Fort Gordon tribute run honors fallen Marines, Navy sailors

...past year.Neal, a 19-year-old Marine from California, died in Iraq on Oct. 23, 2014, becoming the second American military member to die in the U.S. campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Like Pulidoreyes, Neal...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival returns with lore, dancing, music

...past three Oka'Chaffa Indian Festivals has been Charles "Little Eagle" Reyes leading an annual dance honoring American military veterans with the veterans themselves invited to take part in the ritual.Dressed in his red, white and blue regalia...

The Moving Wall is coming to Evans to deliver a moving experience

...through Veterans Day, Platt's Funeral Home has a number of books displayed that highlight the remarkable stories of American military and civilian heroes. Three books will be displayed ? Medal of Honor, Choosing Courage and The Heart of a Soldier...

A hero with humility

...Communists. He also served in administrative roles, such as helping advise Gen. Creighton Abrams, who was in charge of American military operations during the Vietnam War. Pickens retired a full colonel in 1980.If Pickens' name sounds vaguely familiar...

Soft on strategy

...to the Pentagon, Obama appears to have forgotten "commander in chief" is one of his titles. As president, the American military is simply following his direction ? or, in this case, the lack thereof.Either the Pentagon is incompetent, or...

'What's Going On?' Marvin Gaye's question in 1971 resonates today

...type of barbarism is equivalent to the lynching of slaves on the 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...

A medal of dishonor

...carries a maximum of five years.And the person who broke with America's longtime tradition of not negotiating with terrorists to concoct the most botched prisoner swap in American military history? He has 664 days left in the Oval Office.

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

...Obama said Gross' five-year imprisonment had been a major obstacle in normalizing relations. Gross arrived at an American military base just outside Washington Wednesday morning, accompanied by his wife and a handful of U.S. lawmakers. He...

Radical Islamist action rekindles possibility of Kurdish independence

...and replacing them with a new caliphate.When he was elected in 2008, one of Obama's first promises was to end American military involvement in that war-torn nation. At the same time he made it clear that U.S. troops soon would be leaving...

Group opens office to address growing needs of female veterans

...housing and an even harder time finding well-paying jobs.In part, it is a reflection of the changing nature of the American military, where women now constitute 14 percent of active-duty forces and 18 percent of the Army National Guard and the...