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DoD starts pay, perks study

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 - Defense Department officials today announced the start of the congressionally mandated 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation.

The review's focus, officials said, will be on combat pay, compensation for reserve-component servicemembers, caregivers and survivors and pay incentives for critical career fields.

May 12, 2010 | By Lisa Daniels American Forces Press Service | Military


Benning ranger killed in Afghanistan

FORT BENNING - The Army says a member of a Fort Benning Ranger unit was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

The military says in a release that 27-year-old Capt. Kyle A. Comfort of Jacksonville, Ala., died Saturday in Helmand province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Pembroke sailor helps capture pirates

On April 10, the United States Navy landing dock ship USS Ashland was on patrol in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti when it came under attack from a group of Somali pirates.

May 11, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Editor | Military


3rd ID soldier gets Bronze Star

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Sgt. John Z. Snell, with 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor medal by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. on April 27 at Contingency Operating Site Diamondback. 3rd ID Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews also attended.

May 05, 2010 | By MSgt. Duff E. McFadden Special to the News | Military


Another 3rd ID solider dies in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

May 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Deployed soldier appreciates spouse's support

When soldiers are deployed their spouses often face new, challenging tasks, such as taking care of children and the household.

May 03, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Rohr Special to the News | Military


Zac Brown Band rocks the Marne

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - The soldiers of Forward Operating Base Marez/Diamondback recently were treated to a concert by the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. Troops enjoyed the opportunity to take a break from the pressures of deployment and enjoy a brief taste of home.

May 03, 2010 | By Spc. Dustin Guatney Special to the News | Military


Marne-A-Palooza brings fun to Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Hundreds of service members and civilians attended a concert featuring musicians from the 3rd Infantry Division Band on April 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

April 30, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Rohr Special to the News | Military


U.S. commander attends Iraq change of command

Surrounded by Task Force Marne partners, Maj. Gen. Abul Amier Ridha Mohammed Al-Zaidi, former commander of the Iraqi army's 12th division, bid farewell to his soldiers on April 20 during a change of command ceremony at the Kirkuk Training Center. Brig. Gen. Sameer Abdul Kareem assumed command of 12th division.

April 26, 2010 | By PFC Jessica Luhrs Special to the News | Military


3rd troops have tank ride-along for airmen

FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - Soldiers from Company Delta, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division recently were awarded certificates by Air Force Col. Leonard S. Dick, of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group, for preparing an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle tank for an Air Force re-enlistment ceremony.

April 26, 2010 | By 1st Lt. Baron Cole Special to the News | Military


Iraqi police disperse mock riot

DIYALA, Iraq - The crowd was out of control. What should have been a peaceful protest turned violent within minutes. News of the riot reached Iraqi police in Baqubah and they sent in the Baqubah IP quick reaction force, which is trained to handle such incidents.

April 26, 2010 | By Spc. Ry Norris Special to the News | Military


Deployed soldiers promoted to NCOs

Twenty-six Task Force Marne soldiers were inducted into the Corps of Non-commissioned Officers during an April 16 ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

April 21, 2010 | By Sgt. Chad Nelson Special to the News | Military


Two 3rd ID soldiers die in Iraq blast

Two 3rd ID soldiers from Fort Stewart currently deployed to Iraq were killed April 7 in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

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


Former 3rd ID officer to get Iraq command

A former deputy commander of the 3rd Infantry Division is reportedly being considered to become the senior U.S. general in Iraq.

April 14, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Multiple tours linked to PTSD

It wasn't his first tour in Iraq, but his second and third when Joe Callan began wondering how long his luck would last - how many more months he could swerve around bombs buried in the dirt and duck mortars raining from the skies.

It was only natural, considering the horrors he'd seen: One buddy killed when a mortar engulfed his tent in flames. A fresh-faced Marine sniper dead (also a mortar) on his first day in Iraq. A 9-year-old Iraqi boy, blood trickling from his head, after he was mistakenly shot by U.S. troops. An Iraqi grandmother ...

April 12, 2010 | By Sharon Cohen Associated Press writer | Military


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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


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


President signs VA reoganization

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


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