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First class of veterans graduates from golf program

...confidence to get back outdoors and interact with others, something he struggled with after surviving a rocket explosion in Afghanistan in 2008.After medically retiring last year, Rosario said, migraines, memory loss and PTSD kept him inside the house...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-30/first-class-veterans-graduate
A monumental mistake

...remnants of that past won't do a thing to change the past ? but will alter the future forever. Just like the Taliban did in Afghanistan when it tragically dynamited the "Buddhas of Bamiyan" rock sculptures dating to the sixth century.Actions such as that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-16/monumental-mistake
A deplorable deal

...trade of five Taliban terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl, a captured U.S. Army soldier found to have abandoned his unit in Afghanistan, and who now faces a charge of desertion.Congress will have 60 days to review the Iran deal once delivered by the administration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-16/deplorable-deal
Local VA-military partnership adds Columbia hospitals

...identifying opportunities for sharing facilities, personnel and services in January 2012, as the drawdown of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began to increase the number of veterans receiving VA disability for mental and physical injuries.The group started small...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-11/local-va-military-partnershi
Lockheed Martin to buy helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion

...quarter of 2016.There have been sale rumors for more than a year as the military business fell with the U.S. exiting Afghanistan and reducing its presence in Iraq. Sikorsky, which is also used by major energy companies to ferry workers to and from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-20/lockheed-martin-buy-helico
Columbia County school board cuts tax rate

...teaching positions at Central Gwinnett High School, in Lawrenceville, Ga., and at the International School of Kabul, in Afghanistan.Kimberly J. Romero, an assistant principal at Westmont Elementary School, was appointed as the new principal of Grovetown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-14/columbia-county-school-bo
Soldier receives Purple Heart for injuries during deployment to Afghanistan

Army Sgt. Beth VanVleet received a Pur ple Heart on Friday for injuries sustained in Afghanistan in 2012.On July 10, 2012, VanVleet was acting as an assistant to Chaplain Joseph Joe at a forward operating base in Logar province...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-27/soldier-receives-purple-hear
Night at the Movies

new this weekMAX (PG): A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S., where his bond with the soldier's brother leads to a revelation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-06-24/night-movies
Augusta Tech offers troops, veterans space of their own

...30, said he struggled to escape the psychological wounds he endured while serving from 2002 to 2010 during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.For the first month, he had difficulty focusing on his coursework until a case worker at the Charlie Norwood Veterans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-06-24/augusta-tech-offers-troop
Fort Gordon honors Vietnam vets with welcome home ceremony

...have been central to welcoming home troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, Baker said."In doing so, our Vietnam veterans have...following his morning physical training. He was deployed to Afghanistan twice and remembers older veterans greeting him upon his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-19/fort-gordon-honors-vietnam-ve