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Comment period open for possible Army reductions

Updated: 08/19/2014 - In the assessment, Fort Gordon could also lose half its civilian and military workforce -- about 4,000 people -- and take an economic hit of $282.6 million.

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Ga. veterans aid groups receive $5.7 million

Posted: 08/12/2014 - The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the awards Tuesday as part of meeting a 2009 promise to end veteran homeless by 2015. Nationwide, the agency announced about $300 million in grants.

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Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

Updated: 08/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war.

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Graham praises new veteran health care bill

Updated: 08/05/2014 - Graham said Tuesday that getting rid of the people who have caused problems in the Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics is the only way to assure that wait times get shorter and the quality of care gets better.

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Cyber Command School Headquarters opens at Fort Gordon

Updated: 08/04/2014 - Fort Gordon is one step closer to becoming the headquarters for Cyber Command. Monday, the Army put two new commandants in place on post and cut the ribbon on the new Cyber School Headquarters building.

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New program in Augusta helping veterans get jobs

Updated: 07/31/2014 - The national unemployment rate is 5.9%, but the veteran unemployment rate is much higher at 7.5% A new local program is teaming up with ADP to try to change that.

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Local dog trainer helps veterans heal

Updated: 07/24/2014 - A local dog trainer is trying to help cut costs for veterans in need of a service dog. He's training them for free.

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Sanders offers lower-cost bill to reform VA

Updated: 07/24/2014 - Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says his proposal would cost less than $25 billion over three years. That is $10 billion less than a bill passed by the Senate last month and nearly $20 billion less than a House-backed measure.

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12 OYS: Local vet's emotional letter to VA Secretary gets swift response

Updated: 07/10/2014 - He said he never hesitated to voluntarily serve his country in Vietnam, but now that veteran said the VA is dragging its feet on getting him the piece of medical equipment that can make him mobile again. 12 On Your Side took the vet's request to the agency's top official.

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2 top Veterans Affairs officials leaving jobs

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson made the moves less than a month after he replaced Eric Shinseki as head of the agency. Shinseki resigned after apologizing for the agency's problems.

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Bergdahl not interviewed yet by Army investigator

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Senior U.S. Army officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) has not yet been interviewed by the two-star general appointed last week to investigate the matter. They said he has not been read his legal rights and has not asked for a lawyer.

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VA falls short on female medical issues

Posted: 06/23/2014 - An Associated Press review finds nearly one in four VA hospitals does not have a fulltime gynecologist on staff, and 15 percent of community-based clinics do not have designated women's health providers.

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VA challenged on handling of whistleblower charges

Posted: 06/23/2014 - He is agreeing with the federal official responsible for investigating complaints from government whistleblowers that the VA hasn't taken those complaints seriously.

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Augusta community gets a feel for life in Army boots

Updated: 06/17/2014 - The community members were afforded a realistic military training experience while staying the night in tents at the Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy Forward Operating Base where they witnessed the true meaning of adaptability.

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Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in US custody

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A Libyan militant who is suspected in the Benghazi attack is now in U.S. custody. That announcement from the Pentagon marks the first time the U.S. has apprehended one of the people who allegedly carried out that attack -- which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

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Army: Bergdahl in stable condition

Updated: 06/13/2014 - DiSalvo says Bergdahl is in stable condition, though there's no timeline for his reintegration. But the Army also says it's pleased with Bergdahl's physical state.

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