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  • What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?

    What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?
    Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Protecting our protectors [Commentary]

    Protecting our protectors [Commentary]
    We are often left with nothing but unanswerable questions after we lose someone to suicide. "Why?" becomes "did we miss the signs?" and usually culminates with "what could we have done?" In March of 2011, I asked these questions after a soldier in my...
  • Hagel to Naval Academy graduates: Take the lead in eliminating sexual assault

    Hagel to Naval Academy graduates: Take the lead in eliminating sexual assault
    As senior midshipmen at the Naval Academy waited Friday to be commissioned the newest officers in the Navy and Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said they must work to stamp out sexual assault in the military. Speaking during commencement...
  • Ten to be inducted into Edgewood High Hall of Fame

    Ten to be inducted into Edgewood High Hall of Fame
    Edgewood High School will induct 10 new members into its Hall of Fame during ceremonies in conjunction with the Class of 2014 graduation day May 29. The inductees will join the 26 who have been enshrined in the four-year-old program, a joint project of...
  • Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations

    Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations
    With his fife's high-pitched notes soaring over the enthusiastic throngs that gather each year at historic sites to celebrate Memorial Day, Dave Embrey is an attention-getter. Clad in historically accurate attire, the longtime Savage resident performs...
  • The VA's Shinseki is not the problem [Commentary]

    The VA's Shinseki is not the problem [Commentary]
    Calls for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over ridiculously excessive wait times for VA medical appointments and, moreover, for the falsification of data that would have illuminated these and related problems,...
  • National Guard commander leads from experience

    National Guard commander leads from experience
    The public service video produced by the Maryland National Guard on sexual assault begins like others. There's footage of troops training in the field. A narrator warns of predators within the ranks. A succession of leaders discusses the impact of...
  • 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...
  • New Naval Academy superintendent nominated

    New Naval Academy superintendent nominated
    President Barack Obama has nominated the head of the Naval War College to serve as the next superintendent of the Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced Friday. Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., a 1981 graduate of the academy and a record-setting...
  • U.S. has lost credibility around the world [Letter]

    U.S. has lost credibility around the world [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary ("'No soldier left behind,'" June 8) contains some untruths that need to be questioned. His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...