| Feb 21, 2012
Vernice Armour knows a thing or two about facing adversity. She was the first African-American female pilot in the United States Marine Corps, as well as the first African-American female combat pilot. In three years she went from beat cop to flying...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 5:10 PM
There was no enemy involvement in the air crash that killed an airman from Upper Marlboro in Africa over the weekend, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, 26, was one of four special operations airmen killed Saturday when their...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Robert Gaspar Leginus Sr., who flew gliders during World War II and later served as a military intelligence analyst, died Feb. 20. He was 98.
Mr. Leginus died at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia, said his son Robert Leginus Jr. He had lived in Columbia...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:50 PM
As violent protests continued in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book by NATO forces, the Pentagon confirmed Monday that a Maryland National Guard major was one of two U.S. military officers shot to death inside a ministry...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:47 AM
Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 54 degrees. It is expected to be mostly cloudy tonight, with a low temperature around 40 degrees.
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| Feb 28, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Forty-nine governors, including Martin O’Malley, are “strongly” opposing “disproportionate” cuts to the Air National Guard in the Air Force’s 2013 budget request.
Among the cuts, the Air Force plans to cancel the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:11 PM
I have no faith in Afghanistan to do anything other than be the world's number one producer of opium poppies. I've read the reports, looked at the history of the country and have come to the conclusion it will be what it has always been, an isolated...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 5:01 PM
The conviction of a former Baltimore County man in a deadly hotel bombing in Indonesia is seen as a turning point in the long-delayed prosecution of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
Majid Shoukat Khan, who on Wednesday admitted to conspiring with Osama...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Last week was a rough week at work.
I've been at this job for more than 17 years, and I can't remember too many like last week.
It started off OK, but late Monday night set the tone for the rest of the week. It was Feb. 20, and most people had been...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:20 PM
A studious young man with an aptitude for computers, Majid Shoukat Khan was working as a database administrator in a high-rise office building in Tysons Corner, Va., on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
After American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...
| Mar 4, 2012
Last week, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, confirmed a no-longer-surprising fact: the Pentagon has sent the White House a menu of options for going to war with Iran.
But that doesn't mean the military thinks bombing Iran...