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Towson University hosts Military Appreciation Game

January 14, 2017
Towson University hosted a Military Appreciation men’s basketball game on Jan. 14, 2017. Prior to the game there was a series of speeches honoring Maj. Robert J. Marchanti. Pre-game activities began with the posting of the colors, the singing of the National Anthem, and the rappelling of the game ball. During half-time the Marchanti family was present as the arena ... Read more

Strengthening the community through partnerships.

December 29, 2016
Recently the MD National Guard and the Western District of the Baltimore Police Department worked together to reduce gun violence and to help strengthen the community. In the fall, we joined together and held a Halloween Trunk or Treat event for those in the community. This gave the children a safe location to get candy and an opportunity to see the ... Read more

Life’s precious moments

December 22, 2016
  Written by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 374th Airlift Wing Bzzt Bzzzt! Bzzt Bzzzt! Sitting in a hand-me-down chair, feet inches from the floor, a red-haired soldier searches for her vibrating phone under piles of paperwork. Discovering the phone under a few Starbucks napkins, her piercing blue eyes widen as she recognized a familiar name. Upon answering the call her alluring smile quickly fades ... Read more

“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