets participate in Wreaths Across America observances to honor the nation’s fallen.
12/08/2014—Towson Squadron cadet accepted to U.S. Air Force Academy
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Captain Aaron J. Sless accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and is a member of the USAFA Class of 2018.
12/05/2014—Charles Composite Squadron gets lesson in aerial photography
Charles Composite Squadron receives a lesson in aerial photography from the professionals
12/03/2014—Towson squadron gets firsthand look at moon rocks
Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing's Towson Composite Squadron had a rare opportunity to get a firsthand look at real moon rocks.
12/01/2014—Carroll Squadron supports election day
During the 2014 General Election, Carroll Squadron assisted at 14 polling places with 215 voting machines.
11/26/2014—Civil Air Patrol to be Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
On Dec. 10, Civil Air Patrol will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in honor of its founding members’ role in protecting the homeland against deadly German U-boat attacks during World War II and carrying out other vital wartime domestic missions.
11/19/2014—New cadet leadership at Carroll Composite Squadron
The Civil Air Patrol Carroll Composite Squadron proudly announced a newly selected Cadet Leadership Team
11/16/2014—Maryland Wing hosts annual wing conference
Maryland Wing hosts their annual wing conference and military ball. Members arrived at the Turf Valley Resort Friday night. Cadets held there cadet ball, which included music and dancing. It was organized by the Wing Cadet Advisory Council.
11/12/2014—Maryland Wing units participate in CyberPatriot competition
Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol units participate in CyberPatriot VII competition.
11/01/2014—CITGO, CAP partner to celebrate Congressional Gold Medal
CITGO Petroleum Corp. has partnered with Civil Air Patrol to honor CAP members for their service during World War II.
10/23/2014—Maryland Wing units earn Quality Cadet Unit Award
Civil Air Patrol's Maryland Wing units earned the 2013-2014 Quality Cadet Unit Award.
10/20/2014—New Maryland Wing legislative officer appointed
Captain Carlos Montague appointed to the position of Maryland Wing Government Affairs/Legislative Liaison Officer.
10/12/2014—Air Force honor guard performs in Annapolis
The U.S. Air Force honor guard drill team dazzled members of the Annapolis Composite Squadron with a private demonstration performance on Sept 30th at the National Guard armory.
10/04/2014—Group 3 conducts emergency services training
Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing's Calvert, St. Mary’s, Annapolis, Bowie and Hagerstown Composite Squadrons met in Southern Maryland for Search and Rescue (SAR) training.
10/02/2014—Former squadron member gives talk about Air Force career
Former Cadet Major, now Staff Sergeant Isaac Morgan, United States Air Force, recently visited the St Mary’s Composite Squadron.
10/01/2014—Maryland Wing appoints new director of public affairs
Civil Air Patrol Lt. Col. Christopher Roche has been appointed Maryland Wing’s director of public affairs effective October 1, 2014. Roche will be responsible for the wing’s media relations program which includes media releases, website and social media, and mentoring unit public affairs officers.
09/30/2014—Maryland Wing members support airshow at Martin State Airport
Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing supported airshow operations at Martin State Airport as part of Sail-A-Bration 2014.
09/30/2014—Maryland Wing members prep for annual conference
Plans are currently underway for the upcoming annual Maryland Wing Conference. Training sessions for Civil Air Patrol members have been announced for the annual Maryland Wing Conference.
09/25/2014—Maryland Wing announces new wing patch
Col. William Parris, commander of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, has introduced a new wing patch to take effect immediately for all members.
09/24/2014—Maryland Wing's Knowles named commander of Middle East Region
Civil Air Patrol’s national commander, Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, has announced the appointment of Col. John Knowles as the new Middle East Region commander effective October 1st. Knowles replaces Col. Larry Ragland who became CAP’s national executive officer in August 2014.
