As military leaders grapple with rising reports of sexual assault in the ranks, Maryland Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Linda Singh is believed to by the highest-ranking officer in the armed forces to discuss her own experience of abuse publicly.
I am here to report that the White House Oval Office is not an abstraction. It's a real place. And that President Obama keeps a bowl of fresh apples on the coffee table for guests to partake of. By the way, the room is not nearly as spacious or as grandiose as I had originally thought. And the hallways at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. are narrow enough to leave visitors, this one included, with a touch of claustrophobia.
The president of Harford County's Army Alliance told community leaders Tuesday that federal budget cuts and the uncertainty of any future BRAC process raise plenty of questions about the future of Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Calls for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over ridiculously excessive wait times for VA medical appointments and, moreover, for the falsification of data that would have illuminated these and related problems, while understandable, are reactionary — and will do little to address the VA's more deeply rooted problems. These problems are systemic in nature. Their solution will require a long term, strategic approach in addition to some strong-handed
Annapolis and the Naval Academy are preparing for a week of festivities to mark the end of the academic year and the commissioning of a new batch of military officers -- including a return of the Navy's Blue Angels elite flight team.
Our country has not even begun to wrap its head around the complexity of the problem of veteran suicide. We hear that "22 veterans" a day die from suicide, but the full nature of that staggering figure has been little explored.
The Fort Detrick fire department has been named the best medium-sized department in the Army. The installation in Frederick hosts the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and other sensitive activities.
Eagle 1, the Harford County Sheriff's Office's newly acquired Bell OH-58 helicopter, took its inaugural operational flight on the morning of April 17 in front of a crowd of leading officials in the law enforcement agency.
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, saying during a radio interview Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given.
There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But, what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the economic development wind energy provides in an area in need of good jobs and investment?
Harford County Executive David Craig is proposing $734.9 million combined operating and capital budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, one that doesn't contain a tax increase and calls for a sharp reduction in capital spending and a minimal increase in spending for the local school system.
The NSA workforce is not only trained and focused on protecting the privacy rights of U.S. — and now other nation's — citizens during the conduct of their lawful foreign intelligence mission, they are your fellow citizens and their respect for our Constitution was strong enough that they stepped forward to defend it, and our country. They did not step forward to just wink and nod at the Constitution, and then start reading your e-mail and listening to your phone calls.
At the end of January, a team of chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start.
In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer came to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval air base from an Eastern Shore wind energy project.
If you work in Maryland, you have good reason to be concerned about climate change and to be in favor of more clean energy like land-based wind power. Unfortunately, a bill moving in Annapolis right now would severely handicap Maryland's ability to pursue onshore wind development within our borders.
Recent failed prosecutions at Fort Bragg and the Naval Academy are the products of a breakdown in the military's lawyer-centric system. Military lawyers were responsible for the advice that allowed the commander to send the sexual assault allegations to trial. Military lawyers were also responsible for the presentations of evidence that resulted in an acquittal in one case and a surprisingly light sentence in the other. An enormous amount of time and money was invested in each of these cases
In Iraq, Lauren Augustine operated unmanned aircraft on surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the Army's storied 1st Infantry Division. In Washington last week, Augustine and her fellow veterans stormed Capitol Hill for comrades they say are being left behind.
The brain injury suffered by Navy slotback Will McKamey came during a noncontact drill at Saturday's practice in Annapolis, his parents wrote in an email Monday that was distributed by an athletic department spokesman at the academy.
Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator, Naval Air Station Patuxent River.