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Wounded soldiers promised continued support

WASHINGTON -- The Army's Wounded Warrior Program will support those it was created to serve for as long as it is needed and for the rest of their lives, the sergeant major of the program told listeners of a blog talk radio show Dec. 4.

Army Sgt. Maj. Brent Jurgersen reflected on the importance of the Defense Department's designation of November as Warrior Care Month, which he said allowed the program to inform soldiers and their families about programs and services available to wounded warriors.

December 23, 2008 | By Lt. Jennifer Cragg Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama taps Shinseki to head VA

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama has selected retired Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki as his nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs.

"As we seek a new national security strategy that uses all elements of American power, we must also remember those who run the greatest risks and make the greatest sacrifices to implement that strategy – the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America," the president-elect said in announcing his choice yesterday.

December 23, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


General leaving Iraq notes 'monumental' progress

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2008 - Citing "monumental" improvements since his soldiers arrived in Iraq last year, the outgoing commander of Multinational Division North today credited his troops, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people with creating a historic turnaround.

Army Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling and his 1st Armored Division soldiers arrived in Iraq just as the troop surge was taking effect in Baghdad and "the awakening movement" was beginning to push al-Qaida out of Anbar province.

December 23, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Sept. 22

Here's a glimpse of what is going on with U.S. troops in Iraq. It is a military video.

October 07, 2008 | | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Sept. 21

Here's a glimpse of what is going on with U.S. troops in Iraq. It is a military video.

October 07, 2008 | | Military


Home repair scams target military families

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2008 - The letter that appeared in a soldier's mailbox promised an offer almost too good to be true: a home improvement loan approved by Congress and backed up by a government agency.

October 02, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Gates: Iraq war in 'endgame' phase

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2008 - The war in Iraq has entered the "endgame" phase and it is important to get it right, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during testimony on Capitol Hill today.

"Our decisions today and in the months ahead will be critical to regional stability and our national security interests for years to come," the secretary said. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee.

September 25, 2008 | By James Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Seeking mental health help shows courage, officials say

CHIÈVRES, Belgium, Sept. 8, 2008 - The Army is a team that embraces the Warrior Ethos by never accepting defeat and never quitting.

But what happens when someone is pressured by the daily grind, life at home or financial burden? What happens when they believe admitting their problems contradicts the ethos by which they live?

September 23, 2008 | By Christie Vanover Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Freedom Minute Iraq Sept. 7

A video provided by the military describing events associated with Operation Iraqi Freedom.

September 23, 2008 | | Military


Freedom Minute Iraq Sept. 8

September 23, 2008 | | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 12

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

August 28, 2008 | | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 4

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

August 20, 2008 | | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq July 31

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

August 15, 2008 | | Military


Military Notes

Army 1st Lt. Sean F. Justi has graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning in Columbus.

August 07, 2008 | | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq July 15

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

July 31, 2008 | | Military


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50 soldiers deploy to Afghanistan

Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Afghanistan this month in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the Resolute Support Mission, the Army announced Wednesday.

January 22, 2015 | Fort Stewart news release | Military


2nd ABCT hits 'milestone' in evolution

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team was officially inactivated in a formal ceremony Jan. 15 at Club Stewart.

January 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Isakson heading Senate VA Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Wednesday was named chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which will play a role in ensuring that reforms passed by Congress last year are implemented to improve services and health care delivery for veterans.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Military


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