Gov. Hogan visits Maryland National Guard Soldiers ahead of Middle East deployment

Posted at 5:35 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 17:36:11-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan visited BWI Marshall Airport to express his support and gratitude for more than 130 members of the Maryland Army National Guard as they prepared for deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

They are apart of the 58th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade and the 629th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion.

Soldiers from the 58th and 629th will provide intelligence capabilities during their deployment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, and represent the first National Guard Military Intelligence Brigade to deploy in support of combat operations.

“Countless times I have been impressed to see first-hand the leadership, self-sacrifice, and bravery of our National Guard soldiers and airmen, including in our current battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “In times of war and peace, both at home and around the world, the members of our National Guard stand bravely on the front lines. You are always ready, you always step up when you are called upon, and today, we want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for bravely and selflessly doing so once again.”