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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


New offensive against Al-Qaeda

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military, which just days ago completed its latest troop buildup in Iraq, has launched a large offensive operation in several al-Qaida strongholds around Baghdad, the top U.S. commander said Saturday.

July 03, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


3RD HBCT holds Army Birthday Fun Run

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division participated in a five kilometer Army Birthday Fun Run June 14, at FOB Hammer.

June 30, 2007 | By Sgt. Natalie Rostek 3rd HBCT Public Affairs | 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


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