Tag: Army

Virginia Tech research partnership strengthens data science in the military

A collaboration between the U.S. Army and the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech signals a new era for data science in the military.


Four Fishburne cadets nominated to U.S. military academies

Fishburne Military School’s Headmaster and Senior Army Instructor announced Thursday that four cadets from the Virginia military school have earned nominations this month to attend United States Service Academies.


Hampton Roads leader Gary McCollum announces candidacy for Seventh Senate District seat

Local business leader Gary McCollum announced today his intent to seek Virginia’s 7th District seat as a Democrat, citing his business experience and a commitment to investing in areas that will create greater economic opportunities for more Hampton Roads students, families, and residents.


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Randy Forbes: Fort Lee – a worthy fight

You wouldn’t know it today, but ten years ago Fort Lee – the vibrant military base tucked south of Richmond and nestled in the Tri-Cities region – was targeted for closure through the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.


Combat doc settles in Augusta County, finds meaning

Rob Marsh, combat physician, found himself Rob Marsh, combat patient. But before that could happen, instinct would kick in.


Meet 2014 Country Doctor of the Year Rob Marsh

Dr. Rob Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine, Va., is the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham interviews Dr. Marsh for our “Inside the Newsroom” podcast.


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Virginia Tech wins contract from Army Research Office to develop tool to link individuals, events

Chang-Tien Lu, an associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been awarded a $300,000 subcontract from the United States Army Research Office and United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center to develop an automated tool to make sense of data captured in news articles, tweets, images, and audio and video streams.


Middlebrook doctor named 2014 Country Doctor of the Year

Dr. John Otho ‘Rob’ Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine who is on the medical staff at Augusta Health, has been named the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year.


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Warner, Kaine hail wins for Virginia in congressional defense bill

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 has cleared a key Senate hurdle and will now advance to a vote on final passage.


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Staunton Montessori School continues annual support of Salvation Army Angel Tree Project

Today, Staunton Montessori School students will deliver much needed holiday gift items to families in need through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project.


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Kaine highlights compromise defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today welcomed compromise defense bill language announced by House and Senate negotiators.


Mathers invites you to support Food Bank, Salvation Army this holiday season

Mathers Construction Team is stepping up its efforts to help families in the region during the holiday season, and is inviting the community to join in the effort to spread the spirit of giving to those in need.


Late Army rally pushes Knights past VMI basketball

The VMI Keydets rallied from a 12-point second half deficit to take a six-point lead with four minutes to go, but the Army Black Knights finished the game on a 15-3 run and went on to win the All-Military Classic, 92-86.


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Late three lifts VMI past Citadel, 66-65

Trey Chapman hit the game-winning three-pointer, propelling the VMI Keydets past The Citadel Bulldogs, 66-65, in the opener of the 2014-15 All-Military Classic Friday.


Video: Fishburne Military School marks Veterans Day

Footage from the Veterans Day ceremony at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va., on Nov. 11, 2014. The guest speaker was Barrett Overton, a Fisbburne alum now serving in the U.S. Army.


Not just one day: Veterans deserve a lasting commitment

Veterans Day is for those who return from war. Memorial Day is for those who have not survived. Two days to remind us in a multitude of ways how to remember, and also act. Our veterans need us now.


Army/Navy comes to Waynesboro: Fishburne to host special event at PG basketball game

As a run-up to Veterans Day remembrances and ceremonies at Fishburne Military School, the Caissons postgrad basketball team is prepping for its own version of an Army/Navy game.


Farm Bureau encouraging comment on EPA Waters proposal

The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging its members to participate in the public commend period for the proposed EPA “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


Bob Marshall: McAuliffe Ebola policy ineffective

While Governor Terry McAuliffe said Monday he will not impose mandatory quarantine on travelers from Ebola prevalent countries, the U.S. Defense Department is doing precisely that.


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Letter: UNC academic scandal

Personally I think that UNC should abandon their sports program for a couple years, then field a group of students that can play, and do the academics. There are many good kids who have gone on to professional sports, and made excellent examples of what a student-athlete should be.


VMI Basketball: Times announced for 2014-15 All-Military Classic

Times have been announced for the 2014-15 All-Military Classic basketball tournament, which will feature VMI, The Citadel, Army and Air Force, and will be contested Nov. 14 and 15 at West Point, N.Y.


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Tim Kaine, Angus King talk security with officials in Pakistan

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was in Pakistan October 12-14 to meet with U.S. Embassy officials as well as high-level Pakistani officials.


