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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

MDNG Soldiers, Airmen conduct joint search and rescue training

May 8, 2018
Breaking, drilling and hammering away at a resilient pile of concrete in an effort to save lives, a team of Maryland National Guard Soldiers and Airmen work together to conduct simulated urban search and rescue operations at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Montgomery Village on May 8. Read more

New Jersey unit supports Maryland’s Exercise Vigilant Guard 18

May 8, 2018
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND-EDGEWOOD AREA, Md. – Service members from the 21st Civil Support Team from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey participate in Exercise Vigilant Guard 18 on May 8, 2018. Nearly 800 National Guard service members from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey, and New York are participating in Maryland’s exercise. Read more

Practice makes perfect during nation-wide CBRN scenario for 231st Chem. Co.

April 17, 2018
Throughout the past year, members of the 231st Chemical Company based at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation, near Reisterstown, Maryland, participated in multiple disaster scenarios, clocking countless hours of classroom instruction and field training, in preparation for the three week Army disaster response exercise Guardian Response 18, linked to Vibrant Response 18. Read more

Every day brings new challenges

March 19, 2018
Article by Col. Charles Kohler, Maryland National Guard Public Affairs Office Looking towards the future, 2nd Lt. Dajana Dangubic from Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina is taking the unconventional road for women. “Joining the army really opened my eyes, said Dangubic. “It taught me to think of more than just myself. Now, I really enjoy working as a  Read the Rest... Read more

State Partners win Maryland National Guard Best Warrior Competition

March 18, 2018
Article by Lt. Col. Rick Breitenfeldt, Maryland National Guard Public Affairs Office ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 18, 2018) – After four days of intense competition at the Maryland National Guard Best Warrior Competition, Sgt. Matija Ivaković was named best noncommissioned officer, while Sgt. Kristjan Mägi was named the best junior enlisted soldier. Unique to Maryland’s  Read the Rest... Read more

Defining what it means to be the best

March 18, 2018
Article by Sgt. Devon Bistarkey, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment GUNPOWDER MILITARY RESERVATION, Md. (March 18, 2018) – Service members from the Maryland Army and Air National Guard, as well as state partner nations of Estonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina competed in the Maryland National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition at multiple locations throughout Maryland, March 15-18. Through  Read the Rest... Read more

Meet 2018’s Best Warrior Contenders

March 15, 2018
One of the toughest tests of a warrior’s resolution and training is the Best Warrior Competition. The competition is a multi-day marathon of mental and physical trials, pushing these elite service members to their limits. This year’s competition is conducted at multiple locations throughout Maryland. This year’s competition includes junior enlisted, noncommissioned officers, and commissioned officers of the Maryland Army and ... Read more

Recruiter leads on and off the field

March 12, 2018
Article by Cpl. Elizabeth Scott, Maryland Public Affairs Office Working at a fast food restaurant and living out of his car, Staff Sgt. Kim Kerschner, a recruiter from Co. A, Recruit and Retention Battalion, Maryland National Guard, works to change the life of this potential recruit. “He said ‘I need a job,’” recalled Kerschner. “‘I’m  Read the Rest... Read more