The Freestate ChalleNGe Academy’s motto is, “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” This five-and-a-half-month volunteer residential program for at risk Maryland youth is a tuition free transformative opportunity for those that have dropped out of high school between the ages of 16 and 18.
On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) hosted Sgt. Maj. Siim Saliste of the Estonian Defense Forces (Estonian Army) at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, Maryland for a unit briefing.
On Saturday, October 20, 2018 personal trainers from the Army Wellness Center (AWC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic presented a mandatory workshop to Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) personnel called “Increasing Your Metabolism.”
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.
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.
The Baltimore Sun reports on Maryland Defense Force Chaplain support of the Maryland Army and Air Guard ...
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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.
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