The Military Health System has launched a new www.health.mil Web site that provides a single point of entry to military health news, information and resources.
Iraq's elections and the U.S. drawdown of troops there later this year will go on undeterred by suicide bombings last week and previous attacks like it, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said recently.
FORT BENNING - The chairman of a foundation says a $75 million National Armor and Cavalry Museum will be built at Fort Benning.
Retired Maj. Gen. George H. Harmeyer says the new museum will be near the Infantry Museum and will be constructed with a combination of public and private funds.
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 - The new policy allowing access to social media from computers connected to the Defense Department's unclassified network balances the mission value of Web 2.0 tools and the need for security, a top defense official said.
Since being hired as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in June, Price B. Floyd has made waves as the Pentagon's "social media czar," promoting the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking tools to spread the department's message.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips, deputy commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division-rear, addressed the Coastal Georgia Regional Commission on Feb. 10 in Richmond Hill.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has temporarily halted an employment-assistance program for military spouses while it conducts a "top-to-bottom" review of its services, officials said recently.
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - Several hundred soldiers of the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, from Fort Stewart and Fort Gillem are currently providing theater-focused training here for the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, from the Tennessee National Guard, as it prepares to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Outgoing commander Lt. Col. James Kanicki said his success leading the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart was measured by how well wounded warriors did when they returned to military duty or integrated into civilian life.
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - Area residents may notice increased military activity in the area for the next week.
A military exercise is being conducted through Feb. 26 on military training areas here, Fort Stewart and in the vicinity, according to a news release from the Army. First Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based here, is conducting the military exercise and involves units from the Air Force Special Operations Command on Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2010 - The complexity of the situation in northern Iraq means that more U.S. troops will remain in the region than elsewhere in the country after the March 7 elections, the commander of U.S. forces in the region said today.
Army Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, commander of U.S. Division North, said he expects more U.S. troops will be needed in Iraq's seven northern provinces than elsewhere in the country.
FORT BENNING - The Department of Defense says a soldier from Georgia has been killed while fighting in Iraq.
The military said late Monday that 25-year-old Sgt. Briand T. Williams, of Sparks, died Sunday from injuries he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit in Numaniyah.
Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq - During a ceremony held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, on Nov 3, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, Task Force Marne commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, the task force command sergeant major, uncased the 3rd Infantry Division colors to signify the official transfer of authority from the 25th Infantry Division, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2009 - U.S. Postal Service officials have announced recommended mailing dates for delivery by Christmas to U.S. servicemembers serving in Afghanistan and other overseas locations.
Editor's note: A Fort Stewart soldier was killed Friday in Afghanistan. The press release is below:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A Soldier from Fort Stewart was killed Friday when his patrol came under fire from insurgents in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski, was a military police officer with the 293rd Military Police Company, 97th MP Battalion.