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  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) H. Steven Blum Keynotes 2017 MDDF Annual Muster
    By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice
    23 April 2017

    On April 22, 2017 the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) held its Annual Muster at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore. The Annual Muster is a mandatory all day training activity for all Maryland Defense Force personnel. Company formation and ceremonies commenced at 9 a.m. The keynote speaker for this year’s muster was retired Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, the former deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command.
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  • MDDF Realigns to Better Support MILDEP
    By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice
    13 April 2017

    Under the leadership of Brig. Gen. (MDDF) Lorenza Cooper, Commanding General, Maryland Defense Force (MDDF), the state defense force component has gone through a comprehensive realignment process to ensure that it provides improved support to the Maryland Military Department (MILDEP). This process has included changes and improvements with respect to MDDF culture, training, personnel and operations policies. This transformative process has assisted the MDDF improve its service delivery to the Maryland Military Department while also positioning the MDDF for success in the future.
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  • A Passover seder for those who serve
    9 April 2017

    The Baltimore Sun reports on Maryland Defense Force Chaplain support of the Maryland Army and Air Guard.
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  • MDDF Officer and NCO of the Year Honored by Governor
    By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice
    Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
    23 March 2017

    On March 23, 2017 the Maryland Defense Force’s (MDDF) Officer and non-commissioned officer (NCO) of the year were honored at the State House in Annapolis. Maj. (MDDF) Fred Sanford, the MDDF officer of the year and Sgt. (MDDF) Dustin Dixon, the MDDF NCO of the year were initially recognized at a reception hosted by Lawrence J. Hogan, governor of Maryland. Also in attendance at the reception were Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the adjutant general of Maryland and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas B. Beyard, the senior enlisted leader of the Maryland National Guard. At the reception, Governor Hogan congratulated each of the recipients on their distinguished achievement and special recognition.
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