July 20, 2018

Grateful Veteran Says Thank You to Donors


Scott Teed has already worn many hats in his life. The 43-year-old Lexington Park resident has been a sailor, a technician, a parent, a veteran, and now a student. Mr. Teed is now pursing two associate degrees at College of Southern Maryland: one in electrical engineering and one in math and physical sciences.

Veterans Honored at Annual Breakfast


John O’Connor, St. Mary’s County commissioner, did not need to explain a whole lot to his audience at the annual veterans breakfast at the College of Southern Maryland. He served in the US Army and when he talked about the bond shared among people in the service, the breakfast attendees knew exactly what he meant.

War Authorizations Will Not Be Repealed

rand paul

A bipartisan rejection of Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to repeal the war authorizations leading to US entry into Afghanistan and Iraq returns the Senate to consideration of other provisions in the defense authorization bill.

Hoyer: Vets Clinic ‘Taking a Step Forward’

CBOC outpatient clinic

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has been working for years to get a replacement Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Charlotte Hall for veterans, and was pleased when a solicitation announcement was made in January.

Check Out CSM’s Veterans Lounge

Veterans Lounge

The Veterans Lounge at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus has been renovated, and the college is excited to show it off. An open house is scheduled at the lounge from 10:30 to 11:30 am Nov. 9.

Aircraft Return As Pax Runway Reopens

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Payuxent River might notice a return of US Navy fixed-wing aircraft over Southern Maryland starting today, due to the re-opening of Runway 06/24. Both Runway 06/24 and Runway 14/32 at the base have been closed for needed repairs. The re-opening will allow the station to resume flights of fixed-wing aircraft that require the runway to take-off and land.

White House Threatens Veto of Senate Defense Bill

Despite a bipartisan agreement, the White House objects to what it regards as too much tinkering in the Senate defense policy bill.

End of Vietnam Arms Embargo Draws Mild Chinese Response

China’s response to the United States’ abandonment of its Vietnam arms embargo was muted, masking simmering regional tensions.

Infrastructure Moves Up on HASC Budget List

After years of shifting infrastructure dollars to acquisitions, the House Armed Services Committee looks ready to pony up for bricks and mortar.

Vets Transition to Nursing Careers at CSM

A new program provides a pathway for a Military Medic/Corpsman to gain an Associate Degree of Nursing at the College of Southern Maryland.