Falling short of BRAC predictions, Laurel seeing uptick in growth

Falling short of BRAC predictions, Laurel seeing uptick in growth

A decade ago, planners predicted that Laurel would see a surge in its population as civilian and enlisted military personnel, mainly from Virginia, were relocated to Fort Meade under the Base Realignment and Closure Act, or BRAC.

Outgoing Fort Meade commander reflects, looks ahead

Fort Meade, home to the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, U.S. Cyber Command and other key organizations, was a net winner in the 2005 round of base realignment. With 52,000 service members, civilians and contractors, the Army installation in Anne Arundel County is the largest workplace in Maryland.

BRAC Presentation

BRAC Presentation

In his presentation at the BRAC Business Initiative group on Aug. 10, County Commissioner Doug Howard noted Carroll County's location between Fort Detrick, Fort Meade and the Aberdeen Proving Ground — all expected to reap new growth through the federal government's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.

State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration

State House's historic dome reveals secrets during restoration

It's brilliant and blustery atop the tallest building in Annapolis, a bank of white clouds scudding quickly across the sky. John Greenwalt Lee leans against a temporary railing, gazing down with fondness on the town he calls home.

Annapolis sailors launch beer-can boats in tiny regatta

Annapolis sailors launch beer-can boats in tiny regatta

Pieter Schneider's research and planning paid off every time his boat hit the finish line. The 7-year-old had studied pictures of fast boats in magazines to design his catamaran, made of four aluminum cans and two plastic cups, with a paper plate sail.


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The Baltimore Orioles are 2014 MLB American League East Champions for the first ...

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Top commanding general visits Aberdeen Proving Ground

Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited several major supporting commands based at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Friday, the post command said.

Edgewood council talks business (at APG gate)

Aberdeen Proving Ground is interested in the possibility of more eateries near the Edgewood gate, former state Sen. Art Helton said Wednesday night.

Ground broken for Water's Edge Events Center in Harford County

As a result of BRAC and the transformation of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford County has seen unprecedented growth in recent years. More than 2,300 new jobs were created in just one year and the county welcomed more than 80 new defense contractors and eight new professional organizations to the...

Ortiz bids farewell to APG; McClinton takes over garrison command

A new era began at Aberdeen Proving Ground Tuesday morning, when Col. Orlando W. Ortiz transferred command of APG Garrison to Col. Gregory R. McClinton during a change of command ceremony at the post theater.

Aberdeen Proving Ground salutes the armed forces

Starting Monday, Aberdeen Proving Ground will continue a long-standing American tradition this year with an Armed Forces Week celebration (May 14-19) and a concentrated Armed Forces Day celebration this Wednesday, May 16.

Army chemical weapons disposal agency plans End of Operations ceremony at APG

TheU.S. ArmyChemical Materials Agency is hosting a ceremony on May 17 to celebrate what it calls the End of Operations.

APG to observe Armed Forces Day on May 16

Aberdeen Proving Ground will host an Armed Forces Day Celebration on the grounds of the APG Museum on Wednesday, May 16, as part of Armed Forces Week, May 14-19.

Harford ranks among best counties for employment gains

Harford County is one of top 25 counties in the nation in employment and wage gains, according to a new federal Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

Fort Meade to close golf course after more than six decades of play

The golf course at Fort Meade will close May 1 after more than six decades of play, officials at the Army base said Thursday.

Northrop Grumman to lay off at Fort Meade, elsewhere

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. warned state regulators Friday that it will be laying off 224 employees across the country, including dozens based at Fort Meade, after losing a contract to provide security for a government agency.