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Maryland warrior returns home a hardened competitor

August 2, 2018
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — Spc.. Gerald L. Villamar, 33 years old, from the Laurel, Maryland based  629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, placed third in the 2018 U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition from July 22 – 27, 2018.  Read more

Saving Lives through Tactical Combat Casualty Care

July 12, 2018
The U.S. and NATO service members assigned to Hamid Karzai International Airport’s Role 2 hospital, a NATO hospital, recently spent their spare time training Force Protection service members in the art of Tactical Combat Casualty Care. Read more

Army embraces change — welcomes new command

June 2, 2018
The Maryland Army National Guard hosted the change of command and change of responsibility ceremony at the historic 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Maryland on June 2, 2018. Col. Janeen L. Birckhead assumed command of the Maryland Army National Guard from Brig. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen. Command Sgt. Maj. James M. Nugent assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted leader of ... Read more

MD Intelligence Battalion gains invaluable experience supporting U.S. Army Europe

May 18, 2018
Article and photography by Maj. Kurt Rauschenberg, 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade Thirty Maryland National Guard soldiers from the 629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion recently supported U.S. Army Europe’s intel operations during Joint Warfighting Assessment 18.1, an exercise that tested readiness, interoperability, and future force development at Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, Germany. Focused primarily on  Read the Rest... Read more

Maryland National Guard trains with Estonian defense forces, celebrates 25 years of partnership

May 16, 2018
Article and photography by Maj. Kurt Rauschenberg, 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade Maryland National Guard soldiers and airmen supported the Estonian defense forces May 2 - 12 during Exercise Hedgehog 2018, the largest training exercise conducted in Estonia. Focused on territorial defense, as well as special operations capabilities, the exercise brought together elements of the Estonian  Read the Rest... Read more

Maryland National Guard exercises Cyber Awareness with Estonian Defences

May 15, 2018
Md. Guard cyber warfare operators from the 175th Wing's Cyber Operations Group support Exercise Hedgehog May 7th in Southern Estonia. The Cyber personnel advise and assist Estonian Defence Force and Estonia Defence League members to evaluate internal policy for cyber-related activities.  Article and photography by Maj. Kurt Rauschenberg, 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade TARTU, Estonia —The  Read the Rest... Read more

Building partnerships: Coast Guard and National Guard

May 11, 2018
Six figures, in suits with protective masks, move through broken concrete and debris with scanning devices. This however is not the opening scene of the newest science fiction movie, it is partners training to save lives. Read more

Maryland Guard Showcases the Benefits of Partnerships through Vigilant Guard 2018

May 11, 2018
For members of the Army and Air National Guard, partnerships have been and will continue to be a critical and enduring focus. While each relationship has its own unique and sometimes complex intricacies, they serve to ensure America’s safety and strengthen global peace and security. Read more

Testing the Joint Medical System during natural disaster exercise

May 9, 2018
When a natural disaster strikes, one of the most vital aspects of recovery is treating people that have a medical need in the area. Whether an individual needs immediate medical attention or generic medication, a Joint Medical System provides triage, medical care, and patient holding in response to a natural disaster. Read more

MD Guard Protects Lines of Communication During VG 18

May 8, 2018
Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, responded to an emergency scenario May 8, 2018, at Springfield Hospital in Sykesville, Maryland as part of Exercise Vigilant Guard 18. Maryland’s Exercise VG 18 is one of the multiple exercises taking place over the first two weeks in May as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National ... Read more