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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

Maryland National Guard exercises Cyber Awareness with Estonian Defences

May 15, 2018
Md. Guard cyber warfare operators from the 175th Wing's Cyber Operations Group support Exercise Hedgehog May 7th in Southern Estonia. The Cyber personnel advise and assist Estonian Defence Force and Estonia Defence League members to evaluate internal policy for cyber-related activities.  Article and photography by Maj. Kurt Rauschenberg, 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade TARTU, Estonia —The  Read the Rest... Read more

Building partnerships: Coast Guard and National Guard

May 11, 2018
Six figures, in suits with protective masks, move through broken concrete and debris with scanning devices. This however is not the opening scene of the newest science fiction movie, it is partners training to save lives. Read more

Maryland Guard Showcases the Benefits of Partnerships through Vigilant Guard 2018

May 11, 2018
For members of the Army and Air National Guard, partnerships have been and will continue to be a critical and enduring focus. While each relationship has its own unique and sometimes complex intricacies, they serve to ensure America’s safety and strengthen global peace and security. Read more

Testing the Joint Medical System during natural disaster exercise

May 9, 2018
When a natural disaster strikes, one of the most vital aspects of recovery is treating people that have a medical need in the area. Whether an individual needs immediate medical attention or generic medication, a Joint Medical System provides triage, medical care, and patient holding in response to a natural disaster. Read more

MD Guard Protects Lines of Communication During VG 18

May 8, 2018
Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, responded to an emergency scenario May 8, 2018, at Springfield Hospital in Sykesville, Maryland as part of Exercise Vigilant Guard 18. Maryland’s Exercise VG 18 is one of the multiple exercises taking place over the first two weeks in May as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National ... Read more

MDNG Soldiers, Airmen conduct joint search and rescue training

May 8, 2018
Breaking, drilling and hammering away at a resilient pile of concrete in an effort to save lives, a team of Maryland National Guard Soldiers and Airmen work together to conduct simulated urban search and rescue operations at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Montgomery Village on May 8. Read more

New Jersey unit supports Maryland’s Exercise Vigilant Guard 18

May 8, 2018
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND-EDGEWOOD AREA, Md. – Service members from the 21st Civil Support Team from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey participate in Exercise Vigilant Guard 18 on May 8, 2018. Nearly 800 National Guard service members from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey, and New York are participating in Maryland’s exercise. Read more

Practice makes perfect during nation-wide CBRN scenario for 231st Chem. Co.

April 17, 2018
Throughout the past year, members of the 231st Chemical Company based at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation, near Reisterstown, Maryland, participated in multiple disaster scenarios, clocking countless hours of classroom instruction and field training, in preparation for the three week Army disaster response exercise Guardian Response 18, linked to Vibrant Response 18. Read more

Every day brings new challenges

March 19, 2018
Article by Col. Charles Kohler, Maryland National Guard Public Affairs Office Looking towards the future, 2nd Lt. Dajana Dangubic from Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina is taking the unconventional road for women. “Joining the army really opened my eyes, said Dangubic. “It taught me to think of more than just myself. Now, I really enjoy working as a  Read the Rest... Read more