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  • Howard County military notices

    Army Maj. Melissa Covolesky, of Mount Airy, will graduate from The Army's Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School on Thursday, May 24, with a Master of Laws in military law and a specialty in international law. Covolesky, is the daughter of...
  • Seven Marylanders honored in Memorial Day ceremony

    Seven Marylanders honored in Memorial Day ceremony
    Last year, Aaron Marchanti invited his father to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. On Monday, he returned to the event to honor him. Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, a member of the Maryland National Guard who went to...
  • Emotions run high as Maryland Army National Guard unit deploys

    Emotions run high as Maryland Army National Guard unit deploys
    Chief Warrant Officer Joshua Chason held his 3-week-old daughter, Kuiper, as long as he could as she slept peacefully. The next time he picks her up, she will be a year older. Chason is part of a 60-member Maryland Army National Guard unit that...
  • Memorial Day: best books for the holiday

     Memorial Day: best books for the holiday
    The Memorial Day weekend is a great time to pick up a book about the men and women who have helped preserve America's freedoms, and have fought for our country around the world. There are lots of great books on the topic, and some more personal readings...
  • Westminster's Matt Seidler 'knew his calling was in the Air Force'

    Westminster's Matt Seidler 'knew his calling was in the Air Force'
    There were many moving moments during Monday's annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, in Timonium. The program included nearly two hours of musical selections by military bands and choral groups and prayers, along with...
  • Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl

    Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl
    Baltimore is coming down with a case of Ravens fever, known to cause purple vision and unbridled joy. And the cure is still almost two weeks away. In the meantime, area florists are ordering extra purple flowers. Babies will be swaddled in purple...
  • Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat

    Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will end the long-standing prohibition on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members. Panetta and Gen....
  • Women in combat — 'It's going to level the playing field'

    Women in combat — 'It's going to level the playing field'
    When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a 30-ton, armor-busting tank. "I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks." But as a...
  • Women in combat: a bittersweet victory

    Women in combat: a bittersweet victory
    It is hard for me to celebrate the news that women will now be permitted to serve in combat roles. I am pleased for the women in the military who will not have their paths to promotion blocked by artificial limits. Women are, in fact, in harm's way in...
  • Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran

    Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran
    Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...
  • Optimists celebrate, appreciate achievements of local youngsters

    Claire Fitzgerald and Peter Smith, eighth-graders at St. Joseph School in Cockeysville recently received the Timonium Optimist Club's award during Youth Appreciation Week. Youth Appreciation Week is an annual Optimist International program. The...
  • Don't rush out of Afghanistan

    Don't rush out of Afghanistan
    With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top advisers visiting Washington this week, huge questions about the future of the NATO mission there consume Afghan and American minds. How fast can we draw down our current total of 68,000 U.S. troops (and...