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Maryland National Guard Participates in a Annual Homeland Defense and Disaster Response Exercise

By 1st Lt. Jasmine Mathews FORT CARSON, Colo. – Over 45 Maryland National Guard soldiers provided public affairs and logistics support during Vibrant Response 24 at Fort Carson, Colorado, April 19 to May 3. VR is an annual U.S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command – directed Command Post exercise planned in coordination with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland ...
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2024 Maryland National Guard Best Warrior Competition

2024 Maryland National Guard Best Warrior Competition
By Maj. Erica Mitchell, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BALTIMORE – After five days of competition, three Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers were named 2024’s Best Warriors in the officer, non-commissioned officer and soldier of the year categories during the Maryland National Guard Best Warrior Competition closing ceremony at the Fifth Regiment Armory. Spc. Jordan Foster and Staff Sgt. Alexander Wilkinson-Johnson, both ...
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A ‘Hello Girl’ recognized

A ‘Hello Girl’ recognized
By Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Heft This past week the Maryland National Guard Honor Guard provided burial honors for a reinternment of one of the nation’s earliest female veterans. A member of a unit known as the “Hello Girls” Marie Edmee LeRoux was a trailblazing female pioneer in the U.S. Army in World War I. Nearly 105 years after she left ...
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Maryland National Guard responds to brush fire at Loch Raven Reservoir

Maryland National Guard responds to brush fire at Loch Raven Reservoir
GLEN ARM, Md. (April 24, 2024) – A Maryland Army National Guard helicopter supporting aerial firefighting operations helped suppress an approximately six-acre brush fire in Baltimore County within the Loch Raven watershed. Civil authorities requested support from the Maryland National Guard and the 29th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade on Tuesday evening after the 2-alarm fire. One UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with ...
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Maryland Air Guardsman Wins Innovation Award

Maryland Air Guardsman Wins Innovation Award
By Master Sgt. Christopher Schepers, 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard Maryland Air National Guard Capt. Kerry Guy, 175th Wing contracting officer, poses for a photograph at Warfield Air National Guard Base, April 17, 2024, in Middle River, Maryland. Guy is also the officer in charge of the 175th Wing Spark Cell, which was established in January 2022 and boasts over ...
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Maryland National Guard Announces 2024 Best Warriors

Maryland National Guard Announces 2024 Best Warriors
By Staff Sgt. Elise Moore BALTIMORE – After five days of competition, three Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers were named 2024’s Best Warriors in the officer, non-commissioned officer, and soldier of the year categories during the Best Warrior Competition closing ceremony at the Fifth Regiment Armory, April 12, 2024. Spc. Jordan Foster and Staff Sgt. Alexander Wilkinson-Johnson, both from the 29th Expeditionary ...
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Maryland National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition Kicks Off

Maryland National Guard's Best Warrior Competition Kicks Off
The 2024 Maryland National Guard Best Warrior Competition kicked off today with nine competitors on a mission to become the state’s next best warrior. The Best Warrior Competition test Soldiers’ ability to complete military tasks in a competitive environment.
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National Vietnam Veterans Day – Remembering Pvt. James H Duffett Jr.

By Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Heft Historical NCO   BALTIMORE, Md – – March 29th marks National Vietnam Veterans Day, a national holiday established in 2007 to thank Vietnam Veterans and their families for their sacrifices during and after the conflict. While no Maryland National Guard units were deployed to Vietnam during the conflict, the Maryland National Guard and Vietnam Veterans are deeply ...
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A look back at history — Medal of Honor recipient Henry Gilbert Costin

A look back at history -- Medal of Honor recipient Henry Gilbert Costin
Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Heft Historical NCO  BALTIMORE — March 25th is nationally recognized as “Medal of Honor Day,” marking the anniversary of the first issuance of the Medal of Honor in 1863 to five soldiers during the American Civil War. Over the course of the awards history 67 Maryland born Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines have earned the medal for valor in ...
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32nd Civil Support Team conducts joint exercise with civilian partners

32nd Civil Support Team conducts joint exercise with civilian partners
By 1st Lt. Javier Cox 29th MPAD BALTIMORE – Beginning in the early morning hours of February 28, 2024, the Maryland National Guard’s 32nd Civil Support Team met at their headquarters located on Ft. George G. Meade. Their mission, according to Maryland Army National Guard Lt. Col. Brian K. Zdunowski, 32nd CST commander, is to respond to a reported hazardous material at ...
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