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Troop sucide rate at record high

WASHINGTON - Stressed by war and long overseas tours, U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year at the highest rate on record, the toll rising for a fourth straight year and even surpassing the suicide rate among comparable civilians.

Army leaders said they were doing everything they could think of to curb the deaths and appealed for more mental health professionals to join and help out.

January 30, 2009 | By Pauline Jelinek and Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writers | Military


Gates calls withdrawal agreement 'watershed'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2009 - The status-of-forces agreement between the United States and Iraq is a "watershed" in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee today.

January 28, 2009 | By Jim Garamon American Forces Press Service | Military


Senators say KBR culpable for electrocutions

WASHINGTON - Two senators said Tuesday the Army hasn't acted fast enough to fix electrical problems in Iraq that led to the electrocutions of U.S. troops.

Democratic Sens. Bob Casey from Pennsylvania and Byron Dorgan from North Dakota also said that Houston-based contractor KBR Inc. should be punished in some manner for allowing improper grounding of electrical wires in facilities it was maintaining.

January 27, 2009 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writer | Military


Biden: Expect more casualties in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2009 - As U.S. forces become more engaged with the enemy in Afghanistan, there may well be a rise in American casualties, Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday.

In an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," Biden described the security conditions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq -- a trio of countries he recently visited -- and President Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

January 26, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


White House discusses Iraq drawdown

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - Among the military options being considered by President Barack Obama involves a plan to remove most U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months, the Defense Department's top civilian and military officials said here today.

January 23, 2009 | By Gerry J Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama calls for Gitmo closing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - President Barack Obama today called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.

January 22, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama backs plan to raise troop strength

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2009 - As President Barack Obama and the first family began moving into the presidential residence here yesterday, the administration unpacked a new presidential agenda on the White House's official Web site.

January 22, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama to put imprint on Iraq, Afghan wars

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will begin to put his imprint on the nation's war strategy in his first full day in office, gathering his top military and national security advisers at the White House for what is expected to be the start of the new commander in chief's shift in emphasis from Iraq to Afghanistan.

According to officials, Obama will conduct a videoteleconference late Wednesday afternoon with members of the National Security Council as well as the U.S. military commanders in the two war zones.

January 21, 2009 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | Military


Presidents praises troops in farewell

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2009 - President George W. Bush singled out military members for their selfless service and cited his administration's accomplishments over the past eight years during his farewell address to the nation.

January 16, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Job fair will continue today

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January 14, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Military


Lack of services replaces security as Iraq's top issue

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2009 - The lack of essential services has replaced security as the major concern in Iraq, pointing to the progress the country has been making, according to a Defense Department report released yesterday.

January 14, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Bush praises military for keeping U.S. safe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2009 - President George W. Bush said this morning he's had no higher honor during his eight years as president than serving as commander in chief to the "brave patriots" of the U.S. military.

January 12, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


1st BCT continues domestic action training

It has been nearly five months since the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team took on a supportive role inside the United States.

January 09, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


U.S. deaths down in Iraq in 2008

BAGHDAD - U.S. military deaths in Iraq plunged by two-thirds in 2008 from the previous year, a reflection of the improving security following the U.S. military's counterinsurgency campaign and al-Qaida's slow retreat from the battlefield.

January 05, 2009 | By Jim Heintz Associated Press writer | Military


Stewart, Hunter pools close

Effective immediately Newman Pool at Fort Stewart and Tominac Fitness Center Pool at Hunter Army Airfield are closed.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


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What is happening for area’s military community

Here's a little of what MWR is bringing to the military community on Fort Stewart:

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


CSM Tagalicud becomes top NCO in I Corps

Before he left Fort Stewart in May, 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. James Rainey called Command Sgt. Maj. Walter "Tag" Tagalicud the "best command ...

June 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Army colonel, others indicted in $20M bribery, fraud scheme

An Army colonel stationed at Fort Gordon near Augusta and two others were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Savannah for their ...

June 08, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Military


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