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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

Senior Airman Robin L. Brown: Trooper of the Quarter

February 23, 2016
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 Senior Airman Robin L. Brown for her professionalism as a base service specialist with the Maryland Air National Guard. She also has a love for roller derby and is ... Read more

Military Intelligence Brigade names its best warriors

February 22, 2016
Each year, soldiers from around the state convene for a common purpose, winning the Maryland National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition. This year, eight soldiers within the units of the 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade earned their way to compete for the brigade’s Best Warrior Competition held at Gunpowder Military Reservation on Feb. 20, 2016. Read more

Medics practice immediate care procedures on cadavers, learning to save human lives

February 7, 2016
The 104th Area Support Medical Company, Maryland Army National Guard, and members of the 175th Medical Group, Maryland Air National Guard, conducted immediate care training on human cadavers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore on February 6, 2016. Read more

Soldier carries man to safety

January 24, 2016
During the height of winter storm Jonas, as inches upon inches of snow fell, soldiers across the state of Maryland were in place and ready to help out the communities and people endangered by the blizzard. Spc. Paul Pinder, of F Co., 128th Brigade Support Battalion, was activated and deployed with members of his unit to support the Maryland State ... Read more

Maryland aviators protect southwest border from above

December 16, 2015
Maryland National Guard aviators participated in a stateside deployment in support of Operation Phalanx/River Watch II in Harlingen, Texas. The National Guard’s mission was to conduct aerial detection and monitoring to disrupt Transnational Criminal Organizations and Drug Trafficking Organizations in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read more

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