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Military may ease recruit standards

WASHINGTON -- Faced with higher recruiting goals, the Pentagon is quietly looking for ways to make it easier for people with minor criminal records to join the military, The Associated Press has learned.

November 21, 2007 | Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military

2007 becomes deadliest year for troops

BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military announced six new deaths Tuesday, making 2007 the bloodiest year for American troops in Iraq despite a recent decline in casualties and a sharp drop in roadside bombings that Washington links to Iran.

November 21, 2007 | By Steven R. Hurst Associated Press Writer | Military

Military exercise in Long County

LUDOWICI -- Long County residents are seeing different kinds of vehicles on the roads and in the skies this week as the Marine Corps Group 31 out of Beaufort, S.C., participates in Southern Fury.

November 20, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Military

Post access to again require passes

FORT STEWART -- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will resume requiring temporary vehicle passes for all private vehicles that do not have a valid Department of Defense decal beginning Nov. 9. Access for vehicle with DoD decals will not change.

November 17, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military

Vets at increased risk of suicide

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of troops have come home from war, left the military and committed suicide.

That is the finding of preliminary Veterans Affairs Department research obtained by The Associated Press that provides the first quantitative look at the suicide toll on today's combat veterans. The ongoing research reveals that at least 283 combat veterans who left the military between the start of the war in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, and the end of 2005 took their own lives.

November 16, 2007 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press Writer | Military

Army told to watch contractors closer

WASHINGTON -- The Army does not have enough personnel or training to adequately supply its soldiers in combat, and it needs an additional 2,000 military and civilian personnel with the authority to sign and manage contracts, according to a new report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 16, 2007 | By Richard Lardner Associated Press Writer | Military

Bush nominates new VA head

WASHINGTON -- President Bush will nominate retired Army general James Peake on Tuesday to direct the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is strained by the influx of wounded troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

November 14, 2007 | Deb Reichmann Associated Press Writer | Military

4th Brigade on way to Iraq

The completion of the deployment of the Third Infantry Division to Operation Iraqi Liberation began in earnest this week with the departure two flights of about 600 soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team.

November 10, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military

500 from 92nd Engineers return

Spc. Joshua Vanburen on Tuesday held his 5-month-old son Ryan for the first time since May when the baby was born.

November 09, 2007 | Staff report | Military

Veterans trying to build online community has announced it's building an online community for U.S. military veterans.

November 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military

First Army soldiers in All Army Tournament

FORT STEWART - Three First Army soldiers competed in the 2007 All Army Combatives tournament this past weekend at Fort Benning.

November 08, 2007 | By Cap. George Chittenden Special to the Courier | Military

Excercise brings suspicious activity

An installation force protection exercise at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield next week may cause traffic delays.

November 03, 2007 | Staff report | Military

Four more trees salute to fallen

Keith Nurnberg was a husband expecting his first child. John Mele II was already a dedicated father who had settled with a family in Glennville. Javier Paredes was a former foster kid who did not want to be a victim of his upbringing. Christian Neff was a high school academic and public service standout.

November 03, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military

Soldiers bring toys to Iraqi children

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - The children of Al-Juburi received 899 boxes of donated toys and clothes in celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of Ramadan, Oct. 8.

November 01, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Huto Special to the Courier | Military

Soldiers revel in successful operation

FOB KALSU - Taking 13 suspected al-Qaeda leaders off the street was a major accomplishment for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who are part of the surge brigades on the ground.

November 01, 2007 | By Sgt. Luis Delgadillo Special to the Courier | Military

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Carter: Force of Future aims to attract country's best

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people ...

November 26, 2015 | By Jim Garamone Defense Media Activity | Military

Veteran takes his Honor Flight

Ralph H. Dixon Sr., 86, is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army. On Oct. 23, he was ceremonially put back on active duty ...

November 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military

Rotary Club honors sergeant for November

Staff Sgt. James Chase Law is the Hinesville Rotary Club's November Soldier of the Month.

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Military

WACH opening new ER, renovating pharmacy

Winn Army Community Hospital will open the newly constructed Emergency Department at 7 a.m. Dec. 9.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military

Deputy commander says goodbye

The 3rd Infantry Division held its annual Marne Week last week, during which soldiers across the Marne division and tenant units on Fort Stewart competed ...

November 22, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military

Liberty native ends her Navy career

Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews recently had her change of command and retirement ceremony from the U.S. Navy in Millington, Tennessee, after 32 years ...

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military

Fort Stewart honors a decorated warrior

While Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division celebrate Marne Week with sports and unit spirit activities, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team took time to ...

November 17, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military

Update: Georgia officials call for halt to refugees

A chorus of Georgia elected officials Monday called for a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state and nation, and some criticized ...

November 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Military

Marne AUSA runs in Army 10 Miler

Six Fort Stewart soldiers from the Association of the United States Army's Marne Chapter, based on Fort Stewart, ran in the Army Ten-Miler in ...

November 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Military

Veterans Day features soldiers’ return home, ceremonies, parade

The final flight of soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division's headquarters, who served in Afghanistan with U.S. Forces – Afghanistan mission, came home on Veterans ...

November 14, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military

'Remembering our Fallen' exhibit in Savannah

Savannah Mall will unveil "Remembering Our Fallen," a 50-foot exhibit commemorating fallen soldiers, on Saturday. A motorcycle brigade will bring in the exhibit, which will ...

November 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military

Last 3rd ID headquarters soldiers return home

The last 26 soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division's headquarters returned home Wednesday afternoon, marking an end to their year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

November 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


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