World War I expert to speak at Bridgewater College

This year – 2014 – marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Dr. Michael S. Neiberg, author of Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I, will speak Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


Remembering Robert E. Lee: Historian focuses on military education of a civilian leader

Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by noted historian, professor and author Dr. Christian B. Keller on Monday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.


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Bob Goodlatte: Ditch the rule

The EPA under the Obama Administration has carried out an aggressive regulatory agenda. In April, the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed rule to expand the scope of the term “waters of the United States,”


Ebola iscovery: UVA identifies, maps unique structure within deadly virus

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined the shape and structure of a key element of the deadly Ebola virus, a discovery that will act as a road map for the development of drugs to treat or prevent infection.


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Soldier honors his ancestor for 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is pleased to announce the donation of a reprint of the historic painting “The Battle of Cedar Creek” by Julian Scott.


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House passes bill that would block proposed EPA ‘Waters’ rule

The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 9 passed a bill that would effectively block the EPA’s proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


Memorial garden, park bench dedicated to longtime Staunton resident Ray Houser

Earlier this summer, a memorial garden and park bench were dedicated in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park, in memory of Ray Houser.


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Robert Hurt votes to protect farmers, small businesses from regulatory overreach

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014.


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Robert Hurt votes for resolution challenging prisoner exchange

Congressman Robert Hurt’s released a statement after voting in favor of a resolution of disapproval of the Obama administration’s failure to comply with the lawful statutory requirement of notifying Congress 30 days prior to the release of detainees from the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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Search for missing pilot in Deerfield crash continues

The search for the missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot expands with additional Air Force resources in the George Washington National Forest near Deerfield.


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No news is the news in F-15 crash in Deerfield

Search crews are expected to work through the night as the search continues for a pilot still presumed to have ejected from an F-15C Air Force jet that crashed in Deerfield Wednesday morning.


Fishburne Military School names Chesapeake teen highest ranking cadet

On Thursday, Cadet William C. Rowell of Chesapeake, Virginia was named as the Battalion Commander (BC) of Fishburne Military School for the 2014-2015 school year.


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Senate VA bill includes Warner push to focus on private-sector solutions

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) proposal to have private-sector technology experts assess and recommend fixes to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ broken scheduling system — at no cost to the taxpayers — has been included in the bipartisan House/Senate compromise legislation.


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Randy Forbes: Your first job and American employment

Remember with me back to the first day of your very first job. Perhaps you remember the excited and nervous pit that sat heavy in your stomach as you put on your most confident smile and walked inside.


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House bills address farm concerns with EPA ‘waters’ proposal

Two bills that have bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives address serious concerns voiced by the American Farm Bureau Federation about the EPA’s proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


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Warner meets with Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with the President’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department today and emphasized two Virginia-based initiatives that would help transform operations at the embattled agency.


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Warner, Kaine tout Virginia defense dollars

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine today applauded passage by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the $549.3 billion defense spending bill for fiscal year 2015, which includes funding for top defense priorities for Virginia.


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Battlefields Foundation presents conference on 1864 Shenandoah Campaign

In late 1864, the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley came to its thunderous climax. From May to July of that year, Confederate forces under Gen. Jubal A. Early had continued to make the region a “Valley of humiliation” for the Union.


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Sen. Warner on Veterans Affairs nominee

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today applauded the nomination of former Procter & Gamble CEO and Army veteran Robert A. McDonald to serve as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.


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President Obama on new Veterans Affairs nominee

I know how deeply you care about our veterans. Many of you are veterans yourselves — veterans serving veterans. You help them transition to civilian life, go to college, buy their first home, start a new business.


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Two more Democratic state legislators resign

Democratic State Dels. Robert Brink and Algie Howell announced their resignations from the Virginia House of Delegates on Friday.


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EPA extends comment period on proposed waters rule

The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have extended the public comment period for a proposed rule that defines the waters of the United States that fall under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.


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Bipartisan Senate group urges VA fix

A bipartisan group of nine U.S. Senators called on the Obama Administration today to accept private sector assistance in fixing the broken Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) scheduling system.


Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam: Statement on Memorial Day

Today I ask all Virginians to take a moment and reflect on the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to our country and died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.


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Kaine hails win for Virginia in defense bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today praised the committee’s Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.


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Virginia projects included in Senate water bill

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today announced Senate passage of the House-approved Water Resources Development Act, sending the bipartisan legislation to the President for his signature.


McAuliffe announces appointment of new adjutant general of Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that U.S. Army Colonel Timothy Paschal Williams will become the next Adjutant General of the Virginia.


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‘Ditch the Rule’ campaign asserts farmers’ challenge to proposed waters rule

Farmers and ranchers across the nation recognize that their ability to farm could be negatively affected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed “Waters of the United States” rule.