Former Senator Sam Nunn says Congress should repeal the militaries' “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and allow gay men and women to serve openly in the military. Nunn was instrumental in crafting the original policy.
Spouses of active duty Fort Benning soldiers will see their education benefits extended. The state has secured more funding for Career Advancement Accounts, or CAA’s. About 100 additional spouses can get grants to continue their education.
US Representative Jack Kingston wants to lower the drinking age for men and women serving in the military. The Republican, who represents Georgia’s 1st Congressional district that spans Savannah to Valdosta, is co-sponsoring a bill. It would allow service members age 18 and up to buy beer or wine on base if it’s consumed on-site.
A metro Atlanta soldier has died after an accident on U.S. base in Afghanistan. 22-year-old Private First Class Jacob A. Dennis died July 3rd at a military hospital in Germany. The Powder Springs native had been mortally wounded in a weapons mishap at Forward Operating Base Lane in Afghanistan.