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Season's Greetings, Soldiers and Airmen of the District of Columbia National Guard: 
As we wrap up another busy and successful year, we want to take a moment to wish you a safe holiday season full of warmth and cheer with your friends and families.
We recognize how hard this team works – from the Soldiers and Airmen who carry out the mission full-time, to our citizen Guard members, and our outstanding civilian staff members… 
We thank you.

The holidays can also be a difficult time for some, so take time to reach out to a friend or Battle Buddy and check in with your teammates. And if the season is difficult for you, know that you have a support network in our D.C. National Guard family – your teammates, chaplains, family readiness, and us.

The D.C. National Guard has a unique mission and it can feel like we work around the clock. Still, our team is not possible without the most important asset – our people, you. Please take time for yourself this holiday season to hit pause, slow down and to celebrate with your families and friends.
Happy Holidays!

Maj. Gen. Sherrie L. McCandless
Commanding General
Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Smith, Jr. Command Senior Enlisted Leader
2022 Holiday message from DCNG Commanding General and Command Senior Enlisted Leader
By DCNG Public Affairs | Dec. 25, 2022
WASHINGTON - Season's Greetings, Soldiers and Airmen of the District of Columbia National Guard:As we wrap up another busy and successful year, we want to take a moment to wish you a safe holiday season full of warmth and...

To Soldiers and Airman of the National Guard
By General Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau | Dec. 18, 2022

Spc. Collin Archer updates X-Box videogame software while off duty at the USO located in the D.C. National Guard Armory November 17, 2022. The D.C. Army National Guard Soldier volunteers approximately 20 hours per week of his free time at Family Readiness Center, USO and other units located in the Armory. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Master Sgt. Jason M. Melton)
Capital Guardian gives back
By Master Sgt. Jason M. Melton, DCANG Public Affairs | Dec. 14, 2022
WASHINGTON – Tis the season of giving, but D.C. Army National Guard Soldier, Spc. Collin Archer of the 273rd Military Police Company, makes it his mission to give back year-round...

D.C. National Guard activates approximately 200 personnel to support the District during the Africa Leaders Summit
By Capt. Tinashe Machona, DCNG Public Affairs | Dec. 12, 2022
WASHINGTON – Today, the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) has activated approximately two hundred personnel to support the District during the Africa Leaders Summit this week...

Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Smith Jr. settles into his new position as state command sergeant major and senior enlisted leader of the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) Nov. 14, 2022. Smith comes to the DCNG from Virginia National Guard where he served as state command sergeant major and senior enlisted advisor to the assistant adjutant general there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason M. Melton)
Capital Guardians get new top enlisted leader
By Master Sgt. Jason M. Melton, DCANG Public Affairs | Nov. 15, 2022
WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) has a new senior enlisted leader as of Nov. 8 when Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Smith Jr. assumed responsibility of state command sergeant major...
National Guard News
Deployed 28th ID Soldiers Participate in Exercise Juniper Oak
A rocket is fired from a High Mobility Rocket Artillery System of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Spartan, during exercise Juniper Oak 2023 in January 2023. The large-scale, bilateral, multi-domain military exercise was aimed at enhancing interoperability between U.S. and Israeli armed forces.
Jan. 27, 2023 - UNDISCOLOSED LOCATION – Soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division who are deployed to the Middle East participated in Exercise Juniper Oak 2023.The Soldiers supporting Task Force Spartan deployed their division tactical...

Northern Strike Builds Readiness, Challenges Visiting Units
Staff Sgt. Daniel Czech ambushes a convoy from the 120th Field Artillery Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard, during Northern Strike 23-1 exercise Jan. 26, 2023, at Camp Grayling, Mich. The training builds readiness for visiting units by challenging Soldiers in a variety of ways.
Jan. 27, 2023 - CAMP GRAYLING, Mich. - The muzzle flash of an M240 machine gun illuminates a snow-covered embankment. Below, military vehicles pulling field artillery guns grind to a halt as Soldiers duck and begin to return fire. A pickup...

Kansas Air Guard Joins Aeromedical Evacuation Training
The 117th Air Refueling Squadron and the 190th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participate in an Aeromedical Evacuation training mission in Oklahoma hosted by the 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Jan. 11, 2023.
Jan. 27, 2023 - FORBES FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Kan. - The 117th Air Refueling Squadron and the 190th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participated in an Aeromedical Evacuation training mission in Oklahoma hosted by the 137th Aeromedical...

105th Airlift Wing Wins 2nd Straight Meritorious Unit Award
C-17 Globemaster III parked on the tarmac at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, New York, May 2, 2021. For the second consecutive year, the 105th Airlift Wing was recognized with the Meritorious Unit Award.
Jan. 26, 2023 - NEWBURGH, N.Y. - For the second year in a row, the 105th Airlift Wing has been awarded the U.S. Air Force’s Meritorious Unit Award for its accomplishments in combat support throughout 2021.The award recognizes Air and Space...

Hokanson: Army Guard Aviation is big, Widespread, Capable
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses Army National Guard aviation students at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Jan. 24, 2023. The Army Guard has aviation assets and facilities in all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia.
Jan. 26, 2023 - FORT RUCKER, Ala. – The National Guard’s top leader talked with Army aviators Tuesday about how the Guard has evolved over the past four decades and what the future holds.Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the 29th chief of the...
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