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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


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


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TRICARE raises pharmacy co-pays

New co-pays for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE began Feb. 1.

February 21, 2015 | Special to the News | Military


3,000 troops deploying to Europe

More than 3,000 soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division will deploy to Europe in March.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the News | Military


Stewart's ebola fighters still in-country

Fort Stewart's soldiers deployed to Africa to help fight the ebola outbreak are not yet among the U.S. troops who are redeploying, according to post officials.

February 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Military


3rd ID Day at Capitol on March 9

Georgia legislators will celebrate 3rd Infantry Division Day on Monday, March 9, at the Capitol in Atlanta.

February 11, 2015 | Special to the News | Military


3rd ID earns FORSCOM safety award

The 3rd Infantry Division is the winner of the 2014 U.S. Army Forces Command Exceptional Organization Safety Award (Division Level) for superior performance in reducing fatalities both in on- and off-duty activities, and its overall effectiveness in safety-program management and execution.

February 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Military


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