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Fort Stewart replaces 468 trees honoring fallen soldiers

...to honor each of its soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the living memorial known...20-year-old son had deployed from Fort Stewart to Iraq when he was killed by a roadside bomb in...Fort Stewart helped lead the invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein. The latest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-11/fort-stewart-replaces-468-tre
Oil has fallen by nearly half, to recession levels, as US economy improves

...was struck: Increasing supplies from outside of OPEC and from Iraq's recovering oil industry helped meet rising demand around the...already had to trim budgets.Major oil exporters such as Iran, Iraq, Russia and Venezuela rely heavily on revenues from state-owned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/oil-has-fallen-nearly-half
International Christmas Village a tradition at Fort Gordon chapel

...heritage.Today, the village represents countries from all over the world, including Korea, Portugal, Mexico, Germany, and Iraq.Mendieta's own miniature house is a two-story structure she bought from a market in her native Nicaragua, where she and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-12-12/international-christmas-
Augusta VA takes steps to meet increase in demand for appointments, lower wait times

...clinics and their arrival will increase capacity and lower wait times."Scovill said three more doctors were brought in to treat Iraq and Afghanistan wars vets.J.C. Mathews, Fort Gordon's public affairs officer, estimated 45 percent of the 1,800 people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-12/augusta-va-takes-steps-meet-
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

...leader in Syria to behead a random person in downtown Sydney.The Islamic State group, which now holds a third of Syria and Iraq, has threatened Australia in the past. In September, Islamic State group spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani issued an audio...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-15/police-3-dead-including-gunma
Hagel out as defense chief

...rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. While Obama has sought to consolidate...became a critic of U.S. involvement in Iraq. After Obama nominated him to succeed...Hagel initially backed the invasion of Iraq, but later became a credible critic of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-24/hegal-out-defense-chief
Rants & Raves

...automotive industry and associated industries on verge of bankruptcy ... Wall Street financial scandals ... war in Iraq ... oops, no weapons of mass destruction. Those were the days.I AM 100 PERCENT disabled. Several weeks ago I saw a young...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-12/rants-raves
Bush tough act to follow

...times. President George W. Bush was a tough act to follow. He got us into two deadly and costly wars, and his invasion of Iraq seemed to have cranked up al-Qaida and got the Muslim extremists on their feet. He emptied the Treasury that Bill Clinton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-18/bush-tough-act-follow
How do you cultivate good, 'un-rotten' apples in the teaching profession?

...of cradles of civilization. The Fertile Crescent was a region of land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now Iraq. The land was very fertile and set for the start of civilization and prosperity. GIVEN THE educational, medical, industrial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-11-09/how-do-you-culti
Conduct unbecoming

...17-year service as a SEAL is above reproach. He received two-dozen honors and commendations during his multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he led missions to capture or kill suspected al-Qaida-allied insurgents. He also was one of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-11/conduct-unbecoming