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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

Guardsman shoulders Best Warrior for Maryland

May 17, 2016
By Spc. Brianna Kearney, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment— BALTIMORE (May 15, 2016) — With the weight of the state on his shoulders, one soldier represented Maryland in the 2016 Region II Best Warrior Competition on May 4-8 at Camp Dawson, West Virginia. Staff Sgt. Andrew Cullum, a recruiter at the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, competed in the noncommissioned officer category against ... Read more

115th MPs train with Bosnian counterparts in Puerto Rico

May 14, 2016
By 1st Lt Dionna Matteson— The 115th Military Police Battalion and their Bosnian counterparts spent their annual training from April 23 to May 7, 2016 in Camp Santiago, Puerto Rico. The purpose of the exercise was to conduct annual weapons qualifications for the M-4 rifle and the M-9 pistol. The soldiers were also able to dive into more advanced training by working ... Read more

Maryland Announces its Best Warriors

March 13, 2016
By Spc. Brianna Kearney, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment— The points are counted and Maryland’s Best Warriors are Spc. Christopher Hoffman, Staff Sgt. Andrew Cullum, and Capt. Alexi Franklin in the soldier, noncommissioned officer, and officer in their respective categories. Hoffman and Cullum will continue on to the Regional Best Warrior Competition and face off against other National Guard states. “I just ... Read more

Meet the Competitors: 2016 Best Warrior Competition

March 13, 2016
Five Maryland National Guard and three Bosnia and Herzegovina brigades sent their best soldiers to represent them in the 2016 Best Warrior Competition. Behind the units they represent, these soldiers strive for excellence because of their own personal reasons. Read more

MD Guard chaplains lead Strong Bonds ‘triple play’

February 29, 2016
Maryland Army National Guard chaplains led a Strong Bonds event at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore on Feb. 26-28. Read more