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Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Grant: Trooper of the Quarter

December 1, 2015
The Maryland National Guard takes great pleasure in recognizing its citizen-soldiers and airmen who stand out in their military and civilian careers. This quarter, the MDNG would like to highlight Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin A. Grant for his professionalism as an honor guard member with the Maryland National Guard and as a self-promoted hip-hop artist. Read more

Focus on NCOs

November 6, 2015
Senior noncommissioned officers are groomed and not made. There are years of service, professional military education, and lessons learned through life’s experiences in molding a soldier or airman to into top level NCOs. Many NCOs at the highest levels in the services understand the importance for NCOs to be adaptable and to thrive in joint environments. With more than a ... Read more

Always Ready, Always There: MDNG implements positive changes for future soldiers

November 6, 2015
The changing times have caused a major increase in the amount of National Guard soldiers. The Army National Guard is the largest reserve component of the Army. States are working harder than ever to ensure that their recruits are ready for their commitments to the Guard. The Maryland Army National Guard’s Recruit Sustainment Program has evolved throughout the years and ... Read more

1297th CSSB Trains to Sustain

October 20, 2015
The National Training Center plays host to multiple units, each looking to test their abilities to accomplish their war-time mission. One Maryland Army National Guard battalion aims to use this training to measure its staff’s command and control capabilities. Read more

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Smith: Trooper of the Quarter

October 16, 2015
The Maryland National Guard takes great pleasure in recognizing its citizen-soldiers and airmen who have interesting qualities and stand out in their military and civilian careers. This quarter, the MDNG would like to acknowledge Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth T. Smith for his outstanding work as a full-time program analyst with the Maryland National Guard and as a successful entrepreneur. Read more

Soldiers brave the heat to treat others

October 16, 2015
One of the challenges Maryland National Guard soldiers face is pausing their civilian lives to attend their two-week annual training. This training can span many different places, such as locations across the United States or it can take place overseas. Sometimes, you get a little of both. Read more

“It’s All Good.” Maryland Guard Soldier builds strength after adversity

October 15, 2015
By Staff Sgt. Aimee Fujikawa, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment — In recent events, police officers here in Baltimore, have been under more scrutiny and subject to bias. Staff Sgt. Verlillian Githara, a food service specialist with the Maryland Army National Guard’s 104th Area Support Medical Company, is no different because she has also been a Baltimore City Police Officer for ... Read more

Maryland warrant officer school pins Army’s newest experts

October 9, 2015
Nine newly minted warrant officers graduated from Warrant Officer Candidate School, class 15-001, during a ceremony on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., on Oct. 3, 2015. Read more

From Baltimore to Berlin; Maryland National Guardsman, German military exchange experience

September 16, 2015
I never had the opportunity to visit Germany until I filled out an application to train and receive training from the German Armed Forces. The Military Reserve Exchange Program, established between the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs and German Ministry of Defense in 1985, promotes unique training experiences and cultural education for reserve component officers. Each ... Read more

Medical Warrior Challenge

September 14, 2015
The Maryland Army National Guard’s 104th Area Support Medical Company conducted its first Medical Warrior Challenge competition, on Sept. 12, 2015, to build teamwork and strengthen esprit de corps within the unit. The competition took place at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation near Reisterstown, Md., and included a 500-group push-up event, 9-line medevacs, medical scenarios, sked litter obstacle course, land navigation, ... Read more