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2006 news releases

12/22/2006—Solomon tapped as Middle East Region Director of Public Affairs
Capt. Steven Solomon has been selected as the new Director of Public Affairs for the Middle East Region of Civil Air Patrol.
12/19/2006—Glenn L. Martin squadron promotes officer
The Glenn L. Martin squadron announces the promotion of Maj. Don Dewar.
12/13/2006—Garnice serves as new wing director of personnel
Capt. Rory Garnice has been named the new Maryland Wing A1/Director of Personnel.
12/03/2006—Cadet change of command at Carroll Composite Squadron
Cadet Maj. Nicholas Krionderis accepted command of the cadets at Carroll Composite Squadron during a recent ceremony.
11/29/2006—Wing Conference provides training and awards for CAP members
The annual Maryland Wing Conference was held in Annapolis on November 10-12. Over the course of the weekend, more than 200 members participated in the event.
11/03/2006—Cadet change of command at Glenn L. Martin
2nd Lt. Nathan Lober, a cadet in the Glenn L. Martin Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, has assumed cadet command of his squadron.
10/31/2006—Cadet receives Army ROTC scholarship worth $138,000
John Kmetz, a cadet senior master sergeant in the Mt. Airy Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, has received an Army ROTC scholarship to McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.
10/26/2006—When information takes flight, imagination soars
Col. Scott Chesnut, Air Force District of Washington vice commander, observed a day-long Civil Air Patrol search and rescue exercise as a guest of CAP's Maryland Wing in Middle River, MD.
10/23/2006—Towson squadron honors 3 outstanding members
The Towson Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has honored several members for outstanding achievements.
10/06/2006—Cadet receives Air Force Association award
Lt. Col. Haley Blevins, a cadet member of St. Mary’s Composite Squadron, was named the Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year at the Air Force Association's 2006 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition held in Washington, D.C.
09/20/2006—New cadet commander at St. Mary's
1st Lt. Matthew Herten has assumed the position of cadet commander of the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron He replaces the outgoing cadet commander, Justin Bowers.
09/18/2006—Maryland Wing Conference set for historic Annapolis
The annual conference will be held Nov. 11-12 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, located in the historic district of Annapolis, just minutes from the waterfront and U.S. Naval Academy.
09/15/2006—Cadets celebrate their achievements with trip to Kennedy Space Center
Nine cadets from the Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron were recently rewarded with a trip to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
09/01/2006—Mt. Airy cadets train to honor and serve at National Honor Guard Academy activity
Five members of the Mt. Airy Squadron took part in CAP’s National Honor Guard Academy where cadets from 29 states across the country assembled for training.
08/18/2006—Maryland Wing Band salutes Korean War veterans
The Maryland Wing band provided musical support for the 2006 Korean War Armistice Day ceremony on the National Mall. Vice President Dick Cheney addressed the gathering at the Korean War Memorial.
08/10/2006—Former Frederick Squadron cadet killed in Iraq
Lance Cpl. James W, Higgins Jr., 22, a former member of the Frederick Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, was one of four Marines killed July 27 during combat operations in the Al Anbar province of Iraq, according to news accounts.
07/24/2006—Cadets enjoy fun in the sun
Cadets and senior members from across Maryland attended a wing picnic on July 9 at the Solomon’s Island Naval Recreation Center. The event gave members the opportunity for them and their families to interact with members from other squadrons within the wing and have some fun.
07/21/2006—Wing members hone search and rescue skills
Members of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol conducted a recent series of training operations designed to test and exercise the ability of members to respond to search and rescue, disaster relief, and other mission areas.
07/20/2006—160 cadets graduate from Tri-Wing Encampment
More than 230 Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from nine wings and three regions came together for the annual Tri-Wing Encampment, which was held at Camp Fretterd in Maryland from June 24-July 2.
07/19/2006—Cadet solos in glider over Maryland skies
The skies were clear and blue, and the winds were calm. The setting was just right for a 15 year-old to take to the skies over Frederick Municipal Airport in a Schweizer 2-33 sailplane. This time his teacher would stay on the tarmac, and run alongside the wing of the glider, watching his student take off.
07/10/2006—Squadron marches on the 4th
Members from the Howard Composite Squadron participated with a number of other local organizations in the Howard County Independence Day parade.
07/06/2006—Cadets glide to success at annual Aerospace Academy
Cadets from Maryland and West Virginia completed the 10th annual Aerospace Academy June 17-23 at the U.S. Army's Ft. Detrick and at Frederick Municipal Airport.
06/23/2006—Governor presents Spaatz award to Maryland's new internal aerospace education officer
David Wainland, received CAP's Spaatz Award at a presentation ceremony in the Statehouse in Annapolis, Md. and was promoted to cadet colonel. He received the award from Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
06/22/2006—Maryland Wing members key at Flag Day
Members of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol played a key role in Flag Day ceremonies on June 14 at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The program included music, jet flyover, and fireworks.
