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Maryland Air Guard Participates in Desert Flag 2024
May 17, 2024
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 104th Fighter Squadron, assigned to the Maryland Air National Guard, and support personnel participated in Desert Flag 2024 May 9, 2024. The exercise included 10 countries and 12 separate airframes to build upon a cohesive fighting force in the defense of the Arabian Peninsula.

Maryland Air Guardsman Wins Innovation Award
May 1, 2024
Maryland Air National Guard Capt. Kerry Guy, 175th Wing contracting officer, poses for a photograph at Warfield Air National Guard Base, April 17, 2024, in Middle River, Maryland. Guy is the officer in charge of the 175th Wing Spark Cell, which was established in January 2022 and boasts over 60 members across 15 squadrons.

Maryland Guard Airman Uses Military Training to Save a Life
March 11, 2024
U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brooke Parks, 175th Force Support Squadron recruiter, poses for a photo in front of the 175th Wing Headquarters building at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Maryland, Feb. 4, 2024.

Maryland Air National Guard Demonstrates Readiness
December 6, 2023
Maryland Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Edmond Baghdassarian and Staff Sgt. Stefond Johnson, 175th Security Forces Squadron, establish communications during Operation Frosty Strike at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland, Dec. 2, 2023. The 175th Security Forces Squadron participated in a four-day training exercise.

West Virginia 167th Airlift Wing Tests Readiness in Exercise
August 17, 2023
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Dave Twigg, 167th Operations Group, maintains operations while wearing mission oriented protective gear in the emergency operation center during a readiness exercise for the 167th Airlift Wing at Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Aug. 10, 2023. The exercise tested the unit’s ability to mobilize, operate and sustain its mission in degraded and contested environments through a variety of scenarios.

Maryland Guard Works With Partners to Improve Estonian Air Base
July 13, 2023
Members of the 235th Civil Engineering Flight and their partners analyze the runway at Amari Air Base in Harjumaa, Estonia.

Maryland National Guard, Estonia Partner for Training at AD23
June 26, 2023
Estonian joint terminal attack controllers perform a panel check of a U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, 175th Wing, Maryland National Guard, after a live missile firing at a water range off the coast of Saaremaa, Estonia, June 12, 2023. Maryland and Estonia are celebrating 30 years of partnership through the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

Maryland Airmen, Estonia Build Cyber-Sharing Platform
June 21, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group work at computer terminals at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland, June 20, 2023. The Airmen are assisting with Project Vormsi, collaborating with their Estonian partners to build an information-sharing platform.

Air Guard-Army Team Funded for Maintenance Innovation
May 8, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Rubin, 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard; U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lamar Porter, 175th Mission Support Group, Maryland Air National Guard; David Rolen, a U.S. Army civilian from the U.S. Special Operations Command; U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Gerad Pyszka, 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jonathan Borth, 129th Wing, California Air National Guard, at the National Guard Memorial at NGAUS Headquarters, Washington, D.C., March 31, 2023. Teams proposed solutions for emerging national defense problems during an Academia- Industry-Military Hybrid Innovations’ event.

Maryland Air National Guard Completes Readiness Exercise
March 6, 2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt Badders, 175th Wing Civil Engineering Squadron member, welds a steel structure at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland, March 2, 2023.  Badders was building a hedgehog barrier as part of Operation Lucky Strike 2023.

175th Wing Sharpens CSAR Skills During Sunshine Rescue
February 24, 2023
A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 175th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, guides an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft on the flight line at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Jan. 25, 2023, to support exercise Sunshine Rescue. The goal of the exercise is to execute traditional Combat Search and Rescue capabilities with forward-edge ground force tactics, techniques and procedures using advanced command and control technologies.

Maryland ANG Certifies Cyber Protection Team on Live Network
January 19, 2023
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., Jan. 10, 2023. Oates leads a cyber protection team that was the first in the Air National Guard to certify on a live Department of Defense network.

Maryland Air Guard Sustains Support of U.S. Cyber Force
December 21, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marj Alfaro, 52nd Communications Squadron mission defense team supervisor assigned to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, performs network analysis during exercise Tacet Venari at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 17, 2022. Tacet Venari is a two-week cyber exercise that enables Airmen to identify, detect and respond to cyber threats.

104th Fighter Squadron Lends Expertise to Exercise Tapio
September 2, 2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Griffin, an A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, with a pilot from the Brazilian Air Force during Exercise Tapio in Campo Grande, Brazil, Aug. 24, 2022. Exercise Tapio is a Brazilian combat search and rescue and close air support exercise that ended Aug. 31.

Maryland National Guard, European Partners Protect Network Security
July 15, 2022
A member of the 169th Cyber Protection Team and members of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina conduct cyber adversarial exercises at the Pvt. Henry Costin Readiness Center in Laurel, Maryland, June 29, 2022. The Maryland National Guard and the Armed Forces Bosnia and Herzegovina have been partners under the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program since 2003.

175th Wing Demonstrates Warfighting Capabilities in Europe
June 29, 2022
Nine A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, sit on the flightline at Lielvārde Air Base in the Vidzeme region of Latvia, May 14, 2022, for Agile Combat Employment training during Defender Europe 22. The exercise demonstrates U.S. Army Europe and Africa's ability to conduct large-scale ground combat operations across multiple theatres in support of NATO and the National Defense Strategy.

Pennsylvania National Guard Leaders Visit SPP Partner Lithuania
June 7, 2022
Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Worley, senior enlisted leader, Pennsylvania National Guard, visit with senior Lithuanian leaders and Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers deployed to Lithuania in support of Defender Europe 22 and NATO exercise Flaming Thunder May 19, 2022.

Maryland Air Guard wraps up Swift Response support
May 17, 2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Martin, crew chief assigned to the 175th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, guides an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, in Ohrid, North Macedonia, May 7, 2022, to conduct Agile Combat Employment training in support of the Swift Response exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to present combat-credible Army forces in Europe and Africa and enhance readiness by building airborne interoperability with allies and partners.

Spark Cell brings innovation to 175th Wing
May 5, 2022
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph Winter, 175th Force Support Squadron commander and field grade officer adviser, speaks with Joe Grigg, CyberWinter Studios founder, about the best practices for the CyberWinter Studios program the 175th Wing will be using in the future. The CyberWinter Studios is the first funded program from the 175th Spark Cell.

Maryland Air Guard counters real-world cyber adversaries
January 4, 2022
More than 15 Maryland Air National Guard cyber professionals worked alongside Air National Guard members from other states and active-duty counterparts to support a task force under U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force at Fort Meade, Maryland, from February to August, 2021.