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Maryland National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition Kicks Off

Maryland National Guard's Best Warrior Competition Kicks Off
The 2024 Maryland National Guard Best Warrior Competition kicked off today with nine competitors on a mission to become the state’s next best warrior. The Best Warrior Competition test Soldiers’ ability to complete military tasks in a competitive environment.
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Maryland Nationals Guard supports the 38th Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Baltimore

Maryland Nationals Guard supports the 38th Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Baltimore
BALTIMORE – The commander of the Maryland National Guard will serve as host for the 38th Black Engineer of the Year Awards February 15-17 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Maryland Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead, adjutant general of Maryland, was named host since the National Guard is the featured branch of the military at this year’s conference. Governor ...
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First female two-star general in the Maryland Air National Guard retires

First female two-star general in the Maryland Air National Guard retires
by 1st Lt. Javier Cox  JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. – Maryland Air National Guard Maj. Gen. April D. Vogel, the National Guard Bureau director of the Office of Legislative Liaison, retired after 29 years of service during a ceremony in the Fife and Drum Dining Room at the Patton Hall Community Club and Conference Center, January 26, 2024. Vogel was the ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Maryland Guard Activated in response to inclement winter weather

PRESS RELEASE: Maryland Guard Activated in response to inclement winter weather
SALISBURY, Md. — At the direction of Gov. Wes Moore, the Maryland National Guard has activated four Soldiers on state active duty with one military vehicle ready in Somerset County in case they are needed to support civil agencies responding to the winter weather system. The MDNG will utilize a covered light/medium tactical vehicle to support Somerset County Swift Water Rescue ...
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UPDATE: Maryland National Guard preparing to support Tropical Storm Ophelia response

UPDATE: Maryland National Guard preparing to support Tropical Storm Ophelia response
The Maryland National Guard is ready to assist local and state emergency agencies in response to potential impacts from heavy rains and flooding with light/medium tactical vehicles for evacuation transportation. BALTIMORE — At the direction of Gov. Wes Moore, the Maryland National Guard has activated 22 Soldiers on state active duty who will have nine military vehicles ready in Somerset and ...
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Maryland Soldier Competes in National Best Warrior Competition July 24-29

Maryland Soldier Competes in National Best Warrior Competition July 24-29
Spc. Daniel Reading, an infantryman with Maryland’s D Company 1-175th Infantry Regiment, will compete in the 2022 National All Guard Best Warrior Competition July 22-29. Reading was named Maryland’s Soldier of the Year earlier this year. (Photo Illustration by Tennessee National Guard Joint Public Affairs) EASTON, Md. – A member of the Maryland National Guard will compete for the title of ...
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Maryland National Guard Soldiers staged and ready for upcoming snowstorm

Maryland National Guard Soldiers staged and ready for upcoming snowstorm
BALTIMORE — Today, at the direction of Gov. Larry Hogan, the Maryland National Guard has staged approximately 100 Soldiers on state active duty and 50 vehicles at armories in southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore as a precaution in case they are needed to support civil agencies responding to the snowstorm expected over the weekend. The MDNG is ready to ...
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Maryland National Guard activated for state of emergency due COVID-19 surge

Maryland National Guard activated for state of emergency due COVID-19 surge
Maryland National Guard will be activated to assist state and local health officials with the state’s Covid-19 response.
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Maryland National Guard Soldiers staged and ready on Eastern Shore

Maryland National Guard Soldiers staged and ready on Eastern Shore
BALTIMORE — The Maryland National Guard has staged approximately 20 Soldiers on state active duty and 10 vehicles at the Easton and Salisbury armories as a precaution in case they are needed to support civil agencies responding to severe weather this weekend. The MDNG is ready to assist local and state emergency agencies as they respond to potential impacts from ...
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Maryland National Guard Administers More Than 100K COVID-19 Vaccines

Maryland National Guard Administers More Than 100K COVID-19 Vaccines
On April 3, 2021, Maryland National Guard members have administered more than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots to Maryland citizens since early January.
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