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C-130 at Robins gets a nose job

C-130 at Robins gets a nose job

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

Task force to make DFCS head report to governor

(WXIA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal's office is preparing an announcement on changes to organizational structure at the Division of Family and Children Services, sources tell 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom.

According to the sources, DFCS will be separate from DHS and the head of DFCS will report directly to the governor instead of the commissioner.

Inspector won't say if Georgia VA hospitals under investigation

Inspector won't say if Georgia VA hospitals under investigation

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- There's a lot the Department of Veteran Affairs is not telling. Like naming names when it comes to those 42 facilities under investigation. They've not confirmed Atlanta but we have confirmed there have been problems here in Georgia before.

"Since I've been retired from the Army in 2005. it's been pretty much the same process: hurry up and wait for nothing," said retired Army veteran Greg Wells.

Official: U.S. troop level in Afghanistan to drop to about 9,800

Official: U.S. troop level in Afghanistan to drop to about 9,800

Andrew Tilghman, Air Force Times--President Obama this afternoon will announce plans to keep about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan next year, but the plans also call for withdrawing most of those troops two years later to leave no more than a “normal embassy presence” by the end of 2016, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

The force of about 9,800 will focus on two distinct missions, “training Afghan forces and supporting [counterterrorism] operations against the remnants of al-Qaida,” the official said.

Fallen remembered at Bleckley Memorial Day celebration

Fallen remembered at Bleckley Memorial Day celebration

On a muggy morning in Cochran, people gathered on the Bleckley courthouse square to say "thank you" at a Memorial Day Celebration sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  

The names of soliders who gave their lives in service from Cochran were read by Chamber president Amy Harrelson.  Retired Air Force officer Johnnie Barrow spoke.

Possible VA failures magnify families' grief

Possible VA failures magnify families' grief

Air Force Times by Leo Shane III and Patricia Kime Darrell

Richardson doesn’t know how long his brother, Dennis, may have lived if he had received faster treatment from the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system.

But he’s sure that Dennis’ final months would have been more comfortable and more hopeful if the VA had been more helpful.

“They just kept telling him he had to wait his turn,” Richardson said. “But his liver cancer was moving too fast. His pain was too intense.”