March 24, 2013
Civil Air Patrol does more than search and rescue To the editor: Are you familiar with the local Civil Air Patrol in Washington County? Well, you should be. This program is one of the best youth programs in the area. I know this firsthand, because my son benefited greatly from his participation in this program, which encouraged him to make the military his career. The first thing you notice about cadets is their manners. “Yes, ma'm” and “Yes, sir” are a constant.
April 10, 2012
William Harold Crabill Sr., 73, of 125 Doub Way, Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William Ray and Evelyn Mae Staubs Crabill. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1956, and from the Maryland State Police Academy in 1962. He was formerly employed with Frederick (Md.) City Police, and then with the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office from 1975 to 1991.
December 22, 2011
Civil Air Patrol Hagerstown Composite Squadron. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 7 to 9 p.m. Hagerstown Regional Airport, behind Nick's Airport Inn, 18621 Jarkey Drive, Hagerstown. Call Ltc. Barry McNew at 717-762-2962, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.mdcap.org . Tri-State Seniors Wednesday, Dec. 28, noon. Nick's Airport Inn, 14548 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Email email@example.com .
June 13, 2011
On May 20, 10 members of the Martinsburg Civil Air Patrol Squadron traveled to Joint Base Andrews, Md., to support and participate in the 2011 Joint Services Open House and Air Show. Martinsburg members participating were Cadet Airman Zach Arehart, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. John Dye, Cadet 2nd. Lt. Tim Dye, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Quinn Kahsay, Cadet Basic David Kain, Cadet Airman Kenneth May, Cadet Tech Sgt. Ty Stansbury, Cadet Airman 1st Class Ian Sullivan, Capt. Gary Gourley and Maj. Russ Voelker.
May 14, 2011
Civil Air Patrol Cadet Timothy Dye recently was presented with the Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell Award at a meeting of the Martinsburg Squadron. In order to earn the award, cadets must complete the first eight of the 15 achievements in the cadet program, and pass a comprehensive leadership exam, an aerospace exam and a physical fitness test. Dye, a Civil Air Patrol member since December 2008, is a member of the squadron's award-winning color guard and serves as a flight commander.
July 26, 2010
A $7,000 scholarship from The Ninety-Nines, an international organization for female pilots, has made it possible for one woman to further her dream of soaring in the sky. Sandra Fox, 50, of Hagerstown, said she was not only excited about winning the scholarship, but surprised because she is older. "I thought they would give the scholarship to someone younger with a long career ahead of them, so I was surprised that they considered me," she said. Fox said she became a member of The Ninety-Nines -- a nonprofit group established in 1929 by 99 female pilots -- in 2008, when she moved to Hagerstown with her fiance.
July 20, 2010
"Semper Vigilans" is the motto of the Civil Air Patrol. It means, in Latin, "Always Vigilant. " This motto played an important role in the West Virginia Wing Summer Encampment at Camp Dawson, because some of the activities can be quite dangerous. After all, Camp Dawson, located near Kingwood, W.Va., is the training base for the West Virginia National Guard and Army Special Forces. I'm a member of the Martinsburg Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol (CAP), based in Martinsburg, W.Va.
May 9, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- As the director of pastoral care at Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown for nearly two years, Richard Bower is supposed to have his focus directed to the heavens. During his time on Earth, Bower also has gazed skyward as chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol in Washington County. Bower, 62, recently was named 2009 Chaplain of the Year for Maryland and for the middle-eastern region of the United States during a ceremony presided over by Lt. Col. Barry McNew, commander of Hagerstown's CAP squadron.
May 6, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- As the director of pastoral care at Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown for nearly two years, Richard Bower is supposed to have his focus directed to the heavens. During his time on earth, Bower also has gazed skyward as chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol in Washington County. Bower, 62, recently was named 2009 Chaplain of the Year for Maryland and for the middle eastern region of the United States during a ceremony presided over by Lt. Col. Barry McNew, commander of Hagerstown's CAP squadron.
December 30, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is looking to recruit volunteers who are at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. They must possess the desire, willingness and capability to promote the objectives and purposes of the CAP. All prospective members are required to complete an application and fingerprint card, used to request an FBI criminal records check. There is also an annual membership fee. There are several categories of adult membership including aerospace education, affiliate, business and patron.