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1st BCT preps for security exercise

Someone has to do it. The U.S. Army's First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division is joining the ranks of those special civilian and military members who prepare the nation for the unthinkable: consequences pertaining to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive events on U.S. territory.

September 25, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Gates: Iraq war in 'endgame' phase

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2008 - The war in Iraq has entered the "endgame" phase and it is important to get it right, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during testimony on Capitol Hill today.

"Our decisions today and in the months ahead will be critical to regional stability and our national security interests for years to come," the secretary said. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee.

September 25, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Bush orders slight troop reduction in Iraq

WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Tuesday plans to order 8,000 more combat and support troops out of Iraq by February, a measured drawdown that will leave nearly the same level of U.S. forces in the war zone for the rest of the year.

September 24, 2008 | By Ben Feller Associated Press writer | Military


Texas Guard training here to go to Iraq

The final elements of the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Texas National Guard were arriving Saturday at Fort to train before heading for Iraq.

September 23, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Joint chiefs chairman expects troop agreement

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2008 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed confidence yesterday that Washington and Baghdad will reach an agreement before the year's end on the future role of U.S. forces in Iraq.

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen also discussed his outlook on past and present U.S. humanitarian relief missions in a Pentagon Channel podcast interview.

September 19, 2008 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Hearing on vets home closure

WHAT: A Senate and House legislative panel, co-chaired by Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Rep. John Yates (R-Griffin), will meet in Milledgeville on Friday to discuss the possible closure of the Georgia War Veterans Home due to recent budget cuts. The panel will hear from different points of view, including representatives of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Commissioner Pete Wheeler of Veterans Affairs and other interested parties.

September 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Group offers spouses small business help

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2008 - Starting a business requires cold, hard cash and moral support, both of which are now available to military spouses through a Virginia-based organization.

"Military Spouse Business Association will help military spouses with the tangibles of financial and business resources and the intangibles of motivation, encouragement, support and recognition," said Lanette Lepper, a co-founder of the organization, and a military spouse who owns her own business.

September 13, 2008 | By Samantha Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Commander in Iraq praises 3rd ID's work

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2008 - Coalition forces in the Madain community south of Baghdad are shifting their efforts from predominantly offensive operations to improving central services and further developing the local government, a military official posted in Iraq said today.

September 13, 2008 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Military looking for top spouse

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2008 - Servicemembers who think their spouses are top-notch now have the opportunity to tell the world why everyone else should agree.

Military Spouse magazine is accepting nominations for its 2009 Military Spouse of the Year award, which recognizes military spouses' myriad contributions.

September 11, 2008 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Military updates online mental health aids

WASHINGTON -- The Military Health System is planning a late-September update to its behavioral health Web site, AfterDeployment.org.

The site was launched Aug. 5.

September 10, 2008 | By Lt. Jennifer Cragg Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Ceremony Saturday welcomes home soldiers, unit colors

Many of the the soldiers and the colors of the 3rd Infantry Division's Sustainment Brigade are back at Fort Stewart following an early morning welcome home ceremony Saturday at Cottrell Field.

September 02, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 12

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

August 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


New rule protects renters when landlord defaults

WASHINGTON -- A new change to the Joint Federal Travel Regulations authorizes the military to pay to move servicemembers and their families whose landlords default on property the military members are renting.

Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy and chairman of the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee, approved the change Aug. 8, said Eileen Lainez, a Defense Department spokeswoman.

August 27, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Army issues crowd control weapons to brigade here

Rubber bullets, Tasers, sponge grenades, face shields, batons, shin guards and equipment the Army is not eager to talk about are being issued to soldiers of the First Brigade at Fort Stewart.

August 26, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 4

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | 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


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