A funeral service has been set for a soldier from central Georgia who was killed in Afghanistan. A Defense Department statement Wednesday said Spc. Erica P. Alecksen of Eatonton was among six soldiers who were killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.
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.