ImageGallery
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.
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.
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.
District of Columbia National Guardsmen keep a watchful eye in the McPherson Square Metro Station. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. G.H. Cureton)
Soldiers and Airmen of the D.C. National Guard don’t only fight to protect the capital and defend the nation, but also volunteer with the DC Central Kitchen to fight hunger .
Celebrating 217 years of service as "Capitol Guardians," as well as strong partnerships with the Jamaican Defense Force and Burkina Faso Armed Forces.
Celebrating 217 years of service as "Capitol Guardians," as well as strong partnerships with the Jamaican Defense Force and Burkina Faso Armed Forces.
Celebrating 217 years of service as "Capitol Guardians," as well as strong partnerships with the Jamaican Defense Force and Burkina Faso Armed Forces.
Celebrating 217 years of service as "Capitol Guardians," as well as strong partnerships with the Jamaican Defense Force and Burkina Faso Armed Forces.
Providing airlift support for congressional, Department of Defense and executive branch members, 201st Airlift Squadron C-40 (Boeing 737) flight attendants serve in a high demanding job and are often the face of the D.C. Air National Guard to their passengers.
Free and open to the general public (via shuttle from FedEx Field ONLY)
Video Player
Videos are currently unavailable, please check back later.