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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
  • 2 weeks, 5 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 5 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 3 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 4 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Robins Air Force Base

Runway access, wetlands slow Warner Robins G-RAMP project

Runway access, wetlands slow Warner Robins G-RAMP projectThe project known as "G-RAMP" started 14 year and about $230,000 ago.
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 4 weeks ago
Military

Wounded veteran learns via Jumbotron he gets a house

Wounded veteran learns via Jumbotron he gets a houseSgt. Marco Dominguez thought he was going to Saturday's Avalanche game just to watch some hockey. Instead, he found out that he was getting a free house.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

Wounded Warriors ride together to heal

Wounded Warriors ride together to healInjured service members and veterans are coming together to overcome physical, mental and emotional wounds. More than 50 men and women are taking part in the Wounded Soldier Ride. For some veterans, the battlefield isn't in Iraq or Afghanistan, but right here at...
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Robins Air Force Base

Behind the Lines: Painting planes a patriotic duty

Behind the Lines: Painting planes a patriotic dutyMany of the planes get their trademark color inside hangars at Robins Air Force Base. The people in the Corrosion Control shop call it their patriotic duty to put a top notch coat of paint on every plane.
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 1 month ago
Robins Air Force Base

Robins hosts first ever "Clergy Summit"

Robins hosts first ever "Clergy Summit"About 70 clergy members came to Robins Air Force Base to help support "civilian airmen."
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 1 month ago
Military

Whistleblowers: Veterans cheated out of benefits

Whistleblowers: Veterans cheated out of benefitsA CBS News investigation has found widespread mismanagement of claims, resulting in veterans being denied the benefits they earned, and many even dying before they get an answer from the VA, reports CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

Veterans propose major changes in VA health care

Veterans propose major changes in VA health careA national veterans task force is advocating radical changes in the medical system for America's former military personnel, including a choice to receive subsidized private care and conversion of the Veterans Health Administration into a non-profit corporation...
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

Defense cuts spark worries about troops' careers, pay

Defense cuts spark worries about troops' careers, payLooming budget cuts not only are stoking anxiety among troops but also fundamentally changing how they think about the military, the services' top enlisted leaders told House lawmakers Wednesday.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

VA suicide hotline film wins Oscar

VA suicide hotline film wins OscarA film that turned the camera lens on those who work behind the scenes to keep veterans from committing suicide took home an Academy Award on Sunday night.
  • Military
  • 1 month ago
Military

F-16 pilot lands with half of one wing sheared off

F-16 pilot lands with half of one wing sheared offTwo F-16C pilots survived a midair crash during a training flight over Kansas, with the student flier managing to return safely to base in Oklahoma with half of one wing sheared off, the Air Force announced Friday.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Military

Navy revokes 'health care for life' from senior citizen

Navy revokes 'health care for life' from senior citizenShe thought that made her eligible for the Department of Defense's 20/20/20 program, which would give her free health care for life.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Non-profit helps homeless veterans find homes

Non-profit helps homeless veterans find homesVanessa Griggs served in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1987 and in December, she was evicted from her home of 17 years.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Military

Man embarks on epic motorcycle ride for veterans

Man embarks on epic motorcycle ride for veteransCharley Barnes has been riding motorcycles for more than 40 years. He's logged more than 100,000 miles on the back of his Harley. And this summer he's preparing for the ride of a lifetime.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Military

Army eases policy on transgender soldiers

Army eases policy on transgender soldiersThe new directive expires after 12 months, or sooner, if a broader re-interpretation of the Army's rules about transgender soldiers is issued.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

Giffords, husband return Navy vet's uniform to family

Giffords, husband return Navy vet's uniform to familyIllinois residents Penny and David Welch had scheduled a getaway to Arizona for February. It would be a regular trip to visit some of David's relatives in the Tucson area — and also a welcome escape from the winter chill of their Sugar Grove home, about an hour...
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Fighter jets practice off coast of Georgia

Fighter jets practice off coast of GeorgiaFighter pilots from across the United States are training in a large exercise off the coast of Georgia.
  • News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

Loophole allows for military sex offenders not to register

Loophole allows for military sex offenders not to registerIt's a flawed system that could pose hidden dangers. There are sex offenders released from military prisons who can not be found on any sex offender registry. It's an issue that hits close to home in Jacksonville, and includes several servicemen convicted of...
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

Military approves hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning

Military approves hormone therapy for Chelsea ManningChelsea Manning, the convicted national-security secrets leaker, has been approved for hormone therapy for transition to a woman as an inmate at the Army's Fort Leavenworth prison, according to a memo obtained Thursday by USA TODAY.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
News

Bill aims to close sex offender loophole

Bill aims to close sex offender loopholeCongresswoman Jackie Speier introduced a bill, aimed at closing a loophole that allows sex offenders convicted in the military to go years without putting their name on a sex offender registry.
  • News
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

Obama signs veteran suicide prevention bill

Obama signs veteran suicide prevention billPresident Obama signed a veteran suicide prevention bill into law Thursday, calling on all Americans to "reach out and do more with and for our veterans."
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

You can help put faces with names on Vietnam Memorial

You can help put faces with names on Vietnam MemorialFor almost 15 years, volunteers have been collecting photographs of the more than 58,000 names engraved on the polished black panels of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Military

This soldier reunion has everyone crying, even Navy dad

This soldier reunion has everyone crying, even Navy dadYellow ribbons are tied around several trees on the grounds of a Florida elementary school, each with a military member's name written on it.
  • Military
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

48th Brigade welcomes first African-American Commander

48th Brigade welcomes first African-American CommanderColonel Reginald G. A. Neal transitioned into his new role as commander of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Warner Robins

Military contractor returns from Afghanistan

Military contractor returns from AfghanistanDon Hawkins, a military contractor who's spent the last 10 months in Afghanistan, surprised his son at lunch.
  • Warner Robins
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Features

Minn. man helps make new tools for WWII vet after burglary

Minn. man helps make new tools for WWII vet after burglaryA father, son and a Minnesota vet are being praised for their generosity after a Colorado man's favorite wood-carving tools were stolen right before Christmas.
  • Features
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
News

Dying Minnesota veteran gives everything away

Dying Minnesota veteran gives everything awayAfter 38 years in his Maple Grove home the time has come for Bob Karlstrand. Everything he owns, from toys and books to home appliances and furniture has to go.
  • News
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Warner Robins

Controlled burn today at Robins Air Force Base

Controlled burn today at Robins Air Force BaseThere will be a controlled burn of piles of logs at Robins Air Force Base on Wednesday.
  • Warner Robins
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Macon

Macon Marine overcomes amputation, becomes state trooper

Macon Marine overcomes amputation, becomes state trooperMark Smith lost his leg in a battle in Iraq, but did not let the injury change his course in life.
  • Macon
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Robins Air Force Base

Robins Public Health first line of defense against disease

Robins Public Health first line of defense against diseaseThe Public Health division protects airmen and their families from disease at home and abroad.
  • Robins Air Force Base
  • 2 months ago
Military

Recruit drops 150 pounds to join the Army

Recruit drops 150 pounds to join the ArmyWhat may be the Army's biggest loser started basic training this week at Fort Benning, Ga.
  • Military
  • 2 months ago
Military

Obama wants end of sequester, seeks $74B spending hike

Obama wants end of sequester, seeks $74B spending hikePresident Obama will call for an end to the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration and seek $74 billion in spending above those limits when he unveils his budget next week, the White House announced Thursday.
  • Military
  • 2 months ago
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