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 …

Andersons named Maryland’s best warriors

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (April 21, 2013) — The Maryland Army National Guard completed its 2013 Best Warrior Competition at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation April 21, 2013, to determine the year’s best Soldier and noncommissioned officer. Sgt. Delvon Anderson was named the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Robert Anderson was …

Maryland 400 Distinguished Service Medal – 2013

TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 23, 2013) — The Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution awarded six Maryland Guard service members the Maryland 400 Distinguished Service Medal during a luncheon today at the Towson Country Club, Towson Md. The luncheon coincided with former President George Washington’s birthday which was Feb. 22, …

Engineers Certify on Robot

Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard’s 253rd Engineer Company (Sapper) in La Plata, Md., spent their drill weekend training with a Mobile Training Team to become certified robot operators. The Jan. 12-13 drill weekend also included breaching doors, Modern Army Combatives and weapons familiarity. “This is the first time …

Desert hawks soar

The 29th Combat Aviation Brigade recently conducted the first bilateral Army Aviation event between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The 29th Combat Aviation Brigade deployed a mix of UH-60 Blackhawks and AH-64 Apaches, during Exercise Desert Hawk, to train with the Saudi 1st Aviation Group. “We wanted to provide …

Top army guard general visits troops

The Director of the Army National Guard rubbed elbows with National Guard Soldiers at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Lt. Gen. William Ingram Jr., referred to himself as a “five-month-old general,” as his visit came five months and one day after he assumed the duties of director and was promoted to lieutenant …

Best of battalions, best in brigade

The 29th Combat Aviation Brigade recently named Sgt. Delvon Anderson the brigade’s noncommissioned officer of the year and Spc. Jonathan Foster the Soldier of the year. The two were among 11 Soldiers from the several units under the 29th CAB to participate in the Best Warrior Competition May 20-22 at …

The wings of an eagle

The man who broke the sound barrier visited troops at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, to thank fellow aviators for their service. Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles “Chuck” Yeager broke the sound barrier on Oct. 14, 1947, flying a Bell X-1 aircraft named “Glamorous Glennis” at 662 mph. During that mission, the Bell …