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Maryland Guard, Bosnia and Herzegovina Conduct JTAC Training
April 12, 2024
Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marine Forces Reserve, and Maryland National Guard pose for a photo during Deliberate Response '24 at Warren Grove Range, New Jersey, April 6, 2024. The exercise demonstrated the partnership between the Maryland National Guard and the AFBiH through the State Partnership Program.

Army National Guard Soldiers Train in Funeral Honors Program
March 20, 2024
The Virginia Army National Guard Funeral Honors Program hosts 11 Army National Guard Soldiers from nine states and territories for a level 2 funeral honors training course March 5, 2024, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin participated in the two week-long training, which certifies instructors to teach fellow Soldiers the skills, procedures and standards for providing final respects to military veterans.

State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships
February 28, 2024
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members of the State Partnership Program discuss plans to integrate efforts with Adriatic partner nations at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Jan. 24, 2024. By linking U.S. states with partner countries, the SPP enhances military capabilities and interoperability.

At-risk Teens Begin New Path as ChalleNGe Academy Graduates
January 4, 2024
Maj. Gen. Michael Garshak, the adjutant general of Idaho and commander of the Idaho National Guard, congratulates one of 120 high school students who graduated from the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy Dec. 16, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. The Department of Defense program provides second chances to at-risk teens.

175th Wing Fire Department Helps Rescue Man from Frigid Water
December 8, 2023
Airmen assigned to the 175th Wing Fire Department saw into the roof of a simulated burning building to inspect for fire hazards during Operation Frosty Strike Nov. 30, 2023, at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md. Operation Frosty Strike was a full-scale readiness exercise that demonstrated the 175th Wing’s ability to survive and operate in a realistic combat environment against a near-peer adversary while fulfilling its federally assigned missions.

Maryland Intelligence Analyst Helps Team Win Skills Exercise
October 27, 2023
Master Sgt. Benny Casalina, a network intelligence analyst assigned to the 135th Intelligence Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, at Martin State Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Oct. 27, 2023.

Maryland Air Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense
October 18, 2023
The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command to host exercise Baltic Blitz 23 Sept. 17-20, 2023, at Ämari Air Base, Harijumaa, Estonia. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two soldiers from the Illinois Army National Guard, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians participated in the cyber exercise.

Army Guard Leaders Emphasize Modernization, Partnerships, Messaging
October 17, 2023
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen leads a panel, “Director of the U.S. Army National Guard Seminar: The Next Greatest Generation is Now!” with four Army National Guard general officers Oct. 10, 2023, at the AUSA 2023 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington.

Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference
October 5, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, listens to a speaker during the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 27, 2023. The conference included Balkan region military leaders, representatives, and their National Guard state partners.

Maryland Guard, Estonian Partners Focus on Cyber Defense
September 21, 2023
The Maryland Air National Guard partnered with Estonia’s Cyber Command to host exercise Baltic Blitz 23 from Sept. 17-20, 2023, at Ämari Air Base, Harijumaa, Estonia. About 30 Airmen from the 175th Wing, two Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers, 12 service members from Poland, and 30 Estonians participated in the exercise to secure simulated rail transportation systems from cyber attacks.

Maryland Guard Teaches Ambush Tactics to Estonian Partners
September 21, 2023
Solders from the Maryland Army National Guard's 175th Infantry Regiment conduct ambush section training for members of the Estonian Defence League, in Rutja, Lääne-Viru County, Estonia, Sept. 18, 2023. The 18 Maryland Soldiers trained over 2,000 EDL members over three days.

Maryland Army National Guard ‘Takes Flight’ with Raven
June 6, 2023
Sgt. Byme Taylor, 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment infantryman, launches an RQ-11 Raven at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey June 1, 2023. With a flight radius of 6.2 miles and the ability to reach speeds of 31 to 62 mph, the Raven provides better aerial reconnaissance than most drones.

Virginia, West Virginia Guardsmen are Regional Best Warriors
June 2, 2023
Army National Guard noncommissioned officers and Soldiers run the confidence course during the Region II Best Warrior Competition May 17, 2023, at Fort Barfoot, Virginia. The Soldiers and NCOs of the Year from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia competed for the right to represent the region at the national competition in Alaska in July.

Maryland National Guard, Estonia Partner in Overseas Exercise
May 30, 2023
Apache helicopter firing on targets at Spring Storm 23 in Tapa, Estonia, May 25, 2023. The Maryland National Guard participated in the two-week exercise with Estonia, its longtime partner through the State Partnership Program.

Unknown, but Unforgotten: Revolutionary War Soldiers Honored
April 27, 2023
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Joseph Reale, second from left, the deputy commanding general for sustainment, 29th Infantry Division, receives the flag that covered a Revolutionary War Soldier’s casket during a burial honors ceremony April 22, 2023, at the Camden Battlefield in South Carolina. Reale, the Maryland Army National Guard’s representative at the ceremony, served with the 175th Infantry Regiment, a unit present at the Battle of Camden in 1780 and of which many of the Americans honored at the ceremony were also members.

West Virginia Guard, DISA lead U.S.-Romanian Cyber Team in Exercise
April 21, 2023
Members of the U.S.-Romania team take part in Exercise Locked Shields 2023 at the Morgantown Readiness Center in Morgantown, W.Va. The West Virginia National Guard, under the leadership of the Defense Information Security Agency, hosted more than 180 technical cyber experts and supporting representatives from federal and state agencies to compete on behalf of the U.S.-Romania team in the world’s largest international cyber defense exercise run virtually by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia.

Maryland Guard Conducts Public Affairs Workshop for SPP Partner
April 3, 2023
U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Thaddeus Harrington, 29th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Maryland National Guard, instructs Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) service members on camera functionality during a public affairs workshop March 27, 2023, at the Army Hall in downtown Sarajevo. Subject matter experts from the MDNG demonstrated photo, video, writing and social media techniques.

Soldiers Train at Virginia Guard Funeral Honors Program
March 24, 2023
Ten National Guard Soldiers from seven states participate in Military Funeral Honors Level 2 training March 3, 2023, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Soldiers from Alabama, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia participated in the two week-long course, hosted by the Virginia National Guard Funeral Honors Program.

US, Bosnia and Herzegovina Join Crisis Comms Workshop
March 14, 2023
Participants work on practical exercises during an international crisis communications workshop in Sarajevo March 7-9, 2023. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Emergency Management and Resilience program and included first responders from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Maryland National Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Hokanson: Army Guard Aviation is big, Widespread, Capable
January 26, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses Army National Guard aviation students at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Jan. 24, 2023. The Army Guard has aviation assets and facilities in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.