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First class of veterans graduates from golf program

...had barely ever held a golf club before, let alone played 18 holes.Vertigo from a fall on a concrete floor while serving in Iraq kept the Army veteran from most physical activity, and depression kept him from socializing much with others.But after an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-30/first-class-veterans-graduate
It's too early to choose

...any loss of American lives. I understand a monument was erected to honor him. I don't think that will happen for Bush in Iraq.President Obama, I believe, is of Muslim faith. With conditions being what they were when he came into office, I think...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-28/its-too-early-choose
God should guide vote

...talk about George W. Bush, so I'll join in. The U.S. government under the guidance of Bush made a huge mistake going to Iraq, but constantly talking about it won't make things better. I'm conservative and would never vote Democrat, as long as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-27/god-should-guide-vote
Obama's Iran deal logical

...plan? Sanctions will not work anymore. The Iranian people will not rise up against the government (a lesson learned in the Iraq war). The alternative is dropping bombs on Iran and really setting the Middle East on fire.The president's plan is a logical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-23/obamas-iran-deal-logical
In an ISIS training camp, children told: Behead the doll

...was among the line of abducted boys from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority said that...week with The Associated Press in northern Iraq, where he fled after escaping the IS training...overran Yazidi towns and villages in northern Iraq last year, they butchered older men...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-20/isis-training-camp-childre
Curation program helps veterans in Augusta to find a new start

...disorder used to mean experiencing flashbacks to his time in Iraq, being hypervigilant around his wife and children, and dozing...the former soldier who sustained a traumatic brain injury in Iraq in 2005 from an explosive device hopes to become a motivational...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-17/curation-program-helps-vetera
And the award should have gone to ...

...it arguably takes more courage to become a competitive long-distance runner after losing an arm and a leg during combat in Iraq. So does playing college basketball while battling an inoperable brain tumor.So if leading sports commentators disagree with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-19/and-award-should-have
Sailor dies of injuries from Tennessee attacks

...been enlisted nearly 18 years, serving two tours of duty in Iraq and earning two Purple Hearts.His hometown mayor, Dominic...North Carolina. He was deployed three times, including twice in Iraq.Ward called the fallen Marine a man who enjoyed life, a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-18/sailor-dies-injuries-tennessee-atta
All-Star Game draws record-low rating

...Famer Randy Johnson's name on a Phoenix freeway, which is permanently named for an Arizona soldier killed in combat during the Iraq war.Johnson wore No. 51 while playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Gov. Doug Ducey had planned to participate in an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-15/all-star-game-draws-reco
Local VA-military partnership adds Columbia hospitals

...and identifying opportunities for sharing facilities, personnel and services in January 2012, as the drawdown of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began to increase the number of veterans receiving VA disability for mental and physical injuries.The group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-11/local-va-military-partnershi