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Brig. Gen. Mark A. Maldonado, Deputy Commanding General, Air for the District of Columbia Air National Guard, promotes Col. Keith MacDonald, 113th Wing Commander to the rank of brigadier general the Joint Base Andrews Base Theater, June 9, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Small)
June RSD Commander’s Call
By Staff Sgt. Anthony Small | June 12, 2019
The 113th Wing’s vision, missions, and goals were the theme of Sunday’s Commander’s Call at the

DC National Guard Airman to support 75th Anniversary of D-Day in the UK
By | May 30, 2019
District of Columbia Air National Guardsman Lt. Col. Michael Odle will represent the United States during the 75th D-day commemoration ceremony in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (U.K.) June 5, as part of the Military Reserve Exchange Program (MREP) geared towards collaboration and enhancing relationships between the two allied countries.

Celebrating 217 years of service as
DC National Guard celebrates partners and air power at its 217th birthday gala
By | May 20, 2019
The District of Columbia National Guard celebrated its 217th birthday at its annual gala May 9 at the DC National Guard Armory here. The event recognized 20 years of cooperation with the Jamaican Defense Force and the DC National Guard’s new partnership with the armed forces of Burkina Faso, under the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP). 

Soldiers and Airmen from the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) arrived in Kingston, Jamaica today to participate in a humanitarian assistance and disaster response table top event with the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) and Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP).
DC National Guard participates in natural disaster table top event with the Jamaica Defense Force and the Jamaica Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
By | May 15, 2019
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Soldiers and Airmen from the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) arrived

The District of Columbia National Guard and the National Armed Forces of Burkina Faso signed a partnership agreement on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, formalizing D.C. and the West African nation as the newest partners in the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program.
PRESS ADVISORY: National Guard Bureau, D.C. National Guard, and Burkina Faso Discuss New State Partnership Program
By | April 30, 2019
The National Guard Bureau and District of Columbia National Guard will host a media roundtable, May 1 at 2 p.m., in the Pentagon Briefing Room, to discuss the State Partnership Program (SPP) and the D.C. National Guard's newest partnership with Burkina Faso.
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Freedom Award 2019 recipients named
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve has announced its Freedom Award recipients for 2019.
June 14, 2019 - WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense announced the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense

Under pressure: Providing critical care when it matters most
U.S. Air Force Capt. Kaitlyn Newkirk, a clinical nurse assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, poses for a portrait March 18, 2019, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. As a clinical nurse, she draws blood, gives shots, and teaches self-aid and buddy care to all 180FW Airmen to ensure they have the skills to provide life-saving first aid during the often chaotic and high-stress situations they might face in deployed environments.
June 14, 2019 - SWANTON, Ohio – While other children watched "Sesame Street" or "Lamb Chop's Play-Along," Kaitlyn

Vermont Guard Soldiers and Airmen in Senegal for exercise
Dr. Theresa Aida B. Ndiaye, director of the Regional Center Hospital at Tambacounda, Senegal, and U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Gookin review the list of supplies that were brought to Senegal, on April 9, 2019. Vermont Guardsmen worked with their Senegalese  counterparts to share best practices while providing the Department of Defense with cost-effective ways to strengthen alliances and attract new partners in conjunction with the State Partnership Program.
June 14, 2019 - TAMBACOUNDA, Senegal – U.S. Soldiers and Airmen with the Vermont National Guard traveled to Senegal

National Guard Bureau chief to Army: Happy birthday!
Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, delivered a happy birthday message to the U.S. Army, which is celebrating its 244th birthday.
June 14, 2019 - On behalf of the entire National Guard, I extend best wishes and congratulations to our fellow

Djiboutian and Kentucky officer candidates train together
Members of the Djiboutian Military train with Kentucky National Guard’s officer and warrant officer candidates at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., April 11-14, 2019.
June 14, 2019 - GREENVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky State Officer Candidate School (OCS) hosted four officer cadets and
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