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Top MD military leader speaks to BiH youth

December 4, 2018
Article by Spc. Victoria Piccoli, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the adjutant general of Maryland, spoke to a group of 60 young students from Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during a U.S. Embassy sponsored American Corners event Nov. 28, 2018. The American Corners are small, American-style libraries created to increase  Read the Rest... Read more

MD HART to the Search and Rescue

September 16, 2018
Two helicopter aquatic response teams are being deployed to Raleigh, North Carolina where they will report and begin search and rescue missions in affected areas. The two teams consist of two pilots, two crew chiefs, and two swift water rescue crew members. Read more

Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team Deploys for Hurricane Florence

September 16, 2018
Twenty personnel with the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team departed for North Carolina on Sept. 16, 2018, to assist with hurricane recovery efforts after being activated by the governor of Maryland on Sept. 12. Read more

SPP Partner Countries Compete in the 2018 Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge

August 17, 2018
Article by Senior Airman Sarah M. McClanahan, 175th Wing Four days, over 90 miles, and the rapidly changing terrain, thick with the opposing force, is exactly what 29, four-person teams faced during this year’s Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge in Jõgevamaa, Estonia from July 30 to August 3, 2018. The teams, which ranged from Estonian members  Read the Rest... Read more

Estonia Becomes Newest Player in Cyber Defense

August 17, 2018
Article by Senior Airman Sarah M. McClanahan, 175th Wing The Estonian Defence Forces held a ceremony August 1, 2018, officially activating their own, independent cyber command which created an organization within the EDF that is solely dedicated to cyber operations and information operations. “This puts them on the world stage as one of the  Read the Rest... Read more

Maryland warrior returns home a hardened competitor

August 2, 2018
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. — Spc.. Gerald L. Villamar, 33 years old, from the Laurel, Maryland based  629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, placed third in the 2018 U.S. Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition from July 22 – 27, 2018.  Read more

Saving Lives through Tactical Combat Casualty Care

July 12, 2018
The U.S. and NATO service members assigned to Hamid Karzai International Airport’s Role 2 hospital, a NATO hospital, recently spent their spare time training Force Protection service members in the art of Tactical Combat Casualty Care. Read more

Army embraces change — welcomes new command

June 2, 2018
The Maryland Army National Guard hosted the change of command and change of responsibility ceremony at the historic 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Maryland on June 2, 2018. Col. Janeen L. Birckhead assumed command of the Maryland Army National Guard from Brig. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen. Command Sgt. Maj. James M. Nugent assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted leader of ... Read more

MD Intelligence Battalion gains invaluable experience supporting U.S. Army Europe

May 18, 2018
Article and photography by Maj. Kurt Rauschenberg, 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade Thirty Maryland National Guard soldiers from the 629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion recently supported U.S. Army Europe’s intel operations during Joint Warfighting Assessment 18.1, an exercise that tested readiness, interoperability, and future force development at Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, Germany. Focused primarily on  Read the Rest... Read more

Maryland National Guard trains with Estonian defense forces, celebrates 25 years of partnership

May 16, 2018
Article and photography by Maj. Kurt Rauschenberg, 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade Maryland National Guard soldiers and airmen supported the Estonian defense forces May 2 - 12 during Exercise Hedgehog 2018, the largest training exercise conducted in Estonia. Focused on territorial defense, as well as special operations capabilities, the exercise brought together elements of the Estonian  Read the Rest... Read more