09/22/2014—Former Annapolis squadron commander remembered
Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing member Lt. Col. William “Buzz” Curran, a former Annapolis Composite Squadron commander, died in Annapolis, Md., September 2, 2014, at the age of 96.
09/21/2014—Mount Airy squadron conducts cadet change of command
Mount Airy Composite Squadron, a unit in the Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing, recently conducted a cadet change of command ceremony as Cadet 1st Lt. Josh Flanick assumed command of the unit's cadet corps.
09/15/2014—Osprey cadet earns Earhart Award
Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing Cadet Capt. Russell Chenowith of Osprey Composite Squadron was presented the Amelia Earhart Award by Maryland Wing commander, Col. Bill Parris.
09/14/2014—Carroll squadron gets firsthand look at moon rocks
Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing’s director of aerospace education, Lt. Col. Robert Terry, visited the Carroll Composite Squadron. Assisted by 1st Lt. John Hejna, Terry shared an overview of the origin of the moon and its composition and provided a historical briefing of the Apollo lunar missions and the many accomplishments made during the space programs.
09/13/2014—Fort McHenry aircrew assists Coast Guard in two searches
On Saturday afternoon, August 9, 2014, Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing members of the Fort McHenry Composite Squadron (FMCS) completed their assigned Bay Patrol sortie. This homeland security mission's objectives are to monitor critical infrastructure and search for vessels in distress in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay region.
09/12/2014—B-CC holds dining out and cadet change of command
Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron recently held a dining out and change of command ceremony in Olney, Md. During the event, Cadet Capt. Samuel Scheiner relinquished his command to Cadet 2nd Lt. William Santos.
09/11/2014—Calvert cadet presented life-saving award
Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lt. Tyler Latvala of Maryland Wing's Calvert Cadet Squadron was presented Civil Air Patrol's Life Saving Award during the Tri-Wing Encampment banquet in Reisterstown, Md.
09/10/2014—Martin squadron conducts change of command
Major Earl ‘Roc’ Williams accepted command of Maryland Wing's Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron.
09/03/2014—Martin squadron color guard presents colors at Orioles game
The color guard from Maryland Wing's Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron presented the colors prior to the Baltimore Orioles Game on August 30, 2014.
09/02/2014—Easton Composite Squadron welcomes a new squadron commander
Civil Air Patrol First Lieutenant Joyce Watson accepted command of the Maryland Wing's Easton Composite Squadron Aug. 27, 2014. Squadron members and guests took part in the ceremony with Group II Commander Major Don Ells presenting Watson the squadron’s guidon.
09/01/2014—Maryland Wing members conduct mission pilot academy
Members from Maryland Wing participated in a weekend long mission pilot training academy.
08/31/2014—Maryland Wing members attend Public Affairs Academy in Las Vegas
Maryland Wing public affairs officers were honored at the 2014 National Public Affairs Academy in Las Vegas, recognizing the best efforts of 2013 with Maj. Howell Balsem CAP Public Affairs Exceptional Achievement Awards.
08/30/2014—Carroll squadron completes eventful summer
The members of Maryland Wing's Carroll Composite Squadron had an exciting and busy summer.
08/26/2014—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 Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Md., the last week of June.
08/24/2014—Maryland Wing earns top award in region safety blitz
Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol has been awarded for its excellent performance during the Middle East Region’s safety blitz earlier this year. The financial award, presented by Col. Charles Glass, MER safety officer, represents the top prize out of the seven-wing region.
08/12/2014—Six Maryland Wing members complete Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course
Six Maryland Wing members participated in Civil Air Patrol's Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course, held at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., earlier this month. The course provides CAP cadets with an opportunity to learn about Air Force capabilities for space launch and satellite operations.
08/10/2014—Towson cadet appointed to U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lieutenant John-Paul Y. Yalov has accepted an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018. Yalov is a cadet at Maryland Wing’s Towson Composite Squadron.
08/02/2014—Maryland Wing's Col. Mary Feik celebrated with "Mary Feik Day" in Montgomery, Ala.
