| May 26, 2013
| 2:01 PM
As the hospital ship USNS Comfort motored up the Chesapeake Bay, Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Cackowski was eager to see his son — and anxious about how the 18-month-old might react to him.
Cackowski had celebrated Jakob's first birthday...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:55 PM
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,...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:30 PM
For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity.
Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day.
A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Three national hotel corporations have agreed to participate in a program that will allow Americans to donate their hotel points to wounded soldiers and their families, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin said Friday.
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The announcement Sunday that the U.S. will join Turkey in providing "nonlethal" humanitarian aid to Syrian opposition groups is a clear sign of the Obama administration's growing frustration with the failure of diplomatic efforts to halt Syrian...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:26 AM
100 Years Ago
Guests, visitors and callers
From the Times social column: "Rev. Watson E. Holly was a dinner guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Harman, Sr. of Howard county.
"Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Harman have been entertaining Miss Hopkins,...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:22 AM
In November, more than 700 high school boys and girls lacrosse players on 46 teams — and over 400 adult volunteers, supporters, active military, alumni and spectators — came together to raise more than $65,000 for two severely wounded...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:43 AM
The tragedy in Connecticut highlights how the level of political correctness in this country leads to senseless deaths.
This is evidenced in how Nidal Hasan was never relieved of duty even after red flags appeared concerning his behavior. Even after...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Tyler Steinhardt doesn't remember the last time he slept. Monday, maybe.
When he's finally able to shut his eyes, after his world-record 24-hour lacrosse game to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project is finally over at 9 a.m., Friday, he'll have more...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The argument over the performance of the Union commander on the nation's bloodiest day is far from settled.
Major Gen. George B. McClellan was sacked by President Abraham Lincoln less than two months after the Battle of Antietam. For more than a...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:37 PM
An Army sergeant from Baltimore was killed by a roadside bomb Wednesday in Afghanistan, officials said.
Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, 28, was traveling in Ghazni City in Eastern Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by the enemy improvised explosive...