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By David Michael Ettlin | September 14, 1990
Taking on a new role in government work, the Maryland Air National Guard flew 12 handcuffed Jamaican drug dealers to Miami yesterday in the first leg of their deportation journey home."
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2013
An airman who went missing from Fells Point after a night out with friends has been found dead, the D.C. Air National Guard says. Baltimore police said the body of Evan Curbeam, 29, was found Wednesday afternoon during a water search in Fells Point. In a statement, Brig. Gen. Marc Sasseville, commander of the 113th Wing, called Curbeam "a friend, patriot and consummate professional. " "It is with heavy hearts that we learned of the loss of one of our own," Sasseville said.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 15, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Nine pilots from the 103rd Fighter Wing of the Connecticut Air National Guard -- about 25 percent of its combat-ready fighter force -- have resigned from flying duties rather than take the Pentagon's mandatory anthrax vaccinations, saying they have concerns about possible health effects and question its value as a defense against the biological weapon.All nine of the citizen soldiers, mid-level officers and veterans of Desert Storm, Bosnia and the Iraqi "no-fly" zones, left the reserve unit during the past month, said unit members.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
No one was injured when a Maryland Air National Guard jet inadvertently dropped a practice bomb over the Eastern Shore on Thursday night, a spokesman said. The nonexplosive BDU-33 training ordnance struck the parking lot of a Queen Anne's County restaurant about 9 p.m. Thursday, Lt. Col. Charles Kohler said. Patrons at Darlene's Tavern in Sudlersville spotted the hole in the gravel parking lot and called police. "We were just in the bar, shooting shuffleboard," bar owner Darlene Hurley said.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1995
Members of the Maryland Air National Guard and their A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft -- no strangers to the skies over Bosnia-Herzegovina -- have been tapped to join the NATO peacekeeping mission there, officials said yesterday.As part of a two-month rotation, the first contingent of the guard's 600 members will leave their base at Martin State Airport next Saturday and will operate out of Aviano, Italy -- a 45-minute flight from Bosnia.The deployment of the 175th marks the second time the unit has served in and over Bosnia.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 17, 1996
BLOOMFIELD, N.Y. - A Vietnam veteran and gulf war fighter pilot, downed by what he sees as reverse sex discrimination, is locked in a new battle, one to salvage his career and reputation.Col. David Hamlin Jr., 52, was stripped of command of the Syracuse-based 174th Fighter Wing of the New York Air National Guard in November. A board of inquiry found that he had allowed the training of Maj. Jacquelyn S. Parker to be dragged out so long that she resigned in frustration.He was also denied promotion to brigadier general and stricken from the Guard rolls for fostering "an atmosphere permitting acts of gender-based discrimination and harassment."
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | July 8, 2005
Maryland leaders largely support the Pentagon's military base relocation plan that would bring thousands of jobs to the Baltimore area, but they intend to sound off today about the part of the proposal that would move planes and take jobs from the Air National Guard base at Martin State Airport in Middle River. The leaders will give their views during a regional hearing in Towson of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, which recommended the changes. Lawmakers and other state officials said in interviews that they planned to praise the overall proposal, which is expected to bring 6,600 jobs to Aberdeen Proving Ground and Fort Meade, along with an estimated $3 billion in additional federal spending.