Col. Mary Feik, one of American aviation’s true living legends and member of Maryland Wing's Annapolis Composite Squadron, enjoyed her first visit to Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, on Friday -- the very day the local mayor proclaimed “Mary S. Feik Day.”
07/30/2014—Eight Maryland members attend Cadet Officer School
Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Officer School, one of the top professional development opportunities available to America’s youth, begins today at National Headquarters. Eight members from Maryland Wing are participating in this premiere training event.
07/18/2014—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.
07/17/2014—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.
07/15/2014—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.
06/23/2014—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.
06/23/2014—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.
06/20/2014—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.
06/18/2014—Successful ELT mission for Maryland ground teams
At the conclusion of a recent all-day training event, Civil Air Patrol ground team members from Maryland Wing were tasked to an Air Force emergency locator transmitter (ELT) search mission in Annapolis, Md.
06/16/2014—Calvert squadron learns about infrared cameras
Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing's Calvert Cadet Squadron hosted an associate professional engineer from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as a guest speaker and presenter at a recent Calvert squadron meeting.
06/10/2014—Maryland Wing's Col. Mary Feik chosen for induction into First Flight Society's Garber Shrine in Kitty Hawk
The First Flight Society has announced that Col. Mary S. Feik of the Maryland Wing's Annapolis Composite Squadron will be inducted into the Dr. Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine in the Museum and Visitors Center at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
06/09/2014—Congressional Gold Medal blog features Maryland Wing
Less than two years after Civil Air Patrol was established, an airport was built in northern Maryland to directly support CAP’s mission. In 1943, the city of Westminster dedicated its new airport and CAP’s Baltimore Base No. 332 in a two-day celebration.
06/05/2014—SAVE THE DATE!! Maryland Wing Conference on November 7-9, 2014
Plans are currently underway for the annual Maryland Wing Conference. The event will once again return to the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md., on November 7-9, 2014.
06/04/2014—CAP national commander addresses Air Force's top leaders at Corona
Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, national commander of Civil Air Patrol, briefed U.S. Air Force senior leaders at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during Corona Top 2014, the U.S. Air Force’s annual conference for its highest-ranking leaders.
06/01/2014—Delaware, Maryland, and National Capital Wings Successfully Complete Evaluated Exercise
This weekend was the culmination of the Delaware, Maryland, and National Capital Wings’ opportunity to demonstrate their ability to execute Air Force assigned Emergency Services missions in a professional, effective, and safe manner. Over 100 sorties were successfully carried out by over 100 CAP members from multiple wings.
05/31/2014—Air Force Evaluation of Delaware, Maryland, and National Capital Wings Continues
The United States Air Force assessment of the Delaware, Maryland, and National Capital Wings’ ability to safely and effectively carry out USAF-assigned Emergency Services missions continued into today. While some aspects of the evaluation are simulated, in most regards Civil Air Patrol units and members have responded as they would have under actual emergency conditions.
05/31/2014—Civil Air Patrol's Congressional Gold Medal signed into law
The Civil Air Patrol Congressional Gold Medal bill was signed into law Friday, May 30, 2014, by the President of the United States. This bill honors CAP’s World War II veterans and members for their unusual civilian volunteer service flying combat, humanitarian and homeland security missions for the nation. This is the highest honor Congress can bestow on an individual or group of individuals.
05/31/2014—President signs CAP Congressional Gold Medal bill
President Barack Obama yesterday signed into law S. 309, the bill awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Air Patrol for its service during World War II.
05/30/2014—Air Force Evaluating Delaware, Maryland, and National Capital Wings
An evaluation team from the U.S. Air Force has been observing the wings’ response to a notional emergency scenario that began unfolding on May 15. While some aspects of this response have been simulated, in most regards CAP units and members responded throughout May as they would have under actual emergency conditions.
05/29/2014—Upper Montgomery members conduct emergency services training
Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing’s Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron recently conducted a weekend activity-packed schedule at Gathland State Park near Burkittsville, Md.
