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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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  • MDDF 10th Medical Regiment Completes Medical Initial Entry Training Program
    By 2LT (MDDF) Alessia Timothy
    Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
    14 July 2014

    On 13 July 2014, members of the 10th Medical Regiment from the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) completed the sixth installment of the Initial Entry Training (IET) program at the historic Pikesville Military Reservation (PMR) in Pikesville, Maryland. This session was a specially designed edition tailored for health professionals and medical personnel in the Defense Force. Although generally geared towards health professionals, personnel from other units were invited to attend. Eight out of twenty graduates were non-medical personnel. The training curriculum covered various modules including MDDF history, medical unit leadership development, legal briefs, disaster preparedness, emergency management, drill and ceremony formations and military customs and courtesies.
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  • Captain James Howard Completes Ph.D. and Provides Talent to the Maryland Defense Force
    By 2LT (MDDF) Anthony Granado
    Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
    10 July 2014

    The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) supports the Maryland Army National Guard, the Maryland Air National Guard, and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, with a dedicated and professional body of men and women who volunteer their time and talent for the good of Maryland and its citizens.
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  • MDDF Medical Support is Again Critical for the Successful EagleMan Triathlon
    By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice
    Maryland Defense Force Public Affairs
    10 June 2014

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