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Soldier focuses on family as deployment nears

...reality for military families, who according to Defense Department records have lost about 6,700 loved ones in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The fallen include 28 Army, Marine and Navy troops from Fort Gordon and the Augusta area, each of whom will be honored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-24/soldier-focuses-family-deploy
A day of honor and happiness

...than 50,000 in Vietnam. More recently, about 6,800 service men and women have died in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Remember them. Honor them. And don't feel regretful for enjoying the day while you do.Perhaps that's how they would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-24/day-honor-and-happine
Georgia post to give Vietnam vets homecoming they never had

...after the welcome Fort Stewart troops have received for the past 12 years as units returned from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.Veterans groups have played a large part in celebrating the service of Fort Stewart soldiers, said post spokesman Kevin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-25/georgia-post-give-vietnam-vet
VA deputy secretary, Fox News co-anchorman delivering keynotes at warrior care symposium

...and other organizations.Scott, co-anchorman for Happening Now, will share his experience covering wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001, Forrest said. He speaks today.During Gibson's address on Friday, Forrest said, it's possible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-20/va-deputy-secretary-fox-news-
'What's Going On?' Marvin Gaye's question in 1971 resonates today

...master's plantation.It's now 2015, and our American military is still engaged in unnecessary war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. And there are many Americans who still believe that war is the answer for solving worldly disputes. Instead, we must rely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-16/whats-going-marv
Across Georgia

...homeRINGGOLD, GA. - An Army veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan is moving into a free home in Ringgold.Sgt. Jason Smith...legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2012. Philan thro pist Mike Fitzpatrick and the nonprofit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-09/across-georgia
South Carolina Medal of Honor recipient escorting WWII vets to DC

...bestowed the Medal of Honor on Kyle Carpenter for saving the life of a fellow Marine by throwing himself on a grenade in Afghanistan.The 25-year-old says his 40 reconstructive surgeries are behind him and he's been able to wrap up his sophomore year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-09/south-carolina-medal-honor-re
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
Foreign policy unclean

...the Shah. The residual effects we have witnessed in the news for quite some time. We have supported regimes in Iraq and Afghanistan that have backfired. The effect is the turbulent unrest we are witnessing.Technology has made the world smaller and more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-13/foreign-policy-unclean
Overtime

...In Zurich, Switzerland, FIFA says Afghanistan will play host to its first 2018 World...security reasons.FIFA has confirmed that Afghanistan will play Syria on June 11 at the Samen...Mashhad, near Iran's border with Afghanistan.Myanmar is barred from playing host...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-11/overtime