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Phillips up for second star

Third Infantry Division deputy commander general-rear Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips was nominated by the president of the United States for promotion to the rank of major general, according to a Department of Defense advisory released this week.

August 09, 2010 | Staff report | Military


3rd Sustainment assisting with drawdown

The Army's seven-year stint in Iraq is drawing to a close and the 3rd Sustainment Brigade from Fort Stewart is there to assist with the drawdown.

August 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


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


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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


Officials ask for comments about Stewart

In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


State starts work on transition center

WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.

August 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


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