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Deployed troops mark anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Task Force Marne soldiers hold a remembrance ceremony Sept. 11, at the Task Force Marne Headquarters, Camp Victory. Twenty-five soldiers took the opportunity on the sixth anniversary of the terror attacks to re-enlist.

October 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Rocket grenade kills 3rd ID soldier

A rocket grenade was responsible for the death of a Fort Benning 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq last week, according to information provided by the Department of Defense Tuesday.

October 02, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army considering Stewart for more soldiers

Fort Stewart is among 17 Army posts being studied to determine which would make the best homes for six new brigade combat teams over the next six years.

October 02, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Keeping families informed

September 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Christmas for troops drive under way

The third annual "Christmas for the Troops" Stocking Drive, presented by Soldiers' Angels, is well under way. Stockings will be prepared with goodies for soldiers who are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

September 29, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Military


Family mourns 3rd ID soldier killed in Iraq

Family members in McHenry, Ill., are mourning the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier after the soldier was killed in Iraq last week.

September 29, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


National Guard gets new commander

Georgia Army National Guardsmen from Fort Stewart and the Hinesville area have a new commander following the announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue of retirement of Lt. Gen. David B. Poythress. The governor named Maj. Gen. William T. Nesbitt, commander, Georgia Army National Guard, as the new adjutant general of Georgia.

September 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Petraeus plan echoes earlier hope for cuts

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus is not the first Iraq war commander to spell out a plan for winding down U.S. involvement there and putting the Iraqis in control.

September 27, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


Stories of wounded Iraq vets on HBO

NEW YORK - Dawn Halfaker remembers the clear desert sky that day in June 2004. She remembers it was quiet. An Army first lieutenant, she'd been serving in Iraq four months.

September 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Military


Seven receive Purple Heart award

Seven members of the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team received Purple Heart medals during a ceremony inside Fort Stewart's Moon Theater Tuesday evening.

September 22, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Family says soldier took own life

A 19-year-old 3rd Infantry Division soldier took his own life last week while serving in Iraq, according to his father.

September 22, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


General gets his second star

A former Fort Stewart officer and West Point instructor is getting a second star in his job as commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Ky.

September 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Lawmaker assures deployed soldiers' spouses

Just having returned from his most recent trip to Iraq, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) recently met with spouses of deployed 3rd Infantry Division soldiers to discuss the war in Iraq and the future of the fledgling national government there.

September 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army probes soldier's death in Iraq

The death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier is being investigated by the Department of Defense, according to a statement released by the department Monday.

September 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Deaths steel family's resolve

CLOVIS, Calif. - A father who lost a second son last week in the Iraq war said Thursday the support his family has received has helped them sustain their belief in the United States' efforts to combat global terrorism.

September 19, 2007 | By Garane Burke Associated Press Writer | Military


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Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


'Thunder' on a cloudless day

Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.

April 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Former 3rd ID soldier trains at sports clinic

More than 400 veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, amputations and other injuries participated in the 28th annual National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic on March 29-April 4 in Snowmass, Colo. Former 3rd Infantry Division soldier Sgt. Kristian Cedeno was among the disabled vets learning downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and other sports, including scuba diving, rock climbing and wheelchair self-defense.

April 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Soldier receives Purple heart

Georgia Army National Guard soldier Joshua S. Davis, a specialist with the 848th Engineer Company, on Saturday recevied a Purple Heart during a ceremony in the Georgia Garrison Training Center auditorium on post.

April 10, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

It had been more than 20 years since a C-130 Hercules has landed on Fort Stewart's Remagen Landing Zone, but on Wednesday, the dirt strip LZ and drop zone received a lot of air traffic.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Education center commemorates namesake

Numerous buildings on military bases are named in honor of heroes, particularly Medal of Honor recipients. Fort Stewart's education center is one of them.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army looking for clues around shooting

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, 34, was the gunman in yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the installation commander said today.

April 04, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

Seven years after he graduated from high school, Hinesville native Chief Petty Officer Bernard "Eric" Willis began a career as a Navy Seabee, providing construction and disaster recovery around the world.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

It's less than half an inch high and 3 inches long. It has a raised, silver infantry musket on an infantry blue background surrounded by a silver border.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Gunman kills 3 others, himself on Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said tonight.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Group marches 26 miles for PTSD awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Military


There will be no parole for Aguigui

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui received another life sentence Thursday, this time from military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass at the conclusion of a four-day court-martial on Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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