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Troops mark Fourth by re-enlisting

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Hundreds of troops gathered at Al Faw Palace for the Multi-National Force-Iraq Reenlistment, Naturalization and Independence Day Ceremony July 4 at Camp Victory.

July 21, 2007 | By Marine Sgt. Jessica Kent Special to the Courier | Military


Saints cheer team visits troops in Iraq

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - The New Orleans Saintsations cheerleading squad visited Forward Operating Base Hammer, June 23, to thank 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers.

July 14, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


Army does little to catch deserters

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- There is no crack team of bounty hunters, no elite military unit whose job is to track them down and bring them in.

July 13, 2007 | by Estes Thompson Associated Press Writer | Military


More 3rd ID soldiers killed, one from Tifton

The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of nine Third Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

July 12, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Army trying new gear for forward bases

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOGAR, Afghanistan - The new Expeditionary Force Provider Kit offers soldiers the basic living facilities needed to fully accomplish their missions. The kit has proven to be mission essential in a combat heavy engineer battalion.

July 12, 2007 | By 1st Lt. Kenya Saenz Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID mounts major offensive

JISR DIYALA, Iraq ‑ Newly arrived U.S. troops southeast of Baghdad are destroying boats on the Tigris River and targeting networks believed to be bringing powerful roadside bombs from Iran as the military cracks down on extremists from all directions, military officials said.

July 12, 2007 | By Kim Gamel Associated Press Writer | Military


Farm boy died as he would have wanted

As a farm kid in Matthews, Ind., David Kirkpatrick was fascinated with the military. He spent most of his free time counting down the days until he would be eligible to lead a life similar to the soldiers he read about in books and saw in movies.

July 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Military


Families get new method to contact deployed soliders

As families at Fort Stewart go through the emotional experience of deployment, Fort Stewart's Army Community Service group is offering families a new family communications portal called Connect And Join to help ease the communications burdens during deployment.

July 07, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID soldiers killed in Iraq

FORT STEWART - The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of four 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

July 07, 2007 | Staff report | Military


14 U.S. troops killed in Iraq in two days

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said 14 American troops have died in several attacks in the past 48 hours, including five slain Thursday in a single roadside bombing that also killed four Iraqis in Baghdad.

July 06, 2007 | By Hamid Ahmed Associated Press Writer | Military


Ceremony Thursday honors fallen soldiers

FORT STEWART - The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor 10 fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Warriors Walk on post. Those to be honored include:

July 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


U.S., Iraqi forces begin drive on militants

BAGHDAD - A truck bomb struck a Shiite mosque Tuesday in central Baghdad, killing 75 people and wounding more than 200, even as about 10,000 U.S. soldiers northeast of the capital used heavily armored Stryker and Bradley fighting vehicles to battle their way into an al-Qaida sanctuary.

July 04, 2007 | By Lauren Frayer Associated Press Writer | Military


Army celebrates birthday No. 232

The United States Army turned 232 years old Thursday. The event was commemorated with ceremonies at home and abroad by soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

July 03, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Gale explains rear detachment duties

Lt. Col. Brian Gale was already selected to command the 1-41 artillery battalion - Glory's Guns, now in combat in Iraq - when his boss, Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, found another job for him.

July 03, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


ID Cards of missing soldiers found in al-Qaida safe house

BAGHDAD - The identification cards of two American soldiers missing since an attack on their unit in May were found in an al-Qaida safe house north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Saturday.

July 03, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


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Midway man taking Honor Flight Savannah

A lifelong Midway resident and retired chief warrant officer 3, George Ginter, began his military career with the Georgia Army National Guard, but he soon was called to active duty to fight in the Korean War.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


4th IBCT dedicates its fitness center

It took 57 years for Pfc. Charles Johnson to be recognized for his heroism on Outpost Harry during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in 2010 for his actions on June 12, 1953. On Tuesday, Johnson was again honored during a special ceremony on Fort Stewart that was attended by his sister and two survivors of Outpost Harry.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

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


3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House

Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fort Stewart soldiers ‘graduate’ to new careers through program

A dozen Fort Stewart soldiers were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Sfc. Paul R. Smith Education Center for having completed a six-month apprenticeship program with Georgia Power.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Officials ask for comments about Stewart

In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


State starts work on transition center

WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.

August 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Seven complete basic training

Seven people with ties to Liberty and Long counties recently completed training for their basic training:

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


Helping bring Capt. Freeman home

Editor's note: Capt. Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill was killed in action Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. This blog was written and posted online in May by Chris Hernandez, a writer and former Marine now serving with the Texas Army National Guard. It's being reprinted verbatim in honor of Capt. Freeman, and all military service members who didn't make it home. May they all rest in peace.

August 11, 2014 | By Chris Hernandez Special to the Courier | Military


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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