Maryland Military Department
It’s not unusual for someone to be nervous before starting a new job. But what if your new job meant the difference between life and death?
The U.S. military formally shut down the war with a ceremony retiring the flag of the U.S. forces in Iraq. But some soldiers from Maryland are still there.
The military cuts known as “BRAC” resulted in many programs moving to Maryland. But, as part of that realignment, eight large cargo planes were taken away from the Maryland Air National Guard. But there is now a replacement plane.
The heat is intense, but imagine dealing with temperatures like 114 degrees while serving in Iraq. Troops from the Maryland National Guard will be some of the last to serve there, including one soldier who is best known for his take on local sports here.