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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


Training mission ends

The mission continues: on to the next operation

March 16, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


1st BCT trains for homeland emergencies

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.

March 14, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


4th brigade hangs up armor, become light infantry

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.

March 11, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Troops train with $180,000 missiles

TOW-to-TOW they line up in the sand.

March 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


92nd Checmical Co. coming home

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.

March 06, 2009 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Military


Pentagon deployment schedule doesn't mention 3rd ID

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2009 - Defense Department officials today announced replacement units scheduled for 12-month deployments later this year to Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 02, 2009 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Mom: Deployment leaves no one to care for kids

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."

February 28, 2009 | By Mitch Weiss Associated Press writer | Military


Suicides prompt action on post, Army-wide

Battling the war on suicide appears to be the latest mission for military leaders across the nation.

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


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Soldiers prepare for training rotation

An Apache helicopter from the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade interrupted the early afternoon stillness Sept. 1 on Fort Stewart's Red ...

September 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Fort Stewart AAFES icon retiring after 50 years

Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee Jeanette Phillips is retiring after 50 years of service.

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


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