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Behind the Uniform: Spc. Jameka Sledge

Behind the Uniform: Spc. Jameka Sledge
When the Six Flags America amusement park in Bowie, Maryland, was converted to a drive-through mass vaccination site in February in 2021, it’s visitors were attended by blue-gowned nurses and camouflage-uniformed Soldiers instead of the park’s usual staff. Spc. Jameka Sledge, a military police with the 200th Military Police Company, enlisted into the MDARNG in April, 2020, and started working ...
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Behind the Uniform: Spc. Paul Seegren

Behind the Uniform: Spc. Paul Seegren
When the Six Flags America amusement park in Bowie, Maryland, was converted to a drive-through mass vaccination site in February in 2021, it’s visitors were attended by blue-gowned nurses and camouflage-uniformed Soldiers instead of the park’s usual staff. Spc. Paul Seegren, a civil affairs specialist with the 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, has worked at the site since the beginning ...
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Behind the Uniform: 2nd Lt. Leon Carter

Behind the Uniform: 2nd Lt. Leon Carter
2nd Lt. Leon Carter, medical services officer of the 104th Medical Company, works in COVID-19 mobile vaccine support operations at the 224th Medical Company and the 104th Medical Company, based in Reisterstown, Maryland, and in Olney, Maryland, respectively throughout March 2021.
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Behind the Uniform: Cadet Jamia Pettus

Behind the Uniform: Cadet Jamia Pettus
Cadet Jamia Pettus, a member of the 729th Quartermaster Company, 1297th Support Battalion, helps register patients for COVID-19 tests at the mobile clinic at St. Mary’s County’s Health Department, Feb. 4, 2021.
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Behind the Uniform: Master Sgt. Linda Musto

Behind the Uniform: Master Sgt. Linda Musto
US Air Force Master Sgt. Linda Musto is the first sergeant assigned to the 175th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland. She joined the 171st Communications Flight, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, in 1994 before coming to the Maryland Air National Guard in 2010 as an aircraft armament systems mechanic.
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Behind the Uniform: Spc. Gregory Vilchez

Behind the Uniform: Spc. Gregory Vilchez
Vilchez serves with the MDNG mobile vaccination support team. The MVST is designed to provide vaccine clinic support by administering vaccines as well as providing logistical support. Originally from the Dominican Republic, he has been a resident of Maryland since 2008 and a member of the Maryland National Guard since 2014.
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Behind the Uniform: Staff Sgt. David Smith

Behind the Uniform: Staff Sgt. David Smith
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Smith is a healthcare specialist with the 104th Medical Company Area Support, Maryland Army National Guard. Smith has answered the call to support his state and community through the COVID-19 pandemic by leading as the noncommissioned officer in charge of a mobile vaccination support team.
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Behind the Uniform – Capt. Miguel Rosario

Behind the Uniform – Capt. Miguel Rosario
U.S. Air Force Capt. Miguel Rosario is a member of the 175th Cyber Operations Group based at the Air National Guard Base in Middle River, Maryland. He is currently a Cyber Warfare Officer but originally enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1997 before commissioning in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer.
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Behind the Uniform: Sgt Russel Donivan

Behind the Uniform: Sgt Russel Donivan
Sgt Russel Donivan, a healthcare specialist, and others with the 224th Medical Company Area out of Gaithersburg, Maryland answered the call to assist the nursing home staff of Pleasant View, in Mt. Airy Maryland, following an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The state understood that many more nursing homes may be vulnerable to a similar outcome. The Maryland National Guard ...
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Behind the Uniform: Pfc. Matthew Thomas

Behind the Uniform: Pfc. Matthew Thomas
Pfc. Matthew Thomas, a military police in the 290th Military Police Company based in Parkville, Maryland, assist in the operations on the ground at the Glen Burnie VEIP. He is a member of a squad of eight who have been alternating between food bank missions and assisting with traffic flow for COVID-19 testing sites. Thomas, a resident of Silver Spring, ...
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