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by DON AINES and JENNIFER FITCH | May 1, 2006
MERCERSBURG, PA. Hundreds of Civil Air Patrol volunteers searched the wooded and mountainous terrain of Franklin County, Pa., for five days, but it was the sons of a missing Maryland pilot who Sunday discovered the body of their father in the twisted wreckage of a small aircraft in a sparsely populated area of Montgomery Township. David K. Weiss, 72, of Bethesda, Md., had been missing since shortly after his noon takeoff Tuesday from Montgomery County (Md.) Airpark, about 70 miles southeast of where the plane was found.
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by DON AINES | April 28, 2006
ST. THOMAS, Pa. - The search for a missing Maryland pilot entered its third day Thursday, covering a 50-mile radius around the St. Thomas area with 13 Civil Air Patrol aircraft, a Pennsylvania State Police helicopter and nine ground search and rescuer teams. David Weiss, 72, of Bethesda, Md., has been missing since Tuesday afternoon when he failed to return from a routine training flight into Pennsylvania. Lt. Col. Richard Runyan of the Civil Air Patrol said Wednesday that Weiss had not filed a flight plan but was to have made some practice landing approaches to airfields, including the Franklin County Regional Airport.
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By ERIN JULIUS | December 31, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Patrick Hammond is only 17, but his activities and accolades fill a three-page résumé. The Williamsport High School senior plays varsity sports, is president of the student government and serves as a cadet major in the Hagerstown Civil Air Patrol Squadron. Not surprisingly, the Williamsport senior class named Hammond "Mr. WHS" this year. Hammond hopes his training and academic accomplishments land him a spot in a U.S. military academy because he wants to perform covert operations as an Army Ranger, he said.
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September 7, 2008
The Hagerstown Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol had a very active summer. During June, 14 cadets assisted with the Reading (Pa.) Air Show and several cadets attended encampments. Encampments are usually one week and are meant to enhance leadership skills and aerospace knowledge. Colby Robinson, Brenden Roberts and Zoe Garcia attended the Tri-Wing encampment and Michael DiMercio attended the West Virginia encampment. Several events happened during the month of July. Four cadets, Colby Robinson, Kyle Lahr, Stephen Spinder, and J.R. Paterno attended Leadership Academy at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.
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by DON AINES | April 27, 2006
ST. THOMAS, PA. More than 100 searchers and about 10 aircraft from three states - volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, area firefighters and Pennsylvania State Police among them - were combing the mountains of Franklin County Wednesday looking for any sign of a Maryland pilot whose plane has been missing since Tuesday and whose last known location was in the St. Thomas area. "That mountain there is wicked," said Major Herb Cahalen of the Civil Air Patrol, indicating the Tuscarora mountain range northwest of the command center at the St. Thomas Volunteer Fire Co. "A lot of loose rock, very steep and dense brush," he said of one area he searched.
NEWS
October 4, 1997
Auction to benefit Civil Air Patrol The Hagerstown Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will have its third annual benefit auction at 6:30 p.m. today in the Aero-Smith Hangar, behind Nick's Airport Inn on U.S. 11, at the Washington County Regional Airport. Auction items can be previewed starting at 5:30 p.m. Items will include artwork, furniture, tools, grills, NASCAR collectibles, autographed memorabilia, and gift certificates to numerous restaurants, activities, businesses and professional sports games.
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by CANDICE BOSLEY | July 3, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. martinsburg@herald-mail.com Ashley Wilson has sky-high dreams. The Jefferson High School student hopes to enroll in the United State Air Force Academy, obtain her pilot's license and become an emergency doctor while serving her country for at least eight years in the Air Force. Wilson, 17, said she joined the local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) unit in part because it offered her a chance to fly. Wilson and the other members of the local CAP unit were the subject of a proclamation unanimously approved by the Berkeley County Commission on Thursday, making July 4-11 Civil Air Patrol Cadet Week.
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By LUCIA TAYO | 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.
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by TARA REILLY | July 15, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com Five U.S. Army reservists received medals Sunday at an annual event for former and active reservists and their families. The event, Former Active Army Reservists/Family Day, was held at the U.S. Army Reserves 1007th Maintenance Co. building on Willard Street in Hagerstown About 40 people attended. The soldiers who received the Army Achievement Medals were Staff Sgt. Kathleen Fitzgerald, Sgt. Edmund Lee, Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Mason, and Specialists Vivian Wilson and Starsha Shankle.
NEWS
September 26, 2005
Members of the Martinsburg Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol recently recognized the superb support and assistance of one of the members of the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard. Tech. Sgt. Robert E. Hall, one of the Air National Guard recruiters from Martinsburg, W.Va. was presented a CAP Appreciation Plaque denoting his outstanding support of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. Hall has been very supportive of the CAP cadet program and has spoken often to the squadron cadets, encouraging them to advance leadership skills and expanding their knowledge of aerospace education.
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