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...

Fire damages Columbia County structures

...said, 'I can't stop it now,' " Jones said."It was a controlled burn that went south," said Columbia County Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett, who said the shed fire was pretty much down when they arrived just after 3 p.m. "The wind took...

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...

World War I match is memoralized in Belgium

...joined the armed forces. Sometimes whole lineups signed up at the same time to create what became known as the Footballers' Battalions. London club Clapton Orient, now known as Leyton Orient, alone had about 40 players and staff joining the war effort...

Curtis Wilkerson

...66, husband to Mary Newsom Wilkerson. Mr. Wilkerson served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970 in 1st Battalion/7th Marines Charlie Company as Sergeant E-5 and Weapons Specialist and served two tours in Vietnam. Mr. Wilkerson received...

Army officer died of natural causes during August training exercise at Fort Gordon

...Nov. 30, 2013, as a signal officer.Scardino, who was 27 when he died, was temporarily assigned to the 442nd Signal Battalion, 15th Regimental Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon for training. An autopsy was performed by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner...

Class of '64: Annapolis produced admirals, CEOs - and this writer

...successful conclusion.Classmates commanded destroyers, cruisers, aircraft carriers, submarines, aircraft squadrons, Marine battalions, and important shore stations. One classmate was a Blue Angel, one an astronaut, and two were commandants of midshipmen...

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

...back from a 10-month deployment exactly a week before Christmas. Another 60 members ? the 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion ? were headed home to Alabama, which shares the unit's B Company with Georgia.The Georgia...