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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


State limits insurance sales to young soldiers

ATLANTA (AP) - Military recruits in Georgia will face stronger protections from unscrupulous life insurance agents trying to peddle them policies they don't need, according to state rules that took effect Saturday.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Hinesville looks to gain outpatient clinic

A new Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is slated to open in Hinesville by 2012, but the announcement was met with a lukewarm response from military veterans.

September 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army turns to guard for recruiting help

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.

September 13, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Military Writer | Military


3rd HBCT honors family of fallen Iraqi hero

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi police and civic leaders met in Jisr Diyala to honor a man who gave his own life saving others.

September 11, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


Iraq question becoming how many to redeploy

WASHINGTON - New calls from lawmakers to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq may trouble the White House but are not too out of step with scenarios envisioned by war commanders.

September 11, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


Hero earns Soldiers Medal

Col. Thomas James, 4th Brigade commander, pins the Soldiers Medal on SFC Matthew Black as the sergeant's wife, Sgt. Stephanie Black, watches. Black was honored with the medal for his actions in helping save fellow soldiers during a barracks fire at Camp Falcon, Baghdad in 2005. Black attributes his heroism to the non-commissioned officers' creed. "It's the ethic I live by every day of my life," he said.

September 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Transitioning battle-worn soldiers

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series detailing new steps the Army is taking to improve its healthcare system in response to the recent problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and complaints from soldiers and their families.

September 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Soldier earns Purple Heart

"I will not forget this place and I will not go far...I'll go out that front gate, but that don't mean anything. This is my home. I'll be 3rd ID, dog-faced soldier, 'til I die."

September 08, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Hunter air control unit earns honors

Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the director of the Air National Guard, announced in Washington late last month the 117th Air Control Squadron, garrisoned at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, has received the National Guard Association of the United States Outstanding Air Control Unit Award for 2007.

September 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Former vice chief of staff visits 3rd ID troops

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Third Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment hosted a visit by retired Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff, at Patrol Base Assassin near the town of Narwahn on Aug. 8.

September 08, 2007 | By Staff Sgt. Sean Riley Special to the Courier | Military


Division's IG hasn't had to launch any probes in Iraq

"What a great job to have!"

September 06, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Iraqi sacrifices life to save soldiers, others

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - An Iraqi man saved the lives of four U.S. soldiers and eight civilians when he intercepted a suicide bomber during a citizens meeting in the town of al-Arafia Aug. 18.

September 06, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


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Army chief of staff visits Fort Stewart

As the Army continues its transition from a deploying force to a trained-and-ready garrison element, significant changes to daily operations are expected. In order for leaders to better utilize the shifting environment, plans are in place to keep them abreast of what is working and what is not.

July 26, 2014 | By Sgt. Uriah Walker 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

Each day of Spartan Week presented a new athletic challenge for all the soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


New veterans’ organization growing quickly

Warrior Pointe, an organization started by former soldier Reed Pacheco in 2013, has grown quickly by connecting veterans with veterans and the resources that help them with specific issues.

July 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


Soldiers certify to combat radio-controlled explosive devices

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division recently enhanced their capabilities to combat threats from radio-controlled explosive devices, which are used to harm service members.

July 18, 2014 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Kroger, USO rounding up support for troops

ATLANTA - Nearly 77 percent of shoppers said they would financially assist our nation's troops and their families if they were offered a simple, inexpensive option to do so.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


Military on the move July 7

Adams earns degree, commissioned into Navy

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Hinesville native handles port operations in Japan

Electrician's Mate 1st Class Shane Smitch, a Hinesville native assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Port Operations in Japan, operates a security barrier boat during the assembling of a harbor security barrier. CFAS port operations manages ships' movement throughout the Sasebo region.

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


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