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  • State, local officials preparing for new BRAC

    State, local officials preparing for new BRAC
    As President Barack Obama proposed a new round of military base closures and reorganization, Maryland's political and business forces already are working to protect installations here and position the state to benefit from any future moves. Maryland...
  • Baltimore welcomes a new archbishop

    Baltimore welcomes a new archbishop
    Today's installation of William E. Lori as the 16th archbishop of Baltimore is a noteworthy event, not only for the half-million Catholics in an archdiocese that stretches from Middle River to the mountains of Western Maryland, but for non-Catholics, too....
  • 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...
  • Another BRAC?

    When word came down that U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta wants to do another BRAC, the comment was greeted with measured enthusiasm at the Harford County Development Advisory Board meeting last week. By and large, optimism was expressed that...
  • Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation

    Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation
    When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
  • Canada, the forgotten ally

    Canada, the forgotten ally
    During one of his stand-up routines, comedian and late-night host Jon Stewart told a joke that encapsulated the often misunderstood relationship between the United States and Canada. Said Mr. Stewart, "A Canadian came up to me and asked, 'What do...
  • Flag Day ceremony in Bel Air

    The Town of Bel Air will be celebrating Flag Day on Saturday, June 2, 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...
  • Maryland Air National Guard losing planes, mission

    Maryland Air National Guard losing planes, mission
    For months, the men and women of the 135th Airlift Group have been training on their new C27J Spartan turboprops for their deployment this spring to Afghanistan. Their job: carrying soldiers, equipment and supplies around the war zone as the fighting...
  • Sexual assault reports double at the Naval Academy

    The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-2011 academic year, as did the percentage of female midshipmen reporting unwanted sexual contact, according to a report released Tuesday by the Defense Department. The...
  • Edgewater Marine killed in Afghanistan

    A Marine from Edgewater has died in Afghanistan, defense officials said Wednesday. Sgt. Julian C. Chase, 22, died Monday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Chase was assigned to the 5th Air Naval...
  • 'Bugsplat': the civilian toll of war

    'Bugsplat': the civilian toll of war
    "The Lakotah had no language for insulting other orders of existence: pest, waste, weed ..." But what about "bugsplat"? That's the word for the cop at UC Davis, walking up and down the line of students sitting with their arms locked, zapping them in the...
  • On Iranian threat, why hasn't Obama spoken out?

    That the Navy's Fifth Fleet was the one to declare the U.S. intention to keep the Straight of Hormuz clear, rather than the president or the secretary of defense speaking for the nation, suggested a weakening of the principle of civilian control of the...