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175th Comm Squadron uses annual training to assist counterparts in Puerto Rico

175th Comm Squadron uses annual training to assist counterparts in Puerto Rico
Published Feb. 7, 2024 By Senior Airman Alexandra Huettner and Spc. Christina Chang 175th Wing MUNIZ AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Puerto Rico —   35 Airmen from the Maryland Air National Guard worked alongside their counterparts in the Puerto Rico Air National Guard during their annual training on Muniz Air National Guard Base from July 22 to August 5, 2023, and helped improve the base’s ...
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Maryland National Guard supports BEYA to highlight STEM opportunities

Maryland National Guard supports BEYA to highlight STEM opportunities
by 1st Lt. Enjoli Saunders BALTIMORE – More than 50 Maryland National Guard members supported the 38th Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 15-17, 2024, focusing on the vital role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics play in advancing the future. The annual three-day event, which was founded by the Council of Engineering Deans ...
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21 Days in the Belly: The Art of Avionics

21 Days in the Belly: The Art of Avionics
Published Feb. 7, 2024 By Staff Sgt. Emily Batchelor 175th Wing MARTIN STATE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Md. — In the dimly lit belly of the aircraft, among the labyrinth of wires and steel, he found himself wedged into a space no larger than a sewer tunnel. It had been nearly 21 days of relentless work, a marathon of dedication to the metal giant ...
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First female two-star general in the Maryland Air National Guard retires

First female two-star general in the Maryland Air National Guard retires
by 1st Lt. Javier Cox  JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. – Maryland Air National Guard Maj. Gen. April D. Vogel, the National Guard Bureau director of the Office of Legislative Liaison, retired after 29 years of service during a ceremony in the Fife and Drum Dining Room at the Patton Hall Community Club and Conference Center, January 26, 2024. Vogel was the ...
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Freestate Contributes Mentorship to Maryland’s Youth

Freestate Contributes Mentorship to Maryland's Youth
By Chazz Kibler | Public Affairs Manager ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, EDGEWOOD AREA, Md. — As teenagers navigate the complexities of growing up, having a mentor can make all the difference. A mentor can provide guidance, support, and encouragement during a time when adolescents are trying to figure out who they are and what they want to achieve. Mentorship can help teenagers ...
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175th Wing Airmen win four national civil engineer awards

175th Wing Airmen win four national civil engineer awards
By Master Sgt. Chris Schepers MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Four Maryland Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 175th Civil Engineer Squadron at Martin State Air National Guard Base won 2023 Air National Guard Civil Engineer Awards and will move on to the Air Force level competition. The ANG awards program annually recognizes civil engineer units, Airmen, and civilian personnel for outstanding ...
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State Active Duty Improvements Lead to Higher Pay for National Guard

State Active Duty Improvements Lead to Higher Pay for National Guard
By Col Wayde Minami BALTIMORE, Md. – One of the unique aspects of National Guard service is the different duty statuses in which members can serve. Unlike their counterparts in the active components, National Guard members could be on active duty, inactive duty or state active duty – commonly referred to as SAD. Federal active duty has long been considered the most ...
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175th Wing celebrates top Airmen from previous year

175th Wing celebrates top Airmen from previous year
By U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Laura W. Virtue MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – The 175th Wing held its annual Airman Recognition Ceremony at Martin State Air National Guard Base, January 7, 2024. This ceremony was an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of airmen from the Maryland Air National Guard – presenting awards to the Outstanding Airmen of the Year, celebrating ...
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National Guard Medical unit departs for European deployment

National Guard Medical unit departs for European deployment
By Capt. Dylan Bradford REISTERSTOWN, Md. – Approximately 70 Maryland Army National Soldiers assigned to the 104th Medical Company (Area Support) are deploying overseas in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Powidz, Poland. Maj. Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead, adjutant general for Maryland, hosted the departure ceremony and spoke to the family members, friends, and fellow Guard members from the 58th Troop Command ...
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175th Wing Fire Department helps rescue local man from frigid water

175th Wing Fire Department helps rescue local man from frigid water
By Master Sgt. Chris Schepers BOWLEYS QUARTERS, Md. — Maryland Air National Guard firefighters teamed up with the Baltimore County Fire Department to rescue a man who fell into frigid water in a community near Martin State Air National Guard Base, December 1, 2023. The 175th Wing fire department responded to a call for mutual aid at a pier at Safe ...
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