WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi police and civic leaders met in Jisr Diyala to honor a man who gave his own life saving others.
WASHINGTON - New calls from lawmakers to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq may trouble the White House but are not too out of step with scenarios envisioned by war commanders.
Col. Thomas James, 4th Brigade commander, pins the Soldiers Medal on SFC Matthew Black as the sergeant's wife, Sgt. Stephanie Black, watches. Black was honored with the medal for his actions in helping save fellow soldiers during a barracks fire at Camp Falcon, Baghdad in 2005. Black attributes his heroism to the non-commissioned officers' creed. "It's the ethic I live by every day of my life," he said.
Editor's Note: This is the first in a series detailing new steps the Army is taking to improve its healthcare system in response to the recent problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and complaints from soldiers and their families.
"I will not forget this place and I will not go far...I'll go out that front gate, but that don't mean anything. This is my home. I'll be 3rd ID, dog-faced soldier, 'til I die."
Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the director of the Air National Guard, announced in Washington late last month the 117th Air Control Squadron, garrisoned at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, has received the National Guard Association of the United States Outstanding Air Control Unit Award for 2007.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Third Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment hosted a visit by retired Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff, at Patrol Base Assassin near the town of Narwahn on Aug. 8.
"What a great job to have!"
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - An Iraqi man saved the lives of four U.S. soldiers and eight civilians when he intercepted a suicide bomber during a citizens meeting in the town of al-Arafia Aug. 18.
The much-discussed deployment schedule for the 3rd ID's 4th Brigade now seems set for late October, with trailing elements not arriving in Iraq until early November.
The Department of Defense this week announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Growing up across the street from an armed forces recruiting office in Modesto, Calif., the values of military service were instilled in Bruce Salazar Jr. by the time he was 8. He spent hours talking to recruiters from every branch of the military and his mother, Margaret Ruiz, knew one day her only son would dedicate his life to being a soldier.
Five members of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, were killed over the weekend, according to reports released this week by the Department of Defense.
Army Reserve soldiers may become recruiting assistants to work at the grassroots level to recruit in their communities, where they work and live.
Georgia legislators will celebrate 3rd Infantry Division Day at the Capitol on Monday.
Liberty, Long and Bryan county residents probably noticed the distinct sound of artillery firing at Fort Stewart this week.
Soldiers in Fort Stewart's Wounded Warriors Battalion spent a recent Saturday out hunting hogs and pheasants.
Hinesville native Staff Sgt. Barrita Simmons, Air Force District of Washington NCO in charge of command decorations, has been recognized as an AFDW capital airman.
A 28-year old Fort Stewart soldier has been awarded the highest peacetime medal in the Army, the Soldiers Medal.
Infantrymen with the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team took part in a combined-arms live-fire training exercise Friday at Range B18, also known as Galahad Drop Zone.
More than 3,000 soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division will deploy to Europe in March.
Fort Stewart's soldiers deployed to Africa to help fight the ebola outbreak are not yet among the U.S. troops who are redeploying, according to post officials.
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