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Armed Forces

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  • Gilman graduate ready for Big 33 Football Classic

    Gilman graduate ready for Big 33 Football Classic
    ¬†Sheldon Johnson came to Gilman as a sophomore, weighing about 300 pounds. That’s the kind of size football coaches love if it’s muscle weight, but Johnson appeared slow and out of shape in 2011. “He was just too heavy to be an...
  • Harford veterans observe 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Harford veterans observe 70th anniversary of D-Day
    Seventy years ago today, more than 100,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on a fortified section of French beach as they began what Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called "a great crusade" to liberate France and the rest of occupied Europe from...
  • Flag Day Ceremony set for June 7 in Bel Air

    Flag Day Ceremony set for June 7 in Bel Air
    The Town of Bel Air will celebrate Flag Day on Saturday, June 7, at 8 a.m. at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park. Traditionally, Flag Day is recognized on June 14; however, the town coordinates the scheduling of this ceremony with...
  • Bel Air women begin 22nd year of summer lacrosse league play

    With two rainouts putting play on hold, the Bel Air Women's Summer Lacrosse League began its 22nd season Tuesday night, but with a change of location. The league, which has been playing at Rockfield Park's Ewing Street Field, is playing at Southampton...
  • Aegis school board voter recommendations [Editorial]

    Aegis school board voter recommendations [Editorial]
    Anyone who needed further convincing that there is substantial interest in having a board of education that includes elected members need only take a look at the list of school board candidates. This is the first election cycle in which a majority of...
  • U.S. should beef up Afghan military presence [Letter]

    U.S. should beef up Afghan military presence [Letter]
    In reference to the article, "Obama readies Afghan exit" (May 28), and speaking as a retired educator and a retired U.S. Navy officer who served on active duty in World War II over five years in the Pacific and later recalled in 1950 for three more...
  • Howard will again welcome soaring inflation at Preakness balloon festival

    Howard will again welcome soaring inflation at Preakness balloon festival
    Balloon meister Ron Broderick is working on keeping a lot of balloons in the air. The West Friendship hot-air balloon pilot is organizing the Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival to be held at Turf Valley May 15 and 16, with an Armed Forces Day...
  • Modest crowd heads to HdG for War of 1812 celebration

    A modest crowd gathered around the Lighthouse Keeper's House in Havre de Grace Saturday morning to hear tales from two Africans who fought side-by-side with whites in the British and American armies during the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was...
  • Harford's Armed Forces Week won't have live fire, other popular demonstrations

    Harford's Armed Forces Week won't have live fire, other popular demonstrations
    A number of activities are planned in Harford County in observance of Armed Forces Week May 12 to 16; however, missing this year will be the live fire and other popular demonstrations at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Budget constraints are being blamed for...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground appreciation needs to be more pronounced come 2017 [Editorial]

    Aberdeen Proving Ground appreciation needs to be more pronounced come 2017 [Editorial]
    Across the United States, if the average person on the street has heard of any place in Harford County, it's Aberdeen Proving Ground. It's an installation with a rather high profile history, and an awful lot of enlisted personnel passed through its...
  • Bike to work Friday, honor the armed forces Saturday

    Say thank you, dear readers, To our soldiers and armed forces for Armed Forces Day Saturday, a tribute to those who have served or are serving in any of our military branches. We salute them for their courage and dedication. Today (May 16) is also...
  • Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership

    Maryland National Guard, Estonia reaffirm partnership
    As Russia's actions in Ukraine rattle its neighbors, the Maryland National Guard is affirming its decades-long partnership with Estonia. Maryland has helped to train Estonian troops since shortly after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Now it's...