In honor of Maryland black WWI vet, Van Hollen introduces bill to ‘right historic wrongs’

CAMBRIDGE, Maryland – During World War I, Army Sgt. William Butler charged a squad of Germans and overran their position “single-handedly” with an automatic weapon slung over his shoulder, freeing U.S. prisoners, and “taking some of his own,” according to…

Maryland lawmakers move to block Fort Detrick biolab shutdown

Lawmakers are fighting to preserve a long-standing research laboratory in Frederick, Maryland, after President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 eliminated the facility’s funding.

Trump’s defense plan would have mixed impact on Maryland

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget could be a boost to Maryland’s sprawling defense industry but negatively affect the state’s economy in other areas, according to analysts. The administration’s so-called “skinny budget,” unveiled in March, seeks to…

Mikulski Moves to Restore Burial Rights for Women World War II Pilots at Arlington

Women Airforce Service Pilots denied burial in Arlington Cemetery; Sen. Barbara Mikulski seeks to overturn decision.

One Million Veterans to be Focus of Federal Disease Research Project

Mega bio-bank under construction to study how genes affect veterans’ health.

VA, Defense Press Programs to Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

The VA Maryland Health Care System and other agencies are promoting September’s Suicide Prevention Month by boosting awareness about veteran suicides.