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3rd ID to celebrate 90th birthday Nov. 21

On Nov. 21, the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Division celebrates its 90th birthday and service to America, dating back to World War I when it's "Dog Face Soldiers" first blocked German troops from entering Paris and earned them the nickname, "The Rock of the Marne."

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Georgia Guard promotes first woman general

Maria L. Britt set a record when she was named the Georgia Army National Guard's first female battalion commander in 1999 and she will set another one when, wearing the star of a brigadier general, she takes over next month as the Guard's commander.

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


Soldier's death being investigated

JACKSON, Miss. -- Spc. Melvin Henley was on his second tour of duty in Iraq family members say when he died Wednesday at Camp Striker in Iraq from injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident.

December 11, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


3rd ID loses another soldier in Iraq

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

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


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


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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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