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By Robert A. Erlandson and Joe Nawrozki and Robert A. Erlandson and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writers | July 1, 1994
Baltimore County detectives and FBI agents met this week to consider possible connections between the unsolved slayings of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik and Joyce Helen Malecki, who vanished four days apart in 1969.Maj. Allan J. Webster, chief of the county's Criminal Investigation Services Division, said yesterday the agencies will meet again to compare information.Capt. Rustin Price, head of the county homicide squad, said, "We don't want to raise any false hopes, but we are checking out everything we can."
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By Peter Crispino and For The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Personnel and guests at Fort Meade gathered Thursday, on the anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day - and pay tribute to 411 fallen first responders with the unveiling of a stained-glass image that includes a piece of the World Trade Center. "It has been 13 years since New York City, New Jersey, and the D.C.-area emergency responders became the stuff of legend as firefighters, police officers and paramedic EMTs followed the call of duty into the pages of history," Deputy Garrison Cmdr.
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January 12, 2012
Col. Edward Rothstein, Fort Meade's new garrison commander, will be the featured speaker at the BWI Business Partnership's January Signature Breakfast, Wed., Jan. 18, at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd., in Hanover, near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Advance registration is required by Monday, Jan. 16. Members attend at no charge or $30, depending on membership level. Space permitting, nonmembers may attend for $50. To register, go to http://www.bwipartner.org and click on the event registration button, or call 410-859-1000.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
The Maryland Department of Transportation has been awarded $10 million in federal funding to widen a stretch of Route 175 in Anne Arundel County that is contributing to congestion around an expanding Fort Meade. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used to widen the heavily-used corridor between Disney and Reece roads, U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, both Maryland Democrats, announced Tuesday.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
An Air Force member who was based at Fort Meade has been found dead, officials said Friday. The airman, whom officials did not name, was found Wednesday at a hotel. The cause of death is under investigation. The airman had been away from the Army base in Anne Arundel County on leave or temporary duty, officials said. They did not release the location of the hotel. The airman served with the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing at Fort Meade. "This loss affects us all and we are greatly saddened by this unfortunate incident," Air Force Col. Mary O'Brien, the commander of the 70th ISR Wing, said in a statement.
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October 18, 2012
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation and Howard County Workforce Development are sponsoring a Fort Meade Town Hall Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, in Gambrills. The public can learn from Fort Meade employers about their hiring needs. The following organizations are scheduled to be in attendance: Fort Meade Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Media Activity, the National Security Agency and the Fort Meade Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
A soldier assigned to Fort Meade died on Tuesday in Afghanistan in a non-combat incident, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. The Pentagon said Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, 22, of Augusta, Ga., died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan after an undescribed incident in Qaraghahi, Afghanistan. She was assigned at Fort Meade to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade. The incident that led to Clayton's death is under investigation, the Pentagon said. "Our condolences go out to her loved ones and to the 55th," Col. Edward C. Rothstein wrote on Fort Meade's official Facebook page.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. warned state regulators Friday that it will be laying off 224 employees across the country, including dozens based at Fort Meade, after losing a contract to provide security for a government agency. But a spokesman for Northrop Grumman said the company expects the employees will continue to do the same work for the incoming contractor. The switchover is expected in April. "The jobs aren't going away," said David Apt, the spokesman. The contract is for providing access-control services to the National Security Agency in multiple states, ensuring that the people driving onto NSA property and going into its buildings are supposed to be there.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2010
A man was shot three times on the parking lot of an Odenton bar and two patrons were struck by stray bullets just outside the establishment early Saturday, Anne Arundel County police said. Officers found Antwone James Hooper with bullet wounds to his head, back and abdomen, lying on a parking lot behind My Place Bar & Lounge in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road shortly before 2 a.m., police said. Two other men were hit by stray bullets as they entered the bar, located in a strip of clubs and restaurants nicknamed "Boomtown," across from the Fort Meade military base, police said.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2010
More than 5,000 federal employees are expected to begin moving to Maryland's Fort George G. Meade military base starting in January and are to complete the move by June 2011, officials said. The moves are part of the federal government's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program and will bring to about 48,000 the number of people working at Fort Meade by Sept. 30, 2011. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense gave media representatives a tour Tuesday of the facilities being constructed for the new employees, many of whom now work in Northern Virginia.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
