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.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee discussed their plans for 2014 during Monday night's meeting at the Hinesville Police Department. The meeting agenda at first appeared to be light with only brief comments about the finance report, sub-committee reports and some unfinished business from 2013.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A Fort Wainwright soldier was found dead Jan. 18 in a Fairbanks, Alaska motel room, according to an Army news release.
First Lt. Rachel Washburn is like any other Army officer. She's well-educated, well-trained and hard-charging with two combat tours in Afghanistan already behind her. She's slightly different, though, in that prior to being commissioned in 2010, she spent three years as a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Due to forecasted inclement weather the following measures are effective on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield effective today and Wednesday.
Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division will get a new deputy commanding general-maneuver later this year. Brig. Gen. James Blackburn will replace Brig. Gen John Hort as DCG-maneuver.
The JROTC combined drill meet scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Feb. 1. JROTC programs from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute will join other area schools from 9 a.m.-
As the Army begins to draw down the overall size of its active-duty force, recruiting goals are getting smaller, but not drastically so, according to Lt. Col. Mary J. Constantino, Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.
Before its redeployment from Afghanistan last month, the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team lost two sol-
Fort Stewart soldier Spc. Raymond Castle is an easy-going kind of guy, always ready to lift the spirits of fellow soldiers, even in a war zone, according to Georgia USO President Mary Lou Austin. Castle logged more than 440 USO volunteer hours by leading card games, video-game competitions and sporting events while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Austin said. He even donned a Statue of Liberty costume for the July 4 holiday.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – An Army Special Operations Aviation Soldier died in a helicopter accident Thursday on Hunter Army Air Field.
A 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment MH-60M Blackhawk sustained a hard landing at 11:24 a.m. Thursday while conducting routine training on Hunter Army Airfield. One soldier was killed, and two others were injured. The injured have been taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Honor Flight Savannah is offering World War II and Korean War-era veterans living in Southeast Georgia and Southeastern South Carolina an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. To register for a trip or to volunteer to serve as a guardian on a trip, go to www.honorflightsavannah.org or call 912-925-7280.
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Winn Army Community Hospital opened its new Liberty wing Tuesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Due to rain, the ceremony was held indoors near the front doorway of the new 65,000-square-foot facility.
WASHINGTON - The Army announced last week it will restructure its warrior transition units as the service prepares for a scheduled withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and a continued decline in the number of combat wounded.
Staff Sgt. Tremayn D. Sneed is now stationed in Cuba after leaving Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, in September.