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Army removes 588 troops from sensitive jobs

Posted: 02/26/2014 - The Army says it removed 588 soldiers from sensitive jobs such as sexual assault counselors and recruiters after finding they had committed infractions such as sexual assault, child abuse or drunken driving.

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US condemns deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Updated: 01/18/2014 - The United States is condemning a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan, saying there is "no possible justification" for killing people who worked to help Afghans achieve a brighter future.

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Military father surprises daughter at Millbrook Elementary School

Updated: 12/20/2013 - It's Sgt. Spondike's 3rd deployment and he says the most difficult. It all ended in her classroom around noon as she sat reading her book. It's a moment the second grader's been waiting for for 10 months as she saw her dad walk through the door.

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Local veterans feeling the impact of the shutdown

Updated: 10/16/2013 - Littrell served for 7 and a half years in the 4th Brigade Combat team 82nd Airborne Division before medically retiring because of multiple traumatic brain injuries. He gets partial disability at the beginning of each month, but each day deeper into the shutdown raises questions about what comes next.

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Augusta Warrior Project chosen as nationwide model

Augusta Warrior Project logo

Updated: 09/24/2013 - Over the past year hundreds of local veterans have found houses, jobs or have gone back to school all with the help of the Augusta Warrior Project and the rest of the nation has noticed the success. The Wounded Warrior Project just chose the Augusta Warrior Project as a model for the nation.

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Operation Hand Warmer helps soldiers overseas

Updated: 09/22/2013 - Christopher Tison knows firsthand how important those packages, especially the hand warmers, can be. Tison served 20 years in the Army, and used hand warmers more than a few times.

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Dress code enforced at Fort Gordon

Fort Gordon's main gate.

Updated: 08/23/2013 - Saggy pants or a backwards ball cap are some of the things commanders at Fort Gordon are wanting to see less of. They say dressing like that is not professional. The dress code won't just effect soldiers, it's for everyone. Family members, visitors, and retirees. News12 is on your side with what you can and can't wear before you go to Fort Gordon.

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Teacher says school owes him over $50K in back pay

Terry Pitts (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 08/19/2013 - He teaches our children and serves our country, but now one man says he's not getting his due. A Glenn Hills High School teacher says Richmond County Schools failed to follow its own policy and now owes him more than $50,000.

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Garrison commander talks budget, Army's future

Col. Robert Barker (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Col. Robert Barker has held that job during one of the most challenging budget cycles the military has ever seen. On Monday, News 12's Richard Rogers sat down with him to talk about the future for Augusta's Army post.

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Community pays respect to fallen Army soldier

SPC Hilda Clayton

Updated: 07/15/2013 - A 22-year-old Augusta native who lost her life serving in Afghanistan is finally back home. News 12 followed her procession from start to end, and the solder's family wasn't the only one waiting on the remains. Folks from all over the community lined up the streets and escorted Army Spc. Hilda Clayton's body to the funeral home.

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Gate hours changed at Fort Gordon

Updated: 07/08/2013 - Changes are being made to the gate schedules at Fort Gordon after major traffic backups Monday morning.

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