Although they are thousands of miles from their homes, America's military members won't miss the tastes and smells of a hearty Thanksgiving this week.
The report of the working group looking at the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law will be released in full Dec. 1, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Thursday.
CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - History was made in the Georgia National Guard on Nov. 7 when Brig. Gen. M aria L. Britt, was promoted to the rank of major general at a ceremony at Fort McPherson near Atlanta. Britt received her second star in the company of more than 200 family, friends and colleagues.
WASHINGTON - Ambushed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta stepped into a "wall of bullets" and chased down two Taliban fighters who were carrying his mortally wounded friend away.
A Hunter Army Airfield soldier was killed by enemy forces Tuesday during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Konar Province, Afghanistan.
Amid the colorful foliage at Marne Garden, indicating a change in season, another bigger change occurred within the command of the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River during a Monday evening farewell ceremony.
Georgia Guardsmen have been participating in a land navigation exercise at Fort Stewart's Georgia Garrison Training Center.
With all U.S. troops scheduled to be out of Iraq by 2012, Iraqi forces are working to secure the country against insurgents, the U.S. Forces Iraq deputy commander for operations said Monday.
With Veterans Day around the corner, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah Mullen, sat down with reporters last week to raise visibility on issues important to military families and veterans such as mental health issues, reintegration into civilian life, unemployment and homelessness.
Defense Department officials are working to remind veterans and current service members who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called "Stop Loss" program to apply for special pay before the Dec. 3 deadline.
"Right now it's looking like our units will be here for another two years," Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday.
"You had me at hello," could have been the catchphrase of the day when about 150 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team were welcomed home Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. Families tried to wait patiently for the troops' buses to arrive from the airport, despite a nearly two-hour delay.
A Fort Stewart soldier who shot three fellow troops, killing two and wounding one, will face murder charges and a charge of attempted murder, according to a U.S. Forces-Iraq release received by the Coastal Courier on Thursday.
In a death penalty case hearing Tuesday, military Judge Col. Tara Osborn ordered the prosecution to ask the commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq if it is feasible for defense attorneys to travel to Iraq to interview witnesses and walk through the crime scene. Osborn told government attorneys she expects a response by Dec. 12.
Helping to keep soldiers safe as they travel on Iraq's roads is Sgt. 1st Class Harold Hensel's primary responsibility. Although more than 2,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers have recently redeployed, a significant number of troops - such as the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - are still serving in Iraq. The 1st Brigade should begin to redeploy at the end of the year and the 4th Brigade is due home next July.
New co-pays for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE began Feb. 1.
More than 3,000 soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division will deploy to Europe in March.
Fort Stewart's soldiers deployed to Africa to help fight the ebola outbreak are not yet among the U.S. troops who are redeploying, according to post officials.
Georgia legislators will celebrate 3rd Infantry Division Day on Monday, March 9, at the Capitol in Atlanta.
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