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Robins Air Force Base

Behind the Lines: Air Force Reserve video production

Behind the Lines: Air Force Reserve video productionEach month, we take you Behind the Lines at Robins Air Force Base to feature the work of the 22,000 employees there.
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Military

Bill would make it easier to fire VA workers

Bill would make it easier to fire VA workersFrustrated by a lack of firings in the wake of a series of Veterans Affairs scandals, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday offered new legislation that would make it easier for the VA secretary to dismiss any employee.
  • Military
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Military

Major receives Soldier's Medal for saving five lives

Major receives Soldier's Medal for saving five livesWhen Maj. Richard Hull set out on a fishing trip while on leave last summer, he never imagined he'd help save the lives of five others.
  • Military
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Military

Military aims to revamp health data collection

Military aims to revamp health data collectionThe Military Health System is revamping its process for collecting and analyzing information, according to the agency.
  • Military
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Military

Army Ranger School tests if women are up to grueling challenge

Army Ranger School tests if women are up to grueling challengeThe Army Ranger School instructor stood at the center of the sawdust pit, shouting instructions. Around him, dozens of soldiers low-crawled around the pit in a dirty, sweaty mass of bodies.
  • Military
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Life

Soldier dad surprised son by photobombing school pic

Soldier dad surprised son by photobombing school picTo surprise his son, Corporal James Bass snuck behind him as he was getting his picture taken in the gym at the school.
  • Life
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Military

Men stole, sold military robots and armor on eBay: FBI

Men stole, sold military robots and armor on eBay: FBIFederal agents have arrested four men they say conspired to steal, sell and buy military equipment ranging from a pair of $187,000 robots to body armor, uniforms, an M4 rifle and ammunition.
  • Military
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Georgia

Military steps up effort to track sex offenders

Military steps up effort to track sex offendersWhen a sex offender convicted in the military is released from prison they are asked where where they plan to go. The military then alerts the local law enforcement and hopes they show up. If they don't, a legal loophole allows them to move around the country...
  • Georgia
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Life

Sergeant father surprises kids at school after deployment

Sergeant father surprises kids at school after deploymentAn 11-year-old in Cibolo got a surprise she'll remember for the rest of her life at a school assembly Thursday.
  • Life
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program

Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism programTwelve months of data through early 2015 show that 403,564 soldiers, or 52%, scored badly in the area of optimism, agreeing with statements such as "I rarely count on good things happening to me."
  • Military
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

Fallen soldier memorial called inappropriate for park

Fallen soldier memorial called inappropriate for parkA veterans group wants to complete the Veterans Memorial in Milford's Central Park with a fallen soldier monument, but the village council isn't sure the piece — which features a pair of boots and a helmet atop an M-16 rifle — is an appropriate focal point for...
  • Military
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Military

Black Army officers struggle to climb ranks

Black Army officers struggle to climb ranksThe 2016 list of commanders for Army infantry, artillery and armor combat brigades and battalions shows black officers continue to struggle to gain a foothold in the units that serve as the primary training ground for senior leaders.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks ago
Military

Military tattoos tell stories of pain, triumph

Military tattoos tell stories of pain, triumphAmber is part of an upcoming art exhibit called "Service Ink – Military Tattoos and Their Stories." It starts June 24 at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn. Organizers are accepting applications through April 15.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Military

Air Force fires general over A-10 controversy

Air Force fires general over A-10 controversyAir Force officials announced Friday that they have fired a two-star general who told junior officers they would be committing "treason" by speaking with members of Congress about attempts to retire the A-10 attack plane.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Military

Veterans complain of long wait in Fla. VA hospital emergency room

Veterans complain of long wait in Fla. VA hospital emergency roomAt the Gainesville VA facility there was a system redesign to reduce the wait time in the ER, but some say you wouldn't know it.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Military

Troops who leave service early at high risk of suicide

Troops who leave service early at high risk of suicideA massive study of post-9/11 service members shows that troops at the highest risk for suicide are those who served less than a full enlistment and, in particular, those who leave after less than a year — personnel whose discharges may be related to mental health...
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Military

It's official: Army issues new tattoo rules

It's official: Army issues new tattoo rulesUnder the new policy, there are no longer limits on the size or number of tattoos soldiers can have on their arms and legs.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Military

Grabowski gets $480K in Georgia National Guard lawsuit

Grabowski gets $480K in Georgia National Guard lawsuitWhistle-blower lawsuit against the Georgia National Guard settled out-of-court for $480,000
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

