WASHINGTON - Uncle Sam may not want you after all. In sharp contrast to the peak years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Army last year took in no recruits with misconduct convictions or drug or alcohol issues, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. And soldiers already serving on active duty now must meet tougher standards to stay on for further tours in uniform. The Army is also spending hundreds of ...
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance for active duty military members and their dependents to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and every unit of the Refuge System, as well as National Parks and other public lands.
Table XVIII, a battalion-level exercise, is not new by Army standards. However, it was new to the current crop of "Glory's Guns" troops last week.
The sword of responsibility has been passed, and the Vanguards of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, have a new senior enlisted leader.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The secretary of the Army announced plans Thursday to reactivate the 7th Infantry Division and stand up its headquarters here.
SAVANNAH - Military officials say an Army helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.
MACON (AP) - Kendall Raley fiddles with the silver beaded chains around her neck. On them hang three dog tags - one is hers and one is her father's. The third she received earlier in April in commemoration of Month of the Military Child.
SAVANNAH - Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., headlined the fourth annual Veterans Services Forum on Monday at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Armstrong Center.
The Warrior Transition Battalion welcomed a new senior noncommissioned officer Friday during a ceremony at Marne Garden. After six months without a command sergeant major, the WTB now is under the guidance of Command Sgt. Maj. James E. King, who has nearly 30 years of military service, composed of both active-duty and National Guard experience. Most recently, he served as the command sergeant major for Joint Task Force 781with the Georgia National Guard Chemical, Biological, ...
SAVANNAH - Authorities say a U.S. Army Ranger assigned to a Georgia base has died in an enemy attack in Afghanistan.
More than 250 troopers with the 6th squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division received their silver spurs and induction into the "Order of the Spur" during a ceremony Wednesday at the unit motor pool.
FORT BENNING - More than 100 Fort Benning soldiers are signing up for more time in the Army - and they're doing it all at once.
Seven volunteers from the "Vanguard" brigade formally were recognized March 28 at the Fort Stewart Museum for their more than 700 hours of combined service to soldiers and family members.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Liberty County leaders heard an update Thursday on the long-elusive and largely anticipated Hinesville VA clinic project during the Liberty County Planning Workshop on St. Simons Island.
After completing a two-day evaluation exercise last week, engineer squads with the 92nd Engineer's "Black Diamonds" Battalion took the quickest means of transportation to get home.
Four more eastern redbud trees have been planted at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, bringing the total number of living monuments to 457. The newly planted trees memorialize the service of four 3rd Infantry Division soldiers, who were honored in a formal ceremony Thursday morning.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill creating a state task force to investigate how the state can coordinate services to better assist servicemembers discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A request for specific intelligence software that was later rescinded by the requestor, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Regional Command-South in Afghanistan, received an official explanation Thursday from an Army spokesman at the Pentagon.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In an effort to maintain a well balanced team, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's master resiliency trainer, Capt. Dana Cook, provided a wellness workshop for deployed soldiers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 3.
Approved and proposed changes to the military's Tricare health-care program dramatically could affect military retirees living near Fort Stewart, according to Jeff Loomis, access assistant care manager at Winn Army Community Hospital.
CAMP MAIWAND, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Caffrey, a Hastings, Pa., native and an armament repairer with Company B, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, trained Afghan national-army soldiers April 16 on how to disassemble and reassemble the M4 and M16 rifle, the M249 squad automatic weapon and the M240B machine gun at Camp Maiwand, Afghanistan.
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