05/23/2014—CAP National commander's Memorial Day message: 'Let's pause to honor all, the fallen as well as the living'
On Memorial Day, we remember the millions of courageous men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served, fought and died in defense of America, both in wars and other military service. Propelled by duty, honor and love of country, they made the ultimate sacrifice, laying down their own lives in defense of America.
05/22/2014—90 rising leaders from across CAP attend National Staff College
Ninety members from 39 wings in all eight Civil Air Patrol regions, including two Maryland Wing members, are honing their skills for executive-level success this week at CAP’s 2014 National Staff College.
05/19/2014—In historic vote, House approves Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol
When the founding members of Civil Air Patrol risked life and limb to help protect the home front during the early days of World War II, they weren’t looking for recognition. Some seven decades later, though, they’re receiving it, thanks to the U.S. House of Representatives’ voice vote Monday afternoon to award CAP a Congressional Gold Medal for its volunteer service during the war.
05/17/2014—Civil Air Patrol launches Congressional Gold Medal website
Civil Air Patrol has launched a website, “Our Congressional Gold Medal Journey,” that tells the story of its volunteer service during the early days of World War II.
05/16/2014—College Park cadets celebrate their own
Sharing laughs, laudation and leadership lessons, Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing cadets and unit leaders from the College Park Composite Squadron gathered to honor some of their own during a combined awards and promotion ceremony in College Park, Md., on April 23.
05/14/2014—Air Force pilot began career as a Carroll cadet
Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing’s Carroll Composite Squadron hosted Capt. Anthony B. Mitchell, a current U.S. Air Force pilot and former Carroll squadron member, as a guest speaker during a recent meeting in Westminster, Md.
05/11/2014—Wing radio program transmits across Maryland and beyond
“Civil Air Patrol Today,” a syndicated radio production of the Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol returns to the airwaves as Capt. Tracy Urena of Maryland Wing public affairs assumes the role of program host.
05/08/2014—Martin squadron visits National Museum of the Air Force
Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron toured the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
05/07/2014—Miller, Vest appointed to CAP’s Board of Governors
Cols. Ralph Miller, Pacific Region deputy chief of staff for operations, and Warren Vest, former national finance officer, have been selected as the newest at-large members of the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors.
05/04/2014—Cadets train with K-9 search and rescue team
Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing’s Calvert Cadet Squadron and Annapolis Composite Squadron joined Calvert K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR) Team in a training exercise on April 27. Cadets had the opportunity to work in small teams led by a Calvert K-9 SAR leader and dog.
05/01/2014—Howell named Maryland Wing chief of staff
Lt. Col. Christopher Howell was appointed Maryland Wing chief of staff on April 26, 2014 by Col. William Parris, Maryland Wing commander. He brings 30 years of Civil Air Patrol experience to the position, including service as a former squadron commander and group commander.
04/30/2014—Winter named Maryland Wing vice commander
Lt. Col. Joseph Winter was appointed Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol vice commander on April 26, 2014 by Col. William Parris, the new wing commander. As a Civil Air Patrol member for more than 20 years, Lt. Col. Winter brings a wealth of experience to the position.
04/27/2014—Col Bill Parris becomes 22nd Maryland Wing commander
Col. William Parris became the 22nd commander of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, during a change of command ceremony on April 26, 2014, held at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, Md. Parris succeeds Col. John Knowles, who relinquished the command he held for four years.
04/22/2014—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.
04/21/2014—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.
04/18/2014—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.
04/14/2014—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.
04/12/2014—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.
04/10/2014—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.
04/09/2014—Two Annapolis cadets earn CAP awards
In recognition of their accomplishments and progress through the Civil Air Patrol cadet program, two members of Maryland Wing’s Annapolis Composite Squadron were recently honored with prestigious cadet program milestone awards during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md.
