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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 week 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.
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  • 1 week 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 week, 1 day ago
Military

Coast Guard and Navy to conduct exercise off Ga.

Coast Guard and Navy to conduct exercise off Ga.The Coast Guard and Navy plan to conduct a full-scale maritime exercise in the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Military
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Military

Report: Some causes of suicide in military need more study

Report: Some causes of suicide in military need more studyWhile the military has poured more money into suicide research than any other sector of American society in recent years, certain targets in dire need of study remain under-funded, according to a RAND Corp. report released Monday.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Military

Navy set to overhaul 4 uniforms for sailors

Navy set to overhaul 4 uniforms for sailorsNavy officials are on the cusp of approving new uniforms and tweaking old ones to expand sailors' options and modernize their sea bag — changes that will start appearing as soon as a year from now.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Forsyth - Monroe

Law enforcement honors fallen brother

Law enforcement honors fallen brotherFuneral procession plans for Deputy Michael Norris
  • Forsyth - Monroe
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Local

Mom surprises daughter after returning from Afghanistan

Mom surprises daughter after returning from AfghanistanThe 48th Brigade returned to Macon Tuesday to be reunited with their families. However, 1st Lieutenant Letita Williams did not get to see her daughter... until today. Lieutenant Williams surprised her daughter Jaedyn Edwards at Russell Elementary School.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Military

Obama insists: No U.S. ground combat troops in Iraq

Obama insists: No U.S. ground combat troops in IraqPresident Obama doubled down Wednesday on an increasingly questioned pledge: There will be no U.S. ground combat troops back in Iraq.
  • Military
  • 2 weeks ago
Military

Toddler ignores military protocol, hugs mom

Toddler ignores military protocol, hugs momThe 3-year-old boy could not wait for his mom to be dismissed after serving nine months in Afghanistan with the National Guard's 114th Transportation Company based in Chisholm, Minn.
  • Military
  • 2 weeks ago
Military

Service dog calms war vet's PTSD reaction

Service dog calms war vet's PTSD reactionErick Scott knows first-hand how it feels to suffer from PTSD. A veteran who served in Iraq, this husband and father came home from the fighting only to be confronted by his own demons. Refusing at first to believe the PTSD diagnosis from his doctor, it wasn't...
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  • 2 weeks ago
News

LA school district considers armored vehicles, grenade launchers

LA school district considers armored vehicles, grenade launchersLos Angeles Unified School District police officials are considering whether they need the armored vehicle and grenade launchers they received from the U.S. military.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Macon

Macon's 48th Infantry Brigade returns

Macon's 48th Infantry Brigade returnsAfter nearly a year overseas, Macon's 48th Infantry Brigade returned Tuesday.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secret

As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secretDuring his final year in Congress in 2008, then-senator Joe Biden heralded his top picks for the nation's elite service academies with a congratulatory news release and led a group of academy-bound students on a personal tour of his domain as Senate Foreign...
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Military

Hagel: The United States at war with the Islamic State

Hagel: The United States at war with the Islamic StateGen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, told a Senate panel Tuesday he will recommend having U.S.advisers fight with Iraqi troops against the militant Islamic State group if the situation requires it.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Military

Obama urges new gun laws in wake of Navy Yard shooting

Obama urges new gun laws in wake of Navy Yard shootingA year after a mass shooting took 12 lives at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama on Tuesday renewed his call for new gun control laws.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Military

Belated medals result from effort to find past valor

Belated medals result from effort to find past valorA congressional law dating back a dozen years led military record keepers to uncover a rich vein of gallantry hidden in aging files, including evidence supporting the White House Medal of Honor ceremony Monday for a retired soldier and another who died in battle 45...
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
News

Campus police also acquire military surplus equipment

Campus police also acquire military surplus equipmentEven as a national debate about militarized police forces rages in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting, at least five Indiana universities already had armed their officers with military leftovers, according to an Indianapolis Star review of public...
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Military

Holder announces plan to combat American militants

Holder announces plan to combat American militantsAttorney General Eric Holder announced a strategy Monday aimed at attempting to disrupt American extremists from joining terrorist groups, including those drawn to conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Military

Macon Medal of Honor recipient honored on Navy ship

Macon Medal of Honor recipient honored on Navy shipRodney Davis died in 1967 in Vietnam after he jumped on a grenade to save his fellow Marines.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Military

Analysis: Syrian airstrikes may help U.S. enemies

Analysis: Syrian airstrikes may help U.S. enemiesUntil the Islamic State's rampage through Iraq and Syria, President Obama had avoided getting sucked into Syria's long and bloody civil war.
  • Military
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Robins Air Force Base

New 21st Century Partnership CEO: Robins looks "solid"

New 21st Century Partnership CEO: Robins looks "solid"Stenner says Robins's performance is improving, but new flight missions are not likely.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Milledgeville

Military college writes names of 10,000 fallen

Military college writes names of 10,000 fallenThe visual of thousands of names put 9/11 in perspective for students that were not born yet.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Milledgeville

Georgia Military College remembers 9/11

Georgia Military College remembers 9/11Thursday marks the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In addition to remembering September 11th, 2001, Georgia Military College is also educating its students
  • Milledgeville
  • 3 weeks ago
Military

Airman must swear 'so help me God' or leave Air Force

Airman must swear 'so help me God' or leave Air ForceAn atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada has until November to change his mind and swear a re-enlistment oath to God, the Air Force said.
  • Military
  • 3 weeks ago
Nation

Al-Qaeda morphs into a new movement since 9/11

Al-Qaeda morphs into a new movement since 9/11The al-Qaeda that attacked the USA on 9/11 is not the same al-Qaeda the United States fights today. Once based in Afghanistan with a strong leader who ordered attacks on Western capitals, it has become a diffuse movement with offshoots that threaten nations across the...
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks ago
Nation

Obama to outline plans for Iraq, Syria

Obama to outline plans for Iraq, SyriaPresident Obama began putting the final touches Wednesday on a prime-time speech outlining expanded plans to battle the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks ago