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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

Maryland Unites: Gov. Hogan’s initiative fosters teamwork amongst teens and MD state employees

August 28, 2015
Members of the Maryland Military Department volunteered their time to help cadets, from the Maryland National Guard’s Freestate ChalleNGe Academy, beautify their academy surroundings on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland on Aug. 26, 2015. Read more

Medics inject youth with career ideas

August 7, 2015
Baltimore City teens spent a hot summer day getting acquainted with military emergency medical training during Maryland’s Youth Works Summer Internship Program at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, Md., July 29, 2015. The interns visited with soldiers from the 104th Area Support Medical Company during Operation Raven Care, a two-week training event, from July 25 to Aug. ... Read more

Realistic scenarios provide medics the right medicine

August 5, 2015
An ambulance arrives with screams from inside that drown out the sirens. A woman fills the air with sounds of terror. Inside the tent, the energy is high and people begin to run and shout commands in an effort to quickly treat the injured Soldier. The back doors fly open and medics pull out the stretcher. Four personnel rush the ... Read more

Senior Airman Daniel Generette receives honor guardsman of the year award

June 26, 2015
Senior Airman Daniel C. Generette, a member of the Maryland National Guard Honor Guard, received the Honor Guardsman of the Year Award during a ceremony at the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Maryland, June 23, 2015. Read more