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Take a look at how service members in the Maryland National Guard proved that they are #AlwaysReadyAlwaysPrepared in the latest issue of The Maryland Line.

The Maryland Army National Guard and the 175th Wing worked together with the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF), and 42 other federal, state and local agencies during the statewide exercise, Vigilant Guard 18.

MDNG and Estonia celebrated 25 years of partnership through The National Guard’s State Partnership Program.

Click the link below for highlights of these training exercises and more!

Promotion ceremony for the commander of the Maryland Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead.

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Spc. Samantha Castillo was honored by Havre de Grace after completing her basic and advanced individual training. Castillo is a geospatial engineer with the Maryland National Guard.

Find out about the changes to the Army National Guard’s Tuition Assistance program are set to go into effect on Aug. 5, 2018.

Soldiers will have a new PT test by 2020.

The Army Combat Fitness Test, a gender- and age-neutral test, is a six-event readiness assessment. The ACFT is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test.

Soldiers from the 224th Area Support Medical Company provides tactical combat casualty care training every month to local service members, along with groups such as Force Protection, Train Assist Advise Command-Air, and Security Force Assistance Brigade.

“TCCC training for non-medical personnel is not only important; it’s critical,” said Capt. Michelle Levesque.

The 224th Med. Co. is currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

The National Guard | 29th CAB | 1297th CSSB

Chief Warrant Officer Five Tywanda (Tee) Morton culminated her military career by serving as the 6th Command Chief Warrant Officer of Maryland. The CCWO is the Senior Warrant Officer Advisor for the state, responsible to the Adjutant General for the analysis and enforcement of standards affecting the Maryland Warrant Officer Cohort. Morton was the first African American and the first female to serve as CCWO and promoted to the rank of CW5 in the Maryland Army National Guard. Her legacy as CCWO is the establishment of the Warrant Officer Hall of Fame.

Today we celebrated the Warrant Officer Centennial. In honor of the 100th Birthday, it is customary to perform the Warrant Officer cake cutting ceremony.This ceremony represents an annual renewal of each Warrant Officer’s commitment to the Cohort and the Cohort’s commitment to our nation’s quest for peace worldwide. From past to present the Warrant Officer Cohort continues to endure.

The Maryland National Guard wishes everyone a happy/safe Independence Day. Thank you to all the service members that stand guard to protect the freedom and independence that we declared that day 242 years ago.

Remember to celebrate safely so you can continue to serve our state and nation.

#FireworkSafety | #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere | #CelebrateSafely

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An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot assigned to the Maryland National Guard's 175th Wing​ employs the aircraft's GAU-8/A Avenger 30 mm Gatling gun to neutralize a simulated threat at Hardwood Air-to-Ground Weapons Range in central Wisconsin on June 26, 2018, as part of the CSAREX ’18 combat search and rescue exercise.

This annual exercise designed to familiarize participants with the identification, location and rescue of survivors in a potential high threat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)

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More than two dozen children of Maryland National Guard soldiers and airmen spent the week at Echo Hill Camp on Maryland’s Eastern Shore June 25-29.

Civil Air Patrol Tri-Wing Encampment is a week-long program designed for Civil Air Patrol cadets in Phase I and II of the cadet program. Tri-Wing Encampment is held at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Maryland June 24 – July 1, 2018.

The mission is to engage cadets and develop their leadership skills in a high intensity military environment. Cadets are able to learn more about careers in aerospace and military service, participate in physical fitness training intended to encourage camaraderie and developing a habit of regular exercise, and focus on character development in a leadership setting. Cadets will also be given opportunities to participate in activities including team building exercises, orientation flights, leadership courses, and emergency services training.

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The Recruit Sustainment Program graduation recognizes the sacrifices, hard work, and dedication to duty of the 18 Maryland National Guard RSP graduates. The National Guard graduates will now be transferred to various units in the Maryland Guard to serve as a trained warfighters.

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Help us congratulate the graduates of the Maryland National Guard Freestate ChalleNGe Class #50!