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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


Call center links troubled soldiers to help

Troubled troops, veterans and family members have a round-the-clock, free resource for locating the help they need to deal with psychological health problems and traumatic brain injuries.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Deployed troops will get holiday meals

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.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


'Don't ask' report due Dec. 1

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.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Woman major general is a first for Guard

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.

November 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Soldier earns highest medal for heroism

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.

November 19, 2010 | By Darlene Superville Associated Press writer | Military


Hunter ranger killed in Afghanistan

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier was killed by enemy forces Tuesday during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Konar Province, Afghanistan.

November 17, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Farewell for deputy commanders

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.

November 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Military


Guard navigation training on Fort Stewart

Georgia Guardsmen have been participating in a land navigation exercise at Fort Stewart's Georgia Garrison Training Center.

November 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Deputy commander: Iraqi forces progressing

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.

November 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Joint Chiefs head addresses vets challenges

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.

November 08, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Stop Loss pay deadline nearing

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.

November 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Brigades to stay put at least a year

"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.

October 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


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Native becomes AF Golden Knight

Airman 1st Class Lance Owens II, a 2011 Richmond Hill High School graduate and Richmond Hill native, recently became a 364 TRS/Golden Knights electrical and environmental controls graduate. Owens achieved distinguished graduate status by scoring a 95 percent.

December 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


U.S., NATO hand control to Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan ― International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which has handled day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for five years, formally cased its colors during a ceremony Monday at the command's headquarters at Kabul International Airport.

December 08, 2014 | ISAF news release | Military


Convoy tonight could slow traffic

Vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Fort Stewart to Hunter Army Airfield late tonight.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Stores donate $20,000 to soldiers, families

Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience-store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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