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With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard
With personable style, new general takes over the National Guard

Somewhere over Afghanistan, an A-10 plunged toward the earth, a two-star general at the controls. Fortunately for the general and the aircraft, it was a simulation. As the uprushing ground filled the viewing screen before Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, a pilot reached into the cockpit to hit pause. "I think I just crashed," said Singh, still in the seat at Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River. "Sorry." Adjusting to life after the A-10 is retired is just one of the challenges that will confront Singh when she assumes control of the Maryland National Guard during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Saturday in Baltimore. The 6,000-member state guard,...

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