$25 – $145

Maryland Wing Conference 2018

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Princess Royale Hotel & Conference Center

9100 Coastal Highway

Ocean City, MD 21842

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Registration for the 2018 Maryland Wing Conference is now open! Register today for early bird discounts!

Regular registration continues August 1 - September 30, 2018
Late registration begins October 1 - 30, 2018

Full Conference:
$145 Late registration

  • -- includes Welcome Reception, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Wing Commander's Reception, Banquet, Conference Sessions, and Saturday Hospitality Suite

Saturday Conference with Breakfast and Lunch:
$100 Late registration

  • -- includes Welcome Reception, Saturday Breakfast and Lunch, Conference Sessions

Saturday Conference with Lunch only:
$75 Late registration

  • -- includes Welcome Reception, Saturday Lunch, Conference Sessions

Conference sessions only: $25

  • -- includes conference sessions only, no meals included

Wing Commander's Reception and Banquet only:
$65 Late registration

Cadet Conference Package:
$215 Late through October 15 based on availability

  • -- includes two nights hotel stay (Friday and Saturday nights; 3 cadets per room), Friday's Welcome Reception or Cadet Hospitality Suite, Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, Saturday Lunch, Wing Commander's Reception and Banquet on Saturday, Conference Sessions

Cadet Conference without room:
$145 Late through October 8

  • Friday's Welcome Reception or Cadet Hospitality Suite, Breakfast, Lunch, Wing Commander's Reception and Banquet on Saturday, Conference Sessions

GOLF with the Wing Commander on Friday at 11:00am
$39 for 18 holes of golf. Fee includes golf cart rental.

  • River Run Golf Course 11605 Masters Ln, Berlin, MD 21811

Conference Schedule

Friday, November 9

  • Daytime: Golf Outing River Run Golf Course - pre registration required
  • 5:30 p.m. Registration opens
  • 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (open to all) OR optional Cadet Hospitality Suite

Saturday, November 10

  • Registration opens
  • Breakfast
  • General Session
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Wing Commander's Reception (open to all)
  • Banquet
  • Hospitality Suites

Sunday, November 11

  • NEW THIS YEAR!! To be Announced: We will be holding several additional sessions on Sunday. Registration for these sessions will include continental breakfast

Monday, November 12

  • Federal Holiday for Veteran's Day -- extend your weekend and enjoy Ocean City

Reserve your room at the Princess Royale today -- all rooms are suites with living area and kitchen.

Seniors please ensure to contact the hotel for reserving your room - mention the group code 2915 to get discounted rates: $89 Ocean/Pool View, $129 Ocean Front, and $199 for 2 bedroom Condo.

Directions for Booking at the Princess Royale Online

  1. Go to: http://www.princessroyale.com/groups/
  2. Click on the arrival date calendar, and select your arrival date.
  3. Click on the 2nd calendar, and select your departure date.
  4. Select the number of adults in the room.
  5. Put your Group Code 2915 in the Group Code box, and click on “Book Now”.
  6. Select your room style by clicking on the photos on that page, choose the room style you want, and if it is available, click on “Book Now!”
  7. Fill out the information on that page to reserve your room. They will charge your credit card for the 1st night’s stay to reserve it.

If you have any difficulty at all booking your room, please contact the hotel's reservations department at 1-800-476-9253; they are there to help you from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Our group code is 2915 to receive the group discount, so don’t forget to give it to the operator.

We look forward to seeing you in Ocean City! If you need to cancel, the hotel requires 72 hours notice, or you will forfeit your first night’s deposit.


Aerospace Education

Moon/Meteor Sample Exposition (Lt Col Bob Terry, Lt Col James Williams, Lt Col Charles Roe, MDWG/AE Team): Real moon rocks!! Does it ever get old? If not, enjoy a detailed examination and update on some new wrinkles in Lunar formation theories. We will discuss meteorites as well and examine some hand samples.

Tip Jet Rotor Helicopters: Practical at Last? (Lt Col Bob Terry, Lt Col James Williams, Lt Col Charles Roe, MDWG/AE Team): Machines like the Avimech DF2S run on very "green" hydrogen peroxide, need no tail rotor, and offer a much simplified control system and easier learning curve for a pilot. We will discuss some of the physics and technology trades in making these a truly practical aircraft.

Cadet Programs

8 Cadet Conference sessions to be announced shortly!

DDR – Relationships with Community Leaders (Lt Col Jett Mayhew, NHQ DDR Education Officer): How it will help you with you developing a good relationship with your community leaders. It will also open doors to sponsorships, donations and recruiting.


Communications Update (Lt Col Mike Starr, MDWG/A6): Open discussion on the current vision of Civil Air Patrol communications, discussing changes being proposed on the National level and how they will eventually affect Maryland Wing. How can we support your unit or you individually on your communications goals?