04/07/2014—Calvert Cadet Squadron celebrates 10th anniversary
With a decade of dedicated service in Calvert County, family and friends of Calvert Cadet Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, gathered to recognize and celebrate the past 10 years of service. The banquet provided an opportunity to review past accomplishments, present awards and promotions and outline the future of this small, but motivated unit.
04/06/2014—Former Maryland Wing member named as next national Civil Air Patrol commander and CEO
Brig. Gen. Joe Vazquez has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next CEO and national commander by the organization’s Board of Governors, which made the choice today after interviewing four candidates for the position during a meeting in Washington, D.C.
04/06/2014—B-CC cadet accepted to US Air Force Academy
Civil Air Patrol cadet Ann Marie Acevedo has been accepted to the United States Air Force Academy. Cadet Capt. Acevedo, cadet commander of Maryland Wing’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron and chair of Maryland Wing’s Group 1 Cadet Advisory Council, will be in the US Air Force Academy class of 2018.
04/04/2014—Feik honored by White House and Maryland Senate
Renowned pilot, military aviation engineer, and Civil Air Patrol member Col. Mary Feik was recognized for her outstanding achievements at a CAP awards ceremony hosted by Maryland Wing's Annapolis Composite Squadron in Annapolis, Md. In celebration of Feik’s 90th birthday, the Maryland Senate issued a proclamation congratulating her on a lifetime of service and accomplishments in aviation. Feik was also presented with the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award.
04/02/2014—Howard squadron hosts open house
The Howard Composite Squadron of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol hosted an open house on March 13, 2014, in the cafeteria of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. Maj. Elza Redman, squadron commander, Maj. George Mader, and Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Jason McSweeney welcomed the approximately 30 guests, who enjoyed an evening exploring the opportunities available in CAP and the squadron.
03/29/2014—Maryland Wing members conduct GIIEP training
Eight Civil Air Patrol officers are currently participating in a training exercise based at Freeway Airport in Bowie, Md. They are learning to use the Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation-Portable platform, better known as the GIIEP system, to give incident commanders in emergency situations real time images.
03/29/2014—Maryland Wing members complete GIIEP training
Nine Civil Air Patrol officers participated in a training exercise today based at Freeway Airport in Bowie, Md, where they learned to use the Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation-Portable platform, better known as the GIIEP system, to give incident commanders real time images in emergency situations. Five Maryland Wing members completed their completed their GIIEP qualifications today.
03/27/2014—Howard squadron helps at Cargo Airplane Challenge at BMI
Members of the Howard Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing assisted at the Middle and High School Cargo Airplane Challenge on February 16, 2014, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. This is the second of the Maryland Engineering Challenges relating to aerospace, held annually at the BMI. The Maryland Engineering Challenges are aimed at introducing school age students to the role of engineers in society.
03/20/2014—Parris named next Maryland Wing commander
Civil Air Patrol member Lt. Col. William Parris of Reisterstown, Md., has been selected as the next commander of the nearly 1,700 members of Maryland Wing as announced by Col. Larry Ragland, commander of CAP’s Middle East Region, of which Maryland Wing is part. The change of command ceremony will occur this spring and Lt. Col. Parris will be promoted to the grade of colonel as he becomes the 23rd commander of the wing since 1941. Parris replaces the outgoing commander, Col. John Knowles, who has served since 2010.
03/18/2014—Maryland Wing conducts first online Unit Commanders Course
Eight Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing recently completed the Unit Commanders Course in Maryland Wing’s first online/blended distance education program. The course was taught online over six weeks with students meeting for a final half-day classroom session at Wing headquarters in Glen Burnie, Md., in March 2014.
03/15/2014—Howard squadron assists with Elementary School Paper Plane Challenge
Civil Air Patrol members of the Howard Composite Squadron of the Maryland Wing assisted at the Elementary School Paper Plane Challenge on February 1, 2014, at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The event is one of the Engineering Challenges that take place annually at the BMI, which are aimed at introducing school age students to the role of engineers in society.
