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  • MDDF Cyber Security Unit Helps Defend Maryland from Attack
    By LTC (MDDF) Jane Ohlmacher
    Maryland Defense Force Cyber Unit
    30 September 2014

    The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) Cyber Security Unit was created in 2010 at the request of the Adjutant General of Maryland, Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins. He realized that the threat of a cyber emergency in the State of Maryland was growing and wanted to tap as much private sector talent as possible to supplement the Maryland Air and Army National Guard cyber teams.
  • MDDF Support Helps Make Star Spangled Spectacular a Success
    By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice and 2LT (MDDF) Anthony Granado
    Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
    17 September 2014

    Over the course of several days, various elements of Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) provided volunteer support for the Star Spangled Spectacular’s festivities. These units, including the MDDF Band, the 10th Medical Regiment and the D9 Recruiting Unit served under the direction of Col. (MDDF) George Rich, the task force commander of Operation Early Light. Their support helped to ensure that the festivities honoring the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the National Anthem were an unparalleled success.
  • MDDF 10th Medical Regiment will provide Support for Star Spangled Spectacular Events
    By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice
    Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
    2 September 2014

    During the 200th Anniversary celebration of the National Anthem, the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) 10th Medical Regiment will provide onsite medical support at Fort McHenry. As thousands of citizens visit Baltimore for the festivities, the MDDF 10th Medical Regiment will be operating a mobile hospital for the “National Anthem Celebration on September 13” and the “By Dawns Early Light Celebration” on September 14.
  • Last Post and Taps Together at Battle Acre
    By MAJ (MDDF) Bryan Y. Fischer
    Maryland Defense Force D9
    1 September 2014

    At the site of the Battle of North Point in which Maryland Militia turned back a British invasion force – almost two hundred years to the day, American and British servicemen will honor the sacrifice of their ancestors. On September 12, 1814, the Royal Navy was preparing to lay siege to Fort McHenry at the entrance to Baltimore Harbor and land forces under command of British Maj. Gen. Robert Ross. Ross and his army traveled north and engaged the Maryland Militia at the Battle of North Point. While the Marylanders were eventually forced from the field, heavy casualties and the loss of Maj. Gen. Ross to American sharpshooters forced the British to end their pursuit.