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Mom: Deployment leaves no one to care for kids

DAVIDSON, N.C. - When Lisa Pagan reports for duty Sunday, four long years after she was honorably discharged from the Army, she'll arrive with more than her old uniform. She's bringing her kids, too.

"I have to bring them with me," she said. "I don't have a choice."

February 28, 2009 | By Mitch Weiss Associated Press writer | Military


Suicides prompt action on post, Army-wide

Battling the war on suicide appears to be the latest mission for military leaders across the nation.

February 25, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


24-year-old soldier earns Bronze Star

It has been said that it is hard to make a grown man cry, especially one who is Army strong.

February 25, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Vet advocates riled by report on Army charity

Veterans advocates are venting anger and frustration toward the biggest charity within the U.S. military after revelations that it has been packing more money into reserves than it has spent on aid during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"We have so many soldiers, reservists and National Guard who are in dire need, and for the Army to be holding this much money in reserve is despicable," chairman Bob Handy of Veterans United for Truth, of Santa Barbara, Calif., said Monday.

February 24, 2009 | By Jeff Donn Associated Press writer | Military


More troops, families to get GI Bill benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 - Troops nearing retirement eligibility may be able to tap into the transferability benefits provided in the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, even if they're unable to serve four more years of duty due to service policies, a senior defense official said.

February 24, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Violence in Iraq at six-year low

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 - Violent attacks in Iraq are at their lowest levels since August 2003, a U.S. commander in Iraq said yesterday.

February 24, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Alleged Benning deserter arrested in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. - Authorities say a New York man wanted by the U.S. Army for desertion has been arrested in Boulder on an anonymous tip.

Police say they received a tip Saturday that 21-year-old Christopher Mauger, who had a nationwide felony warrant for desertion, was at an apartment in Boulder.

February 24, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Ex-chief of staff visits soldiers here

"George Washington had it, Benedict Arnold didn't."

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Army signs health covenant

The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commit themselves to the Soldiers and Families of the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant with a signing ceremony 2 p.m. Thursday at the Main Post Chapel.

February 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Long Co. native promoted to general

Long County native Al Berry was promoted Dec. 15 to brigadier general in the U.S. Army. He has served on active duty and in the reserves for 26 years.

February 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Soldier charged with desertion

The Coastal Courier has learned that Cliff Cornell, 28, a Fort Stewart soldier who went absent without leave and became a deserter for nearly four years after moving to Canada, has been charged with desertion.

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Afghan generals visit post

An exchange of cultures and ideas took place on Fort Stewart when two Afghan generals and one Afghan border police officer visited with soldiers and officers on post Wednesday.

February 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Military


Chairmain wants more 'dwell time' for troops

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2009 - The nation's top military officer expressed concern here yesterday about servicemembers and their families "toughing it out" with frequent deployments and little time together between those deployments.

February 20, 2009 | By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badges

On Friday, Feb. 6, family and friends of more than 100 3rd Infantry Division soldiers gathered at Fort Stewart for the Expert Infantry Badge pinning ceremony.

February 16, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


AUSA sets soldier appreciation

The Coastal Empire Chapter of AUSA has set a soldier appreciation.

The salute to active duty, Reserve, retired soldiers and civilian members of the Association of the United States Army will be Feb. 18 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart, starting at 5 p.m.

February 13, 2009 | Staff report | Military


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3rd annual Free Market set for Friday at main post chapel

The Fort Stewart Protestant Women of the Chapel Club is hosting its 3rd annual "free market" at the main post chapel Friday.

October 16, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Military


STC, Army, industry collaborate to turn soldiers into shipbuilders

Four months after starting welding training with Savannah Technical College, six U.S. Army transitioning service members have job offers with Huntington Ingalls Industries in ...

October 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


Local Marine finishes basics

PFC Phillip Gillis, 19, of Hinesville, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on Sept. 8.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


Engineers thanked for work on Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons is near completion with the help of soldiers of the 92nd Engineer Battalion of Fort Stewart who have been ...

October 09, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Military


Legion post seeks sale donations

American Legion Post 321 will host a yard sale to raise money for the post on Oct. 21 and is looking for items to sell.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


Students complete Savannah Tech’s first Army transitioning welding cohort

Four months after starting welding training with Savannah Technical College, six U.S. Army transitioning service members have job offers with Huntington Ingalls Industries in ...

October 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Military


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