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Boss Lift Shows Employers the Ropes

By Capt. Ben Hughes ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – Employers of Maryland Army National Guard members experienced first-hand what it is like to be a citizen-Soldier during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift event at Weide Army Heliport, November 4, 2022.  Employers took part in orientation flights in UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters flown by Soldiers ...
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Maryland Army National Guard Breaks Ground on New Facility

By Capt. Ben Hughes HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – The Maryland Army National Guard celebrated the groundbreaking for a new $35.5 million facility with The Maryland Department of General Services at the Havre de Grace Military Reservation today. Construction of the 62,000-square-foot Combined Support Maintenance Shop and additional 6,000-square-foot detached storage building will begin this fall. The new buildings will replace four existing ...
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Maryland Defense Force Awarded Superior Unit Citation

By Capt. Ben Hughes BALTIMORE – The Maryland Defense Force was awarded Superior Unit Citation by the State Guard Association of the United States for their support to the Maryland National Guard during Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The soldiers of the MDDF on state active duty supported Operation Steadfast Guardian, which allowed MDNG members to set up Covid-19 testing sites, provide the ...
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MG Linda L. Singh Readiness Center Renaming & Ribbon Cutting 

MG Linda L. Singh Readiness Center Renaming & Ribbon Cutting 
The Maryland National Guard hosted a renaming and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Major General Linda L. Singh Readiness Center in Eldersburg, Maryland, on Oct. 22, 2022.
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Maryland Defense Force & Virginia Defense Force Hold Cyber Security Exercise

By Maj. Stephen Rice REISTERSTOWN, Md. – The Maryland Defense Force’s 256th Cyber Defense Unit and the Virginia Defense Force’s 31st Cyber Battalion participated in a joint ransomware tabletop exercise at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation and at virtual locations throughout Maryland and Virginia, September 17, 2022. The cyber exercise evaluated the ability of both organizations to detect, prevent, respond to, and survive ...
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Learning on the job

Learning on the job
By Tech Sgt. Enjoli Saunders BALTIMORE – Between ruck marches, weapons qualifications, and fitness tests, U.S. Army Sgt. Javier Hernandez was not only learning about what it was like to be an infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, he was getting an education from his fellow Soldiers. U.S. Army Sgt. Javier Hernandez, infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry ...
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MD National Guard bids farewell to Senior Enlisted Leader, welcomes successor

MD National Guard bids farewell to Senior Enlisted Leader, welcomes successor
by Capt. Ben Hughes BALTIMORE – Members of the Maryland National Guard bid farewell to their outgoing senior enlisted leader and welcomed her replacement in a formal change of responsibility ceremony and celebrated the retirement of the outgoing top enlisted adviser. U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Sims officially assumed the role of the MDNG Command Senior Enlisted Leader from U.S. ...
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U.S., Bosnia-Herzegovina participate in crisis communication tabletop exercise in Sarajevo

U.S., Bosnia-Herzegovina participate in crisis communication tabletop exercise in Sarajevo
By Shannon Bauer U.S. and Bosnia-Herzegovina military and civilian officials participate in a crisis communications workshop and tabletop exercise Sept. 26-28 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The exercise was sponsored by the Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness program and included the participation of first responders from Bosnia-Herzegovina and subject matter experts from the United States. CMEP program events facilitate inter-ministerial and civil-military cooperation, enhance Armed ...
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70th Regional Training Institute Continues to Train Top-notch Soldiers

70th Regional Training Institute Continues to Train Top-notch Soldiers
Story by Sgt. Thomas Lamb EDGEWOOD, Md. – The 70th Regiment Regional Training Institute of the Maryland Army National Guard celebrated the graduation of the Basic Military Police Course class 22-001 on Sept. 1, 2022, at Aberdeen Proving Ground – Edgewood Area. Basic Military Police Course graduates recite the Military Police Creed in Edgewood, Md., Sept. 1, 2022. The 70th Regional Training ...
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Maryland Guard holds “Summer Surge” recruiting events in Ocean City

Maryland Guard holds “Summer Surge” recruiting events in Ocean City
OCEAN CITY, Maryland – More than 30 Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion participated in their final “summer surge” recruiting event August 17-20, 2022, which coincided with the Maryland Association of Counties conference and summer vacations at the beach. The Soldiers had a recruiting booth at the annual MACo conference, which brought together political and ...
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