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Afghanistan

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  • Wounded veterans' partners get scholarships to UMUC

    Wounded veterans' partners get scholarships to UMUC
    Two weeks after Beverly Poyer married her husband in 2007, he was deployed to Afghanistan. When he came home a year later, she was thrust into a role she hadn't expected: caregiver. Army Spc. Max Poyer, exposed to frequent mortar blasts in Afghanistan,...
  • Families, friends remember fallen Marylanders

    Families, friends remember fallen Marylanders
    For Theresa Mills, the "most emotional day" came last June when the Marine Corps notification team visited her Laurel home to tell her that her older son had been killed in Afghanistan. The second most emotional day, she said, came Monday. In the...
  • Eldersburg's Knutson-Cullen among honorees at Memorial Day service

    Eldersburg's Knutson-Cullen among honorees at Memorial Day service
    U.S. Army Capt. Sara M. Knutson-Cullen, a former Eldersburg resident who died in a helicopter crash in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 11, will be among the honorees at the May 27 Memorial Day service at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium....
  • In memory of Maryland's war dead

    In memory of Maryland's war dead
    Marine Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III, 26, of Wicomico, was killed in a helicopter crash on January 20, 2002 in Afghanistan. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thomas J. Gibbons, 31, of Calvert County, was killed in a helicopter accident on January 30, 2003...
  • Transcript of Obama's remarks to U.S. Naval Academy graduates

    Transcript of Obama's remarks to U.S. Naval Academy graduates
    Hello, Midshipmen! (Applause.) Well, thank you, Governor O'Malley, for your kind introduction and the great support that Maryland gives this Academy. To Secretary Mabus, Admiral Greenert, General Paxton -- thank you all for your incredible leadership of...
  • In Benghazi and eyond, fallen workers remembered

    Let's take a break from the raging discord that has dominated Washington lately by remembering federal employees who died abroad in service to their country. With so much attention focused on what the government has done wrong, we'll end the week with...
  • Harford Friends seventh-graders learning about Afghanistan

    Seventh-graders at Harford Friends School have a new opportunity to let their voices be heard as far away as Afghanistan. The only school in Maryland selected to participate in an interactive program entitled "Afghanistan Hearts and Minds," Harford...
  • Scandal at jail another symptom of war on drugs

    Scandal at jail another symptom of war on drugs
    Let me start with this: If not for the absurd war on drugs — by far, the nation's longest war — we would not have had so many killings on the streets of Baltimore over the years. The United States leads the world in incarceration. Without the...
  • Keep the National Guard at home

    Keep the National Guard at home
    According to Maj. Gen. James Adkins, as quoted in "Md. Guard preparing for Afghanistan, and after" (May 10), "Many of the soldiers that are serving now have known only war." And four members of the Maryland Guard have been killed in Afghanistan. It is...
  • Md. National Guard preparing for final Afghan deployment

    As the Maryland National Guard prepares for what could be its final deployment to Afghanistan, its commander sees a "pivotal point" in the nation's history. More than a decade of deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and other battlegrounds since Sept. 11,...
  • Bel Air area residents blast county council on 'Walmart bill'

    Bel Air area residents blast county council on 'Walmart bill'
    Residents of Bel Air South and their supporters lambasted members the Harford County Council earlier this week for not voting on a bill which the residents expected would stop Walmart from building a store in their community. Bill 13-16, dubbed the...
  • Maryland National Guard, city partner to renovate Mount Washington fire station

    Maryland National Guard, city partner to renovate Mount Washington fire station
    A 60-year-old fire station in Mount Washington is getting a tune-up this week from a team of Maryland National Guard engineers as part of a new civic partnership aimed at benefiting the community while providing on-the-job training for deploying...