Ship collisions that killed Maryland sailors reflect stresses on fleet, Navy officials say

WASHINGTON – Insufficient training and ship maintenance may have played a part in four naval ship collisions this year, U.S. Navy officials and government auditors told a congressional hearing on Thursday. Admiral Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations, told…

Medical Marijuana Supporters Look for Change from Congress

The Senate passage of legislation allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana use to their patients is a step in the right direction but medical marijuana supporters want to see a change in federal regulation.

Blimp Escape Prompts New Scrutiny by Congress

A giant balloon — dubbed the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System — or JLENS for short — broke free from its mooring station at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground on Oct. 28.

Veterans Play Kayak Football to Form Military Community

Disabled veterans join with active duty service men and women in the water in a kayaking football competition. The competition is sponsored by
Team River Runner which provides adaptive water sports to help veterans and active duty service members readjust to civilian life.

Medal of Honor Awarded to University of Maryland Alum

At a White House Ceremony on Thursday, U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg (retired) received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in a ceremony at the White House. Florent, a University of Maryland graduate, tackled a suicide bomber during a combat mission in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.

VETERANS CITIZENSHIP: 19 People Become U.S. Citizens Aboard the USS Torsk

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services holds a special Veterans Day naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Torsk in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Operation Homecoming aims to eliminate veteran homelessness in Montgomery County by 2016

The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is on a mission:to house all homeless veterans identified in Montgomery County by the end of 2015.

Maryland Veteran Awarded the Medal of Honor

A University of Maryland alumnus and Bethesda native was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama Thursday for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

Walmart Honors Veterans With Green Lights

Walmart hopes to make Veterans Day a little brighter with its “Greenlight A Vet” campaign.

VA Program Aims to Help Veterans with Weight and Health

The VA’s TeleMOVE program helps veterans loss weight with a daily phone call.