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February 1, 1991
Services for Emmett C. MacCubbin, retired chairman of the board of the Home Mutual Life Insurance Co., will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Charles Street and Melrose Avenue. Mr. MacCubbin, who was 81, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack at his home on Melrose Avenue.He retired in 1986 after two years as chairman of the board and 29 years as president of the insurance company, where he worked for 53 years. He was a former chairman of the Maryland Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2001
Members of the Maryland National Guard and military reserve units around the state are waiting anxiously to see whether they will be part of the largest call-up since the Persian Gulf war. No state units were named by the military yesterday as part of President Bush's order authorizing as many as 50,000 reserve forces, but Marylanders said they are prepared for any mission. Their sense of urgency - and desire to help - is heightened by the recurring images of death and destruction at the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
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By Dianne Williams Hayes and Dianne Williams Hayes,Staff writer | February 27, 1991
National Guard recruiters say they used a mailing list provided by Anne Arundel Community College to contact 22,000 students and alumni at the school, although AACC officials say they never provided such a list.The recruiting notices sent to students offer money and a career path as inducements to sign on, but make virtually no mention ofthe required eight-year commitment with the Maryland Air National Guard 175th Tactical Fighter Group.College officials said they do not sell student lists or provide information to military branches.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
The automatic distress signal came in to the Coast Guard about 10:30 p.m. Thursday: A D.C. Air National Guard pilot had ejected from a fighter jet some 35 miles off Chincoteague Island in Virginia. As a rescue team sprang into action, another fighter pilot was flying a damaged F-16C Fighting Falcon back to the D.C. air guard's headquarters at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County. Two others were circling the site where the fighters had collided. One jet was lost, to the likely tune of more than $20 million, and another was damaged.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Ernest T. Davis, a retired construction project manager and a World War II B-24 pilot, died Feb. 13 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 92. The son of a civil engineer and a government worker, Ernest Theodore Davis was born in Bemis, Tenn., and later moved with his family to Washington. He was a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and started engineering studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 1942, he enlisted in what was then the Army Air Corps, and after completing training as a B-24 Liberator pilot, was assigned to the 8th Air Force in England.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2012
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 season resumes. It's a mission for which the Maryland Air National Guard unit has deep experience. In the last decade alone, members have deployed several times to Iraq and Afghanistan, while also responding to the Haiti earthquake, California wildfires and Hurricane Katrina.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 21, 2011
Justine E. Dougherty, a homemaker and longtime Harford County resident, died July 14 of an apparent heart attack at Brightview Avondell Independent Living in Bel Air. She was 79. Justine Elizabeth Davis was born in Vero Beach, Fla., and graduated in 1949 from Winter Haven High School in Florida. She attended Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Dougherty was a graduate of Lakeland Business Institute in Lakeland, Fla. In 1954, she married Francis E. Dougherty Jr., who later became a brigadier general with the Maryland Air National Guard.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2011
He circled the track at Northwestern High School six times, completing 1.5 miles in 12 minutes and 28 seconds — four minutes under the cutoff. Gilnord Estime Charles had already passed the civil service exam. His successful run on the morning of Jan. 14 got him one step closer to Baltimore's police academy, and one step closer to fulfilling his dream of being an officer. Then the 29-year-old walked off the track and collapsed. Two other applicants, both paramedics, rushed to his side, and an ambulance took him to Sinai Hospital, where he died.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare , mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | December 3, 2009
Baltimore County, state and military officials gathered at the Warfield Air National Guard Base at Martin State Airport in Middle River on Wednesday to break ground for a much-needed fire station. The $8 million, 21,000-square-foot building, scheduled for completion in about 15 months, will include six equipment bays, training rooms, offices and storage facilities. "You deserve all the resources you need to train for whatever your call of duty," said U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,SUN STAFF | September 1, 2005
He didn't know what, exactly, he'd be doing for the next couple of weeks - or would it be a month? - but Kim Dixon didn't seem to mind. The Elkridge native has been watching the television reports for two days now, and all he knows is that he is needed. "It's catastrophic down there" in Mississippi, said Dixon, a youth counselor in civilian life and a specialist in the Maryland Army National Guard. "I could end up doing manual labor, piling up sandbags, bringing people water. But this is what I'm in it for - to help people, to be involved."
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 14, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Five military units in Maryland were ordered disbanded yesterday as part of a nationwide reduction or restructuring of Reserve and National Guard forces, the Pentagon announced.Despite the closures, Maryland will have a net gain of 115 positions because other units are being beefed up to increase the state's total Guard and Reserve strength by the end of this year to 20,443 men and women.The five deactivated Maryland units are:* Army National Guard -- 1729th Quartermaster Company, Baltimore.
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