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Indiana National Guard training here

After a big sendoff Wednesday in Indianapolis, soldiers of the Indiana National Guard will be heading for the ranges and training areas of Fort Stewart today to prep for deployment to Iraq.

January 19, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 4

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

January 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Marne Forward for Jan. 4

A weekly, military broadcast about activities of the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 13 minutes.

January 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 3

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

January 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Personnel changes at area Guard units

158th Airlift Squadron gains new commander

January 17, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Troops get raise

WASHINGTON -- Military members received a 3 percent pay raise effective Tuesday, as President Bush urges Congress to revise some provisions regarding Iraq contained in the fiscal 2008 National Defense Authorization Act.

The president authorized the 3 percent pay raise in an executive order. The act includes authorization for a 0.5 percent additional pay raise for U.S. troops, but the president has, for now, elected not to sign the defense authorization bill in its present form while Congress is adjourned, a practice known as a "pocket veto."

January 17, 2008 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 2

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

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Bill will modernize VA hospital

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) to modernize the inpatient wards at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta. The legislation authorizes $20.5 million to complete the upgrades.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Traffic patterns changed on Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART - A road will be closed in the National Guard Training Center and the speed limit on two Georgia highways reduced to 45 mph through March 15 because of the mobilization of the 76th Brigade Combat Team, an Indiana Army National Guard unit.

January 17, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Recyling helps soldiers phone home

Liberty Tax Service is helping soldiers call home for Valentine's Day

January 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Iraq official says terrorist group crippled

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's interior ministry spokesman said Saturday that 75 percent of al-Qaida in Iraq's terrorist network had been destroyed this year, but the top American commander in the country said the terror group remained his chief concern.

January 13, 2008 | By Bradley Brooks Associated Press Writer | Military


Cause of soldier's death unknown

The Christmas Day death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq is being looked into by the military, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

January 12, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Dec. 28

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

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Rules of road change on post

Fort Stewart is closing a road and taking other traffic measures for the 3,000 soldiers of the Indiana National Guard who are coming to the post next month for final training before deployment to Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Clean air group targets military in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) _ For more than a decade, Georgia's Clean Air Campaign has been setting up car pools and showering Atlanta commuters with rewards for giving up their lonely commute in hopes of keeping drivers off traffic-choked streets.

January 11, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | Military


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Witness: Aguigui admitted murder

The court-martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with the July 17, 2011, murder of his wife and killing their unborn child, went into its second day Tuesday. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him.

March 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Three airmen finishes basics

Air Force Airman Nicole A. Johnson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Woman and her rubber soldier backpack promote military

Donna Street, 61, is walking from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Washington, D.C. with an inflatable saluting soldier strapped to her back. She said her message is one of gratitude for service members' sacrifices and, she hopes, the country's leaders will stop cutting the defense budget.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Army testing soldiers' meddle

Fort Stewart soldiers who volunteered to be part of the Army's Physical Demands Study have completed five weeks of training and now are being evaluated.

March 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


DoD plan assumes more risk, less money

WASHINGTON - The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn't like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said here Monday.

March 11, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Warrior Transition Battalion gets new commander

Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion got a new commander during a change of command ceremony Friday morning at Marne Garden.

March 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldier's widow charged in murder

The widow of murdered Fort Stewart soldier Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank was ordered detained by federal Judge G.R. Smith during a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in Savannah.

March 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Study gives women taste of combat

About 160 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are taking part in a gender-integration study for the Army's Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. The five-week long Physical Demand Study began three weeks ago, said Lt. Col. Mark Olsen, commander of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.

March 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Pentagon asks for opinions on cuts

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey wants feedback from service members on the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request that he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined to reporters at the Pentagon Monday.

February 25, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch has two controlled burns set for Tuesday in training areas in the northwest part of the post:

February 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


SecDef outlines budget cuts

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the face of reduced resources after more than a decade of war.

February 25, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Korean War 3rd ID soldier to receive Medal of Honor

Fort Stewart's Sgt. Ashley Randall on March 18 will accept a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on behalf of her grandfather, former 3rd ID Pvt. Demensio Rivera.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Donations spur veterans memorial

Mayor Jim Thomas accepted two large donations last week on Hinesville's behalf for construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons. Former 3rd ID Chief of Staff retired Col. Larry Burch gave Thomas a check for $5,000 in memory of Col. William Wood, who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2005. Babs Holtzman donated $10,000 to the cause in honor of her husband, Veterans Memorial Walk Committee Chairman George Holtzman, who presented the check. Holtzman is a Vietnam veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, which planned ...

February 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Group walks 222 miles to help wounded warrior

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Patrick Griffith organized the Warriors' Walk, a 15-day trek from Fort Stewart to Fort Benning that will cover 222 miles, in honor of his brother-in-law Cpl. Josh Hargis, who lost both legs when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device last year in Afghanistan. The walk, which takes participants through the backwoods and smaller highways of Georgia, serves as a fundraiser for the Hargis family. It began Monday morning.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


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