29th CAB

29th CAB The 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, the aviation brigade for the 29th Infantry Division, is the major aviation command of the Maryland Army National Guard

Welcome to the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Official group page on Facebook. Here, you will find the most recent news stories, videos, photos and pictures from the 29th CAB and attached units. While here, we hope you'll join us and check out our profiles on Flickr and Twitter pages. While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Feel free to post comments, but remember foremost that Operational Security (OPSEC) is critical to the safety of the National Guard. We reserve the right to delete your comment if you violate any of the rules below: -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, Maryland National Guard, U.S. Army or Department of Defense

Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

Yesterday, Maryland National Guard members and partners worked #together to construct a field hospital site at the Baltimore Convention Center.

250 beds were delivered by FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency and together we set up these lifesaving resources in response to #COVID19.


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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard are out in our own neighborhoods, aiding in food distribution.

"You see the sincerity, you can tell that the people out here, not because they have to be, but they want to be, and that means a lot to me," said Justice Bey, of Baltimore.


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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

The Maryland National Guard mission is to support the #COVID19 response with food and medical supply distribution, transportation, and more!

We are always ready, always there!

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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

To our friends and neighbors - there is not a threat of martial law.

When you see a Maryland National Guard Humvee on your street or service members setting up tents, know we are providing services to someone in need!

Whether it's providing transportation support, delivering much needed supplies, or setting up health screening stations - we are working for you!

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Maryland National Guard

The Maryland National Guard continues to mobilize Soldiers and Airman to support civil authorities for the pandemic response effort.

Watch how the #MDNG and Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) will be aiding state agencies like Maryland Department of Health and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

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U.S. Army

"For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way- Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day." (Irish Proverb).

#ArmyLife #StPatricksDay

Video by Defense Media Activity

Governor Larry Hogan

Governor Larry Hogan

Today I announced additional actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland. They may sound extreme, and they will be terribly disruptive, but they are also absolutely necessary to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

I have ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants in the state, as well as fitness centers, spas, and theaters, effective at 5:00 p.m. today. The order allows for restaurants to continue carry-out, drive-thru, and delivery services, and allows for eateries in health care facilities to remain open.

Effective immediately, gatherings of more than 50 people, including social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings, are prohibited at all locations and venues. These emergency orders carry the full force of law and will be strictly enforced.

We are marshaling every tool in the arsenal of public health to combat this crisis. I have issued an omnibus public health order that includes increasing hospital capacity, activating the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps, & lifting restrictions on healthcare practitioners.

I am prohibiting utility providers from shutting off any residential customer’s service or charging any residential late fees, and prohibiting Maryland courts from ordering the eviction of any tenant who can show that their failure to pay rent was the result of COVID-19.

At the direction of Major General Timothy Gowen, as of Monday, 1,000 Maryland National Guard soldiers and airmen are fully activated and another 1,200 guardsmen are currently in a state of enhanced readiness.

It is impossible to know how long this threat will continue. What I do know is that we cannot afford to wait to take action.

A comprehensive list of today’s actions can be found here: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/03/16/governor-hogan-orders-closure-of-bars-and-restaurants-announces-unprecedented-public-health-surge-to-combat-covid-19-crisis/

For health resources, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov.

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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

The Maryland National Guard stands ready to support our communities!

Today, Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order activating the Maryland National Guard based on the state of emergency because of the COVID-19. This activation allows the MDNG to work in coordination with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to determine where and what capability we can help in assisting civil agencies.

The MDNG’s dual state-federal character makes us uniquely positioned to help civil authorities during emergency situations. We remain committed to working with interagency partners to provide support and protecting the people of the state of Maryland.

Read more about COVID-19 and what YOU can do on the MD Department of Health's website: https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Novel-coronavirus.aspx

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Maryland National Guard

Do you know what starts today?

The 2020 Maryland National Guard Best Warrior does! Last year Spc. Hunter Olson and Staff Sgt. Cassandra Black came out victorious. Who will be our next best warriors? Make sure you keep an eye out!

This competition brings together some of the best of the best service members from across Maryland, Estonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina as they compete to be named the best.

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U.S. Army

In 2016, all Military Occupational Specialties became open to women in the U.S. Army. The best qualified are now afforded the opportunity to serve. This month we recognize all of the servicewomen who paved the path to this historic time in our Army's history.

#ArmyTeam #WomensHistoryMonth

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Christian Fleetwood, an African-American Sergeant Major during the Civil War, was awarded the #MedalofHonor during the Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Sep 1864.

During the battle, he picked up and carried the American flag as he rallied survivors to keep them in the fight.

