Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III took over the top command in Iraq Wednesday in a change-of-command ceremony held at the al Faw Palace in Baghdad. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno handed the reins of the command to Austin before such prominent guests as Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and Iraqi security leaders.
Fifty-one soldiers from the First Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, will redeploy to Hunter Army Airfield this evening. The unit's welcome home ceremony will be at 7 p.m. in a hanger on the airfield.
Army commanders say Iraqis are ready for Operation New Dawn, a mission of support and sustainment that begins today. The U.S. military has officially ended combat operations and handed the reins over to the Iraqis.
As liaison officer between 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery and the brigade headquarters for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Staff Sgt. Miguel Abisaab said he keeps his superiors "in the loop."
The White House is mounting a campaign to salute troops, especially those who have served in Iraq, leading up to next Tuesday's address to the nation marking the end of U.S. combat operations in that country. The address will be at 8 p.m. The campaign is called Saluting Service in Iraq.
Army spouse Laura Chandler Rittenhouse is one step closer to realizing her vision for a memorial to the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's fallen soldiers.
A soldier assigned to Hunter Army Airfield died Aug. 19 from wounds he sustained during a firefight with insurgents while deployed to Konar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
BAGHDAD - The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by President Barack Obama, the American military said in a statement Tuesday.
The number is a watershed in the more than seven years that the United States has been at war in Iraq. Under Obama's plan, American forces will no longer conduct combat operations but are instead to train Iraqi troops and help with counterterrorism operations - if asked for by the Iraqis.
A Hinesville man who was a member of the Georgia National Guard died Tuesday from wounds he received in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A Hunter Army Airfield soldier was killed Thursday while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Once completed, an estimated 640,000 bricks will cover the new brigade and battalion headquarters for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Fort Stewart. Military officials and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mortenson Construction gathered for a brick laying ceremony at the headquarters construction site Wednesday morning.
CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 19, 2010 - Through the dusty driver's side window, Army Pfc. Thomas Johnson could see the final stretch of dirt road leading to the border.
Numerous transactions at Army and Air Force Exchange operations are experiencing a double whammy no one saw coming: a processing error resulting in duplicate charges on credit and debit card transactions.
Sgt. 1st Class James Wilson, the team maintenance chief for Charlie Company, helps keep the wheels turning on the Army's armored fighting vehicles. Wilson is deployed to Iraq with the 2-7 Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart.
On Wednesday, the Department of Defense released a list of Army generals who will soon receive new assignments. Two of the officers on the list are currently deployed to Iraq from Fort Stewart.
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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