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“Dandy Fifth” Pass In Review 2016

December 3, 2016
The Maryland Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment “The Dandy Fifth” conducted their annual Pass in Review at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore on Dec. 3, 2016. Current and former members of the 175th, also known as Baltimore’s “Dandy Fifth” Regiment, attended the event, paying their respects to the unit’s historic legacy. The Fifth traces its roots ... Read more

629th (Expeditionary) Military Intelligence Battalion Activation

October 23, 2016
The commander of the Maryland Army National Guard hosted 629th (Expeditionary) Military Intelligence Battalion as they conducted their activation and assumption of command ceremony at Fort Meade on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.Brig. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen was the keynote speaker for the ceremony as Lt. Col. Colette R. Topfer took command of the newly formed  Read the Rest... Read more

Maryland Guard’s New Website

September 7, 2016
The Maryland Military Department has been working to bring you a more modern website. We’ve spent a lot of effort telling the story of the service members and employees that support the state of Maryland and the nation when asked. Now we have a more modern and easier to manage website to continue our effort. The site is currently running and will ... Read more

We fight to the finish

September 7, 2016
Soldiers conduct Combatives Level I training at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Md., on Aug. 8th, 2016. The class is physically demanding and pushes the limits of every participant. By the last day everyone knows what it feels like to be choked, kicked, punched in the face, body slammed and how to prevent those  Read the Rest... Read more

Six soldiers become certified lifesavers

August 30, 2016
Soldiers complete the Combat Lifesaver course at Camp Frettered Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Md., on Aug. 7, 2016. The CLS course certifies non-medical soldiers to perform lifesaving measures and assist medical personnel. CLS students learn how to identify critical medical situations and what measures to take in order to save their life and the lives of fellow service members. (U.S. ... Read more

Military Day Operation Purple Camp

August 16, 2016
Soldiers and civilians from Aberdeen Proving Grounds connect with military youth during Military Day at Operation Purple’s Northbay Adventure Camp in Elk Neck State Park, Maryland, on Aug. 16, 2016. Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, adjutant general of Maryland, speaks to the children about the challenges and sacrifices military families endure. The Northbay Adventure Camp offers a free week of camp ... Read more

Hardhats In-Uniform: A Look Inside the 244th Engineer Company

August 4, 2016
The Maryland Army National Guard’s 244th Engineer Company is profiled, highlighting the unit’s substantial history conducting two-week annual training missions aimed to strengthen communities in-need, both offshore (El Salvador and Dominican Republic) and throughout Maryland. Filming took place at the unit’s 2016 annual training site: a Youth ChalleNGe Academy campus in Laurel, Md. Supported in part by the National Guard ... Read more

West Point graduate of Haitian descent answers calling

June 16, 2016
After a 14-year break of service from active duty, Capt. (Chaplain) Roger Taneus, of Haitian descent, swears in at the 5th Regiment Armory and becomes the newest chaplain in the Maryland National Guard on June 16, 2016. After having good relations with his unit chaplains and becoming awestruck by their ministry with other service members, Taneus decided not to extend after ... Read more

MD soldiers tackle Tactical Combatives Course

June 4, 2016
By Spc. Brianna Kearney, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment— REISTERSTOWN, Md. (May 25, 2016) — After every fall to the mats, the students stood up, caught their breath and shook themselves off for the next round. Five soldiers practiced combat techniques and maneuvers in the Tactical Combatives Course on May 16-25 at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown. The rigorous 10-day course ... Read more

From Port-au-Prince to West Point: Maryland Guard’s First Graduate

May 25, 2016
By Sgt. Ryan Noyes, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment— A West Point graduation presents an almost unparalleled spectacle of camaraderie, perseverance and adventure. These are tomorrow’s military elite, passing through a 214-year institution steeped in honor and tradition. On May 21, as nearly 1000 white hats flew up in the air and the cheers of  Read the Rest... Read more