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A look at black history in the Maryland Guard: retired Command Sgt. Maj. Wilson J. Thornton Jr.

February 4, 2014
In 1776, Congress passed legislation allowing black men to enlist in the armed services. Following that decision, approximately 7,000 black men enlisted in the Army to defend America during the Revolutionary War. Throughout the nation’s history, they continued to play significant roles in the U.S. military. Read more

Mentoring from the ‘HART’

February 1, 2014
Command Chief Master Sgt. Glenn D. Hart, senior enlisted advisor for the Maryland National Guard shares his experience and knowledge on mentorship with Soldiers and Airmen in five phases. Read more

290th Military Police Return

February 1, 2014
Approximately 90 members of the Maryland Army National Guard’s 290th Military Police Company from Parkville returned today, Feb., 1, after nearly a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit was deployed to Bagram Airfield working with the NATO lead International Security Assistance Force to help grow the capacity and capability of the Afghan National Security Forces in ... Read more

58th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade’s Best Warriors

January 25, 2014
The Maryland Army National Guard’s 58th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade held its Best Warrior and Noncommissioned Officer Competition on Jan. 25, 2014, beginning at Gunpowder Military Reservation in Glen Arm, Md., and ending at the MG (MD) Harry C. Ruhl Readiness Center in Towson, Md. The winners will compete in the state’s Best Warrior Competition in March. Read more

Skinny fat people need self-motivation in a peacetime Army

January 2, 2014
I turned to one side, then the other, and sighed at my reflection in the mirror. “I’m fat.”I poked at the skin on my arm. Yep, there’s definitely a wobble there. My reflection was flabby. I was flabby. Not overweight, but very out of shape: skinny and fat at the same time. That’s not a happy state to be in ... Read more

Washington claws victory at Maryland Guard sponsored Crab Bowl 

December 21, 2013
High school football players from across Maryland competed in the sixth annual Maryland Crab Bowl senior all-star game at McDaniel College, Gill Stadium, Dec. 21, 2013. The college was home to the Baltimore Ravens’ summer training camp until the 2011 season. Read more

Star Spangled 200

December 9, 2013
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are welcomed to Martins State Airport on Monday, Dec. 9 to announce the Star-Spangled Air Show, scheduled for Sept. 13-14, 2014. The air show will take place during Star-Spangled Spectacular, a free 10-day festival celebrating the 200th birthday of our national anthem. Read more

Caroline County Veterans Memorial

November 9, 2013
Senior leaders both past and present from the Maryland National Guard were in Denton, Md., today for the dedication of the memorial walk at the Caroline Veterans Monument on the grounds of the General James F. Fretterd Community Center. A plaque honoring Caroline natives who died in WWII and a plaque honoring Maryland Guardsmen who mobilized from the former armory ... Read more

Maryland Army Guard gets first female, African-American commander

November 3, 2013
In a ceremony with more than 250 Soldiers attending, Brig. Gen. Linda L. Singh assumed command of the Maryland Army National Guard from Brig. Gen. Peter C. Hinz, at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Nov. 3. Read more

Centennial Legion Pass and Review

November 2, 2013
Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins, the adjutant general of Maryland was the reviewing officer for the Centennial Legion pass and review and the flag changing ceremony Nov. 2, 2013, at the historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore. The Centennial Legion is comprised of the historic military commands from the 13 original states. It was officially organized on July 4, 1876, in ... Read more