In an aircraft hangar in Southern Maryland, a group of bosses dressed in slacks and polo shirts clustered around an RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft. Like excited children, they peppered a Maryland National Guardsman with questions: How much does it cost? How far can it fly? Has one ever been lost?
A 60-year-old fire station in Mount Washington is getting a tune-up this week from a team of Maryland National Guard engineers as part of a new civic partnership aimed at benefiting the community while providing on-the-job training for deploying guardsmen.
An Army prosecutor told a military judge that Pfc. Bradley Manning drew on his military training to harvest hundreds of thousands of classified documents from military computers and dump them on the Internet, where he knew their release would endanger fellow U.S. soldiers.
Protesters at Fort Meade marched Saturday in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has acknowledged giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks and whose court-martial on other charges will begin this week.
Navy Cmdr. James King and Lt. Cmdr. Justin Van Hoose climbed into the cockpits of the squadron's last two EA-6B Prowlers for a final flight before the squadron moves this summer from Maryland to the West Coast.
For Theresa Mills, the "most emotional day" was the day last June when the Marine Corps notification team visited her Laurel home to tell her that her older son had been killed in Afghanistan. The second most emotional day, she said, came Monday.
Homeland resident Lynn Coffland and the Catch A Lift Fund organization to be honored at this year's ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. She lost her brother, soldier Chris in 2009 and started this non-profit program in his honor. Its mission is to help wounded vets return to their lives and the gym. The foundation provides gym memberships or home gym equipment to wounded veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The war in Iraq is over, and America's engagement in Afghanistan is winding down. Nonetheless, six Marylanders have been killed in those conflicts in the last year, bringing the total for the two wars to 120 dead. These are their names.
U.S. Army Capt. Sara M. Knutson-Cullen, a former Eldersburg resident who died in a helicopter crash in Kandahar on March 11, will be among the honorees at the May 27 Memorial Day service at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.
Seventh-graders at Harford Friends School have a new opportunity to let their voices be heard as far away as Afghanistan. The only school in Maryland selected to participate in an interactive program entitled "Afghanistan Hearts and Minds," Harford Friends incorporated the program into the seventh-grade social studies curriculum, taught by teacher Lauren Redding