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  • Pentagon: Women to be closer to combat

    Pentagon: Women to be closer to combat
    SAN DIEGO—The Department of Defense announced a policy change Thursday that will allow women to fill positions close to the front line. “We'll start with women in specialties they've already been serving in,” Maj. Gen. Gary Patton...
  • State, local officials preparing for new BRAC

    State, local officials preparing for new BRAC
    As President Barack Obama proposed a new round of military base closures and reorganization, Maryland's political and business forces already are working to protect installations here and position the state to benefit from any future moves. Maryland...
  • Another BRAC?

    When word came down that U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta wants to do another BRAC, the comment was greeted with measured enthusiasm at the Harford County Development Advisory Board meeting last week. By and large, optimism was expressed that...
  • Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation

    Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation
    When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
  • Maryland Air National Guard losing planes, mission

    Maryland Air National Guard losing planes, mission
    For months, the men and women of the 135th Airlift Group have been training on their new C27J Spartan turboprops for their deployment this spring to Afghanistan. Their job: carrying soldiers, equipment and supplies around the war zone as the fighting...
  • Defense cuts: 1.5 million jobs at stake

    Republicans and Democrats disagree about whether the economy is adding jobs today. But no one is publicly disputing that up to 1.5 million Americans will lose their jobs if Congress doesn't stop the $500 billion in automatic defense cuts triggered by...
  • Ex-Maryland man faces Guantanamo war crimes trial

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Pentagon legal official approved war crimes charges Wednesday for a Pakistani detainee at Guantanamo who is accused of joining al-Qaida and taking part in a series of post-Sept. 11 terror plots after spending much of his...
  • Airman from Upper Marlboro one of four killed in Africa

    An airman from Upper Marlboro was killed Saturday in an accident in Africa, the Pentagon said. Senior Airman Julian S. Scholten, 26, was one of four Air Force members in the U-28 turboprop plane killed near Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, officials said...
  • Women on the front lines: An insider's view

    Women on the front lines: An insider's view
    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...
  • Pentagon: No enemy involvement in Djibouti crash

    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...
  • American Officers Killed In Afghan Interior Ministry

    American Officers Killed In Afghan Interior Ministry
    KABUL (Reuters) - Two American officers were shot dead at close range in Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday, a U.S. official said, as rage gripped the country for a fifth day over the burning of the Muslim holy book at a NATO base. NATO recalled...