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Judge stays Army execution

TOPEKA, Kan. -- A federal judge in Kansas has blocked what would be the military's first execution since 1961, giving the condemned prisoner more time to appeal his conviction and sentence.

U.S. District Judge Richard Rogers issued a stay Nov. 26 in the case of Ronald A. Gray, whose execution was scheduled for Dec. 10.

December 17, 2008 | By John Milburn Associated Press writer | Military


Deputy commander promoted to brigadier general

Thomas S. Vandal, the 3rd Infantry Division's deputy commanding general of support, received his first star.

December 16, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Obama taps Gates to head Pentagon

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will remain in the Pentagon's top post when President-elect Barack Obama's administration takes office.

Obama, who also announced his other nominees for top national security posts today, cited the necessity of continuity as the United States fights wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as his rationale for asking Gates to stay.

December 16, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Local group prepares for wreath ceremony

Their names are marked by numbers: Ssg. George Alexander Jr. is No. 269; Ssg. Steve Butcher is No. 337; and Spc. Ryan Carlock is No. 43.

December 16, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


It's official: U.S. in a recession

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has been in a recession since December 2007, the National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday.

December 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Military


Officers help soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving at home

The 3rd Infantry Division's dining facilities served Thanksgiving meals for soldiers and Army families Thursday.

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute for Nov. 27

Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.

December 13, 2008 | DVIDS | Military


Iraq OKs US security pact

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's parliament approved Thursday a security pact with the United States that lets American troops stay in the country for three more years.

December 12, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraq vote on U.S. pact delayed

BAGHDAD -- Intense dealmaking among Iraq's political factions on Wednesday delayed by one day a parliamentary vote on a security pact that would allow American forces to stay in the country through 2011 under tight Iraqi supervision.

The proposed deal meets a longtime Iraqi demand for a clear timetable for the exit of about 150,000 American troops after years of war. But the Shiite-led government was struggling to meet the demands of political blocs, including a large group of Sunni Arab lawmakers, seeking concessions in return for supporting the agreement.

December 11, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute for Nov. 26

Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.

December 11, 2008 | DVIDS | Military


Stewart Garrison gets new CSM

Departing Fort Stewart Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Durr (left) shares a moment with his successor, Com. Sgt. Maj. James Ervin at their change of responsibility ceremony. Durr will be command sergeant major at Southeast Installation Management Command at Fort Macpherson.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Army sets first execution in 45 years

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Army has set a date for its first execution in nearly 50 years.

December 06, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Nov. 17

Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.

December 02, 2008 | DVIDS | Military


Iraq agrees to U.S. military pact

BAGHDAD -- U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have agreed on a draft of a security pact that would allow American troops to stay in Iraq for three more years after their U.N. mandate expires Dec. 31, a senior aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday.

The aide said the draft could be put to a Cabinet vote in an emergency meeting Sunday or Monday. Transport Minister Amir Abdul-Jabbar said he had been notified by the Cabinet secretariat that a Cabinet meeting was scheduled for Sunday to vote on the agreement. If adopted by the Cabinet, it would then require ...

November 30, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Nov. 10

November 26, 2008 | U.S. military | Military


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RICHMOND HILL - Coastal Georgia has nothing to worry about when it comes to the viability of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, according to Col ...

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U.S., Senegalese army officials plan training

DAKAR, Senegal - Planners from U.S. Army Africa, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment and the Senegalese army met Jan. 12-14 to conduct the initial planning ...

January 24, 2016 | By U.S. Army Africa Courtesy story | Military


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