The Department of Defense approved today a policy change to the U.S. Central Command Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, increasing the time provided to military service members for rest and recuperation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq - Family members of deployed servicemembers will now have a new way to see their loved ones each week.
A Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldier died Friday night when his motorcycle crashed into the guardrail on Veterans Parkway near the intersection of I-516 in Savannah.
Growing up less than an hour away from Atlantic City, N.J., David Bentz III was an avid card player who dreamed of challenging the world's best poker players in Texas hold 'em under the glitzy lights of the city's famous casinos.
The Third Infantry Division's chief of staff prefaced remarks to the news media this week with personal thanks to residents of the Coastal Georgia area for what he called their "unconditional support" for his soldiers.
More 3rd Infantry Division soldiers have been added to the list of lives lost in Iraq.
BAGHDAD ‑ Dozens of Shiite villagers in the north were massacred by Sunni extremists, two officials said Tuesday, while a car bomb exploded across the street from the Iranian Embassy in the heart of Baghdad and killed four civilians.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Pete Geren on Friday to be secretary of the Army, four months after his predecessor resigned amid outrage over conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
FORT STEWART - The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor ten fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, at Warriors Walk.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Army Reserve Sgt. Erik Botta has been sent to Iraq three times and to Afghanistan once. He thinks that's enough.
TOPEKA, Kan. - A New Mexico security firm has agreed to pay the U.S. government $18 million to settle allegations that it violated terms of a contract to provide trained civilian security guards at eight Army bases, including Fort Stewart, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren announced Friday.
WASHINGTON - The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal in June, raising concern that the unpopular Iraq war and strong economy could wreak even more havoc on enlistments.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers in southern Baghdad joined the upper echelon of non-commissioned officers as 14 troops currently deployed to Forward Operating Base Falcon withstood the rigors of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Board and passed, July 7.
Three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers died in Iraq this past Friday, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense on Tuesday evening.
BAGHDAD ‑ U.S. troops raided a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Thursday in a hunt for militiamen linked to Iran, sparking exchanges of fire and a mortar attack. Officials said 19 people were killed, and residents said some of the casualties were caused by U.S. helicopter fire.
The U.S. military had no immediate comment on the violence in the eastern Amin district of the capital.
SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.
A lifelong Midway resident and retired chief warrant officer 3, George Ginter, began his military career with the Georgia Army National Guard, but he soon was called to active duty to fight in the Korean War.
It took 57 years for Pfc. Charles Johnson to be recognized for his heroism on Outpost Harry during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in 2010 for his actions on June 12, 1953. On Tuesday, Johnson was again honored during a special ceremony on Fort Stewart that was attended by his sister and two survivors of Outpost Harry.
Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.
Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.
A dozen Fort Stewart soldiers were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Sfc. Paul R. Smith Education Center for having completed a six-month apprenticeship program with Georgia Power.
In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.
WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.
Seven people with ties to Liberty and Long counties recently completed training for their basic training:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.
Editor's note: Capt. Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill was killed in action Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. This blog was written and posted online in May by Chris Hernandez, a writer and former Marine now serving with the Texas Army National Guard. It's being reprinted verbatim in honor of Capt. Freeman, and all military service members who didn't make it home. May they all rest in peace.
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