Jason Parks knows his way around a Stryker combat vehicle.
The Weaver resident has helped refurbish Strykers since they first came to the Anniston Army Depot six years ago. Parks stayed with the vehicle in 2012 when a defense contractor, General Dynamics Land Systems, began a pilot program at the depot to upgrade a handful of them to better protect soldiers.
Three 2nd Infantry Division soldiers accused of causing a drunken disturbance at a South Korean water park have admitted wrongdoing and will be sentenced next month, according to South Korean officials.
The Army in the Pacific is starting a new deployment concept this week that sends soldiers out into the region for multiple exercises and longer stays in foreign countries that are intended to reassure partner nations and develop closer relationships as the United States continues its "rebalance" to the Pacific.