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2005 news releases

12/30/2005—CAP mission presented to Rotary Club in Frederick
The Carroll Creek Rotary Club in Frederick, Md. received a briefing on the Civil Air Patrol on Pearl Harbor Day, commemorating the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack in Hawaii.
12/28/2005—Czarnowsky named wing's administrative officer
Lora Czarnowsky of Hampstead, Md. was named administrative officer of the Maryland Wing. The administrative officer is responsible for the administrative practices and procedures of CAP.
12/21/2005—Group III conducts Search and Rescue training exercise
Group III held a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) last month at Tipton Airport, near Laurel, Md. with nearly 50 members participating.
12/20/2005—New cadet commander at Arundel Composite Squadron
Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Harris, a cadet member of the Arundel Composite Squadron, was named the squadron's new cadet commander in a change-of-command ceremony on Nov. 29.
12/14/2005—Two Carroll Squadron cadets earn Amelia Earhart Award
Two Carroll Composite Squadron cadetsl have earned CAP's Amelia Earhart Award. Cadets Zachary Bowen, 14, and Nicholas Krionderis, 15, were presented the award Nov. 29.
12/13/2005—New commander at Glenn L. Martin Squadron
Capt. Jeffrey Thomas has been appointed commander of the Glenn L. Martin Squadron by Lt. Col. Jerry Weiss, commander of Group 2 in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
12/12/2005—Members attend and receive awards at Maryland Wing's annual conference
More than 125 members of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) participated in the 2005 annual conference held Nov. 4-6 in Ocean City, Md. Col Kay Joslin Walling presented the Squadron of the Year Award to the Wicomico Composite Squadron. The Commander of the Year Award was presented to Wicomico's Capt. Jon Johnson, 25, who is a CAP mission pilot, mission observer, and ground team leader.
12/06/2005—Fort McHenry Composite Squadron completes 2005 Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up Campaign
Five members of the Fort McHenry Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) completed the unit's 2005 Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up Campaign with their fourth scheduled clean-up for the year. The Fort McHenry squadron is responsible for a 1-mile segment of Frederick Avenue from the Baltimore Beltway east to the Baltimore County-Baltimore City line.
12/01/2005—Parris named wing's new director of operations
Capt. William B. Parris has been named director of operations for the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. He succeeds Maj. John Henderson, who received the Wing Staff Officer of the Year award last month at the wing's annual conference in Ocean City, Md.
11/23/2005—LaPre assumes command of wing's Group III
Maj. Wes LaPre of Huntingtown, Md. has been named commander of Group III in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. He succeeded Lt. Col Dave Younce, who relocated to Florida, at a change of command ceremony conducted by Col. Kay Walling of Easton, the wing's commander.
11/22/2005—Towson squadron cadet receives college scholarship
Jacob Bush, a cadet member of the Towson Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, has received the Robert Rice Brewer Memorial Scholarship.
11/21/2005—Reed tapped as Maryland Wing's first administrator
Brenda Reed of Westminster has been named administrator of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), a new full-time position. She previously served as the wing's administrative officer, a part-time volunteer position.
11/21/2005—Cadet receives Brewer scholarship
Jacob Bush, a member of the Towson Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has received the Robert Rice Brewer Memorial Scholarship.
11/20/2005—Wing commander promotes cadet officer and presents awards
Col. Kay Joslin Walling, commander of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol visited the St. Mary's Composite Squadron to conduct a ceremony marking the promotion of a cadet officer and to present major cadet program milestone awards.
11/16/2005—Carroll cadet named wing's cadet of the year
Cadet Col. Rachel L. Gibbs, 17, was named 2005 Cadet of the Year by the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol during the wing's annual conference, held at the Clarion Fontainebleau on Nov. 5 in Ocean City, Md.
10/31/2005—First Maryland Wing member is certified as an ARCHER operator
Lt. Col. Art Liberty of Gaithersburg, Md., deputy commander of Group I, is the first Maryland Wing member to become certified as an operator of Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced Recon (ARCHER).
10/26/2005—Arundel Squadron welcomes commander back from disaster relief mission
Maj. Tim Strickland, commander of the Arundel Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, returned home after spending 5 weeks in Waveland, Miss. providing technical assistance for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
10/22/2005—St. Mary's Composite Squadron cadets promoted and presented with awards
Three cadets in the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol received promotions and awards in a ceremony held during a squadron meeting.
10/22/2005—St Mary's Squadron cadets complete major awards
Two St. Mary's cadets recently completed the requirements for major cadet program milestone awards. Lt. Col. Haley Blevins completed the requirements for the Ira Eaker Award and Capt. Diane Mattingly completed the requirements for the Amelia Earhart Award.
10/12/2005—Squadrons volunteer at Warfield Base of Martin State Airport
The Fort McHenry and Osprey Composite Squadrons were on volunteer duty at the Warfield Base of Martin State Airport.
