The Baltimore-based office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country to process disability claims for servicemen and women, averaging about a year, and also makes more mistakes than any other office.
When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. "I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks."
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the long-standing ban on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members.
Army Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt, a Gaithersburg reservist, is one of four servicewomen suing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to end the long-standing policy that excludes women from serving in direct combat.
Members of the Maryland National Guard and their families came to the Wilkens Avenue parking lot of the Hubbard Funeral Home to pick up one of the Christmas trees given away in the Trees for Troops program, on a warm Dec. 8.
U.S. Taekwondo Academy (USTA) has recently been presented with a United States flag as a gesture of appreciation. The American Flag was flown over Kabul, Afghanistan in honor of the U.S. Taekwondo Academy and the Chang family during Operation Enduring Freedom on September 11, 2012. The Chang family owns and operates the U.S. Taekwondo Academy.
At the Naval Academy, Gen. John R. Allen is remembered as a standout midshipman, an award-winning teacher and a transformative commandant who worked to usher in a new era of civility and sensitivity at the training ground for future Navy and Marine Corps officers.
The seventh annual Sticks for Soldiers lacrosse tournament in Fairfield, Conn., has named U.S. Army Capt. Gregory Galeazzi, a 2007 graduate of Loyola's Army ROTC program, to be the second honoree for this year's support.
Standard-issue camouflage almost outnumbered the fan-favorite purple variety as the Ravens celebrated Veterans Day and honored veterans before Sunday¿s game against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium.