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Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division officials say the deadline to submit an application for deer quota hunting is Sept. 1.

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DoD releases list of genetic tests covered by Tricare


The Defense Health Agency has announced which genetic tests Tricare will cover starting in September.

The Pentagon's health arm published a list Friday of 35 laboratory-developed tests covered under a new pilot program, from the better-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 tests for breast cancer and in-utero cystic fibrosis to tests for rare inherited disorders like Lynch syndrome and Von Hippel-Lindau disease.

The demonstration project starts Sept. 1. But if beneficiaries paid for a test on the list since Jan. 1, 2013, they may be eligible for reimbursement. They will have to file a claim to receive payment, according to a Tricare news release.

Museum of Aviation gets new Main Gate sign

Museum of Aviation gets new Main Gate sign

 Warner Robins, GA – The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized the 2013 Leadership Robins Region Class August 18 by cutting a ribbon in front of the new Museum of Aviation Main Gate Sign.  The class, comprised of 12 business leaders and led by Lisa Fruge-Cirilli, completed a project in 2013 “to satisfy a need in the community that was currently not being met,”  according to Fruge-Cirilli.  The class decided to provide a new entrance sign to the Museum of Aviation.

As a class, the participants sold racks of ribs on two separate occasions and sought personal contributions to fund their efforts. The fundraising efforts went so well that the class had additional funds to spend on doing a small amount of landscaping and a paint refresh on the existing playground equipment and were able to purchase a couple of new pieces for inside the Museum Compound.

Air Force crews deliver 114,000 meals, 35,000 gallons of water in Iraq


One C-17 and two C-130s flew through the night Aug. 8 to unload the first of several drops of food and water on Mount Sinjar in Iraq, where starving and dehydrated refugees were stranded by threat of death at the hands of Islamic State militants if they descended.

It was the first humanitarian airdrop over Iraq since the war ended in 2011. And for the crews, the importance of the mission didn't fully set in until after landing.

"It was quite an eye-opener to see the results of the drop on CNN when we got back, and even more so to hear none other than the president of the United States on TV the next day talking about our mission to the press and the American people," Maj. Stephen Holt, C-130 pilot with the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, told Air Force Times.

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A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

A moving wall: Traveling Vietnam wall in Dublin through Sunday

The names are all different, but their mission was the same.

Job opening at Robins AFB

Job opening at Robins AFB

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Military hair policy changes after controversy


Dreadlocks, cornrows, twisted braids and other hairstyles popular among African American women will be more accepted across the military after a forcewide review of hairstyle policies prompted several changes, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

The three-month review came after a spate of complaints that service-level grooming policies were racially biased against black women who choose to wear their hair naturally curly rather than use heat or chemicals to straighten it.

"Each service reviewed its hairstyle policies to ensure standards are fair and respectful while also meeting military requirements," Hagel wrote in a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill notifying them of the changes Monday. "These reviews were informed by a panel of military personnel of mixed demographics reflective of our diverse force."