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Soldier dies atop bomb resistant truck

The death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier killed in Iraq over the weekend when his MRAP vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device is under investigation, a division spokesperson said Tuesday.

February 09, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army eyes shorter deployments

WASHINGTON - Battlefield tours for soldiers would be cut from 15 months to 12 under a proposal being considered by the Army as part of an effort to reduce the stress on a force battered by six years at war.

February 09, 2008 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press | Military


Marne Forward for Jan. 25

A weekly, military broadcast about activities of the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 13 minutes.

February 09, 2008 | 3rd ID PAO | Military


Commander in Iraq Cites Progress, Warns Against Withdrawing Too Fast

WASHINGTON - The commander of Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division who now also has command of coalition troops in central Iraq said Wednesday he's dismayed the American people aren't getting word about progress in Iraq.

February 08, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 24

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 23

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


2nd BCT celebrates Martin Luther King

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq - "Today is a day we celebrate a man who has done many great things."

February 06, 2008 | Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky 2nd BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO | Military


Marne Forward for Jan. 18

A weekly, military broadcast about activities of the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 14 minutes.

February 05, 2008 | 3rd ID PAO | Military


Surge troops to redeploy

Five Brigades Should be Home by July, Gates Says

By Fred W. Baker III

February 04, 2008 | By Fred W. Baker III American Forces Press Service | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 18

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Eight more trees on Stewart's Warrior's Walk

The weather matched the tone as Fort Stewart dedicated eight more trees to fallen 3rd Infantry Division warriors on a gray, rainy Thursday morning.

February 02, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Military


Father able to help son re-enlist

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - When Spc. Shamario Jackson was ready to re-enlist, he didn't talk to his career counselor like most soldiers. He called his dad.

February 02, 2008 | By Pfc. Monica K. Smith 3rd CAB, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO | Military


Task force: troops unaware of concussions

WASHINGTON (AP) - As many as 20 percent of U.S. troops are coming home from war with signs they may have had a concussion, some of whom do not know they have symptoms that could be treated, Army officials said Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press Writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 17

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 16

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

January 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


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Midway man taking Honor Flight Savannah

A lifelong Midway resident and retired chief warrant officer 3, George Ginter, began his military career with the Georgia Army National Guard, but he soon was called to active duty to fight in the Korean War.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


4th IBCT dedicates its fitness center

It took 57 years for Pfc. Charles Johnson to be recognized for his heroism on Outpost Harry during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in 2010 for his actions on June 12, 1953. On Tuesday, Johnson was again honored during a special ceremony on Fort Stewart that was attended by his sister and two survivors of Outpost Harry.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House

Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fort Stewart soldiers ‘graduate’ to new careers through program

A dozen Fort Stewart soldiers were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Sfc. Paul R. Smith Education Center for having completed a six-month apprenticeship program with Georgia Power.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Officials ask for comments about Stewart

In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


State starts work on transition center

WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.

August 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Seven complete basic training

Seven people with ties to Liberty and Long counties recently completed training for their basic training:

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


Helping bring Capt. Freeman home

Editor's note: Capt. Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill was killed in action Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. This blog was written and posted online in May by Chris Hernandez, a writer and former Marine now serving with the Texas Army National Guard. It's being reprinted verbatim in honor of Capt. Freeman, and all military service members who didn't make it home. May they all rest in peace.

August 11, 2014 | By Chris Hernandez Special to the Courier | Military


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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