The MDNG consists of almost 6,000 Army and Air National Guard members and works to support Maryland’s domestic-homeland capabilities and the US Army and Air Force’s global operations.
The new logo depicts a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, along with a green background that represents the US Army fighting force with the blue soldering lines, often found on circuit boards, to represent the US Air Force’s cyber and intelligence capabilities. The colours of the Maryland flag feature in the centre of the logo, with a ‘Minuteman’ standing overwatch. In the outer rim, a purple background represents the joint force uniting the MDNG Army and Air Force services, while two stars represent the general officer command for which the MDNG is led and the MDNG’s motto ‘Old Line’ also features.
Maj. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen, Adjutant General for Maryland, stated: “The MDNG’s new logo demonstrates our strengths in the midst of a rapidly changing world. We will be more lethal, we will build more relationships, and we will do it together with our domestic and international partners.”
MDNG said that the transition to the new logo and templates will be incorporated into all internal and external MDNG products.