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What's next in fraggin case

Now that the Article 32 hearing for Sgt. Joseph C. Bozicevich has ended, it will be up to Fort Stewart's commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo to determine what actions the soldier will face next.

April 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Testimony to continue on post today

Testimony is scheduled to resume for a second day in the military hearing for a Fort Stewart sergeant charged with murdering two U.S. soldiers in his unit last year at a patrol base in Iraq.

Army Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich (BAH-seh-vich) of Minneapolis is accused of fatally shooting a superior and a fellow team leader in his unit Sept. 14 as they gave him disciplinary counseling for poor performance.

April 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Soldier faces hearing in slayings in Iraq

An investigative hearing at Fort Stewart is expected to reveal some of the details about the case of an Army sergeant charged with murdering a superior and a fellow noncommissioned officer last year in Iraq.

The Article 32 hearing for accused Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich of Minneapolis was to begin this morning. The hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, will determine whether Bozicevich's case goes to a court-martial.

April 13, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Returning troops tested for brain injuries

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Every soldier who's gone to war in the past year paused before leaving to take a brain test - basic math, matching numbers and symbols and identifying patterns to measure response time and accuracy. Now that some of these troops have returned, they're taking a fresh round of tests, all part of a broad effort by the military to better treat head injuries.

The Department of Defense is also deploying some unusual weapons for treating the injuries, including paint guns and motion-sensitive video games integrated into therapy at new trauma centers around the country.

April 09, 2009 | By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press writer | Military


Stewart unit first to get new tactical trucks

While Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced plans to direct money into combat systems that troops use in war, soldiers at Fort Stewart were ceremonially receiving newly-designed tactical vehicles, used to carry fuel and supplies during combat.

April 08, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Army locating hundred of troops to Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - The Army is reassigning up to 600 active reserve and active duty troops to Fort Hood in Texas this summer and next year.

April 06, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Unit's soldiers DUI free for 180 days

On Friday, nearly 65 Fort Stewart soldiers received a special visit from their commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo.

March 30, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


2nd BCT troops train to skirt combat

They are known as the life-support for Army brigades, flowing from makeshift base to makeshift base like blood through arteries.

March 27, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Bad wiring endangers troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The military is racing to inspect more than 90,000 U.S.-run facilities across Iraq to reduce a deadly threat troops face far off the battlefield: electrocution or shock while showering or using appliances.

About one-third of the inspections so far have turned up major electrical problems, according to interviews and an internal military document obtained by The Associated Press. Half of the problems they found have since been fixed but about 65,000 facilities still need to be inspected, which could take the rest of this year. Senior Pentagon officials were on Capitol Hill this week for ...

March 26, 2009 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writer | Military


Army IG report: Unfit soldiers have been deployed

The Army's process of determining whether soldiers are physically fit to fight could be the reason more than 45,000 unhealthy U.S. soldiers have been sent to war, despite doctor recommendations.

March 25, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Movie screening stirs emotions on post

The seats were filled at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater Wednesday night as soldiers and their families attended a special, invitation-only screening of the Samuel Goldwyn film "Brothers at War."

March 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Unit commander preps for chief of staff job

Col. Thomas James sat at a table in Club Stewart's rocket room Wednesday morning after attending another battalion change-of-command reception, signifying more of the formal modifications taking place as the 4th Brigade Combat Team transitions from a heavy to a light brigade.

March 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Stop-loss may take two years to end

WASHINGTON - The Army this summer will start cutting back on use of the unpopular practice of holding troops beyond their enlistment dates and hopes to almost completely eliminate it in two years.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, though, that it may never be possible to completely get rid of the policy called "stop-loss," under which some 13,000 soldiers whose time is already up are still being forced to continue serving.

March 19, 2009 | By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press writer | Military


Local soldier charged with assault in Florida

Pensacola, Fla., police have charged a Fort Stewart soldier with the sexual assault of a 17-year-old female sailor.

Army Maj. Lee Peters, a deputy public affairs officer, said 20-year-old Jeremy Boze was arrested Sunday.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Army to end Stop Loss this year

The Department of Defense announced today a comprehensive plan to eliminate the current use of Stop Loss, while retaining the authority for future use under extraordinary circumstances. This is an important step along the path in adapting the Army into an expeditionary force.

The Army Reserve and Army National Guard will mobilize units without employing Stop Loss beginning in August and September 2009, respectively. The Regular (active duty) Army will deploy its first unit without Stop Loss by January 2010.

March 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


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