| Jan 10, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Mike Selmer, an electrician by trade, always wanted to be a writer.
Even during his 10 years as the girls track coach at Glenelg High School, he had writing in the back of his mind.
But he had two jobs, a family to support and a mortgage to pay.
| Jul 30, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Former Confederate Gen. Joseph Eggleston Johnston caught a cold while attending the funeral in New York City for his former Civil War adversary, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1891. A month later, he died in Washington and was buried in a non-...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 12:20 PM
The U.S. ArmyCommunication-Electronics Command officially welcomed its 20th commander, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Feb. 9 in a ceremony on the campus of the C4ISR Center of Excellence at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Ferrell took over one of the major...
| May 12, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Katy McCabe spent six years in the Marines, including a 13-month tour in Iraq and two shorter stints in Afghanistan. So when she signed up for last year's Spartan Death Race, McCabe didn't think it would be more difficult than being in the military.
| May 21, 2012
| 10:55 AM
When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out.
His friend didn't know it, Atwill says, but he really was gay — and under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy,...
| May 21, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Five weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden publicly commanded his foot-soldiers to ramp up the violence against American civilians. But five weeks before his death, he privately instructed his lieutenants to refrain from killing any civilians....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Where is Afghanistan policy headed at this crucial moment? As the nation's excellent if unsung war commander, Gen. John Allen, testifies on Capitol Hill this week, and as Republican presidential aspirants continue to attack President Barack Obama from...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living.
He was 85.
"It's important for America to...
| May 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
As the former head coach at Navy for 17 years and an assistant coach at Army for three seasons, Richie Meade has an enduring respect for this country’s armed forces.
So it perhaps was not a stretch to see the new Furman coach get choked up during...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 11:45 AM
The Northern Chesapeake West Point Society held its Annual Founders Day Celebration March 16 at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air. More than 85 people representing graduates, cadets and parents of cadets, former professors and friends of...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Kathleen Hertel never imagined owning her own photography studio.
But now that she does, she's grateful she no longer needs to travel to "every Panera Bread in the Maryland area" to meet customers.
Attracted to Catonsville's community feel, the native...
| May 31, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Paul P. Snead, a World War II Navy veteran and self-employed electronics repairman, died of kidney failure May 27 at the Dove House hospice in Westminster.
The Mount Airy resident was 86.
Mr. Snead was born in Pikesville, the son of a homemaker and a...