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Brass urged to balance dwell time

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last week stressed the need for strong garrison leadership, underscoring the effects longer periods at home between deployments may have on troops and their families in the future.

August 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Pentagon cutting budget, freezing jobs

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced last week a series of initiatives designed to reduce overhead, duplication and excess in the Department of Defense and, over time, instill a culture of savings and restraint in America's defense institutions.

August 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Horses, houses help with soldiers' recovery

Two separate charitable events tomorrow will be held to help improve the lives of veterans here at home. One group pairs therapy horses with injured soldiers; the other seeks to build a home for a wounded warrior.

August 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Soldiers train for worst case

Fort Stewart plans to be ready for a worst case scenario, such as the tragedy that unfolded on Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood outside Killeen, Texas, when U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.

August 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Phillips up for second star

Third Infantry Division deputy commander general-rear Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips was nominated by the president of the United States for promotion to the rank of major general, according to a Department of Defense advisory released this week.

August 09, 2010 | Staff report | Military


3rd Sustainment assisting with drawdown

The Army's seven-year stint in Iraq is drawing to a close and the 3rd Sustainment Brigade from Fort Stewart is there to assist with the drawdown.

August 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Pentagon: Drawdown ahead of schedule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2010 – As President Barack Obama this week hailed "one of the largest logistics operations we've seen in decades" accompanying the force drawdown in Iraq, the commander overseeing the movement credited hard work and intensive preparation with ensuring the mission proceeds smoothly and ahead of schedule.

August 09, 2010 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Aiming at tough-guy attitude

he Army has been trying to change its collective, tough-guy attitude in recent years, in part because of an increased rate of suicide. Soldiers are now told that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

August 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Army responding to reality of suicide

Often the first step to treating a problem is admitting there is one.

August 04, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Officer's career path is through Army

First Lt. Maria Castro said active duty Army service is helping her reach her career goals. The activated reserve officer is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division currently deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.

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


Time running out to claim stop-loss pay

Eligible service members and veterans have less than three months to apply for retroactive stop loss" special pay.

August 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Army trying to improve stress detection

WASHINGTON - Since 2003, the Army medical community has been working to establish processes that will improve the speed at which post-traumatic stress cases are diagnosed in military members, the Army's surgeon general said recently.

July 26, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


DoD limits education grants to spouses

SAVANNAH - The Defense Department will revive an education grant program for military spouses that was suspended after an overwhelming surge of applicants, but new restrictions that exclude families of higher-ranking officers are being attacked as unfair.

Defense officials had to temporarily halt the program in February after an unexpected spike in applications threatened to bust its $174 million budget.

July 23, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Judge defers death penalty case ruling

Military Judge Col. Tara Osborn deferred ruling on whether a 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting his squad leader and fellow team leader should face the death penalty.

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


HAAF soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier died on July 18 in Zhari, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot by insurgents while conducting combat operations.

July 21, 2010 | Staff report | Military


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Aviation unit donates to Feds Feed Families

Soldiers from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade made the single largest donation this year at Fort Stewart - 4,318 pounds of food - for Feds Feed Families, which ran June 1-Aug. 27.

September 09, 2014 | By Capt. Chad Ashe 3rd CAB public affairs | Military


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