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Shout-outs keep families in touch

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq - Family members of deployed servicemembers will now have a new way to see their loved ones each week.

August 11, 2007 | By Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky Special to the Courier | Military


Soldier killed in Friday accident identified

A Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldier died Friday night when his motorcycle crashed into the guardrail on Veterans Parkway near the intersection of I-516 in Savannah.

August 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Fort Stewart plants 12 more trees on Walk

Growing up less than an hour away from Atlantic City, N.J., David Bentz III was an avid card player who dreamed of challenging the world's best poker players in Texas hold 'em under the glitzy lights of the city's famous casinos.

August 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


3rd ID chief notes improvements in Iraq

The Third Infantry Division's chief of staff prefaced remarks to the news media this week with personal thanks to residents of the Coastal Georgia area for what he called their "unconditional support" for his soldiers.

August 02, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Two soldiers die in Iraq

More 3rd Infantry Division soldiers have been added to the list of lives lost in Iraq.

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


Violence continues, U.S. troops kill a dozen insurgents

BAGHDAD ‑ Dozens of Shiite villagers in the north were massacred by Sunni extremists, two officials said Tuesday, while a car bomb exploded across the street from the Iranian Embassy in the heart of Baghdad and killed four civilians.

August 01, 2007 | By Bassem Mroue Associated Press Writer | Military


Senate confirms Army secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Pete Geren on Friday to be secretary of the Army, four months after his predecessor resigned amid outrage over conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

July 31, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


More trees going up on Warrior's Walk

FORT STEWART - The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor ten fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, at Warriors Walk.

July 31, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Reservist balks at fifth deployment

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Army Reserve Sgt. Erik Botta has been sent to Iraq three times and to Afghanistan once. He thinks that's enough.

July 31, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


Security contractors settles allegations

TOPEKA, Kan. - A New Mexico security firm has agreed to pay the U.S. government $18 million to settle allegations that it violated terms of a contract to provide trained civilian security guards at eight Army bases, including Fort Stewart, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren announced Friday.

July 31, 2007 | By John Milburn Associated Press Writer | Military


Army misses recruting goal

WASHINGTON - The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal in June, raising concern that the unpopular Iraq war and strong economy could wreak even more havoc on enlistments.

July 28, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


Deployed soldiers earn place in Murphy Club

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers in southern Baghdad joined the upper echelon of non-commissioned officers as 14 troops currently deployed to Forward Operating Base Falcon withstood the rigors of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Board and passed, July 7.

July 28, 2007 | By Pfc Nathaniel Smith Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID troops killed in Iraq

Three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers died in Iraq this past Friday, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense on Tuesday evening.

July 28, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Troops raid Shiite district in Baghdad

BAGHDAD ‑ U.S. troops raided a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Thursday in a hunt for militiamen linked to Iran, sparking exchanges of fire and a mortar attack. Officials said 19 people were killed, and residents said some of the casualties were caused by U.S. helicopter fire.

The U.S. military had no immediate comment on the violence in the eastern Amin district of the capital.

July 27, 2007 | By Hamed Ahmed Associated Press Writer | Military


MP killed in Afghanistan

A Fort Stewart military police officer died this past week while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

July 26, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


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'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


Life sentence is convict's second

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui was found guilty Thursday by military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass on the fourth day of Aguigui's court-martial on Fort Stewart for the murder of his wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui, and the death of their unborn son.

March 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Aguigui found guilty

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui has been found guilty of all counts in a court-martial on Fort Stewart.

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


Study focuses on changes in base personnel

Based on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Feb. 24 announcement regarding an Army end-strength of 450,000-440,000 and the potential of going as low as 420,000 if sequestration returns in 2016, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell recently held a media roundtable to discuss the need for a supplemental Programmatic Environment Assessment. It's a non-decisional study that considers the effects of personnel changes at installations across the Army to determine the impact of potential reductions toachieve those end-strengths.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


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