The U.S. Army School of Music named Spc. Margaret Suarez, a flutist with the District of Columbia National Guard 257th Army Band, the National Guard Army Bands Soldier of the Year for 2023, Oct. 13, 2023. The purpose of The Army Bands Soldier/NCO of the Year Competition identifies those Army musicians who best embodied the concept of highly trained, disciplined, holistically fit experts and professionals.
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WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia National Guard 257th Army Band pose for a photograph Aug. 9, 2022. The band performs in concert missions throughout the National Capital Region, to include parades, and also accepts public requests. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by TSgt Andrew Enriquez)


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2023 Army-Navy Game Shout Out
DC National Guard
Dec. 4, 2023 | 0:25
Maj. Gen. John C. Andonie, Commanding General (interim) of the District of Columbia National Guard graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1989. Maj. Gen. Andonie provides a video shoutout for the upcoming Army-Navy game on Dec. 9, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Master Sgt. Arthur M. Wright)