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Military may ease recruit standards

WASHINGTON -- Faced with higher recruiting goals, the Pentagon is quietly looking for ways to make it easier for people with minor criminal records to join the military, The Associated Press has learned.

November 21, 2007 | Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


2007 becomes deadliest year for troops

BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military announced six new deaths Tuesday, making 2007 the bloodiest year for American troops in Iraq despite a recent decline in casualties and a sharp drop in roadside bombings that Washington links to Iran.

November 21, 2007 | By Steven R. Hurst Associated Press Writer | Military


Military exercise in Long County

LUDOWICI -- Long County residents are seeing different kinds of vehicles on the roads and in the skies this week as the Marine Corps Group 31 out of Beaufort, S.C., participates in Southern Fury.

November 20, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Military


Post access to again require passes

FORT STEWART -- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will resume requiring temporary vehicle passes for all private vehicles that do not have a valid Department of Defense decal beginning Nov. 9. Access for vehicle with DoD decals will not change.

November 17, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Vets at increased risk of suicide

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of troops have come home from war, left the military and committed suicide.

That is the finding of preliminary Veterans Affairs Department research obtained by The Associated Press that provides the first quantitative look at the suicide toll on today's combat veterans. The ongoing research reveals that at least 283 combat veterans who left the military between the start of the war in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, and the end of 2005 took their own lives.

November 16, 2007 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press Writer | Military


Army told to watch contractors closer

WASHINGTON -- The Army does not have enough personnel or training to adequately supply its soldiers in combat, and it needs an additional 2,000 military and civilian personnel with the authority to sign and manage contracts, according to a new report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 16, 2007 | By Richard Lardner Associated Press Writer | Military


Bush nominates new VA head

WASHINGTON -- President Bush will nominate retired Army general James Peake on Tuesday to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is strained by the influx of wounded troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

November 14, 2007 | Deb Reichmann Associated Press Writer | Military


4th Brigade on way to Iraq

The completion of the deployment of the Third Infantry Division to Operation Iraqi Liberation began in earnest this week with the departure two flights of about 600 soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team.

November 10, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


500 from 92nd Engineers return

Spc. Joshua Vanburen on Tuesday held his 5-month-old son Ryan for the first time since May when the baby was born.

November 09, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Veterans trying to build online community

Veteran.com has announced it's building an online community for U.S. military veterans.

November 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


First Army soldiers in All Army Tournament

FORT STEWART - Three First Army soldiers competed in the 2007 All Army Combatives tournament this past weekend at Fort Benning.

November 08, 2007 | By Cap. George Chittenden Special to the Courier | Military


Excercise brings suspicious activity

An installation force protection exercise at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield next week may cause traffic delays.

November 03, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Four more trees salute to fallen

Keith Nurnberg was a husband expecting his first child. John Mele II was already a dedicated father who had settled with a family in Glennville. Javier Paredes was a former foster kid who did not want to be a victim of his upbringing. Christian Neff was a high school academic and public service standout.

November 03, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Soldiers bring toys to Iraqi children

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - The children of Al-Juburi received 899 boxes of donated toys and clothes in celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of Ramadan, Oct. 8.

November 01, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Huto Special to the Courier | Military


Soldiers revel in successful operation

FOB KALSU - Taking 13 suspected al-Qaeda leaders off the street was a major accomplishment for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who are part of the surge brigades on the ground.

November 01, 2007 | By Sgt. Luis Delgadillo Special to the Courier | Military


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Local veterans honored at VFW ceremony

Nearly 200 local veterans gathered outside the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6602 just prior to the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

November 12, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


USO reopens lounge at airport

Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center congratulated Savannah's USO and Gulfstream for refurbishing and reopening the USO Lounge at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Clerk urges vets to file military records

Barry Wilkes, clerk of the courts of Liberty County, is offering a free service to all veterans living in Liberty County that enables them to file their military discharge records (Form DD-214) for permanent and safe record-keeping in the clerk's office.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Vet on cross-country trek to honor soldiers

By now, chances are most folks have heard of Mike Viti, the former Army fullback, West Point graduate and member of the United States Military Academy's class of 2008 who won a Bronze Star while serving as an artillery officer in Afghanistan.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Military


Local's daughter finishes unit training

Army Pvt. Lauren A. Nelson recently graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Marne commander talks about 3rd ID missions

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray said about 1,000 Marne Division soldiers are or soon will be deployed, including Murray himself.

November 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans Salute successful, despite weather

Despite overcast skies, high winds and low temperatures, a few hundred local residents and visitors gathered at Bryant Commons on Saturday for the second annual Veterans Salute.

November 04, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


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