When female midshipmen in the Naval Academy Class of 2016 stride out onto the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for commencement in May, they'll be wearing trousers, not skirts, officials said Tuesday.
In a Columbia office with a Jolly Roger hanging from the ceiling and internet cables sprouting madly from the desks, a team of National Security Agency hackers was trying Wednesday to take down networks set up by military cadets.
Though recognition that all are equal remains an ideal, that ideal is closer to being realized today in the U.S. than ever before, thanks to sacrifices and heroics by the likes of Sgt. Hilton on and off the field of battle.
Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military — from a $400,000 "mine resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece — under a federal program that has come under bipartisan scrutiny.
The prospect of Harford County's economy losing in excess of 4,000 military and defense contracting jobs associated with various activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground is as unsavory a scenario that could be visited on the local economy.
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene had served more than three decades in uniform without a combat tour when he got the assignment last year: He was wanted in Kabul to help train the Afghan National Security Forces.
Thousands of American Jews have signed up to fight for Israel since the creation of the modern state in 1948. The Israel Defense Forces puts the number now on active duty at about 1,000, including 20 from Baltimore.
War is still not over for some families whose loved ones were classified as missing in action or as prisoners of war who never returned home. In the Korean War, which ended 61 years ago this week, 8,000 service members were classified as POW/MIA, and the recovery of their remains has been stalled.
Brian Power-Waters, whose boyhood dream of becoming an aviator led to a long career as a military and commercial pilot and, at age 78, took him back to the skies in ultralight planes and hang gliders, died July 21 after surgery at Shore Medical Center in Chestertown. He was 91.
Over the past six months, Harbaugh has stoically moved on from the least successful year of his head-coaching career. He overhauled his coaching staff, executed a review of the organization's ways and while privately fuming, he served as a public supporter to several of his troubled players.
Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive whose passion for military history led him to write four books on the subject, died June 27 of complications from a rare blood disorder. The Chestertown resident was 71.