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Benning school protesters setenced

COLUMBUS - Two protesters accused of trespassing onto Fort Benning were sentenced to six months in prison by a federal judge.

January 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Military

Gator Brigade demobilizes before holiday

FORT STEWART - The 188th Infantry Brigade of First Army Division East ensured the proper demobilization of soldiers of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team as they arrived back in the U.S. from their deployment to the Middle East.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

AUSA branch receives donation

Sam's Club helped the Association of the United States Army Coastal Empire chapter provide "a voice for the Army, support for the soldier" with a $1,500 donation presented to AUSA officers Friday morning in Pooler.

December 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military

Military still restricts gays

WASHINGTON - While President Barack Obama this week is expected to clear the way for gays to serve openly in the military, the new law won't go into effect immediately and unanswered questions remain: How soon will the new policy be implemented, will it be accepted by the troops and could it hamper the military in Afghanistan and Iraq?

December 20, 2010 | By Robert Burns Associated Press writer | Military

Stop-loss pay deadline extended again

The Department of Defense announced Monday the deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to Dec. 18. The last deadline was Dec. 3.

December 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

Senate designates Gold Star Wives Day

For the first time, America soon will officially recognize the contributions and dedication of military widows with "Gold Star Wives Day.'' A Senate resolution designates Dec. 18 as a day to honor and recognize the contributions of the members of the Gold Star Wives of America Inc.

December 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

Generals ask that ban on gays go on

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bucking the Pentagon's top leaders, the chiefs of the Army and Marines urged Congress on Friday not to allow openly gay people to serve in the military, at least not while troops are at war in Afghanistan.

December 06, 2010 | Associated Press | Military

Sponsors sought for Wreaths for Warriors

Wreaths for Warriors Walk is currently purchasing wreaths in preparation for its annual wreath laying ceremony at noon Saturday, Dec. 11. The cost to sponsor one wreath is $15.

December 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

Vets warned about VA look-a-likes

The Department of Veterans Affairs cautioned veterans week to be wary of organizations not affiliated with VA gathering veterans' personal information and providing benefit and general services information.

December 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

1st HBCT troops continue to flow home

Excited but cold, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers' loved ones waited in the warmth of their vehicles before venturing onto Cottrell Field in 31-degree weather early Thursday morning. The group of about 350 troops returned to Fort Stewart at dawn, ready to celebrate the holiday season at home.

December 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military

Service members urged to nominate supportive employers

ARLINGTON, Va. - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, announced the opening of the nomination season for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Guard and Reserve service members and their families are encouraged to nominate employers who have provided exceptional support of military employees above federal law requirements.

December 03, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

First HBCT advance team is back

Just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones, about 50 members of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team arrived home Monday after a 12-month deployment to Iraq.

November 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military

Pentagon outlines cost-saving plan

Affordability, incentives and productivity growth are the ingredients to get the most out of the next Defense Department budget, a top Pentagon official said last week.

November 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

DoD tracks troops health, illnesses

A new Defense Department agency employs combined medical expertise to track health, illness and injury across the military services, the center director said.

November 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

U.S. tanks head to Afghanistan

Service members in Afghanistan's Regional Command–Southwest will receive 14 M1A1 Abrams tanks to aid in the fight against the Taliban.

November 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Military

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50 soldiers deploy to Afghanistan

Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Afghanistan this month in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the Resolute Support Mission, the Army announced Wednesday.

January 22, 2015 | Fort Stewart news release | Military

2nd ABCT hits 'milestone' in evolution

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team was officially inactivated in a formal ceremony Jan. 15 at Club Stewart.

January 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military

Isakson heading Senate VA Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Wednesday was named chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which will play a role in ensuring that reforms passed by Congress last year are implemented to improve services and health care delivery for veterans.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Military


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