Maryland Wing Cloud Services (Lt Col Mike Starr, MDWG/A6): Demonstration of how to use the Maryland Wing Cloud Services. This is especially important for uploading unit SUI Inspection information, Emergency Services files, etc. We will demonstrate how you can synchronize your laptop to the cloud server and set up permissions to share if needed. Part of the session will be to set up accounts, so bring your laptop to the session for hand's on setup.

Emergency Services

Maps, Mission and coordinate systems (Maj Michael Zabetakis, Capt Cole Brown): Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) in Search and Rescue: Introduction to the role GIS plays in Search and Rescue. Covered topics, What is a map, Types of maps, Coordinate systems, Review of SAR Topo mapping program

CERT and other Disaster Response Qualifications for ES Ground Teams (Lt Col John Johnson, MDWG/A3ED Disaster Services): A brief overview and discussion of specific disaster response qualifications for CAP emergency services ground teams that are included in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training such as: light urban SAR, damage assessment, mass care, communications, and logistics.

Emergency Services Update (Lt Col Bob Midkiff, MDWG Director of Emergency Services): An open forum discussion of Maryland Wing emergency services that will include information on upcoming ES training, Emergency Services Academies, and the new Maryland supplement to CAPR 60-3.

CISM (Lt Col Wendy White, MER/CISM, and Lt Col Wes LaPre, MDWG/CISM)

CAP finds missing U.S. Army UAS after all other platforms failed (SM Alvin Wilkins, Col Mary S Feik Composite Squadron): While stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona about two years ago SM Wilkins was put in charge of the search & rescue operation of an Army Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that broke link with the ground controller and disappear out of radar. After exhausting all the U.S. ARMY and some other DoD assets in finding this UAS solicited the services of the Civil Air Patrol to help the U.S. Army find its missing UAS. SM Wilkins has all the story boards of how the entire operation develop since the UAS broken link to the CAP call up and finding.


The 1964 B-52 Crash at Savage Mountain, MD (Capt. Patrick Whang, MDWG Historian): To reexamine the the crash of a B-52 bomber at Savage Mountain, MD in 1964 in the light of primary source documents. - How to utilize various types of sources to tell a historical story.

Nike Missile Base BA-79: History & Restoration (CMSgt Tom Reed, MDWG Command Chief): Session will cover the history of BA-79, the Nike missile base that is now home to MDWG HQs, and the restoration process and plans


Leadership and Cross-Cultural Team Development (Capt Sung Kwon, Howard Composite Squadron): By the end of this lesson, the participants will be able to understand leadership development strategies specific to organizational change: a. Understand post-industrial leadership team concepts in a variety of situations. b. How to influence and inspire your team to succeed in team leadership. c.Able to understand the complex cultural dimensions of diverse societies.


Pilot Meeting (Lt Col Pete Loewenheim, MDWG/A3 Stan/Eval): Topics to be determined based on issues encountered during the past year and other items deemed necessary at the time).

Public Affairs

Twitter and You (Lt Col Brenda Reed, MDWG Chief of Staff): How to use Twitter to effectively get your unit's story across. Come prepared for hands-on exercises


Diversity and Inclusion in MDWG – Successful Recruiting Techniques for Underrepresented Areas (Lt Col Carlos Montague, MDWG Diversity Officer): This presentation seeks to formally introduce MDWG recruitment goals that support the areas of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) by informing Cadets and Members on the importance of recruiting and sustaining underrepresented opportunities. The presentation will include exercises and takeaways for future reference, along with an open Q&A session that supports MDWG D&I initiatives.


Aerospace Education

STK – Workshop on Interacting with LEO Objects
(Lt Col Bob Terry, Lt Col James Williams, Lt Col Charles Roe, MDWG/AE Team): Here we seek, in an extended workshop with a professional trainer, to explore progressively more ambitious tasks within the STK environment that use known ephemeris files to characterize and study orbiting or even transitory objects. The coupling of these abilities with the JPL asteroid deflection app will also be examined.

The “Space Force” – What’s the read trade space? (Lt Col Bob Terry, Lt Col James Williams, Lt Col Charles Roe, MDWG/AE Team): In a workshop format we will discuss the physics and technologies of "warfare" in space. What is the nature of the threat and the relative cost of response to it? How does the prospect of LEO or cis-Lunar combat influence the control of space junk? Can effective defense stay within the existing treaty obligations on weapons in space?

Cadet Programs

Cadet Advisory Council Meeting

Training Leaders of Cadets – Basic (full-day course)


Commanders Call (Col Joe Winter): Mandatory call for all unit commanders

Professional Development

Squadron Leadership School (full-day classroom portion of blended version – participants will complete three-week online portion prior to attendance) – separate registration required

Corporate Learning Course (full-day classroom portion of blended version – participants will complete three-week online portion prior to attendance) – separate registration required

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