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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • MDDF Band Honors the “200th March of the Defenders” with September 11 Performances
    By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice
    Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
    31 August 2014

    As a part of the Star Spangled 200 festivities honoring, the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) Band will perform for the 200th anniversary ceremony of the Battle of North Point. On September 11, 2014 five hundred members of the Maryland National Guard (MDNG) 175th Infantry Regiment (Fifth Maryland) will replicate the six mile route that the Maryland Militia took two hundred years ago to engage the British in battle and protect the City of Baltimore from attack. The march will begin in Baltimore City’s Patterson Park where the route will take the 175th along Eastern Avenue into Baltimore County with a final stop at Battle Acre Park in Dundalk, Maryland.
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  • MDDF Hosts 2014 Annual NCO Induction Ceremony
    By 2LT (MDDF) Alessia Timothy
    Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
    20 July 2014

    Maryland Defense Force (MDDF), continuing a 200-year tradition, hosted a noncommissioned officers’ (NCO) induction ceremony in Pikesville, Maryland on July 19 for nine new sergeants. The ceremony is meant to mark the newly promoted sergeants' departure from the junior ranks, symbolizing the need for them to remember they are no longer just followers of orders but leaders, with all of the responsibilities and accountability that come with the job. The MDDF ceremony was held at the NCO Club at the Pikesville Military Reservation (PMR). Senior NCOs from across the State of Maryland, and MDDF families and friends watched their state soldiers being welcomed into the ranks of the NCO corps.
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