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Military appreciation event celebrates APG, community partnerships

Military appreciation event celebrates APG, community partnerships
By Rachel Ponder ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The Harford County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 47th annual Military Appreciation Luncheon at Top of the Bay May 16, 2024. The theme was “APG: An Installation of Choice with a Community that Cares.” Angela Rose, the president and chief executive officer of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, said 280 people attended, which ...
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Maryland National Guard pays tribute to State’s Fallen Heroes

Maryland National Guard pays tribute to State's Fallen Heroes
Story by 2nd Lt Enjoli Saunders REISTERSTOWN, Md. (June 1, 2024) – The Maryland National Guard held their Fallen Warrior Memorial ceremony with a wreath-laying today at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation to honor the Maryland Army National Soldiers who have died during the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, the adjutant general of Maryland, U.S. Army Brig. ...
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Maryland Army National Guard deepens defense partnership in Ghana at African Lion 2024

Maryland Army National Guard deepens defense partnership in Ghana at African Lion 2024
By Philip Regina A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard, teaches basic rifle marksmanship to members of the Ghana Armed Forces for grouping and zeroing on the range in Domongo, Ghana, May 21, 2024. This range day was held during exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24) and showcased multinational partnership and willingness to share ...
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Maryland Army National Guard and multinational partners strengthen bonds in Senegal

Maryland Army National Guard and multinational partners strengthen bonds in Senegal
A 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland National Guard Soldier fist bumps with a Senegalese soldier during a dry-fire situational training exercise (STX) lane led by U.S. and the Netherlands Armed Forces, a NATO ally, as part of exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24) in Dodji, Senegal, May 22, 2024. The STX lanes were designed to simulate a search and attack ...
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Maryland Air Guard Participates in Desert Flag 2024

Maryland Air Guard Participates in Desert Flag 2024
By Tech. Sgt. Mercedee Wilds, United States Air Forces Central UNDISCLOSED LOCATION – U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles from the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina and U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 104th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the Maryland Air National Guard, and support personnel participated in Desert Flag 2024. They joined ...
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Security forces officer on track for continued success in Maryland Air Guard

Security forces officer on track for continued success in Maryland Air Guard
By Staff Sgt. Rachel Underwood Maryland Air National Guard Capt. Allison Fleming, 175th Wing Outstanding Airman of the Year for the company grade officer category, Maryland Air National Guard, receives a plaque at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland, Jan. 7, 2024. The annual event honors the outstanding achievements of the Maryland Air National Guard and names the ...
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National Guard Bureau’s Region Il Best Warrior Winners Announced

National Guard Bureau’s Region Il Best Warrior Winners Announced
After four days of competition, Spc. Carter Cooper and Staff Sgt. Alexander Wilkinson-Johnson were named the National Guard Bureau’s Region Il Best Warriors for 2024 in the soldier of the year and non-commissioned officer categories during the closing ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, on May 10, 2024.
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This team doesn’t hear the scream of sirens but the thump of helicopter blades

This team doesn't hear the scream of sirens but the thump of helicopter blades
Story by Ashley McDowell BALTIMORE — Firefighters from different areas of the state paired with the Maryland Army National Guard to train for worse case scenarios in the event of a water rescue. In an emergency, this team doesn’t hear the scream of sirens they hear the thump of helicopter blades. Maryland’s Helicopter Aquatic Response Team, HART, pairs with the Maryland Army National ...
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Maryland National Guard conducts historic promotion in Tunisia during African Lion 2024

Maryland National Guard conducts historic promotion in Tunisia during African Lion 2024
Story by Julie Shively BEN GHILOUF, Tunisia – When U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ana Camacho Tibaquira deployed to Tunisia for exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24) with the Maryland National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment (1-175th IN), she assumed that her promotion to captain would simply be a rank swap. U.S. Army Maj. Sean Gramm, battalion executive officer and Sgt. ...
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2024 Region II Best Warrior Competition Kicks Off 

2024 Region II Best Warrior Competition Kicks Off 
The 2024 National Guard Bureau Region II Best Warrior Competition kicked off today with 10 Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., all competing to become Region II’s next best warrior.
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