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  • Aberdeen, Havre de Grace high schools to be honored for AP test results

    Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high schools will be getting some major recognition today (Friday) for their students' performance on Advanced Placement examinations and academic achievement. The National Math and Science Initiative will recognize...
  • Aberdeen, Havre de Grace High students lauded for AP test performance

    Aberdeen, Havre de Grace High students lauded for AP test performance
    The National Math and Science Initiative presented Aberdeen High School with the organization's School of the Year award Friday for its students' outstanding gains on Advanced Placement test scores during the 2012-13 academic year. Representatives of...
  • Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]

    Robert Gates, the silent fox in the chicken coop [Commentary]
    One of the best and most enduring aspects of presidential cabinets has been the willingness of many chief executives to appoint at least one member from the opposition party. The practice demonstrates bipartisanship and also gives the president access...
  • Company destroys computers, phones carrying sensitive data

    Company destroys computers, phones carrying sensitive data
    In a 20,000-square-foot warehouse, where visitors are required to trade in a driver's license for a visitor's badge, some of the nation's secrets are torn apart, reduced to sand or demagnetized until they are forever silent. "We make things go away,"...
  • Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
    A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid...
  • Nuclear safety issues linger [Commentary]

    Nuclear safety issues linger [Commentary]
    Shades of Cold War anxiety were rekindled recently by reports that Air Force investigations were underway into alleged drug use, as well as cheating on preparedness tests, among nuclear missile launch officers working in the nation's pressure-cooker...
  • APG contracting dollars fell 13% last year

    APG contracting dollars fell 13% last year
    The value of contracts at Aberdeen Proving Ground plummeted 13 percent last year, but businesses with Maryland locations ended up with roughly as much as the year before. Even with the overall drop, the numbers are eye-popping. The Army base in...
  • Would like to shift away from military spending [Letter to The Aegis]

    Editor: I'm glad to see our elected leaders in Washington have approved a plan to allow the federal government to spend money through 2014. I was particularly pleased to see that Congress has restored some money for Head Start and other investments in...
  • Our insufferable ally in Kabul [Editorial]

    Our insufferable ally in Kabul  [Editorial]
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...
  • Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget

    Obama calls for more infrastructure, education spending in U.S. budget
    President Barack Obama proposed a $3.9 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that calls for spending billions more on infrastructure, raising taxes on the wealthy and closing the gap between rich and poor that he has vowed to make a focus of his second term....
  • 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...