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Members of the Maryland Air National Guard were welcomed home by friends, Family and service members from their deployment to Afghanistan during a ceremony held at the Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, Md., June 25 and 26.

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.

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.

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.

Retired service members of the 29th Infantry Division celebrate Fourth of July at a Salute to Veterans tribute at North East Community Park in Cecil County, Maryland, July 3. The retired members participated by raising the U.S. flag while Maryland’s 229th Army Band played the National Anthem. (Photo by Sgt. Aimee Fujikawa)

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.

WELCOME HOME! 5-month-old Ayanna waits to meet her Marine father for the first time when he and his unit, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, return home Sept. 14 to MCB Hawaii from their Afghanistan deployment. She was born approximately two months after the unit deployed. Nearly 150 Marines and Sailors, including others from 3rd Marine Regiment, returned to Hangar 105 and a crowd of cheering service members, families and friends. (Photo from Marine Corps Base Hawaii.)

Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air Md., a participating congregation in the Partners in Care program, donated 30 holiday turkeys and food boxes to Maryland service members Nov. 19. The church assembled 1,000 holiday boxes and delivered them to Knox Presbyterian Church in Baltimore Md., for distribution to families in need.

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Members of the Maryland National Guard worked with civilian authorities in Garrett County, Md., to help in response to the snowfall that hit the county as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The MDNG Soldiers helped to remove debris from roadways and power lines, transported citizens and emergency workers, conducted health and welfare checks, as well as other duties throughout the county.

November 11th is Veterans Day but November is also Military Family Month. Take some time to honor the military family's sacrifices as well. 🇺🇸👍🏻

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