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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 6, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh took a half-hour out of his overseas trip visiting U.S. troops to Skype on Thursday with a group from St. Paul's School for Girls, who had collected coffee and tea to send to the air base in Afghanistan Harbaugh was visiting. "This generation of youth can easily forget that we have troops serving to protect our freedom and the freedom of others ... so the opportunity to create service learning opportunities where it's a three-dimensional act of giving respect to those who are protecting our lives and the lives of others, is a very tangible way of living our school's mission" of educating girls in both mind and spirit, Penny Evins, the head of school at St. Paul's School for Girls, said.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer went to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval air base from an Eastern Shore wind energy project. Hoyer, who represents Southern Maryland in Congress, said he was making his first appearance before a legislative committee since leaving the General Assembly for Washington in the 1970s.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer went to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval air base from an Eastern Shore wind energy project. Hoyer, who represents Southern Maryland in Congress, said he was making his first appearance before a legislative committee since leaving the General Assembly for Washington in the 1970s.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 6, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh took a half-hour out of his overseas trip visiting U.S. troops to Skype on Thursday with a group from St. Paul's School for Girls, who had collected coffee and tea to send to the air base in Afghanistan Harbaugh was visiting. "This generation of youth can easily forget that we have troops serving to protect our freedom and the freedom of others ... so the opportunity to create service learning opportunities where it's a three-dimensional act of giving respect to those who are protecting our lives and the lives of others, is a very tangible way of living our school's mission" of educating girls in both mind and spirit, Penny Evins, the head of school at St. Paul's School for Girls, said.
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November 26, 2011
It was most disturbing to read about the recent standoff between local police and the Iraqi Army at a U.S. air base in Kirkuk. Until the Iraqi democracy became more firmly entrenched in order to prevent such problems, civil war or a takeover by Iran or other radical forces remains a threat. The biggest question now is whether President Obama can summon the political will to reverse his earlier decision to withdraw our troops from Iraq by the end of December. Unfortunately, I do not believe this is a move the president will make, which is truly disappointing as it will weaken our image around the world.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 4, 2003
WASHINGTON - Many of his comrades were too busy with the burdens of war, but David Yarborough's 12-hour shift on the flight line had ended. So he stood alongside the main road that runs through the dusty Bagram Air Base in eastern Afghanistan and watched, frozen, as two dead American soldiers were carried past. He should have been home in Rosedale months ago, back with his wife and two children, back on the job as a carrier for FedEx. But midway through what he thought was a 30-day stint in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Yarborough and about 140 other members of the Maryland Air National Guard were ordered to stay.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
A man accused of plotting to attack the Federal Reserve in New York considered striking a lightly guarded military installation in Baltimore, according to authorities. Quazi Mohammad Reswanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi national, was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he attempted to detonate what he thought was a bomb outside the Federal Reserve Bank building in lower Manhattan. Undercover officers posing as members of al-Qaida had been meeting with Nafis since July, according to an affidavit sworn by FBI Special Agent John Neas.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Staff Writer | January 23, 1994
At Patuxent River Naval Air Station, test pilots and future astronauts strut "the right stuff." But the booming air base in St. Mary's County also has the wrong stuff in hazardous waste sites, and it may be seeping into the Chesapeake Bay.Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nominated the base for the nation's Superfund list because of toxic chemicals buried and spilled from World War II until about 1980 in old landfills, scrap yards and...
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By Philip Shenon and Philip Shenon,New York Times News Service | July 16, 1991
MANILA, Philippines -- The United States informed the Philippine government yesterday that it expects to abandon Clark Air Base in the Philippines, once a major military hub, because of damage caused by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo and the huge costs needed to rebuild the base, U.S. and Philippine officials say.At the same time, the officials said, U.S. negotiators have told their Philippine counterparts that the United States wishes to retain the giant...
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2005
A formal homecoming celebration for members of the Maryland Air National Guard who served in Iraq was bittersweet yesterday at the Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, where civilian jobs and military positions could be eliminated in a Defense Department restructuring. "We were preparing for this homecoming for six months," said Col. Guy M. Walsh, a commander with the state Air National Guard, speaking to the crowd of more than 300 military personnel, family and officials.
