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Retroactive stop-loss pay deadline extended

The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay has been extended to Dec. 3, allowing personnel more time to apply for the benefits they've earned.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


VA extends Gulf War vets coverage

Veterans of the first Gulf War as well as current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan now have a smoother path toward receiving health-care benefits and disability compensation for nine diseases associated with their military service, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced this week.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


DoD monitors substance abuse trends

Oct. 25 starts Red Ribbon Week for drug awareness, and this year Department of Defense officials hope to shed light on what may be a disturbing new trend in substance abuse by service members.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


3rd ID soldier accused of shooting, killing 2 others

Two Fort Stewart soldiers died from gunshot wounds Friday in a non-combat incident while deployed in support of Operation New Dawn. A fellow soldier is being held in connection to the fatal shootings, and in the wounding of another soldier.

September 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Army tries to help returning soldiers adjust

With the drawdown in Iraq and three 3rd Infantry Division brigades nearing the end of their 12-month deployments, thousands of soldiers are expected to be returning to Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield and surrounding communities over the next three months. This population will have to reintegrate into life back home.

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


Grieving families find support in SOS

Tammi Gillican knows what it's like to survive the death of a soldier spouse. She said grief is something survivors learn to carry with them; it isn't something one "gets over."

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


CSM gets farewell party in Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The leadership of 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, "Ready First" 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas, said farewell to Task Force Marne Command Sgt. Maj. Maj. Jesse Andrews on Sept. 21 during a ceremony held on Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq.

September 27, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Luhrs Special to the News | Military


Patients 'infected' to test post readiness

One Youth Challenge Academy student doubled over with a hacking cough Thursday morning. Another shivered in the warm early fall sunlight, hugging himself and complaining of chills. The sniffling, sneezing teens appeared to be feeling absolutely miserable as they trudged up the stairs into Fort Stewart's Dental Clinic 1.

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


Soldiers need homes for holidays

There's no place like home.

September 22, 2010 | By Bob Mathews Special to the News | Military


'Don't ask don't tell' move blocked

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort by Democrats and the White House to lift the ban on gays from serving openly in the military, voting unanimously against advancing a major defense policy bill that included the provision.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Intel analyst is leader, working mother

Staff Sgt. Laquawanda Bagley, 32, wears many hats. One of four women in her company, the intelligence analyst adheres to a strong leadership style. When she's home in the states, her 3-year old son, Xavier, just calls her "mom."

September 21, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Pentagon opens POW/MIA exhibit

Defense Department officials Wednesday unveiled the new Pentagon POW/MIA exhibit. The unveiling was timely, as today is National POW/ MIA Recognition Day. Created by Congress in 1998 as part of the Defense Authorization Act, the observance is recognized on the third Friday of September each year.

September 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Pentagon names soldiers killed in shooting

The Department of Defense identified Thursday the two soldiers who were shot and killed by an Iraqi soldier on Sept. 7 in northern Iraq, while supporting Operation New Dawn. The deceased were not assigned to Fort Stewart. Nine other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The shooting is still under investigation.

September 13, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Fort Stewart shores up security

In the wake of a gunman who took three soldiers hostage at Winn Army Community Hospital this past Monday, Fort Stewart has shored up its security.

September 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Former 3rd ID deputy commander takes command in Iraq

Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III took over the top command in Iraq Wednesday in a change-of-command ceremony held at the al Faw Palace in Baghdad. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno handed the reins of the command to Austin before such prominent guests as Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and Iraqi security leaders.

September 03, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


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Aviation unit donates to Feds Feed Families

Soldiers from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade made the single largest donation this year at Fort Stewart - 4,318 pounds of food - for Feds Feed Families, which ran June 1-Aug. 27.

September 09, 2014 | By Capt. Chad Ashe 3rd CAB public affairs | Military


3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House

Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


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