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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


Former vice chief of staff visits 3rd ID troops

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Third Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment hosted a visit by retired Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff, at Patrol Base Assassin near the town of Narwahn on Aug. 8.

September 08, 2007 | By Staff Sgt. Sean Riley Special to the Courier | Military


Division's IG hasn't had to launch any probes in Iraq

"What a great job to have!"

September 06, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Iraqi sacrifices life to save soldiers, others

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - An Iraqi man saved the lives of four U.S. soldiers and eight civilians when he intercepted a suicide bomber during a citizens meeting in the town of al-Arafia Aug. 18.

September 06, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


4th BCT gets deployment schedule

The much-discussed deployment schedule for the 3rd ID's 4th Brigade now seems set for late October, with trailing elements not arriving in Iraq until early November.

September 05, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


DoD confirms soldier's death

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

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Eleven trees added to Warriors Walk

Growing up across the street from an armed forces recruiting office in Modesto, Calif., the values of military service were instilled in Bruce Salazar Jr. by the time he was 8. He spent hours talking to recruiters from every branch of the military and his mother, Margaret Ruiz, knew one day her only son would dedicate his life to being a soldier.

September 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Five soldiers die over weekend

Five members of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, were killed over the weekend, according to reports released this week by the Department of Defense.

September 01, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army Reserve launches recruiting drive

Army Reserve soldiers may become recruiting assistants to work at the grassroots level to recruit in their communities, where they work and live.

August 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Warrior's Walk ceremony for 11 soldiers

The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor 11 fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Warriors Walk.

August 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Locals give robes for wounded soldiers

Wounded 3rd Infantry Division soldiers will soon have a special gift waiting for them at hospitals and medical centers around the world, the result of a new local partnership.

August 30, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Repeated deployments stressing families

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On the day her husband left for Iraq on his third tour in six years, Jennifer James slipped into the shower to cry, thinking no one would hear her.

August 28, 2007 | By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press Writer | Military


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‘Gabe was born a Ranger’

Hinesville native Lt. Col. Rembert Gary Rollison was inducted, along with 16 others, into the Ranger Hall of Fame on Tuesday during a ceremony on Fort Benning.

June 27, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


‘I’m so glad to be home’

Fort Stewart, Hinesville and the nation finally welcomed home veterans from the Vietnam War on Friday evening on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 21, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Army, Marines communicate long-distance in exercise

Marine reservists and soldiers from across the Army trained, tested and verified the capability to communicate fire missions to one another from long distances this past weekend at Fort Stewart.

June 18, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Trust key to helping those in crisis

What would you do if you saw a friend who was intoxicated go with someone you knew wasn't of good character, but that person could overpower you if you tried to intervene?

June 15, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Pentagon calls deployment increase 'modest'

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has authorized Defense Secretary Ash Carter to provide a modest increase in additional U.S. personnel to be deployed to Iraq in a noncombat role, Defense Department officials announced today.

June 11, 2015 | By SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


3rd ID Soldier dies of natural causes in Europe

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier deployed to Europe as part of the Army's Regionally Aligned Brigade died recently of natural causes, according to a Fort Stewart news release issued today.

June 10, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Testing a new generation of soldiers

The U.S. Army is working to determine who is best-qualified for its most physically demanding jobs, and Fort Stewart soldiers have volunteered to help researchers design tests for future recruits.

June 10, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


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