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Gas prices expected to drop this year

NEW YORK - At least gasoline should cost you less in 2013.

January 13, 2013 | By Johnathan Fahey Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Flu hits early and, in some places,hard

NEW YORK - From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients.

January 11, 2013 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Army expanding Fort Stewart hospital

Military and community leaders gathered Thursday morning outside Winn Army Community Hospital for a groundbreaking ceremony, kicking off construction of the hospital's Phase II expansion.

January 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Site helps families plan for deployment

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has launched a new resource to help troops and their families plan for the "before, during and after" of deploying.

January 10, 2013 | By Karen Parish American Forces Press Service | Family+Health


Cliff legislation affects military, civilian pay

WASHINGTON - The legislation that President Barack Obama signed last week that postponed the fiscal cliff means changes to military and civilian paychecks, Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials said today.

January 08, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | Family+Health


Get fit in the New Year

If you are looking to get fit, the Aerobic-Thon & Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Newman Fitness Center may be for you.

January 07, 2013 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Avoid these home-seller mistakes

Now that the housing market has finally begun to stabilize and interest rates remain at historically low levels, more and more homebuyers and sellers are dipping their toes back in the water.

January 07, 2013 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Family+Health


Weight assessments to become required

Beginning Jan. 1, all patients seen at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield medical facilities will have their BMI calculated at every medical appointment, regardless of clinic specialty or purpose of appointment, as part of a new program, according to a news release from Army Medical Department Activity on Fort Stewart.

December 20, 2012 | Fort Stewart MEDDAC | Family+Health


Scandal sparks Army day care probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 31 people were suspended from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions including fourth-degree sexual assault and drug use, a defense official said Wednesday.

December 20, 2012 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | Family+Health


Wreaths honor fallen Fort Stewart troops

A display of 10 or more bright red poinsettias stood between a color guard and bleachers filled with families, soldiers and friends of fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were honored Saturday at the sixth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony on Cottrell Field.

December 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


Rock marathon adds 3 years in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will be keeping Savannah on its tour schedule through 2016.

December 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Family+Health


Hayride in place of sleigh-ride

Holiday decorations will transform the Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 into a yuletide fun land from 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.

December 11, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Lawmaker donates air miles to troops

AUGUSTA - Members of Congress rack up lots of frequent flyer miles traveling between their home states and Washington. One lawmaker from Georgia is donating his miles to sick and wounded members of the military.

December 10, 2012 | Associated Press | Family+Health


Nominate a military child of year

KENNESAW - Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing emergency financial and other assistance to military families, is accepting nominations for its Military Child of the Year Awards online at MilitaryChildOfTheYear.org through Dec. 15. Winners will be recognized in April.

December 06, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Take a holiday hay ride on post

Garrison commander's golf scramble

December 04, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


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