FREDERICK, Md. - The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Ranger from Maryland has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.
A hunter soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
There's no place like home.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.
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