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Military housing contracts questioned

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators want the Pentagon to tighten its oversight of private housing construction on military bases, citing delays at four Air Force projects that could keep thousands of military families out of new homes for years.

December 14, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military

Soldier gets 60 years for killing on Benning

FORT BENNING -- A soldier who pleaded guilty to the August 2006 murder of a Columbus cab driver has been sentenced to 60 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged.

Samuel Perry, 18, pleaded guilty Monday to murder, kidnapping, larceny and two counts of robbery of Goldstar Taxi Services driver Jack L. Horne Jr., said Fort Benning spokeswoman Elsie Jackson. Col. James Pohl presided over the court-martial.

December 14, 2007 | Associated Press | Military

Veterans cemetery to be dedicated

On Nov. 28, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will dedicate Georgia's newest state veterans' cemetery in Glennville, about one mile north of the downtown area, off of U.S. Highway 301 at the old Dyess Farm Road.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military

3rd ID soldier earns Bronze Star


December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military

Troops in Iraq treated on Thanksgiving

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military

GOP lawmakers call for Iraq deadlines

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators said Monday that unless Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki makes more political progress by January, the U.S. should consider pulling political or financial support for his government.

December 12, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military

Soldier falls to his death, investigation under way

A fall from a rooftop during training is reportedly to blame for the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq, according to family members.

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

Bush approves $3 million in federal funds for Fort Stewart

With his recent signing of the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, President Bush approved nearly $3 million in federal funding for training and refurbishment projects on Fort Stewart, as well as a pay raise for service members.

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

3rd ID to celebrate 90th birthday Nov. 21

On Nov. 21, the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Division celebrates its 90th birthday and service to America, dating back to World War I when it's "Dog Face Soldiers" first blocked German troops from entering Paris and earned them the nickname, "The Rock of the Marne."

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military

Georgia Guard promotes first woman general

Maria L. Britt set a record when she was named the Georgia Army National Guard's first female battalion commander in 1999 and she will set another one when, wearing the star of a brigadier general, she takes over next month as the Guard's commander.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military

Soldier's death being investigated

JACKSON, Miss. -- Spc. Melvin Henley was on his second tour of duty in Iraq family members say when he died Wednesday at Camp Striker in Iraq from injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident.

December 11, 2007 | Associated Press | Military

3rd ID loses another soldier in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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

Gifts from Homefront through AAFES

DALLAS – When issuing suggested holiday mailing deadlines for military care packages, the Unites States Postal Service made sure to highlight that "all packages and mail must be addressed to individual service members, as required by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) regulations."

Since the DoD suspended mail addressed to "any servicemember" nearly six years ago, individuals and organizations back home, as well as troops deployed to the contingency theater, have devised a variety of cumbersome, and sometimes potentially dangerous, methods to circumvent security and transportation concerns that originally led to the cancellation of the program.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military

DVDs4Vets needs DVD donations

Relaxing on the couch while watching a movie on DVD is a leisurely comfort many take for granted but can mean a lot for soldiers spending months at a rehabilitation clinic.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military

Indiana Guard training on Stewart

The soldiers of the Indiana National Guard's 76th Brigade Combat Team are undergoing stepped-up training to ready them for final exercises at Fort Stewart before heading for Iraq.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military

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Carter: Force of Future aims to attract country's best

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people ...

November 26, 2015 | By Jim Garamone Defense Media Activity | Military

Veteran takes his Honor Flight

Ralph H. Dixon Sr., 86, is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army. On Oct. 23, he was ceremonially put back on active duty ...

November 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military

Rotary Club honors sergeant for November

Staff Sgt. James Chase Law is the Hinesville Rotary Club's November Soldier of the Month.

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Military

WACH opening new ER, renovating pharmacy

Winn Army Community Hospital will open the newly constructed Emergency Department at 7 a.m. Dec. 9.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military

Deputy commander says goodbye

The 3rd Infantry Division held its annual Marne Week last week, during which soldiers across the Marne division and tenant units on Fort Stewart competed ...

November 22, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military

Liberty native ends her Navy career

Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews recently had her change of command and retirement ceremony from the U.S. Navy in Millington, Tennessee, after 32 years ...

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military

Fort Stewart honors a decorated warrior

While Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division celebrate Marne Week with sports and unit spirit activities, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team took time to ...

November 17, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military

Update: Georgia officials call for halt to refugees

A chorus of Georgia elected officials Monday called for a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state and nation, and some criticized ...

November 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Military

Marne AUSA runs in Army 10 Miler

Six Fort Stewart soldiers from the Association of the United States Army's Marne Chapter, based on Fort Stewart, ran in the Army Ten-Miler in ...

November 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Military

Veterans Day features soldiers’ return home, ceremonies, parade

The final flight of soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division's headquarters, who served in Afghanistan with U.S. Forces – Afghanistan mission, came home on Veterans ...

November 14, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military

'Remembering our Fallen' exhibit in Savannah

Savannah Mall will unveil "Remembering Our Fallen," a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, on Saturday. A motorcycle brigade will bring in the exhibit, which will ...

November 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military

Last 3rd ID headquarters soldiers return home

The last 26 soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division's headquarters returned home Wednesday afternoon, marking an end to their year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

November 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


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