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  • A Look Back at 2020: D.C. National Guard Civil Unrest Mission

    The D.C. National Guard was called upon to support the district’s first responders in May 2020 as protests spread across the nation following the death of George Floyd. The mission was the biggest activation of D.C. National Guard soldiers and airmen in over 40 years since the civil rights movement.
  • D.C. National Guard Plays Historical Role in Presidential Inaugurations

    The District of Columbia National Guard is preparing to provide logistical and ceremonial support to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The National Guard has a proud history of supporting the event every four years while balancing safety and security.
  • A Look Back at 2020: D.C. National Guard COVID-19 Response Efforts

    The District of Columbia National Guard has been providing support for the capital region’s response effort for COVID-19 since March 2020. In the early weeks of the outbreak, creative solutions were necessary to address challenges that arose from the pandemic – shortages in hospital beds and personal protective equipment, the need for social distancing, among many others. The D.C. National Guard’s COVID-19 support missions included creating standalone hospital rooms, helping maintain social distancing guidelines and sewing masks.
  • A true triple threat: DC salutes new brigadier general

    Col. Mark Maldonado, Commanding General, Air Component Command, District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG), was promoted to brigadier general during a promotion ceremony July 20, 2019 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. with Airmen, family and friends.“What you are getting ready to see is the culmination of strong will, and invincible determination,” said