Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a former Evening Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter and Marine Corps veteran whose 1995 book "The Nightingale's Song" about five Naval Academy graduates who served in the Vietnam War earned him wide acclaim, died Tuesday from respiratory failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 76.
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Friday urged the newly commissioned officers of the Naval Academy's class of 2016 to prepare to tackle five challenges facing the nation: Russian aggression, the rise of China in East Asia, a nuclear-armed North Korea, Iranian meddling in the Middle East and the battle against the self-declared Islamic State.
Richard "Jud" Henderson, an author who turned his love of sailing and the Chesapeake Bay into a series of books on maritime topics, died Feb. 18 of a ruptured appendix at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 91.
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.
WASHINGTON — An effort to privatize commissaries used by service members at military installations such as Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground is meeting with stiff resistance from a bipartisan group of lawmakers who say the proposal would lead to reduced benefits.
On April 25, Cardinals pitcher Mitch Harris became the first graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy to play in the majors since Nemo Gaines pitched four games for the Washington Senators in 1921. Weeks later, Oliver Drake could become the second former Midshipman to pitch in the majors in 2015 after being called up by the Orioles.
When Century High School junior Jarrett Justice decided to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization dedicated to helping service members, he never expected to surpass his goal of $5,000.
Frank J. Schmidt, a retired Fairchild Aviation Inc. executive who was a longtime active volunteer aboard the Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, died Tuesday at Tranquillity at Fredericktowne, a Frederick assisted-living facility, of heart failure. He was 87.
Ingrid M. Turner, a former chair of the Prince George's County Council, will announce on Tuesday that she is running for the House that will be left open by Rep. Donna F. Edwards, a source close to the Democrat said on Sunday.
Baltimore attorney Susan L. Burke, who rose to prominence battling the Department of Defense and its contractors in court, said in an email to supporters Saturday that she will not run for Sen. Barbara Mikulski's seat.
Baltimore attorney Susan L. Burke, known for her work representing military service members who say they are victims of sexual assault, said Friday that she is seriously considering a run for the U.S. Senate.
Oliver Drake looked quite comfortable in the clubhouse of the Orioles' Ed Smith Stadium spring training complex. Whether standing at his locker talking to a reporter or playing pingpong against top prospect Dylan Bundy, the former Navy pitcher seemed right at home.
More midshipmen at the Naval Academy reported sexual assaults last year, officials said Wednesday, but the overall levels of victimization, including inappropriate touching, fell to their lowest rate in years.
People love to watch videos of returning service members coming home to the surprise of their kids and get misty-eyed as they share in emotional reunions. We expect a polished military color guard at the Super Bowl, with a tightly packed formation of jets flying over during the singing of the National Anthem. And we shed tears at the sacrifices soldiers make on the battle field. But empathy is not enough. If you really want to thank a veteran, encourage service as well as those who already
Advocates for military women are suing the Department of Defense for information about how the Naval Academy and the other military service academies recruit female students — part of a campaign, they say, to expose ongoing gender bias at the elite training grounds for the nation's officer corps.
Greater Laurel United Soccer Club has announced its Winter 2015 Indoor Training Classes for youth ages 8 to 14. Players will meet for six sessions beginning Feb. 9. and will learn foot skills, improve their technical game and have fun, all while getting exercise. In celebration of Black History Month, the Montpelier Arts Center is hosting a three-week series of talks on the life and works of author Alice Walker on Feb. 2, 9 and 16 at 7 p.m. The sessions will be led by Dr. Karen Arnold, former
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Even if the CIA's enhanced interrogation program led to some successes, given its uncontested moral horror and negative repercussions, liberals and conservatives should be able to agree never again to countenance such a program.
The 115th Army-Navy football game will be played just 25 miles from the United States Naval Academy on Saturday, so it's probably natural to view the game at M&T Bank Stadium as a home date for the Midshipmen, even though the Army has a very significant presence in and around the Baltimore area.
This year's Army-Navy Classic (presented by USAA) will be Dec. 13 at M&T Bank Stadium, and that was the site of the luncheon Wednesday. But the representation was as one-sided as the football rivalry has been over the past 12 years.