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  • Maryland Air National Guard in Estonia

    Eight A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and 111 Airmen from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard deployed to Amari Air Base, Estonia over the first week in June 2015 to participate in Saber Strike 15, an exercise that facilitates cooperation between Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, United States and other participating nations.Maintenance build-up
  • DOD notified of OPM cybersecurity incident

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management announced June 4 that a recent cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data may have exposed the personal information of current and former federal employees.According to a Defense Department news release, OPM subsequently notified federal government departments and agencies, including the DOD.OPM is
  • June Airman Spotlight

    175th Wing SpotlightName: Jordan Maurice TraoreRank: Senior AirmanUnit: 175th Maintenance SquadronJob Description: aerospace propulsionFulltime job: Student at the University of Maryland, College ParkHometown: Mannheim, GermanyJoined the MDANG: March 7, 2012Total Service years: Nearing three years of total serviceFamily: Father: Gilbert Traore,
  • Unity Day 2015

    The 10th annual Unity Day was hosted by the Maryland National Guard and Maryland Military Department May 21 at the 5th Regiment Armory.  Unity Day was established to enhance cross-cultural awareness and promote harmony among all members and retirees of the Maryland National Guard, Maryland Air National Guard and Maryland Military Department.Army
  • 24 hour support for Operation Baltimore Rally

    With Operation Baltimore Rally in full swing, many units at Warfield Air National Guard Base are operating on a 24 hour a day basis to accommodate Maryland Air National Guardsmen during the state of emergency in Baltimore.Master Sgt. Elizabeth A. Hicks, NCOIC Personnel Support for Contingency Operations, has her team from the 175th Force Support
  • Maryland Airmen support the mission

    After the Maryland National Guard was activated to help keep Baltimore City calm after unrest during demonstrations last weekend, 20 Airmen from the 175th Security Forces Squadron, who volunteered to support local law enforcement, joined the Maryland Guard Soldiers beginning on April 28 at the 5th Regiment Armory. With only a few hours of notice,
  • Chaplains minister to troops

    The 175th Wing Chaplain Corps is filling a critical role in the spiritual care of Maryland National Guard members during Operation Baltimore Rally, the National Guard's response to the state of emergency in Baltimore.Amid protests and long shifts away from home, the religious support team - chaplains and chaplain assistants - provide a calming
  • Convoy to Snowbird breaks record

    The largest Maryland Air National Guard convoy made a cross-country trip in February to support Snowbird flying operations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. breaking their previous record from 2010.The 175th Logistics Readiness Squadron sent eight vehicles carrying 17 guard members and nearly $15 million in equipment on a 4,680 mile,
  • April Airman Spotlight

    175th Wing SpotlightName: Michael GemmaRank: Airman First ClassUnit: 175th Maintenance SquadronJob Description (no codes): aircraft engine mechanicFulltime job: aircraft engine mechanicHometown: Bel Air, MarylandJoined the MDANG: May 19, 2012Total Service years: 2Family: father, mother, brother, and sisterFavorite Movie: GladiatorLast book read:
  • March Airman Spotlight

    Name: Robin BrownRank: Airman 1st ClassUnit: 175th Force Support SquadronJob Description (no codes): services fitness apprentice Fulltime job: services temporary technicianHometown: Baltimore MarylandJoined the MDANG: December 2012Total Service years: two yearsFamily: boyfriend: Falon, children: Aaron, Gwen and FalonFavorite Movie: It's a toss-up