Maryland National Guard to Test Live Feed from M&T Bank Stadium to Afghanistan
The Maryland National Guard's 1297th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will test a live feed to Afghanistan from M&T Bank Stadium on Friday, Oct. 28, between 12-1 p.m. The 78-member battalion – also known as Task Force Raven – is based in Havre de Grace, Md.
This is a test in preparation for the live feed that will take place on the RavensVision boards prior to the Ravens' home game against the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.
During Friday's test feed, soldiers and family members are invited to speak with their loved ones who have been stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, for the past six months. Task Force Raven is currently overseas serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Military personnel and family members will be made available for interviews upon request.
This marks the fifth-consecutive year the Ravens have hosted a live feed in conjunction with the Maryland National Guard.
WHO: Maryland National Guard's Task Force Raven and family members
WHAT: Live test feed to Kandahar, Afghanistan
WHERE: M&T Bank Stadium
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 28, from 12-1 p.m.
Media wishing to attend the event should park in Lot D and meet at the southwest lobby entrance, where they will be escorted to the stadium's control room.