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Lack of services replaces security as Iraq's top issue

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2009 - The lack of essential services has replaced security as the major concern in Iraq, pointing to the progress the country has been making, according to a Defense Department report released yesterday.

January 14, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Bush praises military for keeping U.S. safe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2009 - President George W. Bush said this morning he's had no higher honor during his eight years as president than serving as commander in chief to the "brave patriots" of the U.S. military.

January 12, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


1st BCT continues domestic action training

It has been nearly five months since the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team took on a supportive role inside the United States.

January 09, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


U.S. deaths down in Iraq in 2008

BAGHDAD - U.S. military deaths in Iraq plunged by two-thirds in 2008 from the previous year, a reflection of the improving security following the U.S. military's counterinsurgency campaign and al-Qaida's slow retreat from the battlefield.

January 05, 2009 | By Jim Heintz Associated Press writer | Military


Stewart, Hunter pools close

Effective immediately Newman Pool at Fort Stewart and Tominac Fitness Center Pool at Hunter Army Airfield are closed.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


U.S. deaths in Iraq drop in 2008

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2009 - The number of U.S. military fatalities in Iraq in 2008 fell two-thirds compared to the previous year, underscoring an improvement in security amid upcoming provincial elections.

January 02, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


U.S. readying south Afghan surge against Taliban

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The U.S. is preparing to pour at least 20,000 extra troops into southern Afghanistan to cope with a Taliban insurgency that is fiercer than NATO leaders expected.

January 02, 2009 | By Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez The Associated Press | Military


U.S. turns Green Zone over to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2009 - The United States formally transferred the Republican Palace back to the Iraqi government today, a concrete symbol of the continuing improvement in the country.

January 02, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Army expands funeral honors for soldiers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2008 - Starting early next year, the Army will allow full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for all soldiers killed in action.

January 02, 2009 | By Sara Moore American Forces Press Service | Military


Deployments to Iraq continue

FORT DIX, N.J. - Over his holiday leave, 1st Sgt. Lewis Walls will put a ring on his new bride's finger, hold their baby boy one last time, and then report back to deploy to Iraq.

Even as signs point toward the winding down of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, there's been no slowing in the deployment schedule for Walls and more than 4,000 other members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

December 30, 2008 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writer | Military


Spirit of Christmas in the sand

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Sons of Iraq transitioning to Iraq control

BAGHDAD, Dec. 30, 2008 - The once-restless and violent western Iraqi province of Anbar produced a grassroots security movement in June 2007 that came to be known as the "Awakening." The movement grew rapidly throughout the country with coalition help, speeding the nation's return to peace and stability.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Rice: Iran scaling back operations in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday Iran has chosen to scale back much of its most troubling interference in Iraq, and she credits the strength of U.S. pressure.

"I don't think it's goodwill," Rice told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview covering two wars, the fight against pirates, Mideast peace prospects and more.

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


DoD releases 2009 BAH rates

WASHINGTON -- Housing allowances for military members will go up an average of 6.9 percent in 2009, Defense Department officials announced today.

The increase comes to an average of about $95 per month across the board for the 950,000 servicemembers expected to draw basic allowance for housing, or BAH, in 2009, but some servicemembers will not see any increase at all, and others will see less than that the average increase, Susan A. Brumbaugh director of the Defense Department's BAH program, said in a Pentagon Channel interview.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Bush pays final visit to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2008 - In his final trip to Iraq and Afghanistan as commander in chief, President George W. Bush brought season's greetings from "a proud and grateful nation" to deployed U.S. troops yesterday and early this morning and thanked them for their service.

December 30, 2008 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


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Engineers break ground on Veterans Memorial Walk

When construction began Wednesday at the site of the Veterans Memorial Walk, future veterans were there to start the groundwork.

August 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Army program aims to train soldiers for civilian life

"Fort Stewart is the place where we take care of soldiers," Under Secretary of the United States Army Patrick Murphy said during his visit to ...

August 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


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