Local veteran defends VA care at Veterans Day celebration

A retired Army major who served in Afghanistan as a Special Forces medic defended the U.S. Department...he joined the medical corps and in 2002 was deployed to Afghanistan to serve as a Special Forces medic.He was injured in 2003...

Veterans Affairs Hospitals | The Augusta Chronicle

...partners will hold a Veterans Information Briefing and Health Fair from 8 a.m. until ... A retired Army major who served in Afghanistan as a Special Forces medic defended the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, saying that the hospital saved his life and...

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...

Veterans' sacrifices don't stop with military service

...Day that the steady flow of U.S. casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan has slowed to a trickle, we must never forget the incredible...Isn't it likely that people who have survived firefights in Afghanistan can handle whatever tasks are thrown their way at the office...

Day brings mixed feelings

...always grateful to: World War II, Korea and the Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. I am one of those who is grateful, because my...hypocrisy.So, to those from World War II, Korea and Iraq/Afghanistan, I salute you and thank you for your service.

Hearing set to debate Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl desertion charges

...Bergdahl, who faces military charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan, are likely to argue at his initial court hearing that his...Idaho native's disappearance from his post in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. Before disappearing, Bergdahl had expressed...

Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan base

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - President Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that...close."America's commitment to the people of Afghanistan will endure," he pledged.Speaking to troops...

Georgia National Guard soldiers return from Afghanistan deployment in time for holidays

...Sandbothe returned from a deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday with plans to keep his holiday...began sending its citizen-soldiers to Afghanistan in November 2001.Soldiers of the 1-169th...to train in Texas before arriving in Afghanistan. The unit flies twin-rotor Chinook...

Memorial run to honor soldier killed in Afghanistan

...lost a good friend when he was killed Sept. 16 in Kabul, Afghanistan, during an enemy attack. To keep his memory alive, runners...worked with Donahue at Fort Bragg and deployed with him to Afghanistan. He had nothing but praise for his fallen comrade."Mike...

Bomb-sniffing K9, soldier reunited after tour in Afghanistan together

...friend he had walked with through the dangerous deserts of Afghanistan.Robbins flew to Augusta to take Max back to Massachusetts...spent another five months together in southern Helmand, Afghanistan."We would be out in the desert for hours walking around...