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October 30, 2013
(Originally published December 26, 1943) For an hour yesterday, over a radio network that extended through Maryland and into Pennsylvania and Virginia, a special Sunpapers' Christmas broadcast brought to their folk and friends back home the voices and music of more than two-score soldiers from the three states who are stationed in the British Isles. The broadcast came from an army camp “somewhere in England” where invasion forces are training, and from a base of the Eighth Air Force elsewhere in the British Isles, through arrangements with the Army Special Services and the British Broadcast Corporation.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
A man accused of plotting to attack the Federal Reserve in New York considered striking a lightly guarded military installation in Baltimore, according to authorities. Quazi Mohammad Reswanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi national, was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he attempted to detonate what he thought was a bomb outside the Federal Reserve Bank building in lower Manhattan. Undercover officers posing as members of al-Qaida had been meeting with Nafis since July, according to an affidavit sworn by FBI Special Agent John Neas.
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November 26, 2011
It was most disturbing to read about the recent standoff between local police and the Iraqi Army at a U.S. air base in Kirkuk. Until the Iraqi democracy became more firmly entrenched in order to prevent such problems, civil war or a takeover by Iran or other radical forces remains a threat. The biggest question now is whether President Obama can summon the political will to reverse his earlier decision to withdraw our troops from Iraq by the end of December. Unfortunately, I do not believe this is a move the president will make, which is truly disappointing as it will weaken our image around the world.
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By John Hendren and John Hendren,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 27, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. - The military base closing commission continued to defy the Pentagon's wishes yesterday, voting to spare South Dakota's politically charged B-1 bomber base and averting the shutdown of a major Air Force base in New Mexico. Ellsworth Air Force Base was kept open after feverish lobbying by lawmakers from South Dakota, while New Mexico officials claimed a "partial victory" from a compromise that keeps Cannon Air Force Base open through 2009 and urges Defense officials to find new missions to keep it open thereafter.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 31, 2005
WASHINGTON - Uzbekistan formally ordered the United States to leave an air base that has been a hub for operations in Afghanistan in an abrupt protest over a secret United Nations operation on Friday to spirit out refugees who had fled an uprising in Uzbekistan this year, a senior State Department official said yesterday. The official said Uzbekistan had given the United States 180 days to shut down the base, which has played a central role in rooting out fighters for the Taliban and al-Qaida and in carrying out relief operations.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 14, 2005
WASHINGTON - In its struggle with Islamic extremism, the United States has had few better friends than President Islam A. Karimov of Uzbekistan, who has provided both intelligence and military facilities. But Karimov's regime has emerged as one of the toughest tests of the Bush administration's campaign to promote democracy, especially in the Muslim world. In the month since Uzbek armored personnel carriers rolled into the town of Andijon and troops opened fire on protesters, Karimov's authoritarian government has refused U.S. calls for an independent international investigation.
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By New York Times News Service | March 25, 1994
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The death toll rose to 20 and is expected to go higher in the aftermath of a midair collision between two planes at Pope Air Force Base on Wednesday that sent a fighter jet skidding into hundreds of paratroopers preparing for a training flight.A day after the accident that left more than 90 soldiers injured -- many with critical burns over most of their bodies -- military officials had no explanation for why an F-16D fighter and a C-130 Hercules transport were apparently trying to land at the same time on the same runway.
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By Marc Levy and Marc Levy,KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 10, 2000
McGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. -- Before any jets here take flight, the falcons fly. Every day, as dawn spreads over the long runways separated by broad grass fields at McGuire Air Force Base, a handler with a falcon gripping his black leather mitt steps into the middle of the expanse. The handler radios the flight-control tower to notify it of his presence. Then he peels off a small, leather hood -- which looks much like early aviators' headwear -- that blinds the falcon, lets go of the leather jesses attached to anklets on the falcon and whips his arm forward into the wind to launch the bird.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2005
A formal homecoming celebration for members of the Maryland Air National Guard who served in Iraq was bittersweet yesterday at the Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River, where civilian jobs and military positions could be eliminated in a Defense Department restructuring. "We were preparing for this homecoming for six months," said Col. Guy M. Walsh, a commander with the state Air National Guard, speaking to the crowd of more than 300 military personnel, family and officials.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | September 23, 2004
CBS News appointed a former U.S. attorney general and a retired chief executive of the Associated Press yesterday to investigate how a botched story about President Bush's military record was researched and approved for broadcast. Network executives picked Richard L. Thornburgh, attorney general under President George H.W. Bush - the current president's father - and Louis D. Boccardi, a former president and CEO of the worldwide news service. The inquiry is scheduled to begin this week.
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