03/13/2014—Group III conducts leadership and followership training
Civil Air Patrol cadets from throughout southern Maryland gathered together to plan and execute a weekend of training, motivation, leadership and fun for 24 of our newest cadets. The Airman Leadership School (ALS) is designed to bring young cadets to a local training area to experience a three-day, two-night orientation of life and the expectations of the CAP summer encampment.
03/13/2014—Civil Air Patrol joins search for missing Malaysian airliner
“It’s a normal search and rescue mission,” said Lt. Col. John Henderson of Civil Air Patrol’s role in the search for missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370. Henderson, a radar analyst for the U.S. Air Force’s 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron (RADES) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is vice commander of CAP’s 10-member National Radar Analysis Team.
03/12/2014—Towson cadets experience first orientation flights
Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing's Towson Composite Squadron get their first experience flying. In January, six cadets had their very first orientation flights (O-Flight) in a four-passenger Cessna 172P. The flight took off from Martin State Airport in Middle River, Md., and continued over Deleware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
03/11/2014—Mount Airy celebrates accomplishments at awards banquet
Members of Civil Air Patrol, Maryland Wing’s Mount Airy Composite Squadron hosted their annual awards banquet on February 22, at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, Damascus, Md.
03/10/2014—Carroll squadron hosts open house
The Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol's Carroll Composite Squadron hosted an open house on March 4, 2014, in Westminster, Md. Approximately 100 guests attended the event, which afforded the squadron an excellent opportunity to showcase CAP and the squadron’s achievements in many areas including communications, emergency services, cadet programs and professional development.
02/23/2014—Maryland Wing cadets compete in annual speech competition
Civil Air Patrol cadets from around the state competed in a speech competition on February 15, 2014, at CAP Maryland Wing’s headquarters in Glen Burnie, Md. The annual competition provides opportunities for cadets to compete in three categories: basic, advanced and impromptu.
02/12/2014—Charles squadron welcomes CAP aircraft
Maryland Wing’s Charles Composite Squadron recently welcomed its first Civil Air Patrol (CAP) aircraft which will be used to conduct search and rescue operations in support of CAP, along with orientation flights for the squadron’s cadet program.
02/12/2014—Squadron Leadership School graduates 12 members
Twelve members of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently graduated from the Squadron Leadership School (SLS) held at Parkland Middle School, home of Maryland Wing's Parkland Middle School Flight, on February 08-09. Students came from eight squadrons around the state and CAP National Headquarters.
01/22/2014—Osprey honors local WWII hero
Members of the Osprey Composite Squadron, a unit in the Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing, performed color guard duties during the memorial service for Sgt. Jack Womer, a World War II (WWII) veteran who passed away on December 28, 2013.
01/10/2014—Martin squadron conducts rocket launch
Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing's Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron completed the Model Rocketry Program with a model rocket launch in early December.
01/09/2014—Martin squadron attends Operation Welcome Home
Fifteen Civil Air Patrol members from Maryland Wing's Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron welcomed overseas troops home on Christmas Eve morning at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
01/08/2014—Charles cadet accepted to University of North Dakota
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Capt. Christopher O’Connell, a member of Maryland Wing's Charles Composite Squadron, has been accepted to the University of North Dakota’s (UND) John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences starting August 2014. He plans to major in Commercial Aviation and Aviation Management.
01/03/2014—Charles County Government recognizes CAP's 72nd anniversary with proclamation
The Charles County, Md., Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation which commemorated the 72nd anniversary of Civil Air Patrol and praised the Charles Composite Squadron and the work of the Civil Air Patrol.
01/02/2014—Four Maryland squadrons conduct search and rescue training
Members of four Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing squadron ground teams participated in wing-funded "Soup-to-Nuts" search and rescue training on December 7, 2013 at historic Croom Airport and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, part of the Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro, Md.