| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:58 AM
The headlines these days all seem to demand exclamation marks. Iraq is teetering on the brink! Russian troops are massing on the Ukranian border! Gaza lies in ruins! World's worst Ebola epidemic afflicts Africa!
Welcome to another quiet and peaceful...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
After nearly a dozen years of war and scores of deployments, the Maryland National Guard is sending its last soldiers to Afghanistan — even as the killing of a U.S. general this week underscores the continuing volatility of the country and the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:59 PM
That's the nickname Taysean Scott earned on the basketball court when he was 7 for his fearless style of play and innate ability to lead.
The nickname stuck, and Scott has adopted a similar mentality on the football field. Scott, who grew...
| May 12, 2013
| 7:09 AM
As a mother, Howard Community College student Sonia Halboni believes she always has her children's best interests at heart, yet she can remember once when her peers didn't concur.
When her daughter, Daliah, graduated from Marriotts Ridge High School two...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Maj. Mark Zinno Citarella was scheduled to spend Thanksgiving in Baghdad. The commander of a public affairs unit in the Maryland National Guard, he figures he would have joined fellow officers on a chow line, serving the holiday meal to enlisted troops....
| Dec 3, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Kayden Hoskins can say "Daddy" now, but she could not when her father, Spc. Tom Hoskins of the Maryland National Guard, left for Iraq in February. The 15-month-old from Havre de Grace has known Daddy mostly as a voice on the phone, a man reading her a...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 2:16 PM
Eleven-year-old Sy'Keirra English strides confidently to the front of the classroom and greets her teacher in his native language — Arabic.
Atheed Azzet could not be more pleased. It has been three months, and the kids are grasping phrases that few...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Flying over Iraq this week, Maryland National Guard Col. David W. Carey surveyed miles and miles of emptiness.
Where 500 U.S. bases once housed as many as 170,000 troops, the American military footprint had shrunk to two bases and 4,000 soldiers —...
| Dec 18, 2011
"Mr. Obama and his senior national security advisers have sought to reassure allies and answer critics, including many Republicans, that the United States will not abandon its commitments in the Persian Gulf even as it winds down the war in Iraq and looks...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 9:02 AM
A soldier in the Maryland National Guard received a Christmas morning telephone call from President Obama expressing his gratitude — and that of the American people — for her service.
Sgt. Samantha Sherrill, an air traffic controller with...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The famously inept Keystone Kops from the silent-movie era have relocated inside the Washington Beltway, performing the same kinds of inexplicable actions that were their trademark in the 1920s. President Barack Obama has refused to approve the Keystone...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:11 AM
W.R. Grace & Co. is expanding one of its joint ventures to provide more products and services to petroleum refiners in places such as the Middle East, the Columbia-based chemical maker announced Wednesday.
The joint venture, Advanced Refining...