A member of an elite military helicopter unit is dead and two others are injured after a "hard landing" at a Georgia air base Wednesday. Investigators have yet to determine what went wrong or why. An Army spokesman says the MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew was coming in from a routine training flight.
Ft. Stewart officials welcomed visitors to the post's new barracks for ill and injured soldiers. The Army has been improving its medical housing since 2007 reports about poor conditions at Army trauma centers. Ft. Stewart officials say, the $25 million complex consolidates care for injured soldiers.
Fort Benning is scheduled to welcome a new commanding general in June. The Pentagon announced Wednesday it has named Brig. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr. to lead the Army post outside Columbus after he is promoted to major general.
The US Army is using a study involving 21,000 soldiers at Ft. Stewart to implement new mental health policies. Psychiatrists gave a group of Georgia-based soldiers additional mental health screenings before deploying to Iraq. Army psychiatrists says, incidents of mental health problems went down by about half among soldiers who got the additional screening.
The head of the Georgia Ports Authority says, Georgia won't be able to finish a critical harbor deepening project in time for an expansion at the Panama Canal. Larger ships will be sailing through the canal in 2014 and ports officials wanted Savannah's harbor deepened to accomodate larger ships before then.