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Gifts from Homefront through AAFES

DALLAS – When issuing suggested holiday mailing deadlines for military care packages, the Unites States Postal Service made sure to highlight that "all packages and mail must be addressed to individual service members, as required by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) regulations."

Since the DoD suspended mail addressed to "any servicemember" nearly six years ago, individuals and organizations back home, as well as troops deployed to the contingency theater, have devised a variety of cumbersome, and sometimes potentially dangerous, methods to circumvent security and transportation concerns that originally led to the cancellation of the program.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


DVDs4Vets needs DVD donations

Relaxing on the couch while watching a movie on DVD is a leisurely comfort many take for granted but can mean a lot for soldiers spending months at a rehabilitation clinic.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Indiana Guard training on Stewart

The soldiers of the Indiana National Guard's 76th Brigade Combat Team are undergoing stepped-up training to ready them for final exercises at Fort Stewart before heading for Iraq.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


General says Iraq violence down sharply

BAGHDAD -- Iran's commitments to stem the flow of weapons and explosives into Iraq "appear to be holding up" and have contributed to a sharp drop in roadside bombs across the country, a U.S. general said Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | By Lauren Frayer Associated Press Writer | Military


Photo ID, more required to get on post

The required photo ID, such as a drivers license, is the minimum needed for access to Fort Stewart, according to a statement by officials Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


3rd ID soldier killed in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Send a message to troops for holidays

Thousands of Americans have already taken part in the America Supports You "Giving Thanks" text messaging program, but there is still time to send texts of appreciation to U.S. troops serving overseas this Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Liberty County salutes veterans

The Hinesville VFW hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday. Here are various photographs and a video from the ceremony.

November 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Vets Day: A tribute to service

Leroy Strickland, a retired civil service worker, now works part-time as a reference librarian at the Live Oak Public Library. But from 1970 to 1976, Strickland served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

November 27, 2007 | By Alena Parker Courier Intern | Military


Soldier killed in Iraq

An American-Samoa native assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division was killed in Iraq Wednesday, according to a statement released Thursday by the Department of Defense.

November 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Military


Soldiers, scouts salute veterans

Fort Stewart's Enlisted Spouses' Club hosted a Veterans Day Observance Ceremony on Friday at the monument across from the post exchange.

November 27, 2007 | By Alena Parker Courier Intern | Military


Veteran transitions to civilian life

Ideally, people take retirement to mean a plane ticket to Florida and relax on the beach. But many military servicemen and women find retirement to mean a time to job-hunt.

November 27, 2007 | By Alena Parker Courier Intern | Military


Stewart opens largest chapel in armed services

Fort Stewart opened the doors to the newly constructed Main Post Chapel on Wednesday, making it the largest chapel in all of the country's military installations.

November 24, 2007 | By Alena Parker Courier Intern | Military


Soldier dies from injuries in Iraq

The Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

November 24, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Study: Vets are quarter of homeless

WASHINGTON -- Lonnie Bowen Jr. was once a social worker, but for 17 years the Vietnam war veteran has slept on the streets off and on as he's battled substance abuse and mental health problems.

November 23, 2007 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press Writer | Military


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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


First-of-its-kind exercise

A first-of-its-kind training exercise took place Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Wright Army Airfield and an artillery range near Observation Point 1.

August 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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