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  • Wing Blood Donors Step Up

    Airmen from the 175th Wing rolled up their sleeves to provide much-needed blood donations for their community recently. Red Cross workers from the Mt. Hope Drive Donation Center in Baltimore were able to collect 24 pints of blood from volunteers - two pints more than average for a campus donation

  • Maryland Air Guard Holds First Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

    The Maryland Air National Guard hosted its first 30-day post-deployment Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel July 9 to 10.  YRRP provides resources to help memberes and familys deal with stressors associated with extended separation.The event was kicked off

  • Wing Honors 'Hometown Heroes'

    Members of the Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Wing who deployed in support of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq were honored today at a ceremony at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, Md.The Hometown Heroes Salute ceremony, in which returning members were presented with a

  • Airlifters Return From Afghan Deployment

    The Maryland Air National Guard today announced the return of its Airmen assigned to its 135th Airlift Group, completing a four-month deployment to Afghanistan and bringing to a close the largest combat deployment in the history of the Maryland Air National Guard. The Maryland Air National Guardsmen

  • Maryland Student Pilot Reaches Course Milestone: Airborne Refueling

    Nearly 18,000 feet above Southern Arizona's desert landscape, students in the A-10C Pilot Initial Qualification course here completed their first air-to-air refueling mission during the week of April 26. Twelve pilots from the 358th Fighter Squadron and 13 from the 357th Fighter Squadron are

  • Behind the Scenes: The Making of an A-10C Pilot

    (Editor's note: Curious about what it takes to become an A-10C pilot? Follow along as this series showcases 1st Lt. Daniel Griffin's journey to becoming a fully qualified A-10C attack pilot.) In a room full of seasoned pilots, all with tales to tell, it was a pilot identified as number "10," a

  • C-130 Pilot Recounts How Training Paid Off in Combat

    "As the lead aircraft was dropping their load, we received a call from the drop zone informing us that we were taking enemy fire from the ground," said Maj. Gary Laubach, a C-130J pilot assigned to Maryland Air National Guard's 135th Airlift Squadron. "At the same time, the crew observed tracer fire

  • Base Officials Warn of Danger at Main Gate

    Fact: Every month, on average, there is a serious accident at the main gate.Fact: Many of these accidents result in injuries.Fact: Most of these accidents were preventable. According to the 175th Wing Safety Office, there have been 81 traffic accidents at Warfield Air National Guard Base's

  • Chamber of Commerce Recognizes C-130 Maintainers

    The Essex Chamber of Commerce recently recognized three members of 135th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as part of their Salute to Hometown Heroes.Staff Sgts. David M. Deutsch, Jason C. Foltz and Brandon J. Helt were recognized on Nov. 12, 2009, for their performance while deployed to Afghanistan in

  • Maryland Guardsmen Earn Kudos in Afghanistan

    Fighter pilots and support personnel of the Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Wing returned home March 20, wrapping up a three-month deployment in Afghanistan. As they settle back into the rhythm of stateside life, they have much of which to be proud. The Maryland pilots notched nearly 700 combat