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...

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...

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...

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...

Reserve firefighter program put on hold

...everybody who passed the process was hired," James said.Currently, the department employs 310 firefighters, including battalion chiefs. That number will increase in 2015 when more recruits finish their training. Seventeen started fire school Nov...

Rants & Raves

...close-knit family. RANT IS FOR Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for not showing up for the retirement dinners for the two battalion chiefs, Tommy Whitener and James Freeman. WAL-MART KEEPS building but they don't double coupons and they don't give...

Fort Gordon Christmas House opens

...the Christmas House was decorated with wreaths and trees customized by each unit at Fort Gor don. The Warrior Transi tion Battalion won for having the best tree, and the Dental Lab was awarded for best wreath.Col. Sam Anderson, the head of the Fort...