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Soldiers deaths in Iraq being investigated

Authorities are investigating the deaths of two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who died in a non-combat related incident at a coalition patrol base in Iraq at 1:02 a.m. Sunday.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Iraq command changes hands Tuesday

CAMP SPEICHER, Iraq, Sept. 15, 2008 - Tomorrow's Multinational Force Iraq change of command also signifies a shift in the coalition mission in the country, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said while en route to Iraq to participate in the ceremony.

September 30, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


3rd's new deputy commanders welcomed

Although threatening weather forced the event indoors into the main post chapel Friday, Fort Stewart gave its two deputy division commanders a welcome that was both ceremonial and warm.

September 30, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Post welcomes assistant commanders Friday

Fort Stewart and the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Division will officially welcome two leaders at retreat today at 4 p.m. at Marne Garden.

September 27, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


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


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UPDATE: Water boil notice for Fort Stewart

SEPT. 4 UPDATE 12:59 PM

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fort Stewart honors women past and present

The Women's Equality Day observance on Fort Stewart paid tribute to the women who successfully fought for the right to vote.

August 31, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Military


Soldiers practice for disaster on post

Newman Fitness Center on Fort Stewart looked like a scene from a movie set with burning cars, people with fake blood, and choking smoke billowing ...

August 31, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Watch out for annual emergency response exercise at Stewart, Hunter

Fort Stewart Public Affairs released the following announcement about an upcoming exercise:

August 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Exhibit honors Georgia soldiers killed since 9/11

An opening-night reception for the exhibit "Remembering Our Fallen" will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Hinesville's City Hall, 115 E. M ...

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Watch out for military vehicles Saturday

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) – Motorists are asked to be alert for a convoy of more than 100 wheeled military vehicles that will be heading south on ...

August 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


Fort Stewart soldiers assist with wildfire efforts in western US

Four soldiers from C Company, 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion are going to support the wildfire efforts in the western United States.

August 21, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Baby Expo at Winn

Col. Robin Adams-Massenburg, deputy commander for nursing, said the Baby Expo at Winn Army Community Hospital Saturday provided a number of education classes, tours of ...

August 19, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


3rd ID’s Blackburn, Bentley get new assignments

The Army's chief of staff announced Friday the new assignments for 3rd Infantry Division's Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley and Brig. Gen. James Blackburn ...

August 14, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


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