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Locals give robes for wounded soldiers

Wounded 3rd Infantry Division soldiers will soon have a special gift waiting for them at hospitals and medical centers around the world, the result of a new local partnership.

August 30, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Repeated deployments stressing families

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On the day her husband left for Iraq on his third tour in six years, Jennifer James slipped into the shower to cry, thinking no one would hear her.

August 28, 2007 | By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press Writer | Military


Weekend gate restrictions added

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield gate policies, which loosened in May, are now restricting access to Department of Defense identification cardholders only at certain times during weekends.

August 28, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Officers grilled for work with religous group

A former popular Fort Stewart brigade commander, Brig. Gen. Vince Brooks, is among seven Army and Air Force officers being considered for disciplinary action for violating ethics rules by assisting a Christian group in the production of a fundraising video.

August 28, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Rapper hangs with 3rd ID troops

Paul Wall, "The People's Champ" visited troops at Camp Victory, Iraq, on Aug. 8.

August 28, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fort Stewart improvements in bill

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield could receive more than $27 million in funding for improvements and programs, if the Senate approves the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill in an upcoming vote.

August 25, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Purple Heart awarded to teen warrior

PFC Joshua Sorrento celebrated his 20th birthday last week as a patient at Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital.

August 23, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


'Ultimate Fighting' superstars make surprise stop in Baghdad

Baghdad, Iraq - Maj. Richard Dunbar and other U.S. Army personnel at Camp Victory, Iraq received a surprise visit Aug. 1 from one of the biggest stars in the UFC, Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz.

August 18, 2007 | Submitted | Military


Brother, sister staff sergeants re-enlist

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq - A brother-sister team of staff sergeants rededicated their commitment to the Army by sharing their oaths of re-enlistment here July 29.

August 18, 2007 | By Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky 2nd Brigade Combat Team | Military


Soldiers honored for helping motorist

Two soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, will be recognized at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday at Caro Gym on Fort Stewart in honor of their actions assisting a motorist on May 28.

August 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Three 3rd ID soldiers killed Thursday

An improvised explosive device took the lives of three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers last Thursday.

August 16, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Convicted soldier testifies against alleged lookout

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A Fort Campbell soldier charged with rape and murder in the slayings of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and her family stood over his colleagues as they raped the girl and pointed his weapon at the door for security, another soldier convicted in the case testified Wednesday.

August 16, 2007 | By Ray Lenz Associated Press Writer | Military


Calling cards donated for deployed soldiers

Third Infantry Division Rear Detachment Commander Col. Brian Gale shakes hands with Dean Smith of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as they recognize the donation of calling cards to Fort Stewart soldiers and families. The donation of the Operation Uplink calling cards is designed to support America's troops and veterans with communication opportunities to stay in touch with loved ones while they are away from home. Since its inception, Operation Uplink has supplied over 8.5 million calling cards to active duty troops and veterans around the world.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


DoD adds 3 days to R&R breaks

The Department of Defense approved today a policy change to the U.S. Central Command Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, increasing the time provided to military service members for rest and recuperation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

August 11, 2007 | Department of Defense News Release | Military


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


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Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB

Foul weather is not an obstacle for the American infantryman.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Five complete basics

Five young people with ties to our area have completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force and Army:

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Medal given after 23 years

Customers at a civilian barber shop wouldn't typically expect to see a military awards ceremony unfolding, but a few weeks ago, former soldier and local barber Willie Price unofficially was awarded a campaign medal he should have gotten 23 years ago.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


POW/MIAs remembered

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, held as prisoners of war or still missing in action, were remember during a ceremony presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 Friday evening at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


'Providers' case colors

The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade marked its deployment to Kuwait Friday morning when it cased its colors in a ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers and veterans connect with employers

Nearly 500 soldiers, their spouses and family members, and veterans connected with 45 civilian employers at Club Stewart Tuesday morning for a Soldier for Life-sponsored civilian job fair.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


2nd Veterans Salute scheduled for Nov. 1

During its special called meeting Wednesday night at the Hinesville Police Department, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee hammered out a draft copy of a program schedule for their second annual Veterans Salute Day on Nov. 1 at Bryant Commons.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart remembers 9/11

Fort Stewart soldiers and unit commanders, family members and leaders of the surrounding community attended a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday at the Main Post Chapel.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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