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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


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


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Fort Stewart-based 'Raiders' brigade welcomes new command team

The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team said farewell to Col. Robert P. Ashe and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell K. Reimers while welcoming the new command ...

July 30, 2015 | By Staff Sgt. Syreetta Watts Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID's change of command Saturday in Afghanistan

Maj. Gen. James Rainey will assume command of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield from Maj. Gen. Mike Murray during a change ...

July 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


New commander takes over 3rd Division Artillery

Fort Stewart and 3rd Infantry's Division Artillery said farewell to the leader behind its formation, Col. John O'Grady, at his change of command ...

July 22, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Civilian aide to Army fighting 'sequestration'

Hinesville Rotarians were informed about the recent Fort Stewart troop cuts and the looming sequestration battle in the nation's capital during their Tuesday luncheon.

July 21, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Winn earns Army Safety Star

During a ceremony June 24, Winn Army Community Hospital, part of the United States Army Medical Activity, or MEDDAC, on Fort Stewart, was recognized by ...

July 18, 2015 | By John D. Tongret MEDDAC Fort Stewart PAO | Military


Fort Stewart gets new medical leader

On a hot and buggy coastal Georgia morning, soldiers, civilians, and civic leaders assembled at Marne Garden to see Col. Patrick Ahearne assume command of ...

July 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart's cuts bring Hinesville mayor ‘relief’

Fort Stewart will lose 950 soldiers by the end of fiscal-year 2017, but the situation isn't as dire as it could have been, Hinesville ...

July 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


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