Defense firm settles ADA claim, pays ex-Maryland employee $150K
A Maryland systems administrator will receive a $150,000 settlement from a defense contractor that allegedly reassigned and later fired her rather than accommodate her chronic headaches after a car crash.
Baltimore man appeals carjacking conviction to Supreme Court
A Baltimore man who led police on a high-speed car chase into Fort Meade five years ago has appealed his subsequent carjacking conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed with the justices this month, Dontae Small argued through counsel that the trial judge improperly admitted into evidence information retrieved from Small’s cellphone. Brandon […]
Military families allege mold, other hazards in Fort Meade housing
Ten families living on base at Fort Meade filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging the property management company for the base has allowed them to be exposed to hazardous conditions, including toxic mold. The 14-count complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, claims Corvias Management-Army LLC and Meade Communities LLC have failed to maintain […]
Mistress gets 17 years in killing of soldier’s wife
A federal judge has sentenced a Texas woman to 17 years in prison for helping a U.S. Army sergeant with whom she had an affair kill his soldier wife in Maryland.
US Army sergeant convicted of killing soldier wife in 2015
A U.S. Army sergeant has been convicted of killing his soldier wife in 2015.
Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA
A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.
2 freed after shots fired at SUV in NSA campus confrontation
The FBI is trying to determine why a black SUV carrying three people tried to enter a top-secret intelligence site at Fort Meade, but officials said they don't believe terrorism was the reason.
Maryland man convicted on charges he drove car into NSA gate
BALTIMORE — A federal jury has convicted a 43-year-old Baltimore man on charges including carjacking after he rammed a stolen car into a security gate at Fort Meade, Maryland, back in 2015. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore announced the convictions Thursday against Dontae Small, who faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing […]
Retired major general facing court-martial on rape charges
FORT MEADE — A retired major general will face a court-martial on charges that he raped a child over a six-year period while on active duty in the 1980s. The U.S. Army said in a statement Wednesday that James J. Grazioplene will be assigned a military judge. A date will then be set for Grazioplene’s […]
Federal employee benefits nonprofit starts wealth management division
Government Employees’ Benefit Association Inc., an federal employee benefit nonprofit based at Fort Meade, now has a wealth management division. GEBA Wealth Management offers financial planning services, including investment portfolio management, for more than 15,000 of the association’s members and family members in the United States. Executive Director Michele Rackey said the asso[...]
Maryland-based army photographer captures her own death in explosion
ANNAPOLIS — The U.S. Army has published the final photo of a combat photographer who captured on camera the blast that killed her in an accidental mortar explosion in Afghanistan nearly four years ago. The Army’s professional journal says the image illustrates how women are increasingly exposed to dangerous situations in the military. The photograph […]
Fort Meade getting new senior noncommissioned officer
FORT MEADE — Fort Meade is getting a new top enlisted soldier. Garrison officials at Fort Meade near Baltimore say in a statement that Army Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Cullen is taking over from Command Sgt. Maj. Rodwell Forbes at a change-of-responsibility ceremony Friday. Forbes has served in the position since August 2014. He plans […]