All lanes are open on Interstate 83 in Parkton with the clearing of a two-vehicle collision at the MD 137 (Mount Carmel Road) exit on Tuesday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation. Lanes are also open on MD 175 West in Fort Meade, where emergency roadwork from Disney Road to Reece Road has closed lanes for more than three hours, DOT said. DOT also reported emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard at 6:40 a.m. No additional information was given.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene had served more than three decades in uniform without a combat tour when he got the assignment last year: He was wanted in Kabul to help train the Afghan National Security Forces. Jim Costigan, a former co-worker, golf partner and friend, had asked Greene the question before. Now he asked again. "I said, 'Harry, no one's going to be critical of you if you retire,' " Costigan, a retired Army colonel, remembered Wednesday. "'Just retire, now.' "And he said to me, 'I sent soldiers, officers, NCOs, men and women to similar assignments over the last 10 years.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Maryland's largest and most lucrative casino threw an Independence Day party this month for one of its biggest neighbors: Fort Meade, the massive Army base just five miles down the road. In many ways, it was the archetypal Fourth of July civic event — one of the area's largest employers showing gratitude to the men and women who serve the county. A celebrity chef manned the grill at the USO on base, and the casino's top executives mingled with the troops. But courting military members can be tricky business for the gambling industry, because service members have a much higher rate of problem gambling than the general population does.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
A 32-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he hit a National Security Agency police officer with his SUV while evading a traffic stop on Route 32 at Fort Meade, Maryland State Police said. NSA officers directed the man, identified as Darnell David Hawkins, of Washington, D.C., to pull into a staging area as he approached an agency checkpoint at about 5:45 a.m., State Police said. Hawkins initially stopped, but then sped off, injuring an officer and nearly striking a barricade on NSA property, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A former youth counselor at Fort George G. Meade has pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and sexual abuse of a minor in federal court. Anthony Dennis Williams II, 28, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Friday. In the plea, Williams acknowledged engaging in sexual contact with a child between the age of 12 and 16. At sentencing, Williams will face a maximum of two years in prison on the sexual contact charge and 15 years on the sexual abuse charge. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys said a sentence of seven to 10 years would be appropriate, according to the plea agreement.
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By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
The Goldstar Group, a Bethesda-based private investment firm, announced Wednesday that it purchased the 300-unit Shelter Cove Apartments in Odenton for approximately $43 million. Goldstar intends to proceed with ongoing renovations to 200 of the apartment units, set to be completed in three years. The property includes a mix on one-, two- and three-bedroom units and such amenities as a clubhouse, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, playground and tennis courts. Located three miles from Fort Meade, Shelter Cove provides "quality housing" for some of the base's 56,000 employees, Goldstar said in the announcement.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the cause of a Marine's death in his Fort Meade barracks room Wednesday afternoon. Emergency medical teams that responded to the call pronounced him dead at the scene. The name of the Marine, who was assigned to the Marine Corps student training detachment, is being withheld pending next of kin notification. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2010
An eight-member committee of Fort Meade parents joined Anne Arundel County school officials Tuesday in taking preliminary steps toward redistricting four elementary schools on the Army installation. With construction of the new Pershing Elementary School creating additional classroom space, officials are looking at ways to alleviate crowding at two of the three other elementary schools — Manor View, Meade Heights and West Meade. On Tuesday, the committee outlined protocol for the public meetings to other local residents at Meade Heights Elementary School.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Mitch Kuykendall wasn't thinking about the shrinking federal budget or the latest partisan squabbles on Capitol Hill when he climbed a ladder propped up against a burning apartment building in Maryland City last July. He was, he said, just doing his job for the federal government. The federal firefighter and his colleagues, who are based at Fort Meade, were recognized with hundreds of other government workers at an event in Baltimore County this month tied to Public Service Recognition Week.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
Army officials are investigating a stabbing that occurred at a home on Fort Meade Wednesday afternoon. Military police were called to a home on post at 1 p.m. for a report of a man being stabbed by a soldier, Meade officials said. When police arrived, the suspect barricaded himself in the home. Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and Anne Arundel County police officers convinced the man to give himself up. During the barricade situation, Meade Heights Elementary School adjusted its dismissal to accommodate the closure of Reece Road.
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