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District of Columbia State Marksmanship Competition participants, cadre and support staff.
FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – District of Columbia National Guard Soldiers spent three days testing their marksmanship skills here Feb. 26-28 to pick top marksmen to represent the state in national competitions.
According to Sgt. 1st Class Robert Bandy, State Marksmanship Coordinator, the D.C. National Guard competitive marksmanship program continues to grow.
“We have a great group of Soldiers here over the past few days,” he said. “I am encouraged by what I saw in terms of the skills and willingness to help one another.” (read more)
WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 25, 2016) -- More than 40 military and civilian leaders gathered at the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) Joint Task Force Headquarters to discuss emergency response efforts, praise the work of military personnel and witness the latest in first responder technology here.
The event came at the close of Sovereign Guardian 2016 (SG16), a five-day exercise held in The District, hosted by the DCNG, to gauge the readiness of federal and local first responder efforts in the event of a crisis, Feb. 22-26.
“The exercise was to test our ability to respond in a multi-dimensional environment,” Army Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, commanding general of the DCNG, told meeting attendees. (read more)
Army Staff Sgt. Steven Kemp, 9th Civil Support Team, California National Guard, presents the Talon IV, explains the capabilities of a robot equipped with a sensor, camera and a radiation detection device that could be used in the event of an attack, Armed Forces Retirement Center, Washington, D.C., Feb. 25.
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