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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- After meeting yesterday with a group of female legislators on Capitol Hill, top Army commanders are looking into the possibility of a permanent hot line for female soldiers to report harassment, as well as an "ombudsman" office to handle such complaints.Army commanders "are going to continue to ask the right questions as to what went on and what went wrong at Aberdeen [Proving Ground]. And what is going wrong within our armed services. There's a culture that needs to be changed," Rep. Susan Molinari, a New York Republican, said after the 90-minute, closed-door meeting with four generals.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF Sun staff writer Tanya Jones contributed to this article | July 30, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon ordered the Army yesterday to end its 20-year policy of allowing personal relationships between some officers and enlisted soldiers, throwing cold water on both romances and friendships.The change will bring the Army into line with the Marines, Navy and Air Force, which prohibit any personal ties between officers and enlisted ranks, regardless of their sex, said Defense Department officials.Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said a consistent policy was necessary in a time when the services are finding themselves stationed and fighting together in joint operations.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF Sun staff writer Tanya Jones contributed to this article | July 30, 1998
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon ordered the Army yesterday to end its 20-year policy of allowing personal relationships between some officers and enlisted soldiers, throwing cold water on both romances and friendships.The change will bring the Army into line with the Marines, Navy and Air Force, which prohibit any personal ties between officers and enlisted ranks, regardless of their sex, said Defense Department officials.Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said a consistent policy was necessary in a time when the services are finding themselves stationed and fighting together in joint operations.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
CASCADE -- After more than 70 years as a military post, Fort Ritchie symbolically closed a chapter on Army life yesterday evening with a formal ceremony in which the U.S. Garrison flag was rolled up for the final time.Armed with deck chairs and blankets, cameras and coolers, thousands of people staked out places on a field in a center of the fort to watch the 5 p.m. inactivation of the small, cozy military post in picturesque Cascade, which those who live in the area say has grown on them over the years.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
CASCADE -- After more than 70 years as a military post, Fort Ritchie symbolically closed a chapter on Army life yesterday evening with a formal ceremony in which the U.S. Garrison flag was rolled up for the final time.Armed with deck chairs and blankets, cameras and coolers, thousands of people staked out places on a field in a center of the fort to watch the 5 p.m. inactivation of the small, cozy military post in picturesque Cascade, which those who live in the area say has grown on them over the years.
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April 18, 1994
Col. Robert G. Morris III, garrison commander at Fort Meade, will serve an extra year in that post.The Department of the Army Personnel Command has extended Colonel Morris' tour of duty until June 28, 1996, according to R. L. Lane, a Fort Meade spokesman.Mr. Lane said Colonel Morris asked for the extension to give him more time to develop and implement programs.The extension does not appear to be directly related to investigations into alleged wrongdoing at Fort Meade, he said.POLICE LOG600 block of Chapelgate Drive: About $1,800 worth of fishing equipment was stolen from a wooden shed between between 1 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday, police said.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2000
An Army ordinance disposal team was dispatched from Fort Meade to Arundel Mills mall Wednesday afternoon to remove an unexploded World War I-era artillery shell found on the site. Construction workers digging to install curbs unearthed the 75 mm shell on the western side of the mall property, near the military base, and called county firefighters, who arrived at the scene, 7600 Clark Road, about 3:48 p.m. The firefighters called in bomb technicians from the state fire marshal's office.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 28, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Jonathan Powers, a 27-year-old Army captain from Buffalo, N.Y., spent more than a year in Iraq with the 1st Armored Division and saw "a lot of good things being done" to help rebuild the country. But when his four-year commitment came up, Powers decided last September to leave the Army because he was wary of additional tours in a war-torn land: "You're going to be in Iraq. That's the Army." As the American military begins its third year in Iraq and President Bush vows to stay the course, an increasing number of captains and other junior officers are leaving the service, leading some current and former officers to fear an exodus of talent not seen since the Vietnam War. Captains are effectively the junior executives of the Army, commanding companies of about 120 soldiers.
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January 21, 1991
Family members with questions about the status of individual service members may call the following hot lines:Army (800) 626-1440Air Force (800) 253-9276Navy (800) 255-3808Marines (800) 523-2694Coast Guard (800) 283-8724American LegionFamily Supporthot line (800) 786-0901Maryland Army and AirNat'l Guard (800) 492-2526Or from Baltimore 576-6019GENERAL HOT LINESFOR FAMILY SUPPORTU.S. Army Reserve hot line(only for family members ofreservists called to activeduty) (800) 874-8451U.S. Army Desert Storm hot line (nationwide community familysupport center hot line, for family members of Army per-sonnel only)
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2005
Borrowing an old expression, Rick Scriven says he is up to his "eyeballs in alligators." Two weeks ago, he asked his bosses at Stevensville-based Zodiac of North America to send five employees and 20 boats to Louisiana to help with Hurricane Katrina rescue efforts. "We realized that the largest water rescue in the history of our country was going on, and we wanted to help," he said. "It was just eating at my heartstrings seeing the flooding, and [rescuers] didn't have the right equipment."
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- After meeting yesterday with a group of female legislators on Capitol Hill, top Army commanders are looking into the possibility of a permanent hot line for female soldiers to report harassment, as well as an "ombudsman" office to handle such complaints.Army commanders "are going to continue to ask the right questions as to what went on and what went wrong at Aberdeen [Proving Ground]. And what is going wrong within our armed services. There's a culture that needs to be changed," Rep. Susan Molinari, a New York Republican, said after the 90-minute, closed-door meeting with four generals.
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By Patrick Tyler and Patrick Tyler,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2004
An alarm sounded yesterday morning in a mustard agent storage area at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood facility, signaling a leak of the carcinogenic liquid that blisters the eyes, skin and lungs, Army officials said. This is the first container leak in the proving ground's history, according to George Mercer, the APG spokesman. A statement released by Mercer's office said, "No agent has been detected outside the storage building." The report came in about 9 a.m. The alarm in the storage facility - called an igloo because of its domed shape - alerted officials to the presence of mustard agent vapor in the building.
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By New York Times News Service | March 3, 1991
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Yugoslovia's president sent federal army units to a small village in the republic of Croatia yesterday following reports of violent clashes between Croatian security forces and Serbian villagers who had seized the local police station.There were conflicting reports about casualties. Belgrade radio quoted a reporter on the scene as saying that at least six people had been killed.Croatia's Interior Ministry said no one had been hurt. All accounts agreed that shots had been fired.
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