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Armed Forces

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  • Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]

    Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]
    Maryland native Joseph Gantt joined the Army at 18, serving with distinction as a Sergeant First Class in the South Pacific during World War II, even though the military segregated him because of the color of his skin. Gantt had redeployed to the front...
  • Mamer skippers Navy 44 to win in Annapolis-Bermuda Race in light air

    For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race. "The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa,...
  • Brian Power-Waters, aviator and competitive senior athlete

    Brian Power-Waters, aviator and competitive senior athlete
    Brian Power-Waters, whose boyhood dream of becoming an aviator led to a long career as a military and commercial pilot and, at age 78, took him back to the skies in ultralight planes and hang gliders, died July 21 after surgery at Shore Medical Center...
  • Female USNA grad named to Blue Angels squadron

    Female USNA grad named to Blue Angels squadron
    When your father, two uncles and both grandfathers served as pilots, your career seems destined to take flight. Marine Capt. Katie Higgins not only followed in the footsteps of her family members, but this week she was named to the U.S. Navy Flight...
  • The U.S. should stay out of Iraq [Commentary]

    The U.S. should stay out of Iraq [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama has illegally dispatched 300 military trainers or advisors to Iraq to support an illegal sectarian Shiite government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The United States Constitution prohibits the president from re-engaging...
  • The last POW [Editorial]

    The last POW  [Editorial]
    The release Saturday of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan surely marked a jubilant moment for his family and friends in Boise, Idaho. Sgt. Bergdahl went missing from his unit in 2009 under...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season finale recap, 'The Children'

    'Game of Thrones' season finale recap, 'The Children'
    Freud once said the greatest works in literature involved parricide: “Oedipus,” “Hamlet” and “The Brothers Karamazov." I’m not arguing that George R.R. Martin’s “A Storm of Swords” should be placed...
  • Pylesville World War II veteran honored for service on 90th birthday

    Pylesville World War II veteran honored for service on 90th birthday
    Members of the Grande View community in Pylesville gathered Saturday, June 7, to honor their friend and neighbor, Jim Bradley Sr., a World War II veteran whose 90th birthday fell on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion a day earlier. The D-Day...
  • 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...
  • Looking Out: Baltimore to receive award for LGBT equality ranking

    Looking Out: Baltimore to receive award for LGBT equality ranking
    Back in November, we reported that Baltimore was among just 25 cities across the country to receive top marks for LGBT equality in municipal policies, according to an analysis by the Human Rights Campaign. The organization's Municipality Equality...