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National Guard gets new commander

Georgia Army National Guardsmen from Fort Stewart and the Hinesville area have a new commander following the announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue of retirement of Lt. Gen. David B. Poythress. The governor named Maj. Gen. William T. Nesbitt, commander, Georgia Army National Guard, as the new adjutant general of Georgia.

September 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Petraeus plan echoes earlier hope for cuts

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus is not the first Iraq war commander to spell out a plan for winding down U.S. involvement there and putting the Iraqis in control.

September 27, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


Stories of wounded Iraq vets on HBO

NEW YORK - Dawn Halfaker remembers the clear desert sky that day in June 2004. She remembers it was quiet. An Army first lieutenant, she'd been serving in Iraq four months.

September 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Military


Seven receive Purple Heart award

Seven members of the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team received Purple Heart medals during a ceremony inside Fort Stewart's Moon Theater Tuesday evening.

September 22, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Family says soldier took own life

A 19-year-old 3rd Infantry Division soldier took his own life last week while serving in Iraq, according to his father.

September 22, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


General gets his second star

A former Fort Stewart officer and West Point instructor is getting a second star in his job as commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Ky.

September 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Lawmaker assures deployed soldiers' spouses

Just having returned from his most recent trip to Iraq, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) recently met with spouses of deployed 3rd Infantry Division soldiers to discuss the war in Iraq and the future of the fledgling national government there.

September 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army probes soldier's death in Iraq

The death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier is being investigated by the Department of Defense, according to a statement released by the department Monday.

September 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Deaths steel family's resolve

CLOVIS, Calif. - A father who lost a second son last week in the Iraq war said Thursday the support his family has received has helped them sustain their belief in the United States' efforts to combat global terrorism.

September 19, 2007 | By Garane Burke Associated Press Writer | Military


State limits insurance sales to young soldiers

ATLANTA (AP) - Military recruits in Georgia will face stronger protections from unscrupulous life insurance agents trying to peddle them policies they don't need, according to state rules that took effect Saturday.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Hinesville looks to gain outpatient clinic

A new Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is slated to open in Hinesville by 2012, but the announcement was met with a lukewarm response from military veterans.

September 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army turns to guard for recruiting help

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.

September 13, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Military Writer | Military


3rd HBCT honors family of fallen Iraqi hero

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi police and civic leaders met in Jisr Diyala to honor a man who gave his own life saving others.

September 11, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


Iraq question becoming how many to redeploy

WASHINGTON - New calls from lawmakers to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq may trouble the White House but are not too out of step with scenarios envisioned by war commanders.

September 11, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


Hero earns Soldiers Medal

Col. Thomas James, 4th Brigade commander, pins the Soldiers Medal on SFC Matthew Black as the sergeant's wife, Sgt. Stephanie Black, watches. Black was honored with the medal for his actions in helping save fellow soldiers during a barracks fire at Camp Falcon, Baghdad in 2005. Black attributes his heroism to the non-commissioned officers' creed. "It's the ethic I live by every day of my life," he said.

September 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


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New commander announced for 3rd Infantry Division

The 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart will greet a new commander in the coming months.

May 29, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Civilian jobs on Fort Stewart to be reduced

More civilian jobs on Fort Stewart will be cut over the next two years.

May 29, 2015 | Tiffany King | Military


Hunter celerates 75 years

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - The installation celebrated its 75th anniversary Tuesday at the Truscott Air Terminal with much pomp and circumstance, including the traditional cutting of the cake with a saber.

May 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Winn hosts education fair for military

Winn Army Community Hospital recently did its part to help soldiers prepare for life after the Army.

May 21, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


3rd Infantry Division welcomes back 2nd Brigade

The 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart said farewell Monday morning to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and welcomed back the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which had been inactivated earlier this year.

May 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Hunter bids farewell to Kiowa Warriors

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - The installation's 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment is preparing to say farewell to an old friend, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

May 18, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Armstrong opens new military center

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for the new Military Resource and Veterans Services Center, which provides support services to more than 1,000 military-affiliated students on campus.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Gold Star families honored by candlelight

Survivor Outreach Services at Fort Stewart hosted its fifth annual candlelight vigil Friday at the main post chapel. The event recognizes the spouses and family members of service members who died while serving their country.

May 15, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart breaks ground on solar array

Members of the U.S. Army, Georgia Power, and local government were on hand Friday at MidCoast Regional Airport for the groundbreaking of a solar array farm that is anticipated to exceed the largest solar project in the Department of Defense.

May 15, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Army revises tattoo policy

Soldiers will be able to show off more tattoos on their arms and legs thanks to a recent relaxation of the Army's policy concerning them.

May 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield increase security

United States Northern Command has increased the security level of all military bases in the U.S., including Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field.

May 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Farming therapy may be offered to troops

Members and guests of the Marne Chapter of the Association of the United States Army were treated with a lively presentation by a chef-farmer during the group's monthly meeting at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 08, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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