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  • National Guard strengthens NATO readiness in Europe

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 20,000 service members from over 20 countries supporting NATO, including the National Guard, showcased their integrated military capabilities during large-scale exercises throughout Europe in April and May.The world’s largest peacetime military alliance conducted

  • Hokanson: State Partnership Program critical to national security

    DENVER – A three-decade security cooperation program with almost half the world’s nations is critical to America’s national security, the National Guard’s most senior general said last week.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told an annual gathering of Department of

  • National Guard helps medical facilities with COVID-19 peak

    ARLINGTON, Va. – As COVID-19 infections surge, more than 15,600 National Guard members are supporting state and local officials dealing with the pandemic throughout the country.Of those responding, more than 6,000 Guard members are providing direct support to hospitals, care centers and other

  • Maryland National Guard activated for COVID-19 emergency

    BALTIMORE – At the direction of Gov. Larry Hogan, as many as 1,000 Maryland National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will be activated to help respond to a surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations.Guard members will support the Maryland Department of Health and other state agencies with missions for COVID-19

  • Maryland National Guard remembers 9/11

    BALTIMORE – Sept. 11, 2001, was a day without comparison for most Americans, and the Maryland National Guard was one of the first responders in the days the followed to provide support to a nation in crisis. For both U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joe Llewellyn and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Aarion

  • Pennsylvania Airmen serve nearly 5,000 meals in IRT project

    DOVER, Del. – Napoleon is credited with observing that “An Army marches on its stomach” – underscoring the vital role that suitable provisions like food have played in executing military operations for centuries. The same holds today. Just ask the 16-member team that planned, ordered, prepared and

  • Maryland National Guard, state partners renew SPP ties

    COLUMBUS, Ga. – The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the Maryland National Guard from working with its partners Estonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina for more than a year as travel restrictions and other precautions paused all in-person State Partnership Program events."By April [2020], all things had stopped

  • Maryland Air Guard helps out at stadium vaccination site

    BALTIMORE – The Maryland Air National Guard supported the opening of a COVID-19 mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium Feb. 25. In addition to the sites at Six Flags in Bowie and the Baltimore Convention Center, Maryland residents will now be able to schedule appointments at the

  • Maryland National Guard assisting with vaccinations

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. – Maryland National Guard Mobile Vaccination Support Teams are working hard supporting COVID-19 vaccination efforts around the state. At Gov. Larry Hogan’s direction, the MDNG created the MVSTs to help state and local health officials administer vaccinations in accordance with the

  • Virginia National Guard supporting security in Washington

    RICHMOND, Va. — More than 2,000 members of the Virginia National Guard are on the ground in Washington to assist law enforcement with security, joining a total National Guard force expected to top 7,000. The Soldiers and Airmen will help protect property and provide a safe environment for people to