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Maryland’s Best Warrior Competition 2023

Maryland's Best Warrior Competition 2023
Story by 2nd Lt Enjoli Saunders BALTIMORE — Over the course of four days, 13 participants, from three countries competed to be named top soldier, March 8-12, 2023, at various locations in Maryland. The Maryland Army National Guard hosted the Best Warrior Competition which provided an opportunity to recognize high performing soldiers that overcome a variety of physical and mental ...
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Maryland Air Guard exercise skills to be ready for warfare

Maryland Air Guard exercise skills to be ready for warfare
By Master Sgt. Chris Schepers Services specialists with the 175th Force Support Squadron hand out meals during a readiness exercise March 4, 2023, at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Maryland. The 175th Wing conducted readiness exercise Operation LUCKY STRIKE to assess units’ capabilities to operate in a contested, degraded and operationally-limited environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. ...
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110th IO Battalion Dons 58th EMIB Unit Patch for the First Time

110th IO Battalion Dons 58th EMIB Unit Patch for the First Time
Story by Maj. Brendan Cassidy With the sharp snapping of several dozen velcro patches, a symbolic yet significant change was implemented for a modern battalion with deep historic roots. Today marked the Patch-Over ceremony for the 110th Information Operations Battalion, a 107-year old formation of the Maryland Army National Guard. After the orders carried down from the brigade to the battalion and ...
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Maryland National Guard bids farewell to Assistant Adjutant General

Maryland National Guard bids farewell to Assistant Adjutant General
By Staff Sgt. Laura Weaver U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward Jones, assistant adjutant general-air, Maryland National Guard, is awarded the distinguished service medal by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Timothy Gowen, adjutant general for Maryland, Feb. 11, 2023, at Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport, Middle River, Maryland, during the retirement ceremony for Jones. Jones also received the ...
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Maryland’s Digital Liaison Detachment integral to interoperability

Maryland’s Digital Liaison Detachment integral to interoperability
Photo Illustration (background blurred for operational security) By SGT Thomas Lamb ALDEPHI, Md. – There are only a few units rarer than a Digital Liaison Detachment. The 291stDLD is the Maryland Army National Guard’s own, one of only 16 units across all components ofthe Army. DLDs are small, generally only 30 soldiers, and operate at a much higher echelon thanmost Maryland units ...
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Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers set to deploy to the Middle East

Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers set to deploy to the Middle East
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore attended the deployment ceremony for approximately 70 Soldiers and seven CH-47F Chinook helicopters assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard, February 6, 2023 at Weide Army Heliport located on Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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175th Wing Sharpens CSAR Skills During Sunshine Rescue

175th Wing Sharpens CSAR Skills During Sunshine Rescue
By Master Sgt. Christopher Schepers, 175th WG – Maryland Air National Guard SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Maryland Air National Guard conducted Combat Search and Rescue training while exercising Agile Combat Employment during Exercise Sunshine Rescue 23 at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center Jan. 19-28. Airmen from the 175th Maintenance Group and A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron ...
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Maryland National Guard Supports 63rd Gubernatorial Inauguration

Maryland National Guard Supports 63rd Gubernatorial Inauguration
story by 2nd Lt Enjoli Saunders ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Soldiers and Airmen of the Maryland National Guard provided support for the gubernatorial inauguration of Governor Wes Moore, Jan.18, 2022. Guard members escorted distinguished guests, supported the security efforts, played ceremonial music, and provided a military flyover, as well as assisted with logistics. “We have more than 150 National Guardsmen on ...
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Maryland ANG first to certify cyber protection team on live network

Maryland ANG first to certify cyber protection team on live network
By Master Sgt. Christopher Schepers U.S. Air Force Capt. Ashley Oates, 275th Cyberspace Operations Squadron flight commander, briefs Airmen assigned to the 275th Cyberspace Operations Squadron at Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport, Middle River, Md., on January 10, 2023. Oates leads a cyber protection team that was the first team in the Air National Guard to certify ...
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I Said Hooah! – CSM Jimmy Nugent Retires After 36 Years of Service

I Said Hooah! - CSM Jimmy Nugent Retires After 36 Years of Service
Story by 1st Sgt. Thaddeus HarringtonSoldiers bid farewell to their outgoing Command Sgt. Major James Nugent, command sergeant major of the Maryland Army National Guard, and welcomed his replacement, Command Sgt. Major David Harry, in a change-of-responsibility ceremony at the Fifth Regiment Armory, in Baltimore, Maryland, on Dec. 4, 2022. Nugent also retired after 36 years of service to the ...
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