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New Adjutant General for Maryland visits 175th Wing

Maj. Gen. Linda Singh (MD), adjutant general for Maryland, addresses airmen from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, Baltimore, Md., on February 20, 2015. Singh was visiting the base for the first time since being appointed as the adjutant general for Maryland. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Schepers/RELEASED)

Maj. Gen. Linda Singh (MD), adjutant general for Maryland, addresses airmen from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, Baltimore, Md., on February 20, 2015. Singh was visiting the base for the first time since being appointed as the adjutant general for Maryland. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Schepers/RELEASED)

Brig. Gen. Scott Kelly (left), 175th wing commander, speaks with Maj. Gen. (MD) Linda Singh (center), adjutant general for Maryland, and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Beyard, senior enlisted leader for the Maryland National Guard, next to the flight line at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Baltimore, Md., on February 20, 2015. Singh was visiting the base for the first time since being appointed as the adjutant general for Maryland. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Schepers/RELEASED)

Brig. Gen. Scott Kelly (left), 175th wing commander, speaks with Maj. Gen. (MD) Linda Singh (center), adjutant general for Maryland, and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Beyard, senior enlisted leader for the Maryland National Guard, next to the flight line at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Baltimore, Md., on February 20, 2015. Singh was visiting the base for the first time since being appointed as the adjutant general for Maryland. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Schepers/RELEASED)

Maj. Gen. Linda Singh (MD), adjutant general for Maryland, speaks with Col. Edward Jones, 175th Maintenance Group commander, Maryland Air National Guard, Baltimore, Md., on February 20, 2015. Singh was visiting the base for the first time since being appointed as the adjutant general for Maryland. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Schepers/RELEASED)

Maj. Gen. Linda Singh (MD), adjutant general for Maryland, speaks with Col. Edward Jones, 175th Maintenance Group commander, Maryland Air National Guard, Baltimore, Md., on February 20, 2015. Singh was visiting the base for the first time since being appointed as the adjutant general for Maryland. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Schepers/RELEASED)

Baltimore -- Maj. Gen. (MD) Linda Singh, adjutant general for Maryland, visited the 175th Wing Maryland Air National Guard, Baltimore, Md., on February 20, 2015.

The visit, the first for Singh since being appointed to the cabinet of recently elected Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, gave Singh the opportunity to meet face to face with leadership and airman from some of the organizations that make up the 175th wing.

The visit which was informal and free-flowing gave Singh the opportunity to discuss with airmen her vision and expectations for the Maryland Air National Guard.

"My hope is that we set and chart a path for the wing that is viable and sustainable for the next 15 or 20 years," said Singh. "I think it is important not only for the wing but for the state of Maryland."

While on base Singh spoke with a group of airman deploying to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Az. in support of Snowbird.

Singh was also given a brief tour of the base led by Brig. Gen. Scott Kelly, commander of the 175th wing. During the tour she visited with personnel in the wing headquarters building along with stops in the A-10 maintenance hangar and the A-10 simulator.

"It was great for the deploying personnel from the wing to see Maj. Gen. Singh before they left," said Kelly. "She most definitely energized every person that she made contact with today."