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Estonian Border Guard Cross of Merit

Estonian Border Guard Cross of Merit
Chief Warrant Officer Gaven Meadows, tactical operations officer in the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Charlie Company 2-224 Aviation Regiment, received the Estonian Border Guard Cross of Merit Class III award during a ceremony at the Estonian Embassy in Washington D.C., Nov. 24, 2010.
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Always Ready, Always Relevant – Vigilant Maryland Guard

Always Ready, Always Relevant - Vigilant Maryland Guard
The Maryland National Guard’s 32nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), based out of Fort George G. Meade, Md., took part in Vigilant Guard Nov. 5-7, 2010, in Baltimore. Vigilant Guard is a multi-agency exercise that focuses on building relationships between the National Guard and local first responders.
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Recruit Sustainment Program gives back to the environment

Recruit Sustainment Program gives back to the environment
The Maryland Army National Guard recently helped call attention to the need to protect the environment during a drill weekend at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation near Reisterstown, Md.
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Operation Medicine Cabinet

Operation Medicine Cabinet
The Maryland National Guard’s Counterdrug Task Force participated in Operation Medicine Cabinet to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from Maryland homes on Sept. 25, 2010.
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Operation Chesapeake Retriever

Operation Chesapeake Retriever
Members of the Maryland Army National Guard, in coordination with the Baltimore and Harford Counties’ Swiftwater/Flood Search & Rescue Teams consisting of elements of county fire and police departments, conducted the joint exercise Operation Chesapeake Retriever Aug. 3, 2010 at the Essex Sky Park in Essex, Md.
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MDNG Soldier First National Guard Green Beret to Successfully Jump with Prosthetic

MDNG Soldier First National Guard Green Beret to Successfully Jump with Prosthetic
Faced with a long recovery and the reality that he might not ever run, surf or return to his Special Forces team, Staff Sgt. Andre Murnane made the decision last year to have his right leg amputated below the knee after it was shattered by an improvised explosive device that detonated in eastern Afghanistan.
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The Guard Trains to go to the Sinai

The Guard Trains to go to the Sinai
The Maryland Army National Guard conducted hand-to-hand combatives training at the Dundalk Armory July 11, 2010, in preparation for a unique mission to the Middle East. Members of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment received special instruction in the Army’s hand-to-hand combat known as the Modern Army Combatives Program in preparation for  Read the Rest...
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Army Guard’s Command Changes Hands

Army Guard's Command Changes Hands
The Maryland Army National Guard welcomed its new commander June 13, during a change-of-command ceremony at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore.
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JFHQ NCO Leadership Conference

JFHQ NCO Leadership Conference
Leadership influences whether or not a team pulls together, unit performance, and ultimately, mission success. Therefore, as times change and society evolves, it is imperative that leadership evolves with it.
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Governor Breaks Ground on $22.6 Million Maryland Army Guard Flight Facility

Governor Breaks Ground on $22.6 Million Maryland Army Guard Flight Facility
Gov. Martin O’Malley helped brake ground on a $22.6 million addition/alteration to the Maryland National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility during a ceremony in Edgewood, Md., May 23, 2010.
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