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.
Winn Army Community Hospital officially opened the doors of its Pediatric Pharmacy with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
When soldiers are deployed their spouses often face new, challenging tasks, such as taking care of children and the household.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Airman 1st Class Lance Owens II, a 2011 Richmond Hill High School graduate and Richmond Hill native, recently became a 364 TRS/Golden Knights electrical and environmental controls graduate. Owens achieved distinguished graduate status by scoring a 95 percent.
KABUL, Afghanistan ― International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which has handled day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for five years, formally cased its colors during a ceremony Monday at the command's headquarters at Kabul International Airport.
Vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Fort Stewart to Hunter Army Airfield late tonight.
Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience-store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.
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