06/21/2006—New commander at Ft. McHenry squadron
1st Lt. Karen B. Walker replaced Capt. Douglas Barth as commander of the Ft. McHenry Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, at a change of command ceremony conducted by Maj. Christian Ready, commander of Group II of the Maryland Wing.
06/20/2006—Glenn L. Martin's deputy commander is promoted
Matthew Bolyard, deputy commander for cadets at the Glenn L. Martin Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, was promoted to captain in a recent ceremony at the squadron headquarters.
06/18/2006—Wing released from missing man search
Members of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol deployed to help search for an 81-year-old man who went missing Saturday morning have been released from the mission, after Hagerstown Police reported he was found deceased, according to Lt. Col. Kevin Redman, the Maryland Wing's agency liaison for the mission.
06/17/2006—Maryland WIng members released from missing girl search
Maryland Wing ground team members have been released from the search for a 12-year-old girl reported missing in southwestern Pennsylvania and are now being deployed to help search for a missing 81-year-old man in the Hagerstown, Md. area.
06/17/2006—Maryland Wing ground teams looking for missing girl in Pennsylvania
About 30 members of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) are helping to look for a 12-year-old girl reported missing after leaving her family's home early Tuesday morning in southwestern Pennsylvania to ride her all-terrain vehicle.
06/09/2006—Ready assumes command of Group II
Major Christian Ready accepted command of Group II during a ceremony at its headquarters located at Martin State Airport in Middle River on May 4.
06/09/2006—National Disaster Medical System tested
A drill testing the National Disaster Medical System was conducted on May 20, 2006, at Baltimore - Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport.
06/05/2006—Maryland Wing members build hovercraft at Goddard Space Day
Members from Maryland Wing participated in the annual Space Day at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt on May 4. The team created ’CD Hovercraft’ on the mall at Goddard.
05/25/2006—Bay Bridge patrol kicks off second season
The Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol successfully began its summer Bay Bridge Patrol earlier this month, with 8 sorties flown from Friday to Sunday on the first weekend.
05/23/2006—Bowie Squadron member earns CAP's highest member award
Timothy Hahn has received the Gill Robb Wilson Award and was promoted to major in a special ceremony. Deputy commander of the Bowie Composite Squadron, Hahn also serves as its operations officer.
05/17/2006—Wing's radio program celebrates first anniversary
The Maryland Wing is celebrating the first anniversary of its 30-minute radio program, “The Civil Air Patrol Today,” which is broadcast every Sunday morning on six AM radio stations in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
05/12/2006—Carroll Squadron named Middle East Region Squadron of Distinction
The Carroll Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol has been named the 2006 Squadron of Distinction for CAP's Middle East Region.
05/09/2006—Weiss named commander of Maryland Wing
Jerry Weiss was named commander of the Maryland Wing and promoted to Colonel at a change of command ceremony held at CAP's 2006 Middle East Region (MER) Conference and Banquet in Richmond, Va.
05/01/2006—President Bush greets Maryland Wing members
President Bush greeted members of the Maryland Wing following a speech at the Parkland Magnet School for Aerospace Technology in Rockville, Md. "Thank you for encouraging your children to aim high," said the President.
04/30/2006—Missing aircraft located
April 30 2:30 p.m. -- An aircraft missing since Tuesday was located at about 12:45 p.m. today in an area called the "punch bowl" just north of the Pennsylvania state line. The pilot, 72-year-old David K. Weiss of Bethesda, did not survive.
04/30/2006—Two wing members receive Middle East Region awards
Two members of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, Maj. Christopher Howell and 1st Lt. Martin Sacks, have been named 2005 award winners by CAP's Middle East Region, which includes six states and the District of Columbia.
04/30/2006—Search and Rescue Mission Update
April 30 9:20 a.m. -- The Civil Air Patrol is concentrating its search today for a missing pilot in an area an FAA radar plot indicates he was flying, and where witnesses have reported seeing or hearing something consistent with an airplane crash.
04/29/2006—Search and Rescue Mission Update
April 29 10:45 a.m. -- The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is continuing its search for a missing pilot this morning in the air and on the ground. Aircrews are flying in areas where the pilot is thought to have been practicing his flying skills, and two ground teams are making a line search in the area surrounding a cellphone tower in St. Thomas, Pa.
04/29/2006—Search and Rescue Mission Update
April 29 7:00 a.m. -- The search for a missing pilot is continuing today by the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Yesterday, there were 49 air sorties flown for a total of 88.8 hours, with 198 CAP members in aircrews and ground teams.
04/28/2006—Search and Rescue Mission Update
12:30 p.m. April 28 -- The family of the missing pilot who is the object of a search by the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is asking for help from the public.
04/26/2006—Fort McHenry Squadron presents awards and recognition
The Fort McHenry Composite Squadron honored senior members and cadets with promotions and recognitions for their 2005 accomplishments.