The medal is now part of the collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Photos from U.S. Army Center of Military History

#BlackHistoryMonth #MoH

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U.S. Army

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth." ― Abraham Lincoln

Happy Presidents Day

Photo by 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

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#TBT - The Harlem Hellfighters

New York's 369th Infantry Regiment earned the name "Harlem Hellfighters" while fighting in World War I.

They famously never lost a #Soldier to capture while never giving up a foot of ground -- ⁠and went on to become the most awarded unit in WWI.

Learn about other contributions to Army history at : https://www.army.mil/africanamericans/

Video by National Guard

#blackhistorymonth #SoldierStory

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National Infantry Museum

#BlackHistoryMonth Lawrence Joel was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the third of 16 children. Due to the extreme poverty of his family, from the age of 8 to 18, Joel was raised by a neighboring family, the Samuels. Joel attended city public schools, including Atkins High School, and joined the Merchant Marine for one year. In 1946, at age 18, Joel decided to join the United States Army, making a career out of it. He enlisted in New York City.

On November 8, 1965 then-Specialist Five Lawrence Joel and his battalion of paratroopers were sent on a patrol for Viet Cong soldiers near Bien Hoa, War Zone "D" in South Vietnam, conducting Operation Hump. They shortly found themselves in a Viet Cong ambush, outnumbered six to one. Under heavy gunfire, Joel did his duty as a medic, administering first aid to wounded soldiers. Joel defied orders to stay to the ground and risked his life to help the many wounded soldiers; nearly every soldier in the lead squad was either wounded or killed in the battle.

Even after being shot twice (once in the right thigh and once in the right calf), Joel continued to do his job; he bandaged his own wound and self-administered morphine to deaden the pain enabling him to continue his dangerous undertaking. Through this period of time, he constantly shouted words of encouragement to all around him. Then, completely ignoring the warnings of others, and his pain, he continued his search for wounded, exposing himself to hostile fire; and, as bullets dug up the dirt around him, he held plasma bottles high while kneeling completely engrossed in his life saving mission.

After being struck a second time and with a bullet lodged in his thigh, he dragged himself over the battlefield and succeeded in treating 13 more men before his medical supplies ran out.

Displaying resourcefulness, he saved the life of one man by placing a plastic bag over a severe chest wound to congeal the blood. As 1 of the platoons pursued the Viet Cong, an insurgent force in concealed positions opened fire on the platoon and wounded many more soldiers.

With a new stock of medical supplies, Joel again shouted words of encouragement as he crawled through an intense hail of gunfire to the wounded men. After the 24-hour battle subsided and the Viet Cong dead numbered 410, snipers continued to harass the company. Throughout the long battle, Joel never lost sight of his mission as a medical aidman and continued to comfort and treat the wounded until his own evacuation was ordered. His meticulous attention to duty saved a large number of lives and his unselfish, daring example under most adverse conditions was an inspiration to all.

On April 8, 1967, Winston-Salem held a parade, the first time the city had ever held a military parade to recognize a single individual, to honor Lawrence Joel. He grew up on the east side of the city, a predominantly African-American section of Winston-Salem at the time. The New York Times called it the biggest tribute the city had ever staged.

Joel received the Silver Star and the Medal of Honor for his heroism in a battle with the Viet Cong. He was the first medic to earn the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War and the first living black American to receive this medal since the Spanish–American War in 1898.

Lawrence Joel retired from military service in 1973.

On February 4, 1984, Joel died of complications from diabetes. He is buried at the Arlington National Cemetery.

To learn more about this period in time visit The Cold War gallery at the National Infantry Museum. Though open war was never declared between the two nuclear powers, we engaged in a series of proxy wars and technological competitions in an effort to secure our interests and stem the spread of Communism. #MedalOfHonor


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The new marksmanship qualification course requires Soldiers to engage targets faster and in a variety of firing positions similar to what they may experience during enemy engagement.

Read more about it at: https://go.usa.gov/xdTSh

Photos by 75th Field Artillery Brigade

#Adapt2Win #Ready2Fight

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U.S. Army

The NFL will honor four 100-year-old #WWII Veterans during the coin toss at the Miami Dolphins' Hard Rock Stadium for Super Bowl LIV with The Kansas City Chiefs vs. the San Francisco 49ers to commemorate 100 years of football.

Learn Staff Sgt. Odón Cardenas' story at: https://go.usa.gov/xdW4X

#SoldierStory #Partnerships

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Maryland National Guard

Members of the Maryland National Guard and Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina/OS BiH joined forces to conduct medical training, providing the opportunity to sharpen skills, exchange knowledge, and strengthen partnerships!

Medical refresher training like this not only involves general first-aid treatment. But, also medical treatment specific to demining!

#KnowYourMil #Partnership

United States Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina | 175th Wing | 29th CAB

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Today, as we recognize #NationalSpousesDay, we want to take the time to salute all spouses around the world for what they do each and every day.

