WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 - Iraq has been transformed, but dangers remain, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead U.S. forces there said today.
Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in a confirmation hearing. If he's confirmed by the Senate, he'll receive his fourth star and succeed Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno as commander of U.S. Forces Iraq. Odierno has been nominated to lead U.S. Joint Forces Command.
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.
An Army physician's assistant died June 17 of non-combat related injuries while deployed to Mosul, Iraq.
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.
The Department of Defense has announced the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Part of being a Ranger in the United States Army is accepting the challenge to be the best.
Fort Stewart gate security guards began confiscating damaged and expired ID cards earlier this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.
Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.
Few details have been announced yet, but Fort Stewart officials are confirming that soldiers from the post will deploy in the effort to control the spread of ebola.
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