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Violence continues, U.S. troops kill a dozen insurgents

BAGHDAD ‑ Dozens of Shiite villagers in the north were massacred by Sunni extremists, two officials said Tuesday, while a car bomb exploded across the street from the Iranian Embassy in the heart of Baghdad and killed four civilians.

August 01, 2007 | By Bassem Mroue Associated Press Writer | Military


Senate confirms Army secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Pete Geren on Friday to be secretary of the Army, four months after his predecessor resigned amid outrage over conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

July 31, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


More trees going up on Warrior's Walk

FORT STEWART - The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor ten fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, at Warriors Walk.

July 31, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Reservist balks at fifth deployment

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Army Reserve Sgt. Erik Botta has been sent to Iraq three times and to Afghanistan once. He thinks that's enough.

July 31, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


Security contractors settles allegations

TOPEKA, Kan. - A New Mexico security firm has agreed to pay the U.S. government $18 million to settle allegations that it violated terms of a contract to provide trained civilian security guards at eight Army bases, including Fort Stewart, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren announced Friday.

July 31, 2007 | By John Milburn Associated Press Writer | Military


Army misses recruting goal

WASHINGTON - The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal in June, raising concern that the unpopular Iraq war and strong economy could wreak even more havoc on enlistments.

July 28, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


Deployed soldiers earn place in Murphy Club

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers in southern Baghdad joined the upper echelon of non-commissioned officers as 14 troops currently deployed to Forward Operating Base Falcon withstood the rigors of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Board and passed, July 7.

July 28, 2007 | By Pfc Nathaniel Smith Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID troops killed in Iraq

Three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers died in Iraq this past Friday, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense on Tuesday evening.

July 28, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Troops raid Shiite district in Baghdad

BAGHDAD ‑ U.S. troops raided a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Thursday in a hunt for militiamen linked to Iran, sparking exchanges of fire and a mortar attack. Officials said 19 people were killed, and residents said some of the casualties were caused by U.S. helicopter fire.

The U.S. military had no immediate comment on the violence in the eastern Amin district of the capital.

July 27, 2007 | By Hamed Ahmed Associated Press Writer | Military


MP killed in Afghanistan

A Fort Stewart military police officer died this past week while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

July 26, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


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


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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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