Fitness plan for Augusta firefighters taking shape

...have a physical before starting the program."When we started this they were apprehensive and had 9,000 questions," Battalion Chief James Freeman said.Capt. Charlie Coleman agreed that some older firefighters believed the new mandate was a way to...

Military families get special holiday dinner

...Response Group of the 324th and 359th battalions made sure this year was different...dinner for active-duty members of the battalions, providing dinner, dancing, gifts...being in the military," he said. The battalions will likely be deployed in 2011. Reach...

Russia's oligarchs looking for government help

MOSCOW -- Russia's fabulously wealthy still have their black Mercedes with tinted windows, the battalions of bodyguards, the extravagant homes, perhaps even a few remaining friends inside the Kremlin. But these business barons, who...

Shoppers brave crowds

...shop 'til I drop," shouted one woman, yelling her war cry excitedly into a cell phone, an empty shopping cart in tow. Battalions of shoppers began forming in front of area stores near dawn Friday in anticipation for the busiest shopping day of the year...

At the Movies: 'The Prince & Me'

...compost on the weeds to make them ranker, perhaps, or how fluffy romantic comedies like this come not in single spies but in battalions. (It follows two other young-love-in-Europe movies recently aimed at teens and tweens: "Chasing Liberty" with Mandy...

Former Fort Gordon soldier is 1 of 2 killed in enemy attack in Afghanistan

...assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N...an operations officer in the 63rd Signal Battalion and an executive officer in the 50th Signal Battalion.Staff Writer Wesley Brown contributed...

Evans woman, 78, escapes house fire unharmed

...the exact cause is under investigation, according to Battalion Chief Danny Kuhlmann.Firefighters had no accessible...fire using trucks."That's not a problem," said Battalion Chief Jimmie Paschal. "We train for that."

RCBOE committee tours Cross Creek High School's new junior ROTC building

...makeshift firing range in the cafeteria, were very happy with the building and its potential.The unit's 18-year-old Battalion Commander, Dalton Rutledge, said he was "excited" to have more room to train and practice."It will be really nice to...

Cross Creek Navy Junior ROTC, strapped for space, prepares for new home

...Cross Creek's student population is involved with the Navy Junior ROTC, and the school program has a high retention rate. Battalions swell to sizes unseen in any other Augusta area ROTC program."We only had one student leave us this year," Shaw said...

Samuel Hair

...the William Beaumont Army Hospital in El Paso, Texas. He served a tour in Vietnam with the Army's 145th Combat Aviation Battalion and also with the 12th combat group's Medcap team. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Returning from Vietnam...