Tag: military

robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Thanking our country’s heroes

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation.


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.


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Warner seeks to protect combat-injured veterans from being improperly taxed on severance pay

Sen. Mark Warner introduced a bill to ensure that veterans who suffer service-ending combat-related injuries are not improperly taxed on the severance pay.


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Remembering a half century of sacrifice

Military veterans of the Vietnam War will gather at James Madison University Saturday to hear one of their own speak – and to receive honor for service to their country.


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Tim Kaine makes case for fully integrating women into combat units

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine expressed his support for fully integrating female servicemembers into all combat units.


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Military Appreciation Program returns to Richmond International Raceway

The men and women of the United States Military are some of the most caring and selfless people out there.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Giving thanks for our military in dangerous times

Our servicemen and women and their families make tremendous sacrifices to protect the freedoms we hold so dear, and our nation is grateful for all they do for the cause of liberty.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting those who serve

Our service members have vowed to defend and protect our nation and the freedoms we hold dear. We owe it to them to ensure they have the right to defend and protect themselves on American soil.


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Report: Growing the Military Mission in the Commonwealth of Virginia

The Governor’s Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities released a report, “Growing the Military Mission in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” which outlines ways the Commonwealth can help protect and strengthen the military’s national security role and economic activity in Virginia.


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Virginia Tech researcher will help improve wireless communications for U.S. Navy

Communication is critical in military operations. It can be a matter of life or death. The modern battlefield can include a massive number of devices – sensors, surveillance, apparatus, wearable devices, and autonomous vehicles – that can enhance situational awareness for soldiers or provide important tactical advantages during missions.


randy forbes

In blood and bravery: The secret message from Gen. Eisenhower

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke those words in a charge to Allied soldiers on the eve of the invasion of Normandy. The plans for the invasion had been a year in the making, held close and secret, and Gen. Eisenhower wrote this speech to inspire troops as they finally faced the critical operation square on.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Thanking those who served on Memorial Day

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation, and we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To all of those who are and have been members of our armed forces – thank you for all that you do in the name of American liberty.


terry mcauliffe

Governor McAuliffe announces April is Month of the Military Child

Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed April as Month of the Military Child and encouraged Virginians to wear purple on April 15 to show their support for military-connected children.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine on Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission report

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the report released today by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC).


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Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.


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.


High technology, weapons of mass destruction and hazardous communication tools

2015’s opening offers an appropriate time to examine high technology and its development of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the Earth.


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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.


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Governor McAuliffe announces veterans and military families legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a series of legislative proposals aimed at enhancing employment and educational opportunities for Virginia veterans as part of his ongoing effort to build a new Virginia economy.


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.


Jon Freeman named VMI men’s soccer coach

Jon Freeman has been named the 10th head coach for the Virginia Military Institute men’s soccer program in an announcement made Monday afternoon by athletic director Dave Diles.


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New SleevesUp website from the American Red Cross lets supporters host virtual blood drives

January is National Blood Donor Month and this year, American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.


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President Obama on the end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement by President Obama on Sunday on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.


Unbroken: Technically brilliant, but still … broken

Fans of the 2010 Laura Hillenbrand best-seller Unbroken won’t be disappointed with Angelina Jolie’s film adaptation, not until the final credits begin to roll, and they realize that a rather important part of the story was left on the cutting-room floor.


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The other side of gun violence, mental illness, justice

A guy shoots up a school, the right howls about not giving up Second Amendment rights because of random gun violence, says it’s mental illness, does nothing about mental illness.


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Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January.


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Herring and CFPB take action against retailer for abusive collections practices towards servicemembers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia took action today to protect military servicemembers from illegal debt collection practices.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: A vision for national defense

Today, we face serious vacuums in our national defense: a lack of strategy, repeated budget cuts, sequestration, and miscalculated defense decisions.


Dying to see “The Interview”?

Yeah, sure, terrorist attacks over “The Interview.” We believe that. And not that, oh, I don’t know, Sony isn’t finding some success creating a viral marketing campaign around the film.


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#FreeBobMcDonnell: 10 years is 10 years too many

The U.S. probation office has recommended that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spend at least 10 years in prison for his convictions on a series of corruption charges. Seriously.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Countering Senate inaction

Due to Senate inaction, Congress was forced at the last minute to take steps to fund the government through the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015.


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.


tim kaine

Use of force against ISIL provisions pass Senate Foreign Relations Committee

An Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIL, including key limitations on ground troops and duration advocated by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.