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Soldiers Earn German Armed Forces Badge

February 18, 2011
Members of the Maryland Army National Guard participated in a two-day competition to earn the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency February 17 and 18, 2011, at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md. Read more

Officer candidates reach halfway point in traditional program

February 7, 2011
Maryland, West Virginia and District of Columbia officer candidates completed another inactive duty training weekend Feb. 4-6, 2011, at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation, Md. reaching the halfway mark in the Maryland Officer Candidate School traditional program. Read more

Operation Bold Raven

January 17, 2011
The Maryland National Guard’s 32nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), along with the 5th CST from Illinois, conducted the joint exercise Operation Bold Raven Jan. 9-17 in Kapolei, Hawaii. Operation Bold Raven allowed the two teams to train and collaborate as well as conduct an airlift deployment and a joint entry. Read more

OCS Class 52 candidates get festive

December 5, 2010
Every month, officer candidates spend three days away from their families training to become future leaders in the Army National Guard. Family members wait at home while candidates spend a weekend learning skills and tactics before coming home tired, dirty and in need of some rest. The family members are continuously there to support the candidates, without fully understanding what ... Read more

Estonian Border Guard Cross of Merit

November 24, 2010
Chief Warrant Officer Gaven Meadows, tactical operations officer in the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Charlie Company 2-224 Aviation Regiment, received the Estonian Border Guard Cross of Merit Class III award during a ceremony at the Estonian Embassy in Washington D.C., Nov. 24, 2010. Read more

Always Ready, Always Relevant – Vigilant Maryland Guard

November 7, 2010
The Maryland National Guard’s 32nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), based out of Fort George G. Meade, Md., took part in Vigilant Guard Nov. 5-7, 2010, in Baltimore. Vigilant Guard is a multi-agency exercise that focuses on building relationships between the National Guard and local first responders. Read more

Recruit Sustainment Program gives back to the environment

October 24, 2010
The Maryland Army National Guard recently helped call attention to the need to protect the environment during a drill weekend at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation near Reisterstown, Md. Read more

Operation Medicine Cabinet

September 25, 2010
The Maryland National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force participated in Operation Medicine Cabinet to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from Maryland homes on Sept. 25, 2010. Read more

Operation Chesapeake Retriever

August 3, 2010
Members of the Maryland Army National Guard, in coordination with the Baltimore and Harford Counties’ Swiftwater/Flood Search & Rescue Teams consisting of elements of county fire and police departments, conducted the joint exercise Operation Chesapeake Retriever Aug. 3, 2010 at the Essex Sky Park in Essex, Md. Read more

MDNG Soldier First National Guard Green Beret to Successfully Jump with Prosthetic

August 1, 2010
Faced with a long recovery and the reality that he might not ever run, surf or return to his Special Forces team, Staff Sgt. Andre Murnane made the decision last year to have his right leg amputated below the knee after it was shattered by an improvised explosive device that detonated in eastern Afghanistan. Read more