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Boys’ Latin School of Maryland Building a Center for Military History

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The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is building a museum called the Center for Military History on its Lake Avenue campus.

Maryland National Guard Sends Members, ‘Warthog’ Planes to Help Fight ISIL

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Members of the Maryland National Guard are among those helping Iraqi-led military forces to take back Mosul from the Islamic State.

‘Black Hawk Down’ Ranger’s Wife Tori Eversmann Debuts Novel of Resilience, Friendship and Self-Discovery

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In many ways, Tori Eversmann’s debut novel, The Immortals, reflects her own life.  As the wife of retired First Sargent Matt Eversmann, whose story was told in the book and movie Black Hawk Down, Tori lived the unsettling and often lonely life of an army wife.  Her husband, young daughter and she were uprooted from Tori’s childhood home in Baltimore to live on an army base in upstate New York.  There, she discovered a world so foreign to her own, dictated by the unwritten rules of the military and shadowed by the post 9/11 threat of war.  It was also there, however, among a group of unfamiliar women and customs, that Tori learned so much about resilience, friendship, and most importantly, herself.

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Her story parallels the story of Calli Coleman, the protagonist in The Immortals.  Tori emphasizes, however, that The Immortals is a work of fiction.  By deviating from her own story, she was able to tell so much more.

Two Local Universities Among “Most Militarized in America”

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Here’s a ranking we haven’t seen before: VICE News set out to identify the U.S. universities with the strongest ties to the military, intelligence, and law enforcement. Two nearby schools make the top ten.

The Fashion for Fighters Gala

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catch of the day fish (2)Okay. There are a few choice occasions when venturing down 95 to D.C. for a good time is admissible. But only a few. After all, what do they have that we don’t? I mean, besides the whole Federal Government thing. But when you do head down there, it should really be for a blow-out bash kind of affair– one you’ve planned, shopped, and appropriately coiffed for. One perfect opportunity? The Fashion for Fighters Gala. This event (the first of what will hopefully be an annual tradition) will raise funds for wounded, ill and injured U.S. Navy, Coast Guardsmen and their families,  and it’s the chicest black tie (medals optional) event of the season.

Florida Man in Trouble in Maryland After Pleading Guilty to Selling Military Gear on eBay

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If you’re clearing out your attic and happen to uncover a box full of night vision goggles, think twice before listing them on eBay. Unless you have the proper license, selling that kind of military gear could be illegal, and bring with it a hefty sentence.

Showtime Documentary Examines Army-Navy Football Rivalry

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The Army-Navy game tomorrow at Fedex Field in Landover will be the focus of a Showtime series on the rivalry in football between the two teams.  The documentary A Game of Honor will air on Wednesday Dec. 21 on Showtime.  Check out the preview on our video landing on the homepage.

Kick-off the for Army-Navy game tomorrow is at 2:30 p.m. and will air on CBS.

 

Baltimore Native Breaks Gender Barrier at Parris Island

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Marine Brigadier General Loretta E. Reynolds, originally from Baltimore, just became the first woman to take command of Parris Island in South Carolina.

News of women occupying positions which were formerly the exclusive domain of men is thankfully becoming commonplace. But, according to an article on Reynolds’ promotion in the Washington Post, the military yet has much ground to cover in gender equality—it was only last year that the Navy announced it would allow women to serve on submarines; women cannot yet join the Navy SEALs; neither may they serve in ground-combat units, though both of these bans will likely be lifted in the near future.

But don’t get the wrong impression. The hundreds of thousands of female troops who have been deployed overseas in recent years have certainly been in harm’s way, and many have seen combat despite the nominal ban.

In her statements to the press, Reynolds has presented her gender as utterly irrelevant to her appointment as commander of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, saying plainly, “I was the right person for the job.”

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