It has been 76 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Records from the Augusta Richmond County Historical Society once documented as many as eight Augustans who survived the attack that pulled America into World War II. Alvin Mays, now 95, is the only one left.
The Department of Veterans Affairs appears to be backtracking on its divisive plan to reallocate nearly a half-billion dollars from a successful program to reduce homelessness among former military personnel, bowing to pressure from lawmakers and advocacy groups who criticized the effort as cruel and counterproductive.
A review of the Defense Department released Tuesday found significant failures throughout the military to report violent offenders to federal law enforcement, a breakdown that allowed Air Force veteran Devin Kelley to purchase the firearms he used to commit a massacre in Texas last month.
The U.S. Air Force is meeting with industry this month to discuss options for upgrading engines on its B-52 bombers. When is the last time a military service decided to buy new engines for a combat aircraft that has been in service more than 60 years?