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U.S. Army Sgt. Jontarius Clay (in dark hazmat suit) and U.S. Army Spc. George Hill, members of the 33rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, D.C. National Guard, conduct site survey and decontamination training in vacated dormitories at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, May 19, 2022. The training focused on using realistic settings and props to provide experience for team members. (D.C. National Guard photos by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Enriquez, 113th Wing)
Members of the Regional Security System and the president of World Hope International (center) pose in front of the plane chartered to bring them and donated goods to the Tradewinds 22 exercise. Tradewinds is a Caribbean-focused exercise designed to expand the region’s capability to mitigate, plan for, and respond to crises; strengthen partnerships; increase regional training capacity and interoperability; develop new and refine existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) during the SOP Development Conference; determine SOPs to be exercised; determine regional process for SOP validation; enhance ability to defend Exclusive Economic Zones; increase U.S./ally/partner readiness; promote human rights and adherence to shared international norms and values; fully integrate women into the force; and increase maritime domain awareness to deter IUU fishing activities. (Courtesy photo)
“Company ‘B’ 372nd Infantry,” Unit photograph. Original Photographer: Unknown. Date Taken: Nov. 1918-Jan. 1919. District of Columbia National Guard Collections, D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jerry Saslav)
National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson and his wife, Kelly, join DCNG adjutant general Brig. Gen. Aaron Dean, USO National Capital executive director Lisa Marie Riggins and DCNG Family Programs director Maj. Michael Robinson to cut the ribbon on the new USO lounge at the D.C. Armory April 12, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Craig Clapper)
A Guyanese Defense Force officer interacts with a member of the Canadian Army following the opening ceremony of Tradewinds 2021. Tradewinds 2021 is a U.S. Southern Command sponsored Caribbean security-focused exercise in the ground, air, sea, and cyber domains, working with partner nations to conduct joint, combined and interagency training, focused on increasing regional cooperation and stability. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. N.W. Huertas)
Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Dearie official photo
D.C. Army Guard Opens First Recruiting Office in the District in More Than a Decade
Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, director of the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, visited Vermont National Guard Soldiers on mission in Washington, D.C., March 5, 2022. The National Guard has been activated to assist the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Capitol Police with traffic control in anticipation of First Amendment demonstrations in the city. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Denis Nunez)
Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers provide assistance at a U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) designated traffic control point in Washington, D.C., March 5, 2022. The National Guard has been activated to assist the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department and USCP with traffic control in anticipation of First Amendment demonstrations in the city. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Denis Nunez)
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Sherrie L. McCandless, right, commanding general, District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG), greets U.S. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on his arrival at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., March 2, 2022. Gen. Hokanson’s visit focused on support DCNG and Guard members from New Jersey, Vermont and West Virginia are providing to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Capitol Police to enhance traffic control around the U.S. Capitol and National Mall in anticipation of First Amendment demonstrations in the District. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by SFC. Erica Jaros)
LTC ROBERT J. GOODIN
A District of Columbia Army National Guard Light Medium Tactical Vehicle sits at a D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)-designated traffic control point near the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C. on Feb. 28, 2022. The National Guard has been activated to support MPD and U.S. Capitol Police requests for assistance in anticipation of First Amendment demonstrations in the city. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Richard Trinh)
District of Columbia Army National Guard (DCNG) Soldiers, wearing brightly-colored high-visibility vests that immediately identify them as DCNG members, man a traffic checkpoint in support of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) traffic control mission in downtown Washington, D.C. Feb. 28, 2022. The National Guard has been activated to support MPD and U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) requests for assistance in anticipation of First Amendment demonstrations in the city. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Richard Trinh)
DCNG Soldiers and Airmen will wear high-visibility vests while on duty making them easy to identify them. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III approved an MPD request for DCNG assistance with traffic control in the District Feb. 22. The approval allows 400 DCNG members to assist MPD at traffic control points in the area of the U.S. Capitol and National Mall in anticipation of First Amendment demonstrations expected in the city. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Richard Trinh)
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Sherrie L. McCandless, commanding general, District of Columbia National Guard (left), inspects vehicles assigned to the 74th Military Police Company at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Feb. 25, 2022. 400 District of Columbia National Guard members have been activated to support municipal and federal law enforcement agencies in advance of anticipated First Amendment demonstrations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Enriquez)
Group photo of military leaders.
An AH-1Z Viper attached to Marine Attack Squadron (VMM) 214, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 12, 2022.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Taylor Stalnaker, District of Columbia Army National Guard, holds up an assembled COVID self-testing kit at the D.C. Armory, Jan. 6th, 2022. The kit is one of hundreds of thousands that nearly 100 D.C. National Guard members are assembling in support of D.C. Health as it confronts a surge in need for tests. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Enriquez)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lauren Bloch (left), a pilot with Detachment 2, Company G, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, District of Columbia Army National Guard, poses with long-time friend 2nd Lt. Stephane Foukou, District of Columbia National Guard State Partnership Program coordinator, during the visit of Burkina Faso dignitaries at Davison Army Air Field, Virginia, Sept. 8th, 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Enriquez)
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Sherrie McCandless, commanding general, District of Columbia National Guard, joins members of the D.C. Army and Air National Guard in raising their hats during the Washington Nationals’ Salute to Service at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Aug. 13, 2021. The Nationals dedicate a special game each season to honor and celebrate each branch of the military and McCandless, who is also a veteran fighter pilot, was selected to represent servicemembers during National Guard Day at the stadium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Amber Monio)
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