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Afghanistan

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  • 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...
  • A kinder, gentler Romney

    A kinder, gentler Romney
    It's a safe bet that President Barack Obama misses the old Mitt Romney — the one who described himself as "severely conservative." In their first debate in Denver, Mr. Romney outflanked the president by assuming the role of Moderate Mitt, a sweet-...
  • Sailor, Oliver native take different paths, both die in gunfire

    Sailor, Oliver native take different paths, both die in gunfire
    One left the city to go to college and see the world with the Navy. The other refused to leave East Baltimore even after his mother moved south to make a better life for his siblings, instead staying to hang around on the corners. Alonzo Gladden, 24, and...
  • National Guard cleans up city block before deployment

    National Guard cleans up city block before deployment
    The commanding officer gathered his soldiers early Saturday morning, brought them to attention and delivered details of their mission. The young men and women saluted, snatched up their arms and occupied the perimeters of a stretch of unfriendly terrain....
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning

    Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning
    Chanting "Free Bradley Manning" and wielding signs that read "my hero" and "Americans have the right to know," hundreds of demonstrators descended on Fort Meade on Saturday to support the soldier now facing a court-martial in the largest security breach...
  • Making the most of a cruise gone bad

    Making the most of a cruise gone bad
    On May 24, my wife and I embarked on our first cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. Having deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, I had been...
  • U.S. should speed Afghan pullout

    U.S. should speed Afghan pullout
    From media accounts, the war in Afghanistan has hit a disturbing snag which was precipitated by President Hamid Karzai's recent remarks following the U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit, when he accused the Taliban terrorists and America of being...
  • Homeland woman's program for wounded vets honored at Memorial Day observance

    Homeland woman's program for wounded vets honored at Memorial Day observance
    Wounded veterans are getting free gym memberships and home exercise equipment, thanks to a nonprofit group founded by a Homeland woman, whose brother was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Lynn Coffland's shoestring organization, the Catch A Lift Fund,...
  • 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...
  • Who will fight for the rights of military fathers?

    Who will fight for the rights of military fathers?
    Here's a sad but true story. It starts with a young couple living in North Carolina, married two years, wife pregnant, husband in the Army Reserves. He's deployed to Afghanistan for a year, and she moves to Maryland to live with her parents and...
  • 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....