The Baltimore Ravens and the Maryland Army National Guard will join forces this Monday, Dec. 22, to host family members of some Maryland troops deployed to Iraq. The families will have the opportunity to communicate via satellite at M&T Bank Stadium at 10:00 a.m.
There will be seven families on hand to communicate with their loved ones for the first time since their deployment. The troops are from the 224th Area Support Medical Company, based in Laurel, Md. The unit is stationed in Iraq to provide direct medical support, including retrieval and stabilization of wounded, immediate triage care and pass-on care to medical surgical teams. They were mobilized on March 24, 2008 and are currently stationed at Camp Adder, Iraq. Capt. Brad Hudson is their commander.
The Ravens have hosted a Talk-Back to Troops in Iraq twice before, both during a Ravens' home game, once each, in 2007 and 2008. This time, using the large SMARTVISION boards, the families will be able to communicate directly with their family members.
What: Talk-Back for Families of Maryland Army National Guard troops
When: Monday, Dec. 22, 2008
Where: M&T Bank Stadium
Meet at the Southwest Lobby (Park in Lot D)