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Military

Marine Corps prepares for gender test for co-ed units

Marine Corps prepares for gender test for co-ed unitsIn the coming month or so, Camp Lejeune, N.C., will be transformed into a laboratory as some 90 researchers and 650 Marine Corps volunteers and staffers embark on a first-of-its kind experiment to test the dynamics of co-ed units in combat.
  • Military
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Forsyth - Monroe

Monroe County Veteran gets Congressional Medal

Monroe County Veteran gets Congressional MedalA Central Georgia veteran was honored Saturday with one of the highest recognition's for service to our country.
  • Forsyth - Monroe
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Milledgeville

Georgia Military College's VP retires from active duty

Georgia Military College's VP retires from active dutyGeorgia Military College's Vice President has officially retired from active duty.
  • Milledgeville
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

U.S. Marines take Ebola fight to Africa

U.S. Marines take Ebola fight to AfricaA Marines contingent was en route to Liberia on Thursday as health officials continued to press their case that the best way to keep the deadly virus from sweeping across the U.S. is to stop the outbreak in West Africa.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Warner Robins

Commanders give update on airmen

Commanders give update on airmenMilitary leaders say with an investigation that's expected to last for weeks.
  • Warner Robins
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Robins Air Force Base

BREAKING: Third Robins AFB airman's body found in Japan

BREAKING: Third Robins AFB airman's body found in Japan3 Robins airmen were pulled into heavy surf Sunday after a typhoon in Japan. The bodies of all 3 airmen have been found.
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Military

Panetta questions Obama's Islamic State strategy

Panetta questions Obama's Islamic State strategyFormer defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta offers some criticism of President Obama in his new book -- and is offering some more criticism on his book tour.
  • Military
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Military

Chambliss: U.S. faces long fight with ISIS and terrorism

Chambliss: U.S. faces long fight with ISIS and terrorismSenator Saxby Chambliss says the U.S. faces a long fight with militant group and terrorism overall.
  • Military
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

American explains why he's fighting ISIL

American explains why he's fighting ISILLike many Americans, Jordan Matson is outraged by the brutality of the Islamic State. But unlike virtually every other American, he decided to take on the militants head-on.
  • Military
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

Military woman's startup turns Army surplus into style

Military woman's startup turns Army surplus into styleThree years ago, 1st Lt. Emily Núñez Cavness was the lone ROTC cadet at Middlebury College, in Vermont, headed for a career in the military.
  • Military
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

Panetta: '30-year war' and a leadership test for Obama

Panetta: '30-year war' and a leadership test for ObamaAmericans should be braced for a long battle against the brutal terrorist group Islamic State that will test U.S. resolve — and the leadership of the commander in chief, says Leon Panetta, who headed the CIA and then the Pentagon as Al Qaeda was weakened and Osama bin...
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

New memorial honoring disabled veterans unveiled in DC

New memorial honoring disabled veterans unveiled in DCThe new memorial is called 'The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial' and is the first of its kind to recognize all Veterans with both physical injuries and the "invisible" ones such as PTSD.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

Commandant says no to proposed Marine uniform changes

Commandant says no to proposed Marine uniform changesMarine officials said Commandant Gen. James Amos has decided not to change the color of enlisted rank insignia.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks ago
Military

Coast Guard gives WWII vet a Viking funeral at sea

Coast Guard gives WWII vet a Viking funeral at seaThe Coast Guard carries out dozens of burials at sea in a given year, but one World War II veteran got a unique farewell.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Military

U.S. has already spent nearly $1 billion fighting ISIS

U.S. has already spent nearly $1 billion fighting ISISThe first wave of U.S. military attacks against ISIS has cost nearly $1 billion, according to a military think tank.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Military

South Ga. Air Force base warns of training exercise

South Ga. Air Force base warns of training exerciseAir Force officials say training exercises at Fort Benning are expected to feature practice bombings executed by low-flying aircraft.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Military

Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-delayed security pact

Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-delayed security pactThe United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Features

New Air Force pilot takes WWII grandpa flying

New Air Force pilot takes WWII grandpa flyingAs far back as Nick can remember he's been hearing about his Grandpa Bob Jorgenson's 35 missions as a WWII fighter pilot.
  • Features
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

Poll: 70% of troops say no boots on ground in Iraq

Poll: 70% of troops say no boots on ground in IraqAs the tide of war rises again in the Middle East, the military's rank and file are mostly opposed to expanding the new mission in Iraq and Syria to include sending a large number of U.S. ground troops into combat, according to a Military Times survey of...
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

Obama aide: U.S. to sign Afghan troop deal

Obama aide: U.S. to sign Afghan troop dealA top aide to President Obama said Monday that the United States and Afghanistan will sign an agreement Tuesday allowing some 10,000 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan after combat operations end at the close of this year.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Nation

ISIL fight already near $1 billion as strategy shifts

ISIL fight already near $1 billion as strategy shiftsThe air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Military

Military to allow undocumented immigrants to serve

Military to allow undocumented immigrants to serveA small number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will have an opportunity to join the military for the first time in decades under a new Department of Defense policy unveiled Thursday.
  • Military
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Robins Air Force Base

Behind the Lines: Novices fly at Robins Aero Club

Behind the Lines: Novices fly at Robins Aero ClubThe Robins Aero Club recently opened membership opportunities to the general public.
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Dublin

Dept. of Veterans Affairs hosts town hall meeting

Dept. of Veterans Affairs hosts town hall meetingDirector hosts town hall meeting for the first time since scandal
  • Dublin
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Military

Did Obama serve up a coffee cup-salute snafu to Marines?

Did Obama serve up a coffee cup-salute snafu to Marines?President Obama stepped off Marine One and saluted Marines with a cup of coffee in his hand Tuesday on his way back from a United Nations talk on Climate Change and address on airstrikes in Syria.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

Army chief: Division headquarters heading to Iraq

Army chief: Division headquarters heading to IraqAs the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

F-22 Raptor makes combat debut with Syria strikes

F-22 Raptor makes combat debut with Syria strikesThe F-22 Raptor had a starring role in the airstrikes in Syria Monday, marking a major milestone for the small air dominance fleet.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago