Fast rope insertion and extraction 1-158th CAV (LRS)

The Maryland Army National Guard’s 1st Squadron, 158th Calvary Regiment (Long Range Surveillance) conducted fast rope insertion and extraction training at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, on April 11, 2015. In the event of a non-viable landing situation, these Maryland Guard Soldiers are able to deploy to an area and quickly …

Celebrate the bicentennial of the Star Spangled Banner

Freemen were called upon once again to stand between their loved home and war’s desolation. March of the Defenders: Witness the historic 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment as they march in the footsteps of those who defended Baltimore 200 years ago. They will march in honor of those who marched …

Washington claws victory at Maryland Guard sponsored Crab Bowl

WESTMINSTER, Md. (Dec. 21, 2013) – High school football players from across Maryland competed in the sixth annual Maryland Crab Bowl senior all-star game at McDaniel College, Gill Stadium, Dec. 21, 2013. The college was home to the Baltimore Ravens’ summer training camp until the 2011 season. The Maryland State …

Sunset on Taji, Iraq

During my a part of deployment I was stationed at Camp Taji, Iraq, also known as Camp Cooke, in honor of Command Sgt. Maj. Eric F. Cooke. It’s an area about 20 miles north of  Baghdad. The place is in the Sunni Triangle, was an Iraqi Republican Guard base and …

So, my website was hacked

While on an assignment in Estonia this website was hacked by some international yoyo. I restored the site within 30 minutes. I guess I was hit by a baby hacker, how cute. I’m flattered that someone thought so much about me to hack my site. Not sure how hacking me …

Sweet Jewish New Year

BALTIMORE (Sept. 3, 2013) – Sundown on September 4 marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah. Maryland Defense Force Chaplain (Capt.) Chesky Tenenbaum, the first bearded defense force chaplain of any state, held a pre-Rosh Hashanah service for Maryland Guard Service members at the Fifth Regiment Armory. Translated …

Partnership builds community, starting with the kitchen

BALTIMORE (June 25, 2013) – Firefighters of Baltimore’s Engine Company 45 will soon be able to break bread in a recently renovated kitchen, thanks to a training partnership with the Maryland Army National Guard’s 244th Engineer Company. The 244th contacted the office of Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in August …