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Robins AFB ranks 25th in "Best Bases for Airmen"


No matter the service, no matter the era, one of the favorite pastimes of troops has always been comparing duty stations — griping about the lousy ones and singing the praises of the good ones.

Air Force Times is weighing in on this argument with the best tool at our disposal: cold, hard stats. We've looked at 68 stateside Air Force bases and their surrounding communities, and pulled together data on a dozen factors — everything from school quality to the local economy, crime rates to traffic, and climate to on-base amenities, such as commissaries.

And when we tallied up the results, some surprising bases rose to the top of our list. Our top five bases may not get a lot of attention or be as glamorous a posting as, say, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. But they are diamonds in the rough and provide good places for airmen to raise families and entertain themselves, as they serve their country.

New superintendent to speak at Eggs & Issues

New superintendent to speak at Eggs & Issues

Runoff elections set for Tuesday

Runoff elections set for Tuesday

July runoffs are Tuesday. Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Here is a breakdown of the races to be decided this month.

U.S Senate Race: Republican Runoff

Rep. Jack Kingston

David Perdue

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Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

DoD still hasn't released final 2013 suicide numbers


In 2012, the U.S. military hit a record for the number of suicides among troops on active duty — 319 — since the Pentagon began closely tracking the numbers in 2001.

Preliminary Pentagon figures issued early this year indicated that figure dropped in 2013 to 261.

But no one outside the Defense Department knows for sure.

That's because as of July 17, DoD has not released any official suicide data for the fourth quarter of 2013. Neither has it published suicide data for the first two quarters of this year.

The data has been further obscured in the wake of a Pentagon decision last year to be the sole source of the information, instead of the individual services, as well as a move by the Defense Suicide Prevention Office to redefine the methodology for calculating rates and exclude previously counted suicides among mobilized National Guard and reserve troops.

Airman run over, killed during Fort Bragg training exercise


An airman was run over and killed during a training exercise Thursday morning at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The airman, whose name was not released pending notification of family, was run over by a government vehicle about 10:45 a.m., according to a news release from the base.

The incident is under investigation, the release said. No other information was immediately available.