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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
District of Columbia National Guard’s Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Brooks discusses his struggles in life during the DCNG’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event Sept. 18. He encouraged the DCNG to really listen to people who need to talk about life’s challenges.
Former District of Columbia National Guardsman Dr. Mark T. Esper, who became the 27th Secretary of Defense in July, speaks at the District of Columbia National Guard’s Military Ball May 5, 2018 in the DCNG Armory. Esper is a former DCNG Capital Guardian, having served in the Mobilization Augmentation Detachment 4, as a major, prior to and following the Sept. 11 attacks
Two US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 121st Fighter Squadron, 113th Wing, District of Columbia (DC) Air National Guard (ANG), fly over the nation’s Capital, during a Combat Air Patrol mission in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE.
Members of the District of Columbia National Guard’s 257th Army Band perform at River Mill Park in Occoquan, Va., during their 2019 summer concert series, “Of the People, For the People” Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo)
Brigadier General Mark A. Maldonado
Brigadier General Robert K. Ryan
Raynald Blackwell, Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy program director, welcomes participants of the newest participants of the CGYCA program July 13. During his briefing, he outlines the military-style program agenda. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ron Lee)
Capital Guardian Youth ChalleNGe Academy participants and families walk to the in-processing area for the military-style program July 13. The CGYCA is a military-style, life intervention, dropout reintegration as well as GED preparatory program open to youths who are between 16-18 years old. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ron Lee)
2019 Salute to America 4th of July
Col. Renee Gore, Joint Task Force Independence commander, District of Columbia National Guard, speaks to a Soldier during the Independence Day celebration July 4th in Washington D.C. Approximately 800 D.C. National Guard members provided support to the D.C. Metropolitan Police and United States Park Police during the Independence Day celebration.
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