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3rd ID soldier's death probed in Iraq

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

May 05, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Fallen hero honored with tree dedication

Another Eastern Red Bud tree was added to Warrior's Walk Thursday morning when the 3rd Infantry Division honored Staff Sgt. William J. Beardsley.

May 05, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Military


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


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Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB

Foul weather is not an obstacle for the American infantryman.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Five complete basics

Five young people with ties to our area have completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force and Army:

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Medal given after 23 years

Customers at a civilian barber shop wouldn't typically expect to see a military awards ceremony unfolding, but a few weeks ago, former soldier and local barber Willie Price unofficially was awarded a campaign medal he should have gotten 23 years ago.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


POW/MIAs remembered

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, held as prisoners of war or still missing in action, were remember during a ceremony presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 Friday evening at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


'Providers' case colors

The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade marked its deployment to Kuwait Friday morning when it cased its colors in a ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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


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