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Brig. Gen. Keith G. MacDonald, commander, 113th Wing, District of Columbia National Guard, poses with his family after being promoted to brigadier general August 4, 2019 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Craig Clapper)
113th Wing commander promoted to brigadier general
By Capt. Daniel Boothe | Aug. 4, 2019
Col. Keith G. MacDonald, commander, 113th Wing, District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG), was

Raynald Blackwell, Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy program director, welcomes participants of the newest participants of the CGYCA program July 13. During his briefing, he outlines the military-style program agenda.
Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe offers second chance
By 1st Lt. Jacob Carrasco | July 30, 2019
It can be a hard knock, challenging life, and the Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy offers a second chance to struggling youth. At 10 a.m. sharp, participants reported in to Camp Schwartz located in Laurel, Md., July 13. While at Camp Schwartz, they will begin their journey in a five month program that will hopefully end in each candidate receiving their GED.

Left to right: Daughter Laura Kolasi; Brig. Gen. Mark A. Maldonado; Daughter Sarah Maldonado
(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Craig Clapper)
A true triple threat: DC salutes new brigadier general
By Staff Sgt. Anthony Small | July 21, 2019
Col. Mark Maldonado, Commanding General, Air Component Command, District of Columbia National Guard

Brig.Gen. Mark A. Maldonado, Commanding General, Air Component Command, District of Columbia Air National Guard.
DC Air National Guard to promote first-ever Hispanic Deputy Commanding General
By | July 19, 2019
The District of Columbia Air National Guard will officially welcome its first-ever Hispanic deputy commanding general, Col. Mark Maldonado, in a promotion ceremony scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Col. Renee Gore, Joint Task Force Independence commander, District of Columbia National Guard, speaks to a Soldier during the Independence Day celebration July 4th in Washington D.C. Approximately 800 D.C. National Guard members provided support to the D.C. Metropolitan Police and United States Park Police during the Independence Day celebration.
Capital Guardsmen lend support to district, federal agencies
By Spc. Richard Trinh | July 10, 2019
The District of Columbia National Guard supported local and federal agencies during the Independence
National Guard News
President honors Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Logo of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which is being honored this week by presidential proclamation.
Aug. 19, 2019 - WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 18 – 24 as National

Kansan is named Air National Guard's outstanding Airman
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaleigh M. Bevan, a cyberwarfare operator assigned to the 184th Intelligence Wing, Kansas Air National Guard, poses for an award portrait in Wichita, Kansas, July 19, 2019. Bevan was recognized as the Air National Guard’s 2019 Outstanding Airman of the Year.
Aug. 19, 2019 - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – Airman 1st Class Kaleigh M. Bevan, a cyberwarfare operator from the 184th

Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue injured sheep hunter
A HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter operated by Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 210th Rescue Squadron takes off for aerial live-fire gunnery training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 19, 2019. Air Guard rescuers used a similar craft to rescue an injured hunter on Aug. 16, 2019.
Aug. 19, 2019 - JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th

Indiana National Guard trains with federal drug agents
The Indiana National Guard Counterdrug Task Force and special agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration Chicago Field Division teamed up for a five day tactical exercise at Camp Atterbury Aug. 12-16, 2019.
Aug. 16, 2019 - CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – The Indiana National Guard Counterdrug Task Force and special agents from

Colorado hosts discussion on Arctic opportunities for Guard
National Guard Arctic Interest Council members, left to right, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Charles Zanoff, Colorado Army National Guard; U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Shawn Cloutheir, New York Air National Guard; U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Gregory Day, Oregon Army National Guard; and, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. David E. Wood, Pennsylvania Army National Guard watch as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist in Boulder, Colorado, demonstrates equipment associated with surface sensors that monitor the rapidly changing Arctic climate. The NG AIC met in Golden, Colorado, June 25-27, 2019, to consult with local experts on environmental changes occurring in the Arctic and to chart a way forward for military operations in the region.
Aug. 16, 2019 - CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Only a month before a dome of extreme heat caused massive melting of
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