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Members of the District of Columbia National Guard’s 33rd Civil Support Team work rescue a simulated victim during recent Training Proficiency Evaluation at Fort Lee in Colonial Heights, Va.
Members of the District of Columbia National Guard’s 33rd Civil Support Team work to identify an unknown substance during a recent Training Proficiency Evaluation at Fort Lee in Colonial Heights, Va.
Members of the District of Columbia National Guard’s 33rd Civil Support Team work rescue a simulated victim during recent Training Proficiency Evaluation at Fort Lee in Colonial Heights, Va.
Members of the 372nd Military Police Battalion, known as the Red Hand, brief Maj. Gen. Olivier Kim, Chief of the French Gendarmerie Reserves Command, on their crucial role in conducting traffic control, corrections, security and mobility support, especially during National Special Security Events.
Maj. Gen. Olivier Kim, Chief of the French Gendarmerie Reserves Command, presents a historical photobook to Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean II, the Adjutant General of the District of Columbia National Guard, at the conclusion of his visit to the DCNG Armory.
Members of the 33rd Civil Support Team brief Maj. Gen. Olivier Kim, Chief of the French Gendarmerie Reserves Command, at the District of Columbia National Guard’s Armory Dec. 11.
Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean, the Adjutant General of the District of Columbia National Guard, introduces Lt. Col. Sydney Powell, Jamaica Defence Force with the Health Services Corps, to Maj. Gen. Olivier Kim, Chief of the French Gendarmerie Reserves Command at the DCNG Armory Dec. 11.
Cadets from Class 53 District of Columbia National Guard Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy celebrate their graduation with distinguished guests Brig. Gen Aaron Dean II, the Adjutant General of the District of Columbia National Guard, Raynald Blackwell, CGYCA Director and Kevin Donahue, Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and Justice District of Columbia at the DCNG Armory Dec. 10. The event, which featured the 257th DC National Guard Band, was honored the cadets' efforts to complete the challenging program. (Photo by Sgt. John Stephens, District of Columbia Army National Guard 715th Public Affairs Detachment)
Raynald Blackwell, Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy Director, addresses cadets graduating from the Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy at the District of Columbia National Guard's Armory Dec. 10. (Photo by Sgt. John Stephens, District of Columbia Army National Guard 715th Public Affairs Detachment)
District of Columbia National Guard leadership and cadets from Class 53 District of Columbia National Guard Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy celebrate their graduation at the DCNG Armory Dec. 10. (Photo by Sgt. John Stephens, District of Columbia Army National Guard 715th Public Affairs Detachment)
Members of the 257th Army Band, District of Columbia National Guard, march during the Annual Awards and Decorations Ceremony on December 8, 2019 at the DCNG Armory, Washington, D.C. The ceremony included a ‘pass and review’ marching element and presentation of awards and year-end review video. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tyrone Williams/Released)
Members of the 257th Army Band, District of Columbia National Guard, march during the Annual Awards and Decorations Ceremony on December 8, 2019 at the DCNG Armory, Washington, D.C. The ceremony included a ‘pass and review’ marching element and presentation of awards and year-end review video. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tyrone Williams/Released)
Two District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16’s from the 113th Wing fly high over the Washington Nationals victory parade in Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 2019. The District of Columbia National Guard also provided military band performances and Civil Support Team assistance to aid District officials with the Nationals’ World Series parade.
To commemorate and honor Veterans Day, the District of Columbia National Guard, DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) and the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) is hosting and facilitating the 3rd annual DC Hires Vets Employment Expo Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Members of the District of Columbia National Guard’s 33rd Civil Support Team take time to celebrate the National’s victory over the Houston Astros. In addition to supporting the Marine Corps Marathon, the 33rd CST provided District officials support during the historic 2019 Major League Baseball World Series games at the National’s Stadium Oct. 25-27.
Vehicles, personnel and equipment from the District of Columbia National Guard’s 33rd Civil Support Team are positioned to support civil authorities in Washington. In addition to supporting the Marine Corps Marathon, the District of Columbia National Guard’s 33rd Civil Support Team provided District officials support during the historic 2019 World Series games at the National’s Stadium Oct. 25-27.
An aerial view shows a packed National’s Stadium during game five of the Major League Baseball World Series. In addition to supporting the Marine Corps Marathon, the District of Columbia National Guard’s 33rd Civil Support Team provided District officials support during the historic 2019 World Series baseball games at the National’s Stadium Oct. 25-27.
A specialized vehicle from the District of Columbia National Guard’s 33rd Civil Support Team navigates toward its deployed location in Washington to support the Marine Corps Marathon and Major League Baseball World Series games Oct. 27. With augmentation from Kentucky and Maryland’s CST teams, the 33rd CST worked around the clock with civil authorities to enhance response capabilities through their communications, survey, technical decontamination and analytical functions.
As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Torrie Osterholm, District of Columbia National Guard Director of Psychological Health, encourages members to #BeThere and take the time to establish trust with those who seek help are critical components to helping break the stigma of getting mental health assistance.
During the District of Columbia National Guard’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event, guest speaker Dr. Donna H. Barnes PhD Principal Investigator and Project Director Department of Psychiatry at Howard University, discussed understanding the suicidal mind is critical to changing the way the mind thinks suicidal thoughts. Four factors, that when aligned right, can directly result in suicide, said Barnes. These factors are impulse, vulnerability, lethalness and fearlessness.
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