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  • Return of Blue Angels highlights Naval Academy Commissioning Week

    Return of Blue Angels highlights Naval Academy Commissioning Week
    Annapolis and the Naval Academy are preparing for a week of festivities to mark the end of the academic year and the commissioning of a new batch of officers — including a return of the Navy's Blue Angels elite flight team. The Blue Angels have...
  • Gone with the wind farm?

    Gone with the wind farm?
    For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other. It accounts for $6.6 billion in economic activity, including 41,185 jobs, so it's small wonder that elected leaders from that region of the state are...
  • A wind-win situation [Commentary]

    A wind-win situation [Commentary]
    There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the...
  • New Aberdeen Proving Ground commander installed Tuesday

    New Aberdeen Proving Ground commander installed Tuesday
    Brigadier General Bruce T. Crawford officially assumed command of the Army Communications-Electronics Command and of Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday during a 10 a.m. ceremony at the post's C4ISR Center of Excellence Campus. Gen. Dennis L. Via,...
  • Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown

    Gansler sharpens attacks on Brown
    Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
  • Harford sheriff's new helicopter revs into action

    Harford sheriff's new helicopter revs into action
    Eagle 1, the Harford County Sheriff's Office's newly acquired Bell OH-58 helicopter, took its inaugural operational flight on the morning of April 17 in front of a crowd of leading officials in the law enforcement agency. Chief Pilot Sean Martson revved...
  • Wind turbines would impact Navy radar [Letter]

    Wind turbines would impact Navy radar [Letter]
    As the former director of the Atlantic Test Ranges at Patuxent River, Maryland I have been reading with interest the various articles related to the effects of wind turbines on instrumentation radar systems located at this facility. I am a recognized...
  • Fort Detrick fire department named best in Army

    Fort Detrick fire department named best in Army
    The Fort Detrick fire department has been named the best medium-sized department in the Army, base officials said Monday. The installation in Frederick hosts the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, the Army Medical Research...
  • Former troops storm Capitol Hill to fight suicides by veterans

    Former troops storm Capitol Hill to fight suicides by veterans
    In Iraq, Lauren Augustine operated unmanned aircraft on surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the Army's storied 1st Infantry Division. In Washington last week, Augustine and her fellow veterans stormed Capitol Hill for comrades they say are...
  • Blame all the lawyers [Commentary]

    Blame all the lawyers [Commentary]
    Two high profile military sexual assault cases ended with big losses for the prosecution last month. At Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair pleaded guilty to reduced charges and received a light sentence of a written reprimand...
  • After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans

    After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans
    Christian Rojas has a plan. The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
  • Maryland Air Guard losing attack aircraft, regaining cargo planes

    Maryland Air Guard losing attack aircraft, regaining cargo planes
    The Maryland Air National Guard is set to lose its attack aircraft but should be getting its airlift capability back, officials said Tuesday. The Air Force is planning to give the state eight C-130J Super Hercules turboprops, the cargo planes that...