And for the spouses of our military service members around the 🌍, thank you for managing the homefront. #TeamEffort #ArmyFamily #ArmyLife

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Maryland National Guard

BRRR! 🥶 Watch members of the Maryland National Guard hit the beaches for this year's Plunge Maryland.

Service members joined police, first responders, and corporate teams to jump into the freezing Chesapeake Bay to fundraise for Special Olympics Maryland athletes!

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Maryland National Guard

Yesterday was a BIG day for the Maryland National Guard!

Governor Larry Hogan introduced legislation demonstrating the strong support of military members and their families.

The legistlation being introduced includes an expansion of the State Tuition Assistance Reimbursement (STAR) program to provide up to 100% of the cost of in-state tuition!

Then around 150 members from the 244th Engineer Company were greeted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) by Gov. Hogan and Lt. Gov. Boyd K Rutherford after a more than 300-day deployment to the Middle East!

Video courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor.

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Maryland National Guard

It's #PurpleFriday and you already know what tomorrow is!

Until then, check out one of our favorite Fridays when the 29th CAB conducted an orientation flight for the Baltimore Ravens and Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy over Baltimore city.

Orientation flights provide the opportunity to give the community a better understanding of Maryland National Guard capabilities and to foster long-lasting relationships.

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Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and we salute our military policemen and all those who protect and serve!

Video by U.S. Army Reserve

#LawEnforcementAppreciation #ServeWithHonor

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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

Fight em! Steve Melnikoff is a 100-year old WWII veteran who fought with the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment under the 29th Infantry Division on the beaches of Normandy and on Hill 108 where he was wounded by a round through the neck.

He is also a long-time fan of the Baltimore Ravens and took some time to share his story with the team!

Thank you, Melnikoff, for your bravery and sacrifices made in honor of freedom against tyranny!

To learn more about Melnikoff and the historic battle fought on Hill 108, check out the Maryland Museum of Military History!

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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

Before taking steps forward, it's always important to take a moment and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year.

The most recent edition of the Maryland National Guard Annual Report provides a detailed look into everything the #MDNG has done over fiscal year 2019.

Take a look to learn more!

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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

It was a bittersweet moment for dozens of Maryland National Guard members who shipped out today to Poland.

Lt. Gov. Boyd K Rutherford and Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young helped send off these troops who will be supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve - a first for any unit of The National Guard!

Watch more here:

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Happy holidays!

From our families to yours, happy holidays from the Maryland National Guard!


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Located in nearly every ZIP code, @nationalguard provides is ready to help when disasters strike.

#Readiness #partnerships

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Did You Know today is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year?

No matter how many hours are in the day, our Soldiers will train to be #Ready2Fight on behalf of the nation.

Photo by John Pennell, U.S. Army Alaska #Readiness

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Holiday Greetings from Sergeant Major of the Army Michael A. Grinston and the Six-String Soldiers!

#TisTheSeason #ArmyLife #ArmyFamily

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Maryland National Guard

From the Soldiers and Airmen of the Maryland National Guard, #GOARMY, #BEATNAVY! 🏈

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Maryland National Guard

Happy Birthday to The National Guard from the Maryland National Guard!

383 years and still going strong!

#Guard383 #OldLine

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Just remember, rangers lead the way!

Because even U.S. Navy Seals need heroes.

Video by Spc. Jonathan Bryson, 75th Ranger Regiment

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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

Yesterday, over 100 Maryland National Guard soldiers from the 581st Troop Command participated in a three-mile ruck march through the busy streets of Hagerstown. Army boots and camouflage could be seen for miles as the unit marched from the armory on Roxbury road to the Maryland State Police barracks. The march supports Toys for Tots of Washington County.

“I feel like for the holidays, we are definitely doing it for our community, we want them to know that we are a part of them and we are always there for them to support and help them so that’s what this is all about,” said Army Spec. Desmond Sab.

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Maryland National Guard

Maryland National Guard

#GivingTuesday may be over but #GivingSeason has only just begun!

One Maryland National Guard Soldier is paying it forward by sending care packages with the comforts of home to deployed service members overseas.

Read her story here:

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Have your turkey with a side of gains! #HappyThanksgiving!

Have your turkey with a side of gains! #HappyThanksgiving!

#ACFT Video by U.S. Army Reserve



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General information

The 29th CAB has a proud and distinguished history, with units having deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (“OIF”), Operation Enduring Freedom (“OEF”), Operation New Dawn (OND), Kosovo and Bosnia. Additionally, units have performed in a variety of missions within the United States including support along the Southwest Border, support to Hurricane Gustav relief efforts and support for the historic Inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009. The support provided to President Obama’s Inauguration activities resulted in the awarding of the “Army Superior Unit Award” to a number of 29th CAB units

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