09/29/2005—Carroll Composite Squadron cadets earn honors
Cadet Airman 1st Class Brandon Brooks, a senior at Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, was named Honor Cadet during a Sept. 27 ceremony of the Carroll Composite Squadron held at Winters Mill High School.
09/27/2005—Maryland Wing launches redesigned web site
The Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has launched a completely new web site at This site was designed and developed by Maj. Christian Ready of Westminster, Md., the wing's information technology officer.
09/27/2005—Maryland Wing member flies military personnel and supplies during Hurricane Rita relief
Maj. Pete Loewenheim of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has returned to Maryland following a six-day deployment to the Gulf Coast, where as a mission pilot he transported military personnel and supplies needed after Hurricane Rita struck. Loewenheim flew a GA-8 Airvan, a light eight-seat aircraft manufactured as a utility transport by Gippsland Aeronautics in Australia. CAP currently has a fleet of eight GA-8 aircraft positioned across the nation.
09/26/2005—St. Mary’s Composite Squadron promotes officer
John Michael Weaver of Leonardtown, Md., a member of the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, was promoted to captain.
09/21/2005—Maryland Wing aircrew performs Hurricane Ophelia aerial reconnaissance mission
Three members of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol were awarded the disaster relief ribbon with “V” device for successfully completing a mission in North Carolina during Hurricane Ophelia.
09/20/2005—Maryland Wing flies teachers of Parkland School Magnet for Aerospace Technology
Eleven teachers from the Parkland School Magnet for Aerospace Technology in Rockville participated in the first Maryland Wing "Fly A Teacher" event at Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, Md., sponsored by Group I in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.
09/14/2005—Group II conducts search and rescue training
Seventy-three members of Group II completed a one-day training exercise on Sept. 10 designed to improve the group’s readiness to respond to natural disasters and locate missing aircraft.
09/13/2005—Three St. Mary's Composite Squadron cadets receive awards and promotions
Three cadets in the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol received awards and promotions during a recent squadron open house and ice cream social.
09/12/2005—Maryland Wing ground team members thanked for standing by; no longer on alert to support Hurricane Katrina relief effort
Ground team members of the Maryland Wing are no longer on alert to deploy to Mississippi to assist in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort there.
09/11/2005—Maryland Wing members standing by to deploy in support of Hurricane Katrina relief effort
Members of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) are standing by to deploy for seven to ten days to assist in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
08/26/2005—Fort McHenry Composite Squadron promotes cadets after annual picnic
The Ft. McHenry Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol promoted several cadets following its annual picnic this summer.
08/18/2005—Wing appoints new director of aerospace education
Capt. Robert Terry of Columbia, Md. was named director of aerospace education for the Maryland Wing on Aug. 6, succeeding Lt. Col. James C. Tice III.
08/18/2005—Cadets build planes at academy
Cadet 1st Lt. Kevin Finson of the Howard Composite Squadron was one of 21 Civil Air Patrol cadets who attended an academy on aircraft manufacturing and maintenance.
08/17/2005—Cadet receives Spaatz award from Rep. Bartlett
Cadet Col. Rachel L. Gibbs received the General Carl A. Spaatz Award, CAP's highest cadet honor, during a ceremony at Winters Mill High School in Westminster. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett made the presentation.
08/08/2005—Montgomery students receive flying scholarships and solo
Two cadets in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Squadron received Ebehard Trams Fund Scholarships and attended CAP's National Flight Academy at Fort Pickett in Virginia.
07/25/2005—President attends College Park cadet's oath of enlistment
Christopher Pekny, a cadet in the College Park Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of CAP, was one of 10 new Army recruits who took their oath of enlistment before the first pitch of a major league baseball game in Washington, DC. attended by President Bush.
07/22/2005—Cadets pilot gliders at annual Wing Aerospace Academy
Forty cadets, ages 12 to 16 years old, completed the 9th annual Maryland Wing Aerospace Academy which included glider flight training..
07/18/2005—Wicomico honors senior members during annual banquet
Two Wicomico Composite Squadron senior members were recognized during the squadron's annual banquet.
07/16/2005—Lawlor named commander of Frederick Composite Squadron
Capt. David Lawlor has been named commander of the Frederick Composite Squadron, succeeding Maj. Richard Palace of Frederick, Md.
07/15/2005—Four Maryland Wing cadets receive leadership training at Cadet Officer School
Four Maryland Wing cadets joined 100 other teens from across the country who attended the national Cadet Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.
07/03/2005—Carroll cadet earns highest awards in CAP program
Rachel Gibbs of the Carroll Squadron was awarded CAP's highest cadet honor during a ceremony on June 28, just three weeks after earning the second highest cadet award.
06/24/2005—Carroll squadron assists in countywide disaster drill
On a sunny June 17, went to the nearby carnival grounds. Within minutes of arriving at their destination, a large explosion rocked the ground and a cloud of gray smoke rose into the air.
