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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


Director of Public works has eye on soldier, future

The pink blossoms sway in a slight, spring breeze. The early morning sun filters through the branches. A wind chime adds its gentle notes to the sound of the breeze moving through the branches of the 320 Eastern Redbuds planted at Warriors Walk here.

April 07, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Briefing

Speed-limit reduction temporary

April 03, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | Military


More soldiers killed, one from Fort Stewart

A soldier based at Fort Stewart, Spc. Forrest J. Waterbury, 25, of Richmond, Texas, died Wednesday in Iraq, near Ramadi, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire, the Department of Defense said late Saturday.

April 03, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


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Marines train in Wayne County

Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a situational training exercise Wednesday evening in Wayne County.

October 23, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Ebola deployment precautions set

WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Details of ebola deployment announced

Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Winn Hospital gets new senior enlisted leader

Winn Army Community Hospital has a new command sergeant major.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID's DIVARTY reactivated

Ten years ago, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery was inactivated as the Army transitioned to a modular force. One year ago, the 42nd Fires Brigade was activated at Fort Stewart.

October 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans using pickup to raise awareness

Former soldiers using pickup to raise awareness

October 15, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Savannah Tech sponsors job fair at Stewart

Seventeen local employers took part in a military career fair and hiring event for active-duty soldiers, veterans and military family members Tuesday morning on Fort Stewart.

October 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


USS Georgia returns to Kings Bay

The USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine that was launched in November 1982, recently returned home to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, adjacent to St. Marys in Camden County.

October 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Local troops to deploy to fight ebola

Few details have been announced yet, but Fort Stewart officials are confirming that soldiers from the post will deploy in the effort to control the spread of ebola.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Military spouses' edge looking for a job

Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.

October 03, 2014 | By Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Military


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