04/25/2006—Sparks fly when Carroll Squadron assists in county-wide disaster drill
Carroll County Regional Airport was full of action earlier this month when terrorists attempted to hijack a plane, a resulting shooting, a fire was caused by a chemical spill, and a school bus full of young people crashed.
04/24/2006—Cadet change of command at St. Mary's
Cadet Justin Bowers became cadet commander of the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron, replacing cadet David Benes, who served in that position for the past five months.
04/20/2006—Carroll Squadron promotes senior and cadet commanders
J. Kevin McHale, commander of the Carroll Composite Squadron, and Jacob Reed, cadet commander of the squadron, were both promoted during a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Westminster.
04/14/2006—Maryland Wing teams win second at Middle East Region Cadet Competition
Cadets on the Maryland Wing drill team and color guard finished in second place at the recent Middle East Region Cadet Competition.
04/05/2006—Lane appointed wing's current operations officer
1st Lt. Ron Lane has been appointed current operations officer for the Maryland Wingl, according to an announcement made by Maj. Bill Parris, the wing's director of operations.
04/04/2006—Glenn L. Martin Squadron hones survival skills
Members of the Glenn L. Martin Squadron participated in the 2006 Winter Survival Camp at Baltimore County's Essex Skypark Airport.
04/03/2006—Kilgallon and Redman named commander and vice commander of wing
Lt. Col. John C. Kilgallon. has been named interim commander of the Maryland Wing following the appointment of Col. Kay Joslin Walling as interim commander of Middle East Region.
03/30/2006—Real mission interrupts training exercise
A real mission assigned by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Langley Air Force Base on March 19 interrupted a practice search and rescue training exercise at Hagerstown Regional Airport.
03/20/2006—New director of personnel named
Capt. Michael Crockett has been named director of personnel for the Maryland Wing, according to an announcement by Maj. Keith Spraker, the wing's chief of staff.
03/15/2006—Group III conducts aviation ground school
Group III conducted an aviation ground school at Tipton Airport, drawing more than 35 participants from the nine squadrons in the group.
03/10/2006—Cadet change of command at Wicomico
Cadet David Adkins was appointed cadet commander of the Wicomico Composite Squadron, succeeding cadet James McClure.
03/09/2006—Maryland Wing members visit Congress
Maryland Wing Members visited offices of the state's federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 2 as part of CAP's annual Legislative Day.
03/08/2006—Apollo I squadron announces promotions
Two members of the Apollo 1 Composite Squadron, Paul Doherty and Joe Kekich, were promoted to second lieutenant.
03/01/2006—Glenn L. Martin squadron wins color guard competition
The Glenn L. Martin Squadron won the 2006 Wing Color Guard Competition and will represent Maryland at the Middle East Region competition.
02/13/2006—Glenn L. Martin Squadron recognizes top personnel
The Glenn L Martin Squadron named Capt. Tina Spraker and Cadet Sgt. Daniel Conte for exemplary service in 2005 at the squadron's annual banquet.
02/10/2006—Cumberland cadet receives Mitchell award
Joseph R. Conners, a cadet in the Cumberland Composite Squadron received CAP's General Billy Mitchell Award. Conners was also promoted to the grade of cadet second lieutenant.
02/08/2006—St. Mary's cadets receive Amelia Earhart awards
David Benes and Terry J. Van Wormer, cadets in St. Mary's Composite Squadron, received the Amelia Earhart Award and were promoted to cadet captain by Col. Kay Joslin Walling, wing commander.
02/07/2006—Cadets claim awards at annual speech competition
Winners of the Wing's cadet speech competition were announced by Lt. Col. William F. Duke of Pasadena. The winners will represent Maryland at the Speak-Off at the Middle East Region Conference in late April.
02/06/2006—Carroll cadet earns Amelia Earhart award
Jennifer R. Reed, a cadet in the Carroll Composite Squadron, earned the Amelia Earhart award and was promoted to cadet captain. The award is given to cadets who have completed the first 11 achievements of the CAP cadet program.
02/02/2006—Cadets needed to assist AIAA in annual Maryland Engineering Challenges
Cadet members in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are needed to assist the Maryland Engineering Challenges held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
02/01/2006—Carroll Squadron reports record-setting year
The Carroll Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol ended 2005 with record-setting results in the cadet programs and emergency services areas. All five cadet milestone awards were earned, including one Spaatz Award, and the unit's aircrew strength also grew.
01/20/2006—Earhart presented by former Cadet
Former cadets and family gathered for the presentation of the Amelia Earhart Award to David M. Trick, a cadet captain in St. Mary's Composite Squadron in the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. The award was presented by former cadet David Gearhart, who is now a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
01/05/2006—Arundel Squadron teen selected as Group 3 emergency services officer
Cadet 2nd Lt. Michael Strickland, a member of the Arundel Composite Squadron, was selected as the emergency services officer for the wing's Group 3.