06/16/2005—Group II salutes veterans at Memorial Day parade
Civil Air Patrol cadets from Group Two paid tribute to our country's service members during the annual Memorial Day parade held in Westminster on May 30.
06/08/2005—Arundel commander receives Lifesaving award
The commander of the Arundel Composite Squadron didn't know a trip up the New Jersey Turnpike would lead to his receiving an award for lifesaving.
06/07/2005—Group I cadets receive National Powered Flight Academy scholarships
Capt. Colin Carmello and Chief Master Sgt. Colleen Vineer received the Ebehard Trams Fund Scholarship to attend CAP's National Flight Academy July 9-17 at Fort Pickett in Virginia.
05/25/2005—St. Mary's receives Squadron of Merit award; Cadets receive multiple awards and honors
St. Mary's Composite Squadron was presented with the Squadron of Merit Award on May 18, for its performance over the last year as the best squadron in the wing.
05/25/2005—Bay bridge traffic back-ups to be monitored by Maryland Wing
The Maryland Wing will fly regular missions over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to provide accurate and timely information about bridge back-ups on weekends.
05/11/2005—Cadets learn about life in a war zone
Cadets at the Carroll Composite Squadron learned about what life is like in a war zone when 1st Lt. Tom Reed spoke about his recent tour in Afghanistan.
05/10/2005—Mute swans and nests located by state biologists with assistance from Maryland Wing
Maryland Wing recently flew several missions to locate mute swans in the tide waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
05/09/2005—Maryland Wing cadets shine at Region conference, winning two speak off first-place awards
Three cadets from Maryland Wing brought awards home for their efforts in the Regional Cadet Speak Off in Richmond, Virginia.
05/03/2005—Youth excel at Annapolis Composite Squadron awards ceremony
The Annapolis Composite Squadron promoted five cadets at a ceremony that included the famous aviatrix Mary Feik.
05/01/2005—CAP assists AIAA in annual Maryland Engineering Challenge
The Howard Composite Squadron assisted the the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) at its annual Cargo Plane Challenge.
04/25/2005—Fort McHenry Composite Squadron kicks-fff adopt-a-highway community service project
Nine members of the Fort McHenry Composite Squadron launched the Squadron's Adopt-A-Highway community service project.
04/22/2005—Edward Vazquez receives Mitchell award and promotion to cadet squadron commander
Cadet Edward J. Vazquez of the Bowie Composite Squadron received the Billy Mitchell award and was appointed Cadet Commander.
04/21/2005—Cadet command change at Glenn L. Martin Squadron
In a formal military ceremony, Cadet 1st Lt. Richard Trujillo, relinquished command to Cadet 2nd Lt. Joel Loftus at the Glenn L. Martin Squadron.
04/18/2005—Fort McHenry Composite Squadron and greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce suport community blood drive
The Fort McHenry Composite Squadron and the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce teamed up to sponsor a community blood drive.
04/14/2005—Search and rescue training conducted for 'overdue aircraft'
Two aircraft operating out of the Martin State Airport were used to search the countryside for targets that simulated two overdue aircraft.
03/31/2005—Maryland Wing conducts search and rescue training at Martin State airport
The Maryland Wing conducted training operations during a Search and Rescue Exercise from Martin State Airport in Middle River, Md.
03/25/2005—Members visit Congressional offices during annual legislative day program
Members of the Maryland Wing visited federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill who represent Maryland in Washington, D.C. on as part of CAP’s annual Legislative Day.
03/25/2005—Male and female bears located by Maryland Wing for state program
Maryland Wing recently flew a mission to locate two bears that were hibernating in the forests of Garrett County.
03/22/2005—Members complete 'training leaders of cadets' program
Members of the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia Wings completed a program called “Training Leaders of Cadets” at Camp Frettered, near Reisterstown, Md.
03/17/2005—Cadets train in the frigid cold of the mountains of western Maryland
Cadets of the Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron completed a winter survival program deep in the mountains of western Maryland.
03/16/2005—Three cadets win awards at Wing's annual speech competition
Winners of the Maryland Wing cadet speech competition, called Speak-off, were announced by the wing's cadet programs staff.
03/15/2005—Bowie Squadron help search for missing Howard County woman
The Bowie Composite Squadron participated in the search for a woman missing from her assisted living facility located in Howard County
03/14/2005—Squadron members received American Red Cross training
The American Red Cross held training recently at the headquarters of the Maryland Wing to provide instruction about shelter management operations.
01/16/2005—Cadet Isaac Morgan receives Earhart award, promoted to Cadet Captain
Cadet Isaac Morgan of Hollywood, Maryland received the Amelia Earhart Award and was promoted to Cadet Captain during a ceremony conducted Dec. 7