The hulking old tanks, left to rust when the Soviet Union pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived. Whittington, an explosives expert with the Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers, has spent the past year working to make Afghanistan safer from old ammunition and other materials still capable of maiming or killing.
Staff Sgt. Brandon Robert Pepper, a 1999 graduate of Kenwood High School in Essex, was on patrol in Ghazni Province in Eastern Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by insurgents, according to Army Special Forces Command. He was 31.
After flyovers kicked off the Arbutus Fourth of July Parade for seven consecutive years, the 2012 Independence Day celebration went without because the Maryland Air National Guard was deployed in Afghanistan.
Military service members stationed away from homes they bought before the housing bust can't easily sell. Regulators are trying to increase their options, but one assistance program is about to expire.
The reality of the war in Afghanistan really hit home this past week when news of West Laurel's Marine Lance Corp. Eugene "Gene" Mills III was killed in combat on June 22. Shock and disbelief resonated throughout the community as the news traveled fast.
Family and friends of Lance Cpl. Eugene 'Gene' Mills III gathered at Grace Community Church on Tuesday to mourn the loss of the 21-year-old Laurel Marine who was killed in a skirmish in Afghanistan on June 22.
More military families around the Baltimore region are reunited this holiday as the 10-year-old war in Afghanistan winds down. Fort Meade garrison commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein said that Independence Day is a chance for Americans to reflect.
The remains of Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, of Laurel, who was known by some of his Marine comrades as "Gino Bambino," were scheduled to arrive at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., shortly before noon Monday, according to a family friend.
Several organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground are focused on stopping the signature weapon of the enemy in Afghanistan and Iraq: the Improvised Explosive Device, responsible for more than half the U.S. deaths in those two countries over the past decade.
The American Legion Riders, Slate Ridge Post 182, in conjunction with fallen Marine Sgt. Michael Heede's family and friends, have undertaken the task of maintaining and planting a flower bed around the memorial sign honoring the fallen Marine at the intersection of Routes 136 and 165
With Osama bin Laden dead, the war in Iraq over and the war in Afghanistan winding down, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told graduating midshipmen Tuesday to prepare themselves for "one of the key projects" of their generation: Building American strength in the Asia-Pacific region.
Some of the most poignant moments during the May 28th commemoration came in a presentation called "The Loved and Lost" — saluting the seven Marylanders who died in Afghanistan or elsewhere overseas between April 2011 and February of this year.
Army Maj. Melissa Covolesky, of Mount Airy, will graduate from The Army's Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School on Thursday, May 24, with a Master of Laws in military law and a specialty in international law.