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Iraq OKs US security pact

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's parliament approved Thursday a security pact with the United States that lets American troops stay in the country for three more years.

December 12, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraq vote on U.S. pact delayed

BAGHDAD -- Intense dealmaking among Iraq's political factions on Wednesday delayed by one day a parliamentary vote on a security pact that would allow American forces to stay in the country through 2011 under tight Iraqi supervision.

The proposed deal meets a longtime Iraqi demand for a clear timetable for the exit of about 150,000 American troops after years of war. But the Shiite-led government was struggling to meet the demands of political blocs, including a large group of Sunni Arab lawmakers, seeking concessions in return for supporting the agreement.

December 11, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute for Nov. 26

Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.

December 11, 2008 | DVIDS | Military


Stewart Garrison gets new CSM

Departing Fort Stewart Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Durr (left) shares a moment with his successor, Com. Sgt. Maj. James Ervin at their change of responsibility ceremony. Durr will be command sergeant major at Southeast Installation Management Command at Fort Macpherson.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Army sets first execution in 45 years

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Army has set a date for its first execution in nearly 50 years.

December 06, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Nov. 17

Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.

December 02, 2008 | DVIDS | Military


Iraq agrees to U.S. military pact

BAGHDAD -- U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have agreed on a draft of a security pact that would allow American troops to stay in Iraq for three more years after their U.N. mandate expires Dec. 31, a senior aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday.

The aide said the draft could be put to a Cabinet vote in an emergency meeting Sunday or Monday. Transport Minister Amir Abdul-Jabbar said he had been notified by the Cabinet secretariat that a Cabinet meeting was scheduled for Sunday to vote on the agreement. If adopted by the Cabinet, it would then require ...

November 30, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Nov. 10

November 26, 2008 | U.S. military | Military


The 8th annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot

Those sonic roars over Liberty County Thursday were from the eighth annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Military


3rd ESC commander praises 68th Trans soldiers

Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, the commander of 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently congratulated the newly formed General Transportation Regiment in Taji, Iraq.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


General talks about therapy after combat

WASHINGTON (AP) _ It takes a brave soldier to do what Army Maj. Gen. David Blackledge did in Iraq.

November 23, 2008 | By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press writer | Military


Soldiers complete wound care training

The live tissue training the soldiers in Fort Stewart's military police battalion completed recently was a first for the installation. During the training, soldiers practiced wound care on live pigs supplied by a contractor approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The pigs are bred for use in training.

November 22, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Marne Week starts Nov. 17

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet of Hinesville, announced the dealership has been named title sponsor of Marne Week 2008 at Fort Stewart. The week will include several events to celebrate the 3rd Infantry Division's 91st birthday.

November 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Vets, troops out of uniform can now salute flag

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2008 - A change to federal law allows U.S. veterans and military personnel not in uniform to render the military-style hand salute during the playing of the national anthem.

November 22, 2008 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Troop strength in Iraq being cut to 14 brigades

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 - About 3,000 soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team will leave Iraq nearly two months earlier than planned, reducing the total number of U.S. brigades in Iraq to 14, military officials said.

November 21, 2008 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


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A veteran and his service dog

It's not just people who can make a difference in people's lives.

September 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Military


Veterans Salute expanding again

The fourth annual Veterans Salute is on the horizon, and the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is busy finalizing plans.

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID commander sees war in future

Fort Stewart's top commander, Maj. Gen. James Rainey, has said before he thinks the U.S. will be fighting a full-scale war sooner rather ...

September 16, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Legion marks 9/11 anniversary

Attendance might have been sparse but patriotism was strong at the Sept. 11 anniversary observance Sunday by the East Liberty County American Legion Post 321.

September 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


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