Day completes basic training
“It was a really, really hot night. We had a full moon, and our platoon was moving through Afghan farmlands,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin F. Aetonu, a squad leader for 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jordan M. Cruz-Castillo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, in slightly over a week’s time, established an aeromedical evacuation capability near the Mosul Dam in Iraq.
A St. Mary’s Ryken graduate and Leonardtown native is part of a new and unique Navy command providing critical missile defense to a large part of Europe.
A Great Mills High School graduate and St. Mary’s County native is serving in the U.S. Navy with the forward deployed unit, Naval Beach Unit 7.
A Veterans Resource Day program to be held next week by the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services will feature a broad group of program representatives gathering at the College of Southern Maryland’s campus in Leonardtown.
A year ago, Harry Metzler said this week, a veteran and his wife in St. Mary’s showed up at a Veterans and Dependents Information Seminar, with two widely different accounts of how he was faring.
Marine Cpl. Thomas Caleb Getscher, wounded in 2011 while serving in Afghanistan, holds his daughter, Camily, as members of Potomac Voices from Leonardtown High School sing the national anthem during a ceremony last Thursday at Benjamin Banneker Elementary School. John Hodge, right, chief ope…
For more than two decades, two St. Mary’s communities have held back-to-back Veterans Day observances, each with its own approach to honoring the men and women who have served in the nation’s military forces.