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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.
The Baltimore Ravens celebrated Veterans Day and honored veterans before Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at M Bank Stadium. Gov. Martin O’Malley invited members of the Maryland National Guard to join him in watching the game. The pregame salute included Veterans from all major conflicts since World War II and Guardsmen in Afghanistan greeted fans via a live feed to the stadium’s video boards. The national anthem was capped by an A-10 flyover by the Maryland Air National Guard.
The Maryland National Guard Honor Guard recognized a fallen Soldier during a memorial service Nov. 27, at the Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. Master Sgt. Timmie Telsee, who recently passed away while on duty, was assigned to the Maryland National Guard Officer Candidate School as a Teach, Assess and Counsel non-commissioned officer.
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.
Maryland Army National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Troop, 158th Cavalry Regiment, in Easton, Md., conduct an air extraction exercise using two Maryland Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. Citizen Soldiers from units across Maryland are conducting their two-week annual training at Fort AP Hill, Va., June 9-23. (Photo by Maj. Rick Breitenfeldt)
Friends, family and colleagues gathered at the Fallen Warrior Memorial Saturday, September 8, for an annual wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the Maryland National Guard Warriors who paid the ultimate price defending freedom. Twelve Citizen Soldiers, whose names are inscribed on the memorial, were remembered in today’s ceremony at the Camp Fretterd Military Reservation.
23 Soldiers from Maryland National Guard Military Police units participated in Combat Lifesaver (ADT) Course offered through the 2nd Battalion General Studies at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Md., Nov. 5-8.