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Pentagon: Drawdown ahead of schedule

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2010 – As President Barack Obama this week hailed "one of the largest logistics operations we've seen in decades" accompanying the force drawdown in Iraq, the commander overseeing the movement credited hard work and intensive preparation with ensuring the mission proceeds smoothly and ahead of schedule.

August 09, 2010 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Aiming at tough-guy attitude

he Army has been trying to change its collective, tough-guy attitude in recent years, in part because of an increased rate of suicide. Soldiers are now told that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

August 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Army responding to reality of suicide

Often the first step to treating a problem is admitting there is one.

August 04, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Officer's career path is through Army

First Lt. Maria Castro said active duty Army service is helping her reach her career goals. The activated reserve officer is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division currently deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.

August 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Time running out to claim stop-loss pay

Eligible service members and veterans have less than three months to apply for retroactive stop loss" special pay.

August 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Army trying to improve stress detection

WASHINGTON - Since 2003, the Army medical community has been working to establish processes that will improve the speed at which post-traumatic stress cases are diagnosed in military members, the Army's surgeon general said recently.

July 26, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


DoD limits education grants to spouses

SAVANNAH - The Defense Department will revive an education grant program for military spouses that was suspended after an overwhelming surge of applicants, but new restrictions that exclude families of higher-ranking officers are being attacked as unfair.

Defense officials had to temporarily halt the program in February after an unexpected spike in applications threatened to bust its $174 million budget.

July 23, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Judge defers death penalty case ruling

Military Judge Col. Tara Osborn deferred ruling on whether a 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting his squad leader and fellow team leader should face the death penalty.

July 23, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


HAAF soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier died on July 18 in Zhari, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot by insurgents while conducting combat operations.

July 21, 2010 | Staff report | Military


CSM educating deployed troops

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - The U.S. Army's best assets are skilled, educated soldiers. Knowledgeable warriors make for a flexible, adaptive and competent future force.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


R&R beneficial; not without risks

After a few months deployed overseas, service members are ready for a little R&R. Through the Army's Rest and Recuperation program, soldiers are allowed 15-18 days of leave, depending on their tours, to see family and friends or venture into other countries.

July 16, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Special to the News | Military


Cajun continues family's military tradition

Capt. Michael Breaux is following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father by serving in the Army. Breaux's grandfather served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His father served in the Army in the 1970s.

July 16, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


Fort Gordon unit back from Iraq

AUGUSTA - Family members greeted nearly 300 soldiers from Fort Gordon on their return from an 11-month tour in Iraq.

Nearly 700 people gathered at Fort Gordon's gymnasium on Wednesday to greet members of the 35th Signal Brigade and the 67th Signal Battalion, which provided tactical communications at 70 sites in Iraq.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Jury indicts man with impersonating soldier

AUGUSTA - A federal grand jury has indicted an ex-national guardsman on charges that he impersonated a soldier and convinced military officials to hand him high-tech equipment.

The grand jury on Tuesday indicted 34-year-old Anthony Todd Saxon on seven counts, including grand theft, theft from a licensed firearm dealer and being a felon in possession of explosives.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


VA relaxes PTSD policies

Veterans claiming to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder will now have an easier time applying for medical benefits from the Veterans Administration. The VA no longer requires a soldier to link his or her PTSD to a single combat incident as long as a VA psychiatrist or psychologist can confirm a PTSD diagnosis. The change went into effect Tuesday.

July 14, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


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General: 'You love your soldiers'

Parking was scarce for a listening session with Army representatives at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center on Monday.

November 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Community rallies around Stewart, troops

There was no place to park outside the Liberty County Performing Arts Center Monday night, so community members attending the public listening session with representatives of the Army's Force Management Office parked on both sides of the road leading back out to U.S. 84.

November 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


USO reopens lounge at airport

Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center congratulated Savannah's USO and Gulfstream for refurbishing and reopening the USO Lounge at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


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