One Youth Challenge Academy student doubled over with a hacking cough Thursday morning. Another shivered in the warm early fall sunlight, hugging himself and complaining of chills. The sniffling, sneezing teens appeared to be feeling absolutely miserable as they trudged up the stairs into Fort Stewart's Dental Clinic 1.
There's no place like home.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort by Democrats and the White House to lift the ban on gays from serving openly in the military, voting unanimously against advancing a major defense policy bill that included the provision.
Staff Sgt. Laquawanda Bagley, 32, wears many hats. One of four women in her company, the intelligence analyst adheres to a strong leadership style. When she's home in the states, her 3-year old son, Xavier, just calls her "mom."
Defense Department officials Wednesday unveiled the new Pentagon POW/MIA exhibit. The unveiling was timely, as today is National POW/ MIA Recognition Day. Created by Congress in 1998 as part of the Defense Authorization Act, the observance is recognized on the third Friday of September each year.
The Department of Defense identified Thursday the two soldiers who were shot and killed by an Iraqi soldier on Sept. 7 in northern Iraq, while supporting Operation New Dawn. The deceased were not assigned to Fort Stewart. Nine other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The shooting is still under investigation.
In the wake of a gunman who took three soldiers hostage at Winn Army Community Hospital this past Monday, Fort Stewart has shored up its security.
Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III took over the top command in Iraq Wednesday in a change-of-command ceremony held at the al Faw Palace in Baghdad. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno handed the reins of the command to Austin before such prominent guests as Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and Iraqi security leaders.
Fifty-one soldiers from the First Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, will redeploy to Hunter Army Airfield this evening. The unit's welcome home ceremony will be at 7 p.m. in a hanger on the airfield.
Army commanders say Iraqis are ready for Operation New Dawn, a mission of support and sustainment that begins today. The U.S. military has officially ended combat operations and handed the reins over to the Iraqis.
As liaison officer between 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery and the brigade headquarters for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Staff Sgt. Miguel Abisaab said he keeps his superiors "in the loop."
The White House is mounting a campaign to salute troops, especially those who have served in Iraq, leading up to next Tuesday's address to the nation marking the end of U.S. combat operations in that country. The address will be at 8 p.m. The campaign is called Saluting Service in Iraq.
Army spouse Laura Chandler Rittenhouse is one step closer to realizing her vision for a memorial to the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's fallen soldiers.
A soldier assigned to Hunter Army Airfield died Aug. 19 from wounds he sustained during a firefight with insurgents while deployed to Konar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
BAGHDAD - The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by President Barack Obama, the American military said in a statement Tuesday.
The number is a watershed in the more than seven years that the United States has been at war in Iraq. Under Obama's plan, American forces will no longer conduct combat operations but are instead to train Iraqi troops and help with counterterrorism operations - if asked for by the Iraqis.
CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.
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