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DCNG 257 Army Band leads 4th of July Parade in Washington D.C., July 4, 2022.
The Washington Nationals hosted National Guard Day at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., June 28, 2022. Pre-game recognition ceremonies included National Guard members lining the field, a ceremonial first pitch from Air Force Maj. Gen. Keith MacDonald, Color Guard drills and renditions of the National Anthem and God Bless America sung by Army Sgt. Victoria Golding. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Master Sgt. Erich B. Smith)
Capital Guardians leaders join with leadership at National Guard Bureau and across the Department of Defense to celebrate Juneteenth! Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021. It marks the occasion in 1868 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. As part of the celebration, DCNG has made Friday, June 17, 2022, Family Day to allow all our service members to spend much-deserved time with their friends, families, and community. It provides an added opportunity to reflect on this very meaningful federal holiday.
Leadership supports Pride Month - We are stronger together!
DCNG commanding general Maj. Gen. Sherrie McCandless and adjutant general Brig. Gen. Aaron Dean welcomed Ms. Eva Ng’itu, Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the United States, and Tanzanian Defense, Military Naval and Air Attaché Col. Festus Mang’wela to the DC Armory June 2, 2022 for briefings on DCNG capabilities and the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. (Courtesy photo).
Upcoming events for the 257th D.C. Army National Guard for 2022 Summer Concert Series.
1st Cpl. Vladimir Soto, Colombian Special Forces, shares his experience about the importance of gender perspectives with U.S. Air Force Duilia Turner, lead trainer from U.S. Southern Command's Women, Peace, Safety team, during training May 10, 2022 at Manatee training site in Belize as part of TRADEWINDS22. The SOUTHCOM’s Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Program recognizes the diverse roles women play as agents of change in preventing and resolving conflict, countering terrorism and violent extremism as well as building post-conflict peace and stability in our Hemisphere. Tradewinds 2022 is a multinational exercise designed to expand the Caribbean region’s capability to mitigate, plan for, and respond to crises; increase regional training capacity and interoperability; develop new and refine existing standard operating procedures; enhance ability to defend exclusive economic zones; and promote human rights and adherence to shared international norms and values; fully integrate women into defense, peace and security missions; and increase maritime domain awareness to deter illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Erica Jaros)
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)
Today, we honor those who have given what President Abraham Lincoln called the last full measure of devotion in defense of our great country. On Memorial Day, take time to remember their sacrifice and the freedoms we enjoy today because they gave up all of their tomorrows. #MemorialDay #CapitalGuardians
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)
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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)
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