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SecDef: Drop in violence pressures Iraq to act

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that "people are getting impatient" for the Iraqi government to take advantage of improved security and move toward needed political reforms.

Gates met Thursday for an hour with his top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, who described a 60 percent decline in violence in the last six months. Gates had spent two days meeting with Iraqi officials and military commanders in both Baghdad and up north in Mosul. Iraq's government leaders know what they have to do, Gates said.

December 21, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


East end Legion meets Saturday

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 will host its monthly meeting Dec. 6 at Captain Joe's Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m. with a get together for dinner. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. All post members any other interested veterans are encouraged to attend.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


48th gets orders to deploy in 2009

While Fort Stewart is gearing up to train an Indiana National Guard Brigade for service in Iraq next year, the 48th Brigade of the Georgia National Guard is among five Guard brigades alerted Monday for deployment in 2009.

December 20, 2007 | By Joe ParkerJr. Staff Writer | Military


1,000 trainers are advance for Guard unit

Fort Stewart acknowledged Friday that more than 1,000 additional soldiers are on post in preparation for a major training event for a brigade of the Indiana National Guard which is headed for Iraq.

December 20, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


GSU ROTC cadets train on Fort Stewart

The ROTC program based at Georgia Southern University recently hosted its annual fall field training exercise at Fort Stewart.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Stewart, Hunter set tree lightings

FORT STEWART - The public is invited to attend the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Christmas tree-lighting celebrations Dec. 6 at Club Stewart, Fort Stewart and Dec. 10, at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Both celebrations are at 5:15 p.m.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Military


U.S. deaths in Iraq down in November

BAGHDAD -- November was on course to be the least deadly for American troops in Iraq since March 2006, with the U.S. military reporting its 35th death of the month Thursday.

December 14, 2007 | By Lori Hinnant Associated Press Writer | Military


Military housing contracts questioned

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators want the Pentagon to tighten its oversight of private housing construction on military bases, citing delays at four Air Force projects that could keep thousands of military families out of new homes for years.

December 14, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier gets 60 years for killing on Benning

FORT BENNING -- A soldier who pleaded guilty to the August 2006 murder of a Columbus cab driver has been sentenced to 60 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged.

Samuel Perry, 18, pleaded guilty Monday to murder, kidnapping, larceny and two counts of robbery of Goldstar Taxi Services driver Jack L. Horne Jr., said Fort Benning spokeswoman Elsie Jackson. Col. James Pohl presided over the court-martial.

December 14, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


Veterans cemetery to be dedicated

On Nov. 28, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will dedicate Georgia's newest state veterans' cemetery in Glennville, about one mile north of the downtown area, off of U.S. Highway 301 at the old Dyess Farm Road.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID soldier earns Bronze Star

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December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Troops in Iraq treated on Thanksgiving

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


GOP lawmakers call for Iraq deadlines

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators said Monday that unless Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki makes more political progress by January, the U.S. should consider pulling political or financial support for his government.

December 12, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier falls to his death, investigation under way

A fall from a rooftop during training is reportedly to blame for the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq, according to family members.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Bush approves $3 million in federal funds for Fort Stewart

With his recent signing of the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, President Bush approved nearly $3 million in federal funding for training and refurbishment projects on Fort Stewart, as well as a pay raise for service members.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


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GSU, AASU ROTC cadets attend Stewart program

The ROTC cadets based at Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities participated in Saturday's leadership-development program on Fort Stewart, where they visited a live-fire range and took advantage of training opportunities.

April 19, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military


Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


'Thunder' on a cloudless day

Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.

April 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Former 3rd ID soldier trains at sports clinic

More than 400 veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, amputations and other injuries participated in the 28th annual National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic on March 29-April 4 in Snowmass, Colo. Former 3rd Infantry Division soldier Sgt. Kristian Cedeno was among the disabled vets learning downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and other sports, including scuba diving, rock climbing and wheelchair self-defense.

April 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Soldier receives Purple heart

Georgia Army National Guard soldier Joshua S. Davis, a specialist with the 848th Engineer Company, on Saturday recevied a Purple Heart during a ceremony in the Georgia Garrison Training Center auditorium on post.

April 10, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

It had been more than 20 years since a C-130 Hercules has landed on Fort Stewart's Remagen Landing Zone, but on Wednesday, the dirt strip LZ and drop zone received a lot of air traffic.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Education center commemorates namesake

Numerous buildings on military bases are named in honor of heroes, particularly Medal of Honor recipients. Fort Stewart's education center is one of them.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army looking for clues around shooting

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, 34, was the gunman in yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the installation commander said today.

April 04, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

Seven years after he graduated from high school, Hinesville native Chief Petty Officer Bernard "Eric" Willis began a career as a Navy Seabee, providing construction and disaster recovery around the world.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

It's less than half an inch high and 3 inches long. It has a raised, silver infantry musket on an infantry blue background surrounded by a silver border.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Gunman kills 3 others, himself on Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said tonight.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Group marches 26 miles for PTSD awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Military


There will be no parole for Aguigui

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui received another life sentence Thursday, this time from military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass at the conclusion of a four-day court-martial on Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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