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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


Troop welcomes continue

"You had me at hello," could have been the catchphrase of the day when about 150 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team were welcomed home Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. Families tried to wait patiently for the troops' buses to arrive from the airport, despite a nearly two-hour delay.

October 25, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


3rd ID soldier faces murder charges

A Fort Stewart soldier who shot three fellow troops, killing two and wounding one, will face murder charges and a charge of attempted murder, according to a U.S. Forces-Iraq release received by the Coastal Courier on Thursday.

October 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Military judge asks if Iraq trip feasible

In a death penalty case hearing Tuesday, military Judge Col. Tara Osborn ordered the prosecution to ask the commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq if it is feasible for defense attorneys to travel to Iraq to interview witnesses and walk through the crime scene. Osborn told government attorneys she expects a response by Dec. 12.

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


Sergeant works to keep troops safe

Helping to keep soldiers safe as they travel on Iraq's roads is Sgt. 1st Class Harold Hensel's primary responsibility. Although more than 2,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers have recently redeployed, a significant number of troops - such as the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - are still serving in Iraq. The 1st Brigade should begin to redeploy at the end of the year and the 4th Brigade is due home next July.

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


Gates reaffirms position on 'don't ask...'

As Justice Department officials consider the implications of a federal court order for the Defense Department to stop enforcing the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" law, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Wednesday that whether the law is repealed is a matter for Congress to decide.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


VA to debut ad campaign in Savannah

Savannah is one of six cities chosen by the Department of Veterans Affairs to debut the VA's new ad campaign, according to a recent VA news release. The VA invited local reporters to preview a new 30-second TV commercial Tuesday at the VA Savannah Primary Care Clinic.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


USPS sets holiday mail deadlines

The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to service members in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service say.

October 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Marne soldiers in Rocky Elite Contest

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Enter the Task Force Marne Headquarters building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, and the noticeable sound of typing and clicking, hurried steps and multiple conversations will fill the hallways.

October 13, 2010 | By Spc. Cassandra Monroe Special to the News | Military


Judge orders 'don't ask, don't tell' injunction

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday immediately stopping enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, suspending the 17-year-old ban on openly gay U.S. troops.

October 13, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Drive gives free phone cards to soldiers

A community-wide initiative is underway to raise money for the USO's Operation Phone Home, which provides pre-paid phone cards to deployed military personnel to call loved ones while away from their families this holiday season.

October 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Redeployment kicking into high gear

More than two-thirds of the soldiers deployed from Fort Stewart to Iraq will be home in about two months.

October 08, 2010 | By Pat Watkins Special to the News | Military


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Ebola deployment precautions set

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.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Details of ebola deployment announced

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.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Local troops to deploy to fight ebola

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.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Military spouses' edge looking for a job

Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.

October 03, 2014 | By Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Military


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