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August 3, 2011
On July 27, two Civil Air Patrol cadets from Japan and four from Canada took part in a Black Hawk ride over Harford County, thanks to the International Air Cadet Exchange program and the Army National Guard. Cadets and staff were treated to a flight in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter over the Susquehanna River in northeastern Maryland. The flight lasted an hour and allowed the cadets to experience pre-flight and the different maneuvers that the Black Hawk is capable of. The International Air Cadet Exchange is an annual exchange of visits by air-minded youth of the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific Rim with the objective of promoting international understanding, good will, and fellowship among the youth of the world.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Mary Monica Skelton-Kerner, who sold residential real estate and was a hospital volunteer, died of heart disease Sunday at Sinai Hospital. She was 79 and lived in Bel Air. Born Mary Monica Skelton in Williamsport, Pa., she was the daughter of William Skelton, a Glenn L. Martin flight manual writer and engineer, and Mary Monica Skelton, a nurse. She lived in Overlea as a young woman and was a 1952 graduate of Kenwood High School, where she sang in the girl's chorus and the glee club and belonged to the Civil Air Patrol.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
Gary A. Mullen, a retired Bell Atlantic-Maryland Inc. telephone operator who had been a longtime active member of the Civil Air Patrol, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 70. The son of a court clerk and a telephone operator, Gary A. Mullen was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Pimlico neighborhood. He was a 1961 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned an associate's degree from what is now Baltimore City Community College.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
Gary A. Mullen, a retired Bell Atlantic-Maryland Inc. telephone operator who had been a longtime active member of the Civil Air Patrol, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 70. The son of a court clerk and a telephone operator, Gary A. Mullen was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Pimlico neighborhood. He was a 1961 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned an associate's degree from what is now Baltimore City Community College.
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January 18, 2012
The day many Americans were celebrating the freedoms that Martin Luther King's life stood for, some Harford County residents were experiencing another freedom - the freedom of flight. The Harford County Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol,U.S. Air ForceAuxiliary, took part in orientation flights with their cadets on Monday, Jan. 16. The orientation flights introduce cadets to aviation and flight instruction. For many of the cadets, this is their first experience in flying, much less at the control of a plane.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Mary Monica Skelton-Kerner, who sold residential real estate and was a hospital volunteer, died of heart disease Sunday at Sinai Hospital. She was 79 and lived in Bel Air. Born Mary Monica Skelton in Williamsport, Pa., she was the daughter of William Skelton, a Glenn L. Martin flight manual writer and engineer, and Mary Monica Skelton, a nurse. She lived in Overlea as a young woman and was a 1952 graduate of Kenwood High School, where she sang in the girl's chorus and the glee club and belonged to the Civil Air Patrol.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2011
John Warner Lynch, who had been a Social Security Administration computer specialist and an Air Force pilot, died May 22 of cancer at his Sparks home. He was 63. The son of a banker and an artist, Mr. Lynch was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville and Lutherville. He was a 1965 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park. He enlisted in the Air Force and completed pilot training in 1970.
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By Lesa Jansen and Lesa Jansen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 5, 2002
BUILDING leadership skills and confidence among its members has been the mission of the Mount Airy Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. The squadron, just 6 years old, has been honored as one of the top seven squadrons in the country, receiving the Civil Air Patrol's Unit Citation for "exceptionally meritorious service and outstanding achievement." "If we have confidence, we're going to give it to our cadets," said Maj. Judith McLellan, the squadron commander. "This is really unusual and an honor, receiving such an award being a relatively new squadron," McLellan said.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 27, 2001
THE CIVIL AIR PATROL was founded seven days before the attack on Pearl Harbor. During World War II, Civil Air Patrol pilots were credited with sinking two enemy submarines and rescuing hundreds of crash survivors. Operating under the aegis of the Air Force, the group is charged with three primary missions: cadet programs, aerospace education and emergency services. Last week, four cadets from the Howard Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol were recognized for completing the first three phases of the cadet program in a ceremony held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
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January 16, 2004
The Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol recently held its annual Public Affairs Officer Conference, with CAP youth members attending from around the state. Quentin Banks, chief information officer of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, presented a workshop on "Working with the Media During Emergencies." Second Lt. Sudha Kaistha of the Mount Airy Composite Squadron attended the all-day conference held in Catonsville.
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January 18, 2012
The day many Americans were celebrating the freedoms that Martin Luther King's life stood for, some Harford County residents were experiencing another freedom - the freedom of flight. The Harford County Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol,U.S. Air ForceAuxiliary, took part in orientation flights with their cadets on Monday, Jan. 16. The orientation flights introduce cadets to aviation and flight instruction. For many of the cadets, this is their first experience in flying, much less at the control of a plane.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 31, 2011
Patricia D. Shearer, a retired medical administrator and a pilot who flew for the Maryland Civil Air Patrol, died Aug. 23 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 76. Patricia D. McVay was born in Baltimore and raised on Camp Meade Road in Linthicum. She was a graduate of Anne Arundel County public schools. Mrs. Shearer worked for years as a medical administrator and at the time of her 1997 retirement, she was working for Dr. J. Dennis Branger at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
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August 3, 2011
On July 27, two Civil Air Patrol cadets from Japan and four from Canada took part in a Black Hawk ride over Harford County, thanks to the International Air Cadet Exchange program and the Army National Guard. Cadets and staff were treated to a flight in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter over the Susquehanna River in northeastern Maryland. The flight lasted an hour and allowed the cadets to experience pre-flight and the different maneuvers that the Black Hawk is capable of. The International Air Cadet Exchange is an annual exchange of visits by air-minded youth of the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific Rim with the objective of promoting international understanding, good will, and fellowship among the youth of the world.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2011
John Warner Lynch, who had been a Social Security Administration computer specialist and an Air Force pilot, died May 22 of cancer at his Sparks home. He was 63. The son of a banker and an artist, Mr. Lynch was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville and Lutherville. He was a 1965 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park. He enlisted in the Air Force and completed pilot training in 1970.
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By Jacques Kelly | January 31, 2008
Philip Szczepanski, a retired photographer and Civil Air Patrol member, died of pulmonary hypertension Jan. 23 at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Fallston resident was 68. Born in Baltimore and raised on Linwood Avenue, he was a 1957 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, attended the Johns Hopkins University's engineering school and later earned an associate of arts degree from Dundalk Community College. Mr. Szczepanski, the son of a store photographer at the old Stewart's department store, decided to go into photography.
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By Erika Hobbs and Erika Hobbs,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 4, 2004
A Civil Air Patrol pilot and chaplain whose plane plunged into the Chesapeake Bay's mudflats in 1954 while searching for a missing Air Force jet were honored yesterday in Havre de Grace, 50 years after their deaths. Capt. Anthony J. Synodinos, the pilot, and chaplain 1st Lt. Edward G. Conrad were members of the East Baltimore Squadron of the Maryland Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, a volunteer, civilian-based search-and-rescue branch of the Air Force. They had been part of what was the largest Air Force search-and-rescue mission of the time - to locate a military jet that had gone down along the Eastern seaboard.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | November 15, 1992
Scrunched next to a side window of the helicopter, 14-year-old Jason Lesko peered at the rooftops of Annapolis -- a new experience for the Civil Air Patrol member, who's used to flying in small planes.On the other side of the 1967 UH-1 copter sat his father, Maj. William Lesko, who recalled flying transport missions in Vietnam 25 years ago on board the same model craft.His son was among a group of about 30 teen-agers from the Arundel squadron of the Civil Air Patrol who went to Fort Meade yesterday to learn about helicopters from the Maryland National Guard.
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