Tag: DC National Guard

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.

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.

'Class of many firsts': CGYCA Class 61 grads earn scholarships and admission into UDC
January 2, 2024
Cadets of the Capital Guardian Youth Challenge Academy Class 61 receive their diplomas upon completion of a 22 week long “quasi-military" course, during a residential phase commencement ceremony at the University of the District of Columbia, Dec. 29, 2023. Since 2013, the mission of the program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth, and produce program graduates with the values, skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.

District of Columbia Army National Guard Activates its First Military Intelligence Unit
December 19, 2023
The District of Columbia Army National Guard officially activates Delta Company, 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion during a ceremony Dec. 9, 2023, at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. The unit is the first of its kind in the D.C. Army National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Erica Jaros)

2023 Holiday message from DCNG Commanding General, TAG and Command Senior Enlisted Leader
December 13, 2023
Maj. Gen. John C. Andonie, Commanding General (interim), District of Columbia National Guard; Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean, The Adjutant General, D.C. National Guard and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Smith, Jr., Command Senior Enlisted Leader, D.C. National Guard thank Soldiers, Airmen, civilians, and family members for their accomplishments over the year.

D.C. National Guard Command Team Holiday Message 2023
December 12, 2023

‘Ready to respond to the unknowns’: Vehicle-Mounted Radiological Detection System (VMRDS) elevates CST interoperability
November 16, 2023
National Guard Bureau (NGB) J39 hosted a WMD-CST Capabilities Symposium allowing federal partners, state/local agencies, and civilian first responders to get an up-close look at the 33rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST) at the D.C. Armory, Nov. 6, 2023. The team is able to deploy rapidly, respond to an incident within 90 minutes and assist local first-responders in determining the nature of a weapon of mass destruction or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive incidents. Earlier this year, the 33rd WMD-CST acquired a Vehicle-Mounted Radiological Detection System (VMRDS). (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Arthur Wright)

D.C. resident completes 240th marathon in honor of fallen D.C. National Guardsman
October 29, 2023
Jennifer Hickey completes her 240th marathon in Arlington, Va., during the Marine Corps Marathon, Oct. 29, 2023. Hickey ran in honor of Spc. Darryl T. Dent, a District of Columbia National Guard member assigned to the 547th Transportation Company. The 21-year-old died Aug. 26, 2003, when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle in Southeast Arimaji, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Arthur Wright)

District Government Operations helps DCNG achieve RESET through staffing and HR reform
September 19, 2023
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