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Cucolo: Troops not returning early

Third Infantry Division commanding general Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo dispelled rumors and offered an update on the deployment to Iraq during a surprise appearance Tuesday at a Family Readiness Group round-up on Club Stewart.

May 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Sergeant killed in insurgent attack

Third Infantry Division soldier Staff Sgt. Amilcar H. Gonzalez has been posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

May 26, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Soldier proves his mettle

Fort Stewart soldier Cpl. Ryan Shurtleff brought home one silver and a bronze medal from the inaugural Warrior Games held May 10-14 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Shurtleff was wounded by an IED in Iraq and is assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion here.

May 21, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Texas man fakes his way to NCO post

FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood.

May 21, 2010 | By Danny Robbins Associated Press writer | Military


DoD: recalled helmets no 'direct threat' to soliders

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2010 - The Army recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets that were issued to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of a Department of Justice investigation as well as independent tests that show the helmets do not meet Army standards, military officials said today.

Army officials say the recalled helmets are not a "direct risk" to soldiers.

May 18, 2010 | By Master Sgt. Doug Sample Army News Service | Military


Winn opens pediatric pharmacy

Winn Army Community Hospital officially opened the doors of its Pediatric Pharmacy with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 3.

May 14, 2010 | By Mindy Anderson Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Military


Stewart soldier's death under review

Staff Sgt. Esau S.A. Gonzales died May 3 in Mosul, Iraq, from a gunshot wound to the chest. Army officials confirmed Monday this was a non-combat related injury. The sergeant's death remains under investigation.

May 12, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


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


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Local troops to deploy to fight ebola

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.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Military spouses' edge looking for a job

Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.

October 03, 2014 | By Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Military


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