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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


Transitioning battle-worn soldiers

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series detailing new steps the Army is taking to improve its healthcare system in response to the recent problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and complaints from soldiers and their families.

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


Soldier earns Purple Heart

"I will not forget this place and I will not go far...I'll go out that front gate, but that don't mean anything. This is my home. I'll be 3rd ID, dog-faced soldier, 'til I die."

September 08, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Hunter air control unit earns honors

Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the director of the Air National Guard, announced in Washington late last month the 117th Air Control Squadron, garrisoned at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, has received the National Guard Association of the United States Outstanding Air Control Unit Award for 2007.

September 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Former vice chief of staff visits 3rd ID troops

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Third Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment hosted a visit by retired Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff, at Patrol Base Assassin near the town of Narwahn on Aug. 8.

September 08, 2007 | By Staff Sgt. Sean Riley Special to the Courier | Military


Division's IG hasn't had to launch any probes in Iraq

"What a great job to have!"

September 06, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Iraqi sacrifices life to save soldiers, others

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - An Iraqi man saved the lives of four U.S. soldiers and eight civilians when he intercepted a suicide bomber during a citizens meeting in the town of al-Arafia Aug. 18.

September 06, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


4th BCT gets deployment schedule

The much-discussed deployment schedule for the 3rd ID's 4th Brigade now seems set for late October, with trailing elements not arriving in Iraq until early November.

September 05, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


DoD confirms soldier's death

The Department of Defense this week announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Eleven trees added to Warriors Walk

Growing up across the street from an armed forces recruiting office in Modesto, Calif., the values of military service were instilled in Bruce Salazar Jr. by the time he was 8. He spent hours talking to recruiters from every branch of the military and his mother, Margaret Ruiz, knew one day her only son would dedicate his life to being a soldier.

September 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Five soldiers die over weekend

Five members of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, were killed over the weekend, according to reports released this week by the Department of Defense.

September 01, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army Reserve launches recruiting drive

Army Reserve soldiers may become recruiting assistants to work at the grassroots level to recruit in their communities, where they work and live.

August 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Warrior's Walk ceremony for 11 soldiers

The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor 11 fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Warriors Walk.

August 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Locals give robes for wounded soldiers

Wounded 3rd Infantry Division soldiers will soon have a special gift waiting for them at hospitals and medical centers around the world, the result of a new local partnership.

August 30, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Repeated deployments stressing families

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On the day her husband left for Iraq on his third tour in six years, Jennifer James slipped into the shower to cry, thinking no one would hear her.

August 28, 2007 | By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press Writer | Military


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Friends of Fort Stewart lobbying in DC

A community delegation representing Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry recently joined Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter in Washington for a series of meetings with congressional and military leaders.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart recognizes volunteers

Nearly 50 of Fort Stewart's support volunteers were recognized Thursday with Marne Spirit Awards during the Commanding General's Installation Volunteer Recognition ceremony at Club Stewart.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


First female military pilots remembered

A static display consisting of dozens of black-and-white photos of women in uniform piloting or posing with World War II-era aircraft will open to the public Thursday in the rotunda of MidCoast Regional Airport.

April 15, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart seeks help identifying vandals

Sometime over the weekend, most likely Saturday night, several signs, buildings, and streets were defaced on Fort Stewart with graffiti by a person or persons unknown, Fort Stewart's Public Affairs Office announced in a news release Sunday evening.

April 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Military


Fort Stewart honors Gold Star spouses

Numerous spouses of Fort Stewart soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored Friday during a special ceremony held at Club Stewart and Warriors Walk.

April 11, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Holocaust remembered at Stewart observance

The Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated 70 years ago on Jan. 27, 1945. Liberating the concentration camps halted the near-annihilation of the Jewish people.

April 11, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


Parking changes coming around WACH

FORT STEWART - As the facilities are improved around the Winn Army Community Hospital campus, the initial impact of these changes may cause some to take a few extra steps to reach their destination.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


HMAC plans events to support veterans’ memorial

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee has begun planning for November's Veterans Salute and March 2016's International Car Show, which will once again coincide with the Small World Festival at Bryant Commons Park.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers back from Ebola fight

A team of 32 soldiers from D Company, 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion has left the West African nation of Liberia, and all but two have returned to Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart tanks arrive in Lithuania

RUKLA, Lithuania - Cranes hoisted five U.S. Army tanks into Lithuania on March 15, marking the first time the two nations will train with tanks since 1990, when the country became an independent state.

March 26, 2015 | By Sgt. Brandon Hubbard 204th Public Affairs Detachment | Military


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