Baltimore Maryland– The color guard from Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron presented the colors prior to the Baltimore Orioles Game on August 30,2014.
The color guard took to the field before the game.Members included Cadet First Lieutenant Wyatt Hartman, Cadet Tech Sergeant Sierra Kikas, Cadet Chief Senior Master Sergeant Steven Williams and Cadet Chief Master Seargents Desirae Williams and Thomas Burke.
They marched out to center field and presented the colors during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Greggor Hines accompanied the color guard to the field. This was his first time attending a major league baseball game.
A total of 120 members, friends and family attended the game to support the color guard. The Baltimore Orioles won the game against the Minnesota Twins, 3-2.
Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron meets every Thursday from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin State Airport.
For information on the squadron, including meeting address and contact information, visit www.glmcscap.org.
Nearly 1,600 CAP members serve in Maryland. Last year wing members flew 13 search and rescue missions. The wing was credited with five finds and one life saved.Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland. Members flew 2,106 hours in all mission categories. Volunteers contributed services estimated at 4.6 million dollars. For more information, contact the Maryland Wing at www.mdcap.org or follow the wing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarylandWingCivilAirPatrol.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 71 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
Originally posted Sep 1, 2014
Lt. Col. Christopher Roche
Deputy Director Public Affairs