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Master sergeant re-enlists son in Iraq

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq – When Spc. Shamario Jackson was ready to re-enlist, he didn't talk to his career counselor like most Soldiers; he called his dad.

January 11, 2008 | By Pfc Monica Smith Special to the Courier | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Dec. 27

January 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Guard, USO brighten holiday for wounded

The U.S. Army Reserve Command, Georgia National Guard and the USO of Georgia came together Dec. 19 to help spread a little holiday cheer among some of the country's wounded heroes and those who care for them.

January 10, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Friendly fire blamed for two deaths

A Fort Stewart soldier is one of two U.S. soldiers whose death in Iraq in February was caused by friendly fire, according to a military investigation that said poor training and planning were to blame.

January 05, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Transcript of restationing briefing

DoD News Briefing wiith Secretary Geren and Gen. Cody from the Pentagon

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Troops have lunch with Iraqis

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Concerned local citizens from Arab Jabour held a luncheon for coalition forces, Dec. 17, to mark the security progress being made in the village of Abd-Al Salmon.

January 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Help Operation Homefront help soldiers

Operation Homefront is asking residents and business in the Hinesville area for their assistance to help a service member in need.

January 03, 2008 | Staff report | Military


'Tis the season even in Iraq

Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, Multi-National Division - Center commander, and MND-C Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse L. Andrews Jr. step back after flipping a switch to light up a Christmas palm tree during a tree-lighting ceremony in front of MND-C Headquarters on Dec. 16 at Camp Victory.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Soldier killed while aiding comrade in combat

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was killed in Iraq last week as he attempted to help an injured comrade during combat.

January 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Armed forces prepare for dirty bomb attack

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - It was Day 3 of NORAD-USNORTHCOM's exercise, Vigilant Shield 08 and Top Officers 4, and the "reports" were coming in of the explosion of "dirty bombs" in Guam, at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and at the Steel Bridge in Portland, Ore.

January 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Despite signs, suicidal soldier left in Iraq

SANFORD, N.C. -- Private First Class Jason Scheuerman nailed a suicide note to his barracks closet in Iraq, stepped inside and shot himself.

January 03, 2008 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press Writer | Military


Secretary of state visiting Iraq

BAGHDAD -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that the United States, Iraq and Turkey have a "common interest" in stopping Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, but cautioned against taking any action that could destabilize the region.

January 02, 2008 | by Anne Gearan AP Diplomatic Writer | Military


Fight over Iraq funding in Senate today

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is poised to take up a $516 billion measure to fund 14 Cabinet agencies and troops in Afghanistan, with President Bush likely to sign the measure if his GOP allies can add up to $40 billion for the war in Iraq.

January 02, 2008 | By Andrew Taylor Associated Press Writer | Military


Attend a 3rd Heavy BCT briefing in Iraq

Col. Wayne Grigsby, commander of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, briefed bloggers in a conference call/video session Thursday morning. The video of his opening statement is in the media player at left.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Operation Homefront overwhelmed by requests

ATLANTA - Operation Homefront announced that it has been overwhelmed by requests for emergency assistance by military families, and the nonprofit organization is requesting immediate donations from the local community to help address the need.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


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HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House

Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fort Stewart soldiers ‘graduate’ to new careers through program

A dozen Fort Stewart soldiers were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Sfc. Paul R. Smith Education Center for having completed a six-month apprenticeship program with Georgia Power.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Officials ask for comments about Stewart

In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


State starts work on transition center

WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.

August 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Seven complete basic training

Seven people with ties to Liberty and Long counties recently completed training for their basic training:

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


Helping bring Capt. Freeman home

Editor's note: Capt. Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill was killed in action Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. This blog was written and posted online in May by Chris Hernandez, a writer and former Marine now serving with the Texas Army National Guard. It's being reprinted verbatim in honor of Capt. Freeman, and all military service members who didn't make it home. May they all rest in peace.

August 11, 2014 | By Chris Hernandez Special to the Courier | Military


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President signs VA reorganization

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


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