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Food Stamp Usage Levels Off at Commissaries

8:40 AM, Oct 30, 2013

Use of food stamps in commissaries continued to rise last year, although not as sharply as in previous years, according to Defense Commissary Agency data.

Commission Weighs Merger Between Guard and Reserve

8:20 AM, Oct 30, 2013

The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, seen here Oct. 24, is considering a proposal to merge the Air Force Reserves and Guard.

Sell Your Candy, Support a Soldier

7:34 PM, Oct 29, 2013

The time is here for Tootsie Rolls, Blow Pops, and chocolate to fill bags for trick-or- treaters.

Military Test of Body Fat Faces Criticism

10:27 AM, Oct 28, 2013

Doctors say a number of military personnel are turning to liposuction to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon's body fat test.

Enlisted Clothing Allowances Up Slightly in 2014

8:22 AM, Oct 28, 2013

The value of the initial clothing bag for male airmen will increase $26.88 this year to $1,490.92. Female airmen's clothing bag will increase $33.75 to $1,701.03.

Military Bases Open Their Doors to Home-Schoolers

11:59 AM, Oct 26, 2013

 A growing number of military parents want to end the age-old tradition of switching schools for their kids.

Studies Highlight RAFB Region Strengths and Weaknesses

6:15 PM, Oct 24, 2013

The 21st Century Partnership released studies Thursday, showing how Robins compares to other defense communities. The information will be used to prepare for future rounds of BRAC.

One in Custody After Shooting at Tenn. Navy Base

3:38 PM, Oct 24, 2013

A Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty shot two people. Injuries are not life-threatening.

Thunderbirds to Fly Again in 2014

1:11 PM, Oct 24, 2013

The Thunderbirds are returning in fiscal 2014, but the Air Force's overall budget for their shows and other community outreach programs will be less than half of what it was before sequestration hit.

Academy May Drop 'So Help Me God' from Oath

12:17 PM, Oct 23, 2013

The Air Force Academy is considering dropping or changing its honor oath because it has the phrase "so help me God."

History-Laden Unit Returns from Last Deployment

11:21 AM, Oct 23, 2013

Soldiers with a regiment whose roots trace to World War II's fabled "Band of Brothers" are set to return from their final deployment to Afghanistan.

Navy Blue Angels to Resume Performances Next Year

2:10 PM, Oct 22, 2013

The Navy's daredevil fighter jet pilots, the Blue Angels, are set to return to the skies above air shows nationwide in 2014.

U.S. Sends Armored Vehicles to the United Nations

10:41 PM, Oct 21, 2013

U.S. aids the efforts to destroy chemical weapons in Syria.

One-Percent Raise Likely for Troops Next Year

10:04 AM, Oct 21, 2013

Troops are due a 1 percent increase under a presidential order signed in August, which is the same raise scheduled for federal civilians.

Savannah Hosts Veterans' Mental Health Conference

10:00 AM, Oct 21, 2013

The Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities is hosting a conference in Savannah focusing on promoting trauma recovery needs for Georgia veterans and their families.

New PT Standards Take Effect Monday

10:00 AM, Oct 21, 2013

After a delay caused by the government shutdown, new physical fitness test standards that give commanders more authority over test results and offer airmen who fail the waist tape a chance to pass using body fat measurements are in effect as of Oct.

First Women Enter Infantry School

11:58 AM, Oct 19, 2013

The Marine Corps has been training infantrymen here since 1953.

Ellen Gives $10K to NH Waitress for Soldiers' Tab

9:03 PM, Oct 18, 2013

A New Hampshire waitress who picked up the lunch tab of two National Guard soldiers affected by the federal government's shutdown has been repaid - more than 300 times over - by television star Ellen DeGeneres.

Veterans Help Fight Child Pornography

11:51 AM, Oct 18, 2013

17 veterans were trained to join Homeland Security Investigation Offices in the fight against child pornography.

Veterans Flocking to College as Wars Wind Down

11:43 AM, Oct 17, 2013

The government says 1 million veterans and their dependents have enrolled in colleges over the past four years.

Obama Signs Budget Deal, Ends Shutdown

9:03 AM, Oct 17, 2013

On the 17th day, Congress and President Obama reached agreement on a budget allowing the federal government to reopen.

Deployed Mom Returns Home; Surprises Daughter at School

3:19 PM, Oct 16, 2013

This seven-year-old's mom surprised her at Vineville Academy in Macon.

Central Georgia Groups Plan School-Supply Giveways

Several local organizations are stepping up to lend families a helping hand

3:16 PM, Jul 13, 2010

Goodbye CD Player. New Cars Slowly Abandon the CD Player

The compact disk player has begun the long slow fade-out from cars.

11:59 AM, Aug 4, 2013

Redneck Games Draw Large Crowd in East Dublin

The East Dublin Lions Club estimated between 5,000 and 7,500 people would attend this year's Redneck Games at Buckeye Park. Events included the Toilet Seat Toss and Armpit Serenade.

7:26 PM, Jul 10, 2010

Macon Man Dies on Wreck on I-75

The Bibb County coroner has identified a man who died when his pickup struck a construction barrier on Interstatate 75 near downtown Macon.

3:05 PM, Sep 10, 2013

Yosemite Fire Threatens Ancient Trees

Firefighters also tried to hold back any possible threats to the water and electrical supplies for San Francisco.

6:14 AM, Aug 26, 2013

Deputy: Mom, Three Kids Weren't Wearing Seat Belts

A Toyota Solara driven by April White crossed the center line and struck a van on Highway 280, east of Rochelle. White and her 7-year-old son died immediately. Her daughters aged 9 and 5 died in hospitals. A man in the van was also fatally injured.

12:26 AM, Feb 20, 2010

Christopher Blake Approved as President of Middle Georgia State

Blake most recently served as president of a private Catholic liberal arts college in Iowa.

10:49 PM, Nov 6, 2013

Dodge Co. Murder Victim ID'd, Two Suspects in Jail

Magic "Deonte" Fuller, 18, and Printess Stanley, 25, are in jail, charged with felony murder. They're being held without bond.

8:10 AM, Jun 18, 2013

Foul Ball at Braves Game Turns Into Fair Cause for Ga. Family

A foul ball at a Braves game struck a 6-year-old Atlanta girl in the head and led to emergency surgery. Now, her parents are raising money for the hospital that cared for her.

3:06 PM, Dec 28, 2010

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