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.
The mission continues: on to the next operation
It's 3 a.m. on Monday and Fort Stewart's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat team has just been alerted that several chemical and radiological attacks were launched near Orlando, Fla.
With a trumpet signaling every change in its ranks, the 4th Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, officially became the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment on Monday.
TOW-to-TOW they line up in the sand.
FORT STEWART - The 92nd Chemical Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, is returning to Fort Stewart from Kuwait. The unit's Welcome Home ceremony is to take place Friday on Cottrell Field.
The ceremony was to be Friday morning.
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2009 - Defense Department officials today announced replacement units scheduled for 12-month deployments later this year to Iraq and Afghanistan.
DAVIDSON, N.C. - When Lisa Pagan reports for duty Sunday, four long years after she was honorably discharged from the Army, she'll arrive with more than her old uniform. She's bringing her kids, too.
"I have to bring them with me," she said. "I don't have a choice."
Battling the war on suicide appears to be the latest mission for military leaders across the nation.
It has been said that it is hard to make a grown man cry, especially one who is Army strong.
Veterans advocates are venting anger and frustration toward the biggest charity within the U.S. military after revelations that it has been packing more money into reserves than it has spent on aid during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"We have so many soldiers, reservists and National Guard who are in dire need, and for the Army to be holding this much money in reserve is despicable," chairman Bob Handy of Veterans United for Truth, of Santa Barbara, Calif., said Monday.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 - Troops nearing retirement eligibility may be able to tap into the transferability benefits provided in the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, even if they're unable to serve four more years of duty due to service policies, a senior defense official said.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 - Violent attacks in Iraq are at their lowest levels since August 2003, a U.S. commander in Iraq said yesterday.
BOULDER, Colo. - Authorities say a New York man wanted by the U.S. Army for desertion has been arrested in Boulder on an anonymous tip.
Police say they received a tip Saturday that 21-year-old Christopher Mauger, who had a nationwide felony warrant for desertion, was at an apartment in Boulder.
"George Washington had it, Benedict Arnold didn't."
Supporters waving American flags greeted more than 100 cyclists who rode into Richmond Hill Tuesday afternoon in a ride described as freeing for disabled veterans ...
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