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Parris Island to honor women's service to Marines

US Marines logo with soldiers

Updated: 02/13/2012 - Women officially became part of the Corps in February 1943 with the establishment of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve. They make up about 7 percent of the Corps.

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Ga. state senators aim to help returning veterans

Military

Posted: 02/04/2012 - Three military veterans who now serve in the Georgia Senate are proposing legislation aimed at helping soldiers make the transition back into civilian life after returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Panetta: US ground forces would be cut by 100,000

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tells a Pentagon news conference the administration will request a 2013 budget of $525 billion, plus another $88 billion for operations in Afghanistan.

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More women joining military to find new opportunities

Women in military

Updated: 01/23/2012 - The number of active duty enlisted women in the Army has increased dramatically since the 70s. The Pew Research Center has found the share of enlisted female officers has quadrupled since then.

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Army rededicates building named for young soldier

Turk Griffith Jr.

Updated: 01/17/2012 - News 12 wanted to learn a little more about Fort Gordon's Griffith Hall and the young man who gave it his name after he gave his life in the Vietnam War 47 years ago.

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Vietnam launches first locally made warship

Updated: 01/16/2012 - State media say Vietnam has launched its first domestically made warship equipped with artillery and missile systems. Tensions have risen between Vietnam and China over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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Soldier laid to rest 61 years after his death

Army Sergeant Joseph Bowen laid to rest after 61 years (WRDW-TV, January 7, 2012)

Updated: 01/09/2012 - It's a homecoming story 61 years in the making. Army Sgt. Joseph A. Bowen lost his life in the Korean War six decades ago. He was laid to rest Saturday in Hephzibah.

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