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Richard Michael Ridgell

‘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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Bradley Manning Awaits Fate: WikiLeaks Verdict Likely On Tuesday

Pfc. Bradley Manning could learn as early as Tuesday afternoon whether he will be convicted of aiding the enemy — punishable by life in prison without parole — for sending more than 700,000 government documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, a military judge said Monday.

07/29/2013

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Military Spouse Found Dead In Fort Meade

The spouse of a Fort Meade service member was found dead in her residence Thursday afternoon.

07/26/2013

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Report Looks At Stress On Military Children

A new report is highlighting the stress that military children face while their parents are deployed.

06/13/2013

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Congress Steps Up Pressure To Stop Military Sex Assaults

As a sexual assault case unfolds at the US Naval Academy, Congress is stepping up the pressure to stop sexual assault in the military. The Pentagon’s top officers were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to face tough questions.

06/04/2013

Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day! Follow the links for ways you can honor vets and military families.

05/27/2013

Bradley Manning has told of leaking classified diplomatic reports, along with this secret video, to the whistleblower website Wikileaks.org.  (AP Photo)

WikiLeaks Prosecutors Accept GI’s Plea To 1 Count

The government will accept an Army private’s guilty plea to a lesser version of one of the 22 counts he faces for sending more than 700,000 classified U.S. documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, a military prosecutor said during a pretrial hearing Tuesday.

05/21/2013

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