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Acclaimed Augusta Warrior Project poised to go nationwide

A symposium this week in Augusta could dramatically improve how America cares for an important part of its citizenry - our veterans.
Purple Heart caps Augusta Veterans Day ceremony

Fort Gordon commanders on Monday awarded a Purple Heart to a local Army veteran who survived a Korean War hand grenade blast.
Childhood cancers up, but deaths down

ATLANTA - In its most comprehensive look at the cancers that most commonly affect youths, the American Cancer Society said in a report Friday that childhood cases continues to increase, but death rates have fallen.
Corps of Engineers water management site target of attempted cyber attack

...visitors of Thurmond Lake, has been redesigned to be more user-friendly and visually appealing, Wicke said.The new site is undergoing a series of security checks to meet Web protocol for the U.S. Department of Defense, he said.
North Augusta Public Safety Department gets armored vehicle

...membership fee of $1,000, the agency has acquired more than $1 million in equipment and property from the U.S. Department of Defense.Lt. Tim Thornton said the MRAP vehicle is the most expensive item they have acquired.Items obtained over...
Across the region

...soldier who was based in Colorado has died of combat injuries in Afghanistan, military officials said.The U.S. Department of Defense said Sunday that 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden died Aug. 31.Bowden, who was from the west...
U.S. Department of Defense delays furlough notices at least two weeks

Civilians working for the U.S. Department of Defense have at least two more weeks before furlough notices will be handed down.The Pentagon announced the delay this week to allow...
Fort Gordon employees to get furlough notices

...representatives at the Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office said they have received no "official word" from the U.S. Department of Defense on how or when furloughs might be implemented."As decisions are made at the national level, it takes time...
Augusta Warrior Project needs donations

Augusta Warrior Project's future and the success of the 1,800 veterans it serves hinges on whether it can recruit 625 donors to contribute $150,000 by September.
Fort Gordon employees bracing for furloughs

The uncertainty surrounding civilian furloughs in the U.S. Department of Defense lingered Wednesday as Fort Gordon employees braced for the next two weeks, when officials said they will be "served" with letters...