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Military invited to gofl tourney free

The 2007 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf has announced that all active-duty military personnel and their immediate families, including spouses, parents, siblings and children, will receive free tickets to the upcoming tournament at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, April 20-22.

May 03, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Pentagon's new IG is Glennville native

The nomination of Glennville native Claude M. "Mickey" Kicklighter to be the Department of Defense inspector general was confirmed by the Senate on April 12, according to the Pentagon Web site.

May 03, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Extended Iraq deployments reflect strains

WASHINGTON - Stretched thin by four years of war, the Army is adding three months to the standard yearlong tour for active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, a step aimed at maintaining the troop buildup in Baghdad.

May 01, 2007 | Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


Bonuses soar to re-enlist soldiers for Iraq

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon poured more than $1 billion into bonuses last year to keep soldiers and Marines in the military in the face of an unpopular war and battlefield deployments that are getting longer and more frequent.

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


Rotary donates to soldier's care baskets

The Hinesville Rotary Club donated $500 to help a wounded soldiers' care basket program after its organizer spoke to club members Tuesday.

April 28, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Garrison commander reports on deployments

Col. Todd Buchs, Fort Stewart garrison commander, told a Hinesville group Wednesday that while the community should count on deployments from the post into the foreseeable future, they would be more often be one brigade at a time, "but not the whole division."

April 21, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Toy drive for soldiers' goodwill efforts

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee has organized a Beanie Baby or small stuffed animal drive to send to the soldiers of the 3ID.

April 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Webster getting third star

A well-respected former commanding general of Fort Stewart with Liberty County ties, William Webster, has been nominated for a third star and named to a double-hatted position as deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command and vice commander, U.S. element , North American Aerospace Defense Command.

April 19, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Units going early to support Iraq surge

WASHINGTON - For just the second time since the war began, the Army is sending large units back to Iraq without giving them at least a year at home, defense officials said Monday.

April 19, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


Book compares fight in 'Nam to Iraq

One of the newest books at the Live Oak Public Library is "A Tale of Two Quagmires - Iraq, Vietnam and the Hard Lessons of War."

April 19, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Soldiers can get free online tax filing

Washington D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds members of the military to take advantage of Free File, which allows taxpayers to prepare and e-file their federal income tax return online for free. Taxpayers who have an adjusted gross income of $52,000 or less in 2006 are eligible.

April 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


3rd ID soldier dies in firefight

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

April 12, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Kingston opposes House move on war

The area's representative, Jack Kingston, (R.-Savannah) voted against a measure on funding the Iraq war that passed the U.S. House Friday, despite threats of veto from President Bush.

April 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Military


3rd ID casaualty out of Benning

Friday, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Fort Benning soldier in Iraq.

April 10, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Stewart adding to training repertory

With Wednesday's approval of funding for a new Urban Assault Course on Fort Stewart, 3rd Infantry Division soldiers can expect more realistic urban combat training to be in place next year.

April 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Military


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Soldiers and veterans connect with employers

Nearly 500 soldiers, their spouses and family members, and veterans connected with 45 civilian employers at Club Stewart Tuesday morning for a Soldier for Life-sponsored civilian job fair.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


2nd Veterans Salute scheduled for Nov. 1

During its special called meeting Wednesday night at the Hinesville Police Department, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee hammered out a draft copy of a program schedule for their second annual Veterans Salute Day on Nov. 1 at Bryant Commons.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart remembers 9/11

Fort Stewart soldiers and unit commanders, family members and leaders of the surrounding community attended a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday at the Main Post Chapel.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Aviation unit donates to Feds Feed Families

Soldiers from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade made the single largest donation this year at Fort Stewart - 4,318 pounds of food - for Feds Feed Families, which ran June 1-Aug. 27.

September 09, 2014 | By Capt. Chad Ashe 3rd CAB public affairs | Military


Senator opposes troop cuts

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., told Hinesville residents he opposes troop cuts at Fort Stewart at a town hall meeting Friday.

September 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park

SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Military


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