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Judge considers psych exam for fake soldier

AUGUSTA - A judge is considering whether to order a battery of psychiatric tests for an ex-national guardsman charged with impersonating a U.S. Army soldier at Fort Gordon after he convinced military officials to hand him high-tech equipment.

Authorities arrested Anthony Todd Saxon, 34, on the Army post last week after military police found him with stun grenades, a land mine and a laser targeting sight.

June 24, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Army PA dies in Iraq

An Army physician's assistant died June 17 of non-combat related injuries while deployed to Mosul, Iraq.

June 23, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Logistics officer plays role in drawdown

Editors note: The following is the first installment in a series profiling the men and women of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, now deployed to Iraq.

June 21, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


3rd ID soldier dies in Iraq

The Department of Defense has announced the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


RH ranger completes competition

Part of being a Ranger in the United States Army is accepting the challenge to be the best.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Post confiscating damaged ID cards

Fort Stewart gate security guards began confiscating damaged and expired ID cards earlier this month.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Enlisted Spouses Club remembers heroes

Members and guests of the Fort Stewart Enlisted Spouses' Club recently gathered at the Desert Shield/Desert Storm Memorial in front of the Post Exchange to place a wreath to remember all military personnel who have lost their lives while serving our country.

June 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Ravens provide 'eye in sky' for 2nd HBCT

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Israel ushered in the age of the unmanned aerial vehicle during its 1982 war with Lebanon. Now, almost 30 years later, these aircraft are still proving their value in the airspace and battlefields of Iraq.

June 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Iraq update: Drawdown is on target

The 3rd Sustainment Brigade will be "second to last to turn off the lights" in Iraq as the 3rd Infantry Division draws down said brigade commander Col. Shawn Morrissey by phone Thursday. Morrissey said his unit is tasked with sustaining troops during a historic and large-scale retrograde operation.

June 07, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


What's in future for Fort Gordon

FORT GORDON - Take a drive around the periphery of Fort Gordon and you'd be excused for thinking you have entered small-town America.

Along the edge of the post, multicolored playgrounds intermingle with new two-story homes - the yards perfectly manicured. Pearl white sidewalks line the road for school-age children to walk the short distance to a K-8 school. They dangle from monkey bars as their mothers watch from benches nearby.

June 07, 2010 | By Adam Folk The Augusta Chronicle | Military


3rd ID soldier killed in crash in Iraq

FORT STEWART - The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Pvt. Francisco J. Guardado-Ramirez, 21, of Sunland Park, N.M.., died June 2 in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident when the MRAP he was in struck an overpass. An investigation is underway. He was assigned to 1-41 Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID.

June 04, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Hunter soldier killed in Afghanistan

MARIETTA - A soldier from Marietta has died in Afghanistan.

Department of Defense officials Wednesday announced 22-year-old Spc. Jonathan K. Peney died June 1 in Kandahar province. Officials say he died of wounds sustained when he was shot by enemy forces.

June 03, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


FRGs answer call of duty

Sixty years ago, the Army was not as supportive of married soldiers and their dependents as it is today. The adage, "If the Army wanted you to have a wife, you'd be issued one," was often heard.

June 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Deployed soldiers run in support of wounded comrades

TIKRIT, Iraq- A Puerto Rican National Guard unit increased the awareness of the military's wounded warriors by getting 600 individuals out of bed early Sunday morning to participate in a run for the warriors.

June 01, 2010 | Task Force Marne Division PAO | Military


Congress voting on gays in military

WASHINGTON - Congress is headed toward landmark votes on whether to allow gays to serve openly in the military.

The House was expected to vote as early as Thursday on a proposal by Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Pennsylvania Democrat who served in the Iraq war, that would repeal the 1993 law known as "don't ask, don't tell."

May 27, 2010 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Military


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