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Monday Jul 21 | ABC2 Maryland

BRAC: Boon or bust?

Coastal Flood Advisory issued July 21 at 2:57PM EDT expiring July 22 at 6:00AM EDT in effect for: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City Maryland celebrated the realignment of military bases that was supposed to bring an estimated 60,000 jobs to the state, but almost a decade later, Harford County has seen less than half of the anticipated 18,000 ... (more)


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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Times Observer

The Great Depression and then off to war

Confronted with a bleak job market during the Great Depression, knowing it was just a matter of time before his draft notice arrived, Paul Hannold left school during his senior year at Youngsville High School and, with his brother, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Meade, MD, Warren, PA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Washington Post

Kelly: Maryland and Virginia hosted thousands of German POWs during World War II

My parents moved from the District to Washington Grove in 1949. They were told by the old timers that there had been a World War II POW camp in a field by the train tracks.


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The Baltimore Sun

Harford County still waiting on a base-driven boom in Aberdeen

A chain-link fence marks the edge of Aberdeen Proving Ground , an Army installation where a nationwide base reorganization was supposed to bring so many people and jobs to Harford County that officials worried they would not have the space or resources to meet demand.


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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Army shifting thousands of soldiers to Fort Meade

As the Army works on plans to downsize over the next five years, Fort George G. Meade is getting ready to add 4,000 servicemembers.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Meade, MD, Prison, US Air Force, US Navy, US Marine Corps

Fri Jun 27, 2014

DC Military

Pentagon birthday bash celebrates Armya s a rich historya

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, administers the oath of enlistment to Soldiers during a reenlistment ceremony at the Pentagon June 19. More than a dozen Soldiers were reenlisted by Odierno following a cake-cutting ceremony in the Pentagon's courtyard in recognition of the Army's 239th birthday.


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