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MDDF 256th Cyber Defense Unit Nationally Recognized

MDDF 256th Cyber Defense Unit Nationally Recognized
By Maj. Stephen Rice On September 16, 2023, the Maryland Defense Force’s (MDDF) 256th Cyber Defense Unit (CDU) was recognized by Maj. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, the adjutant general for Maryland for placing third at the inaugural Cyber Exercise and Competition hosted by the State Guard Association of the United States (SGAUS). This “capture the flag” competition was sponsored by the SGAUS Cyber ...
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Maryland National Guard Civil Support Team conducts readiness exercise

Maryland National Guard Civil Support Team conducts readiness exercise
By Spc. Joshua Whitaker MARTINSBURG, West Virginia – Maryland National Guard members of the 32nd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) partnered with the Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard, to conduct a deployment readiness exercise from September 5-8, 2023. The 32nd CST responds to chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) threats inside the ...
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Maryland National Guard breaks ground on $1.8 million turf field

Maryland National Guard breaks ground on $1.8 million turf field
By Maj. Benjamin Hughes REISTERSTOWN, Md. – The Maryland National Guard celebrated the start of construction on a $1.8 million turf field at the Camp Fretterd Military Reservation during a groundbreaking ceremony September 6, 2023. The construction of the 100% federally funded project will begin this fall and the turf field is scheduled to be completed next summer. The project includes installation ...
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Md. Guard members and families enhance relationships during retreat

Md. Guard members and families enhance relationships during retreat
By Maj. Ben Hughes PERRYVILLE, Md. – The Maryland National Guard chaplains hosted a retreat for Soldiers, Airmen, and their families at the Great Wolf Lodge in Cecil County, Aug. 18-20, 2023. Guard members and their families enjoyed the water park facilities while also working on their relationships with their significant others during the Building Strong and Ready Teams event, also known ...
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175th Wing welcomes new cyber group commander

175th Wing welcomes new cyber group commander
By Maj. Benjamin Hughes MIDDLE RIVER, Md. — The 175th Cyberspace Operations Group bid farewell to its out-going commander and welcomed its incoming commander during a change of command ceremony at Martin State Air National Guard Base, August 12, 2023. Brig. Gen. Reid Novotny passed the guidon to Col. Richard Hunt, 175th Wing commander, who then presented it to Col. Jason Barrass ...
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29th Infantry Division Welcomes New Commander

29th Infantry Division Welcomes New Commander
By Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay | 29th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Brig. Gen. Joseph DiNonno took command of the 29th Infantry Division from Maj. Gen. John Rhodes August 5, 2023, on the Long Parade Ground at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Maj. Gen. James Ring, the Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard, presided over the exchange ...
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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
By Senior Airman Alexandra Huettner and Spc. Christina Chang 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 network.   Members of the ...
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Maryland National Guard Soldier recognized for off-duty water rescue

Maryland National Guard Soldier recognized for off-duty water rescue
by 1st. Lt. Dylan Bradford PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Maryland Army National Guard Soldier was recognized for his actions while attending training at the Western Army Aviation Training Site (WAATS) in Red Rock, Arizona. Staff Sgt. Charles Brauning, assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment of the 29th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, was awarded an Army Achievement Medal by WAATS ...
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Alabama National Guard promotes General, sends off to Maryland National Guard

Alabama National Guard promotes General, sends off to Maryland National Guard
By Alabama National Guard Public Affairs MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In a cooperative ceremony Thursday, Alabama Army National Guard Col. Wesley “Dale” Murray was simultaneously promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and reassigned to a command position in Maryland. The Adjutant General (TAG) for the Alabama National Guard (ALNG), Maj. Gen. Sheryl E. Gordon, hosted the ceremony at the ALNG Joint Force ...
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Md. Cyber Soldiers share knowledge with Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Md. Cyber Soldiers share knowledge with Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina
By 1st Lt. Dylan Bradford LAUREL, Md. – The Maryland Army National Guard’s 169th Cyber Protection Team (CPT) hosted a team-building cyber event for members of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH), at the Pvt. Henry Costin Readiness Center in Laurel, Maryland, July 10-14, 2023. The 169th CPT, a team of full-time cyber professionals established in 2017, gives the Maryland ...
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