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Maryland Defense Force Serves the Community

Maryland Defense Force Serves the Community
It was bright and early on a Saturday morning in late March, members of the Maryland Defense Force assembled in the parking lot of New Shiloh Baptist Church in downtown Baltimore to assist the Maryland National Guard in providing COVID-19 vaccinations to those living in the neighborhood. Throughout the day there was a steady stream of patients receiving vaccinations. Soldiers ...
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Mobile Vaccinations Bridge the Gap

Mobile Vaccinations Bridge the Gap
The Mobile Vaccination Support Teams are traveling all over Maryland to give the COVID-19 vaccine to those who might have had difficulty before.
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The Bridge Between: The Vaccine Equity Task Force vaccinates CHIMES employees at BWI Airport

The Bridge Between: The Vaccine Equity Task Force vaccinates CHIMES employees at BWI Airport
CHIMES, a not-for-profit organization based in Baltimore, Maryland, provides a wide array of services for people with intellectual and behavioral challenges. This includes assisting with employment, like some of the CHIMES contractors who work at BWI.
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State Partnerships Reemerge with Vaccination Visit

State Partnerships Reemerge with Vaccination Visit
From June 7-11, Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina members visited Maryland to view mass vaccination sites supported by the Maryland National Guard. The purpose of the visit was to learn about the operation of the different types of vaccination sites and about mobile vaccination capabilities while also resuming the MDNG and AFBiH’s annually scheduled partnership training. Since 2003, Bosnia ...
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Behind the Uniform: Maj. Harrison Bittenbender

Behind the Uniform: Maj. Harrison Bittenbender
U.S. Army Major Harrison Bittenbender shares his background and culture of being an Asian American and Pacific Islander while serving in the Maryland Army National Guard. Bittenbender grew up in Hawaii and was a member of the Junior ROTC program in high school. 
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Behind the Uniform: Master Sgt. Razak A. Sidik

Behind the Uniform: Master Sgt. Razak A. Sidik
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Razak A. Sidik aspires to make a big impact as a core member of the Maryland Air National Guard’s Wing Diversity Council. Sidik hopes to facilitate the changes needed to promote a more inclusive environment for the MDANG’s diverse Airmen. For Sidik, a munitions production supervisor for the 175th Maintenance Squadron, 175th Wing, the key ...
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MDNG Soldiers Lend Helping Hands After Car Crash in Huntingtown

MDNG Soldiers Lend Helping Hands After Car Crash in Huntingtown
Thanks to a couple of Soldiers in the Maryland Army National Guard, one less death was added to those statistics when they reacted to a single-vehicle car crash that occurred in Huntingtown, Maryland, on April 29, 2021.
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The Landover Vaccine Equity Response Site

The Landover Vaccine Equity Response Site
After several months of planning, members from the Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force, a community-based testing team from the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland National Guard, opened a new testing site at the City of Praise Family Ministries in Landover, Maryland, in early April. The site can provide over 400 COVID-19 tests per day. 
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Behind the Uniform: Major Christina Mayo

Behind the Uniform: Major Christina Mayo
U.S. Air Force Maj. Christina Mayo, a cyber operations officer with the 175th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, 175th Wing, has overcome many hardships and built a successful career for herself, serving in the Maryland Air National Guard since 2010.
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Behind The Uniform: Sgt. Sarah Kim

Behind The Uniform: Sgt. Sarah Kim
U.S. Army Sgt. Sarah Kim, a Healthcare Specialist with the 104th Medical Company Area Support, has helped support the Maryland National Guard COVID-19 response. She joined the active Army in 2015 before transferring to the MDNG in 2020 to continue to give back to the country that has given her so many opportunities.
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