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Air Force planes have dropped 75,000 meals to displaced Iraqis

Air Force planes have dropped 75,000 meals to displaced Iraqis

By Brian Everstine, Air Force Times

Three Air Force C-130s and a C-17 conducted the fourth airdrop of food and water for thousands of threatened Iraqi citizens on Sunday.

The aircraft, escorted by U.S. fighter jets, dropped 88 bundles of supplies for displaced Yazidis who had fled local cities to nearby mountains after death threats from Islamic State fighters, according to U.S. Central Command. To date, U.S. aircraft have dropped more than 74,000 meals and 15,000 gallons of drinking water.

Are you up for the Fit-For-Life Challenege?

Are you up for the Fit-For-Life Challenege?

116th Medical Group promotes first female Chief Master Sgt.

116th Medical Group promotes first female Chief Master Sgt.

by Tech. Sgt. Regina Young
116 Air Control Wing, Public Affairs

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.

VA: Dublin hospital scheduling needs 'further review'

VA: Dublin hospital scheduling needs 'further review'

A federal audit says scheduling practices at Dublin's Veterans Administration audit is one of dozens nationwide that need "further review."

VA to release nationwide audit results next week

VA to release nationwide audit results next week

(Air Force Times) In his first public appearance as acting Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sloan Gibson said Thursday that the department will release results of a nationwide audit of its health facility scheduling practices next week.

A preliminary report detailing scheduling problems at 60 percent of VA hospitals and clinics found systemic issues and led to the resignation May 30 of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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.