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SecDef: Drop in violence pressures Iraq to act

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that "people are getting impatient" for the Iraqi government to take advantage of improved security and move toward needed political reforms.

Gates met Thursday for an hour with his top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, who described a 60 percent decline in violence in the last six months. Gates had spent two days meeting with Iraqi officials and military commanders in both Baghdad and up north in Mosul. Iraq's government leaders know what they have to do, Gates said.

December 21, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


East end Legion meets Saturday

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 will host its monthly meeting Dec. 6 at Captain Joe's Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m. with a get together for dinner. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. All post members any other interested veterans are encouraged to attend.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


48th gets orders to deploy in 2009

While Fort Stewart is gearing up to train an Indiana National Guard Brigade for service in Iraq next year, the 48th Brigade of the Georgia National Guard is among five Guard brigades alerted Monday for deployment in 2009.

December 20, 2007 | By Joe ParkerJr. Staff Writer | Military


1,000 trainers are advance for Guard unit

Fort Stewart acknowledged Friday that more than 1,000 additional soldiers are on post in preparation for a major training event for a brigade of the Indiana National Guard which is headed for Iraq.

December 20, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


GSU ROTC cadets train on Fort Stewart

The ROTC program based at Georgia Southern University recently hosted its annual fall field training exercise at Fort Stewart.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Stewart, Hunter set tree lightings

FORT STEWART - The public is invited to attend the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Christmas tree-lighting celebrations Dec. 6 at Club Stewart, Fort Stewart and Dec. 10, at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Both celebrations are at 5:15 p.m.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Military


U.S. deaths in Iraq down in November

BAGHDAD -- November was on course to be the least deadly for American troops in Iraq since March 2006, with the U.S. military reporting its 35th death of the month Thursday.

December 14, 2007 | By Lori Hinnant Associated Press Writer | Military


Military housing contracts questioned

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators want the Pentagon to tighten its oversight of private housing construction on military bases, citing delays at four Air Force projects that could keep thousands of military families out of new homes for years.

December 14, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier gets 60 years for killing on Benning

FORT BENNING -- A soldier who pleaded guilty to the August 2006 murder of a Columbus cab driver has been sentenced to 60 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged.

Samuel Perry, 18, pleaded guilty Monday to murder, kidnapping, larceny and two counts of robbery of Goldstar Taxi Services driver Jack L. Horne Jr., said Fort Benning spokeswoman Elsie Jackson. Col. James Pohl presided over the court-martial.

December 14, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


Veterans cemetery to be dedicated

On Nov. 28, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will dedicate Georgia's newest state veterans' cemetery in Glennville, about one mile north of the downtown area, off of U.S. Highway 301 at the old Dyess Farm Road.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID soldier earns Bronze Star

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December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Troops in Iraq treated on Thanksgiving

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


GOP lawmakers call for Iraq deadlines

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators said Monday that unless Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki makes more political progress by January, the U.S. should consider pulling political or financial support for his government.

December 12, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier falls to his death, investigation under way

A fall from a rooftop during training is reportedly to blame for the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq, according to family members.

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


Bush approves $3 million in federal funds for Fort Stewart

With his recent signing of the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, President Bush approved nearly $3 million in federal funding for training and refurbishment projects on Fort Stewart, as well as a pay raise for service members.

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


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Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park

SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Midway man taking Honor Flight Savannah

A lifelong Midway resident and retired chief warrant officer 3, George Ginter, began his military career with the Georgia Army National Guard, but he soon was called to active duty to fight in the Korean War.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


4th IBCT dedicates its fitness center

It took 57 years for Pfc. Charles Johnson to be recognized for his heroism on Outpost Harry during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in 2010 for his actions on June 12, 1953. On Tuesday, Johnson was again honored during a special ceremony on Fort Stewart that was attended by his sister and two survivors of Outpost Harry.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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


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