1946th Financial Management Support Detachment returns from Kosovo
February 23, 2024
Soldiers with the 1946th Financial Management Support Detachment, District of Columbia National Guard, are greeted by family, friends, senior leadership and D.C. National Guard Family Programs reps at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Feb. 16, 2024. Guard members returned from a nine-month deployment to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, providing financial management support to Kosovo Forces assigned to the NATO peacekeeping mission.

D.C. Mayor’s Office on African Affairs delivers keynote during ‘Diversity of the Black Experience’
February 22, 2024
Aly Kaba, executive director, D.C. Mayor’s Office on African Affairs serves as keynote speaker during “The Diversity of the Black Experience,” a program hosted by the District of Columbia National Guard Military Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity (MEO/EEO) office and D.C. Government Operations/D.C. National Guard (DCGO-DCNG), at the D.C. Armory, Feb. 21, 2024. The program also included African dance performances by the Cultural Heritage Group, a West Africa Kola Nut Ceremony, educational displays, and a sampling of various cultural dishes provided by the TIS Foundation and the University of the District of Columbia Culinary Arts Program.

District of Columbia National Guard celebrates National Engineers Week
February 20, 2024
The District of Columbia National Guard joins other agencies nationwide on Feb. 18 through Feb. 24 to celebrate 2024 National Engineers Week.

D.C. National Guard Adjutant General on his 42 years, visualization, and a stronger diversified force
February 13, 2024
Maj. Gen. John C. Andonie, Commanding General (interim), District of Columbia National Guard; Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean II, The Adjutant General, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Smith, Jr., Command Senior Enlisted Leader, greet Mayor Muriel Bowser during her arrival to the 25th Annual Senior Holiday Celebration at the D.C. Armory, Dec. 13, 2023. The event coincided with a D.C. National Guard Family Programs holiday lunch and learn.

Women in Uniform Facilitating Development: DC National Guard Establishes Female Mentoring and Morale Program (FMMP)
February 8, 2024
The District of Columbia National Guard launches the Female Mentoring and Morale Program (FMMP) during the Family Programs Health and Wellness workshop. The FMMP is a new initiative under the Army’s Women’s Initiatives Team (WIT), the Secretary of the Army approved the D.C. FMMP chapter officially in December of 2022.

D.C. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen describe what Black History Month means to them
February 1, 2024

JROTC 'Best of the Best' Drill Competition brings region's top cadets to D.C. Armory
January 29, 2024
Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) teams from a dozen D.C. metropolitan area schools competed in the 2024 JROTC “Best of the Best” Drill Competition at the D.C. Armory, Jan. 27, 2024. The regional qualifier is a collaboration between D.C. Public Schools, D.C. Government Operations, and the D.C. National Guard.

TMDE: The ‘hidden gem’ that tests, adjusts and verifies accuracy for readiness
January 23, 2024
Wheeled vehicle mechanics (91B) keep tactical vehicles operational at the District of Columbia National Guard’s Combined Support Maintenance Shop at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Jan. 18. 2024. District of Columbia National Guard electronics and calibration technicians within the Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) section are responsible for testing, adjusting, and verifying the accuracy of calibration instruments.

NCO development a ‘security goal’ as D.C. National Guard and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) mark 25-year state partnership
January 16, 2024
Sgt. Maj. Esmeralda Vaquerano, G-1 (personnel) Sergeant Major for the D.C. Army National Guard receives a tour from a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) during a State Partnership Program visit to the Caribbean Military Academy (CMA), Dec. 12-14, 2023. D.C. Guard members participated in an NCO Career Development Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) which included reviewing training, promotions, leadership, duties and responsibilities of NCOs with JDF’s Jamaica Regiment, Support Brigade, and the Martitime, Air and Cyber Command (MACC).

D.C. National Guard recognizes National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 9, 2024
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was created in 2015 by several national organizations to thank officers across the country for all their daily sacrifices they continually make for their communities and surrounding areas. Some District of Columbia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen share in receiving and giving appreciation, as they have the distinctive experience of being both D.C. National Guard members while also serving in law enforcement agencies in the metropolitan area.

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