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Iraq casualties identified

The Department of Defense has identified two Third Infantry Division soldiers who died from wounds sustained in a non-hostile incident in Iraq.

October 01, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Odierno gets command in Iraq

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2008 - Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed command of Multinational Force Iraq from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during a ceremony at al Faw Palace here today.

The change of command occurs after incredible progress in the country, said Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who traveled to Baghdad to participate in the ceremony.

October 01, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


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


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Hinesville man to take Honor Flight

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Vietnam veterans to receive certificates

More than 100 Vietnam War veterans will receive certificates of honor this week to recognize their service during the war.

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Brigade prepares for Polish exercise

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division started drawing tanks and Bradleys from the European Activity Set at sites in ...

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