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Named after Gen. Colin Powell, a Soldier mourns his passing

Named after Gen. Colin Powell, a Soldier mourns his passing
Article by Sgt. Marc Loi, Task Force Public Affairs The young medic who bears a general’s name was just wrapping up his day when news broke that the man for whom he was named had died. His first thought was that life was too short. His second thought was of the general’s life, which had meant so much to so many around ...
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Retired Maj. Gen. Linda Singh’s Portrait Unveiling

Retired Maj. Gen. Linda Singh's Portrait Unveiling
The Maryland National Guard unveiled its commissioned portrait of the 29th adjutant general, retired Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, by Maryland artist Laura Era. The artwork was revealed in a ceremony at the Freedom Readiness Center in Sykesville, Maryland, on Oct. 16, 2021. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Maj. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen, the adjutant general of Maryland, delivered remarks.
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Task Force Spartan Soldier wins prestigious award, speaks on heritage, culture

Task Force Spartan Soldier wins prestigious award, speaks on heritage, culture
Article by Sgt. Marc Loi, Task Force Public Affairs A 29th Infantry Division Soldier deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Spartan Shield was named a 2021 Latina Style Distinguished Military Service winner.  Maj. Sandra Wright, a division engineer, was one of three Soldiers to receive the award. The Maryland native was honored in a virtual ceremony Sept. 23. The award ...
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MDNG Soldier to Participate in All-Army Golf Team Trials

MDNG Soldier to Participate in All-Army Golf Team Trials
Article by Staff Sgt. Chazz Kibler, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment; Courtesy photos RANDALLSTOWN, Md. – Amid an ongoing pandemic, some people have discovered an abundance of free time on their hands since many activities have been postponed or canceled. One soldier in the Maryland Army National Guard utilized off-duty time to rekindle his love for golf. U.S. Army Capt. William Cagney ...
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20 Years Later – MDNG Remembers 9/11

20 Years Later - MDNG Remembers 9/11
September 11, 2001, was a day without comparison for most Americans, and the Maryland National Guard was one of the first responders in the days that followed to provide support to a nation in crisis. For both U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joe Llewellyn and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Aarion Franklin, it was a life-changing experience as they activated ...
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Citizen Soldiers complete validation exercise to attain full operational capability status

Citizen Soldiers complete validation exercise to attain full operational capability status
Courtesy article and photos by Steven Stover, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade HANOVER, Md. – U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers from four Cyber Protection Teams (CPT) completed their validation exercise (VALEX) in Maryland in July. U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) establishes the criteria for a CPT to attain Full Operational Capability (FOC), and the VALEX is an event the evaluators use to access the ...
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Coming to America: A Moldovan Story

Coming to America: A Moldovan Story
U.S. Army Capt. Fiodor Strikovski, a military intelligence officer with the MDNG 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, transitioned from a life in Moldova to living in the United States after meeting Sarah Adams, whom he would eventually marry. Strikovski met Sarah during her Peace Corps mission in his native country.
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A Best Warrior’s Path

A Best Warrior's Path
The top Soldiers of the Army National Guard compete annually for the title of Army National Guard Best Warrior. This year, Maryland National Guard’s Sgt. James McGill, a radiology specialist with the 224th Medical Company Area Support, competed in the Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition held at Camp Navajo, just west of Flagstaff, Arizona, July 19-23, 2021. The 20-event ...
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Special Forces Engineer’s Annual Training

Special Forces Engineer's Annual Training
Members of the Maryland Army National Guard’s B Co., 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group honed their skills during a three-day training event as part of their annual training at the  North Atlantic Trade School in Baltimore, Maryland, July 7-9 2021.
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MD Defense Force Assist Freestate ChalleNGe Academy’s Day 1

MD Defense Force Assist Freestate ChalleNGe Academy's Day 1
In-processing took place for candidates at the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy with Maryland Defense Force soldiers ensuring everything went smoothly. Cadets in-processed into the Maryland National Guard’s Freestate ChalleNGe Academy program at Edgewood Arsenal of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, on July 11, 2021.
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