WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 - About 3,000 soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team will leave Iraq nearly two months earlier than planned, reducing the total number of U.S. brigades in Iraq to 14, military officials said.
About 3,500 soldiers of the Texas National Guard got their sendoff to Iraq Saturday, honored by family and friends, generals, other soldiers and a flyover of a double-vee formation of migrating geese.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2008 - As the holidays approach and military families start thinking about what they're going to send loved ones serving overseas, there are a few dates to keep in mind.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2008 - Army Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed leadership of the U.S. military command charged with helping to build peace in a tough and war-torn part of the world today.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2008 - The Army and the National Institute of Mental Health have begun a five-year, $50 million research program into the factors behind soldier suicides and how to prevent them, Army Secretary Pete Geren told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday.
Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commanding general of Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division, and his top enlisted aide, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, talked about what's coming for the largest U.S. military installation east of the Mississippi River during an interview with Courier staff. At right is a video of about 15 minutes of the questioning by staff writer Joe Parker. Another segment of the interview will be posted separately.
Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commanding general of Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division, and his top enlisted aide, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, talked about what's coming for the largest U.S. military installation east of the Mississippi River during an interview with Courier staff. At right is part 2 of the video and it is about 11 minutes of the questioning by staff writer Joe Parker. Another segment of the interview will be posted separately.
The United States gained eight new citizens Saturday, citizens who were already wearing their country's uniform and fighting for it.
Fort Stewart's SSgt. Keith Bach took home first place honors from an Army-wide combatives championship at Fort Benning earlier this month.
The 3rd Brigade Support Battalion of Fort Stewart's Third Infantry Division, First Brigade Combat Team, kicks off Make a Difference Week with its support to America's Second Harvest at 9 a.m. in Savannah Monday.
Soldiers wounded in action are authorized to receive the Purple Heart medal. Sometimes the Army takes care of the award promptly and sometimes it takes a while.
Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo opened Thursday's Warriors Walk tree ceremony searching for words to convey the Army's sorrow over losing three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers in September.
Here's a glimpse of what is going on with U.S. troops in Iraq. It is a military video.
The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor three fallen heroes with a tree dedication ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, at Warriors Walk.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2008 - President Bush signed the fiscal 2009 defense budget into law today, authorizing a $512 billion base to support military readiness, as well as $66 billion for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.