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Unit mourns loss of two soldiers

SAVANNAH -- When he wasn't leading his squad on patrol south of Baghdad, Army Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson liked to challenge his men to games of pick-up basketball. Sgt. Wesley Durbin made sure troops followed rules, but also offered a sympathetic ear if they had problems.

October 07, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Cases of US troops slaying comrades rare in Iraq

SAVANNAH -- Though they served in constant danger from enemy insurgents in Iraq, the deaths of Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sgt. Wesley Durbin are tough to reconcile. Both men, the Army says, were fatally shot by a U.S. soldier in their own unit.

October 04, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Pentagon identifies casualties

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

October 02, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Home repair scams target military families

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2008 - The letter that appeared in a soldier's mailbox promised an offer almost too good to be true: a home improvement loan approved by Congress and backed up by a government agency.

October 02, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


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


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Machine Gun Academy sets standards for all units' soldiers

Machine gunners of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted Machine Gun Academy Training on Fort Stewart throughout ...

January 31, 2016 | By Sgt. Joshua Laidacker 2nd BCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs | Military


Lighthorse aviators hone skills during gunnery

The pilots of 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, took to the sky at the Multi-Purpose Range Complex at Fort Stewart Jan ...

January 30, 2016 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Military


Hedrick: Fort Stewart, Hunter will stay viable

RICHMOND HILL - Coastal Georgia has nothing to worry about when it comes to the viability of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, according to Col ...

January 27, 2016 | By Brent Zell Bryan County News | Military


U.S., Senegalese army officials plan training

DAKAR, Senegal - Planners from U.S. Army Africa, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment and the Senegalese army met Jan. 12-14 to conduct the initial planning ...

January 24, 2016 | By U.S. Army Africa Courtesy story | Military


Two graduate from basic training

Two soldiers with ties to this area have graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

January 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


24th ID reunion commemorates 25th anniversary of Desert Storm

Editor's note: This was provided by Chaplain Darrell Williams. Contact him at 423-312-4752.

January 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


Unit prepares for missions in Africa

Brigade and battalion staffs of 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a command post exercise, or CPX, at the Mission Training Complex ...

January 19, 2016 | By Sgt. Joshua Laidacker 2nd IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs | Military


Delays, access changes are on the way to Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart is facing the possibility of delays at its gates for the next few weeks as new requirements from federal agencies and updated scanning ...

January 16, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart honors Martin Luther King Jr.

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance on Fort Stewart at Club Stewart's main ballroom held a room full of military leaders and ...

January 16, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


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