The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last week stressed the need for strong garrison leadership, underscoring the effects longer periods at home between deployments may have on troops and their families in the future.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced last week a series of initiatives designed to reduce overhead, duplication and excess in the Department of Defense and, over time, instill a culture of savings and restraint in America's defense institutions.
Two separate charitable events tomorrow will be held to help improve the lives of veterans here at home. One group pairs therapy horses with injured soldiers; the other seeks to build a home for a wounded warrior.
Fort Stewart plans to be ready for a worst case scenario, such as the tragedy that unfolded on Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood outside Killeen, Texas, when U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Often the first step to treating a problem is admitting there is one.
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.
Eligible service members and veterans have less than three months to apply for retroactive stop loss" special pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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