More than 75 members of the Maryland National Guard were officially welcomed home during a Freedom Salute ceremony held at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Md., July 1, after their year-long deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
More than 250 members of the Maryland Air National Guard's 175 Wing, air crew and ground support personnel, returned from their 90-day deployment to Afghanistan in support of ongoing combat operations, July 14, at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Md. While deployed, the 175th Maintenance/Operations Group provided close air support to ground forces with the A-10C 'Warthog' Jet Fighters.
45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team troops stand in front of an American Flag before they receive their dismissal during the return ceremony for more than 200 National Guard troops at the National Guard Base on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman. Todd in center.