Twin boys' World War II dream comes true

Twin boys' World War II dream comes trueIt all began in Raleigh, North Carolina with a flurry of plastic bombshells. A few years ago, 10-year-old twins -- Carter and Jack Hanson-- got really into the game Battleship. That got them interested in naval warfare in general, which eventually led to a family...
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

WWII veteran shares fortunate bond with granddaughter

WWII veteran shares fortunate bond with granddaughterFor as long as she can remember, Brianna Vasquez has only wanted to be in one place at 6:30 p.m. each weeknight. She's only wanted to be planted in front of a television, her "Pee Paw" by her side, getting creamed at Wheel of Fortune.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

Study: No link between suicide and serving in or near war zones

Study: No link between suicide and serving in or near war zonesA massive study of 3.9 million U.S. troops who served during the first six years after 9/11 shows no link between being deployed in or near a war zone and a high risk of suicide.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

Army announces big changes to the tattoo policy

Army announces big changes to the tattoo policyThe new revision to the appearance policy still prohibits soldiers from having tattoos on their necks, and the ban will remain on tattoos that are extremist, racist or sexist.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Local

Behind the Lines: Gyro shop keeps airplanes on course

Behind the Lines: Gyro shop keeps airplanes on courseGyro Shop repairs and rebuilds complicated devices similar to a simple toy.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Military

Purple Heart found by dog, returned to veteran's family

Purple Heart found by dog, returned to veteran's familyJust feet away from where he is buried, Corporal Richmond Litman's family came to get back something they thought had been lost forever.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Civil War-era photos found, family sought

Civil War-era photos found, family soughtThe Jefferson County Sheriff's Office wants the public's help in finding anybody who may recognize photos in their possession dating back to the Civil War era.
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Military

Marine leaders to review controversial tattoo policy

Marine leaders to review controversial tattoo policyThe review would take place March 31 and April 1 and involve other Marine Corps sergeants major at the force level.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Bibb, Houston leaders explore regional transportation

Bibb, Houston leaders explore regional transportationLeaders from Bibb and Houston County are exploring several ideas to expand the region's economic footprint.
  • News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

Flags planted every hour to raise awareness for military suicide

Flags planted every hour to raise awareness for military suicideOver the course of the 441 hours of basketball games that make up the NCAA March Madness tournament, 441 American flags will be planted in front of the PTSD Foundation of America's Camp Hope in Northwest Houston to draw attention to the unsolved epidemic of...
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Soldier who survived Afghanistan tour, Fort Hood shootings killed in motorcycle crash

Soldier who survived Afghanistan tour, Fort Hood shootings killed in motorcycle crashA bicyclist called police to report a body discovered near a wrecked motorcycle in a wash next to the Union Hills Drive exit on Loop 101. It was less than a mile from Stirnes' home.
  • News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Military

Army probes failing program following USA TODAY report

Army probes failing program following USA TODAY reportArmy leaders ordered inspections of all 54 of the service's substance abuse clinics in response to a USA TODAY report this week that half of out-patient treatment centers are operating at substandard levels and thousands of soldiers are denied the help they need.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Military

Robins' "Have a blessed day" flap discussed at Pentagon

Robins' "Have a blessed day" flap discussed at PentagonThe decision to overturn Robins Air Force Base's "Have a blessed day" ban came after a meeting at the Pentagon.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Robins Air Force Base

Robins reverses: 'Have a blessed day' is OK

Robins reverses: 'Have a blessed day' is OKFew concerned about being told "have a blessed day"
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Robins Air Force Base

Robins AFB personnel banned from giving unwelcome "blessings"

Robins AFB personnel banned from giving unwelcome "blessings"Robins guards are no longer allowed to use the phrase "have a blessed day" when greeting visitors and employees.
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Military

VA doesn't release 140 vet health care probe findings

VA doesn't release 140 vet health care probe findingsThe Department of Veterans Affairs' chief watchdog has not publicly released the findings of 140 health care investigations since 2006, potentially leaving dangerous problems to fester without proper oversight, a USA TODAY analysis of VA documents found.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Military

Army eases ban on transgender soldiers

Army eases ban on transgender soldiersThe Army issued a directive Friday that protects transgender soldiers from being dismissed by mid-level officers by requiring the decision for discharge to be made by the service's top civilian for personnel matters.
  • Military
  • 2 months ago
Military

Policy change opens 4,100 military special ops jobs to women

Policy change opens 4,100 military special ops jobs to womenMore than 4,100 officer and enlisted "men only" positions in special operations units of the Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve will be opened to women.
  • Military
  • 2 months ago
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