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Senate Backs Changes To Fight Sexual Assault In The Military

A dramatic rise in the number of reported sexual assaults in the military has lawmakers taking action. Some Senators are backing sweeping changes to how those cases are prosecuted.

11/20/2013

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Some Military Outreach Programs Being Cut

The Navy’s daredevil Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds will be back at air shows across the country through the coming year. But continued budget cuts mean the military won’t participate in some 1,000 other community events.

11/14/2013

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Lawmakers Demand Change In How Military Handles Sex Assault Cases

Taking a tough stand against sexual assaults in the military. Lawmakers are demanding that decisions about assault cases be taken out of the chain of command—this after a Pentagon survey uncovered that tens of thousands of military members were victims of unwanted sexual contact but didn’t report it.

11/06/2013

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Blue Angels Will Fly Back Into Annapolis This Coming Spring

The Blue Angels are coming back to Annapolis.

10/22/2013

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Maryland-Based Charitable Organization Helps Families Of Fallen Military Members

A Maryland-based charitable organization steps up to help those impacted by the government shutdown at a time of devastating loss.

10/10/2013

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Charity To Pay Military Death Benefits

The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.

10/09/2013

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‘Great Dad, Not Victim:’ Westminster Man Killed In Navy Yard Shooting

A Carroll County man is among the 12 people killed by a lone gunman at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning.

09/17/2013

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Defense Contract Worker Behind Navy Yard Shooting Was Hearing Voices & Had Mental Issues

The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military’s own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a valid pass to get onto the installation and started firing inside a building, killing 12 people before he was slain in a gun battle with police.

09/17/2013

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Rep. Harris Doesn’t Support Force Against Syria

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris says he has decided not to support military force in Syria, if the matter is brought before Congress for a vote.

09/11/2013

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Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For Giving U.S. Secrets To WikiLeaks

More than three years after his arrest in Iraq, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has learned he will spend 35 years in prison for giving an unprecedented volume of classified information to WikiLeaks.

08/21/2013

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Washington’s Headquarters Remains A Tourism Draw

The small log building that served as George Washington’s headquarters at the beginning and end of his military career is located in Cumberland. The guest book shows that visitors come from all over the world to get a peek into the life of America’s first great military leader and the man who created the presidency as it’s known today.

08/13/2013

Barbara Mikulski

Mikulski Pushes For Panel On Service Academy Heads

A new commission to focus on how well superintendents of the nation’s military service academies address the problem of sexual assault would be created under the defense department’s appropriations measure, which has cleared a Senate committee, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Monday.

08/05/2013

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