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Soldier killed in Friday accident identified

A Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldier died Friday night when his motorcycle crashed into the guardrail on Veterans Parkway near the intersection of I-516 in Savannah.

August 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Fort Stewart plants 12 more trees on Walk

Growing up less than an hour away from Atlantic City, N.J., David Bentz III was an avid card player who dreamed of challenging the world's best poker players in Texas hold 'em under the glitzy lights of the city's famous casinos.

August 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


3rd ID chief notes improvements in Iraq

The Third Infantry Division's chief of staff prefaced remarks to the news media this week with personal thanks to residents of the Coastal Georgia area for what he called their "unconditional support" for his soldiers.

August 02, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Two soldiers die in Iraq

More 3rd Infantry Division soldiers have been added to the list of lives lost in Iraq.

August 02, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Violence continues, U.S. troops kill a dozen insurgents

BAGHDAD ‑ Dozens of Shiite villagers in the north were massacred by Sunni extremists, two officials said Tuesday, while a car bomb exploded across the street from the Iranian Embassy in the heart of Baghdad and killed four civilians.

August 01, 2007 | By Bassem Mroue Associated Press Writer | Military


Senate confirms Army secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Pete Geren on Friday to be secretary of the Army, four months after his predecessor resigned amid outrage over conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

July 31, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


More trees going up on Warrior's Walk

FORT STEWART - The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor ten fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, at Warriors Walk.

July 31, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Reservist balks at fifth deployment

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Army Reserve Sgt. Erik Botta has been sent to Iraq three times and to Afghanistan once. He thinks that's enough.

July 31, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


Security contractors settles allegations

TOPEKA, Kan. - A New Mexico security firm has agreed to pay the U.S. government $18 million to settle allegations that it violated terms of a contract to provide trained civilian security guards at eight Army bases, including Fort Stewart, U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren announced Friday.

July 31, 2007 | By John Milburn Associated Press Writer | Military


Army misses recruting goal

WASHINGTON - The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal in June, raising concern that the unpopular Iraq war and strong economy could wreak even more havoc on enlistments.

July 28, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


Deployed soldiers earn place in Murphy Club

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers in southern Baghdad joined the upper echelon of non-commissioned officers as 14 troops currently deployed to Forward Operating Base Falcon withstood the rigors of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Board and passed, July 7.

July 28, 2007 | By Pfc Nathaniel Smith Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID troops killed in Iraq

Three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers died in Iraq this past Friday, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense on Tuesday evening.

July 28, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Troops raid Shiite district in Baghdad

BAGHDAD ‑ U.S. troops raided a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Thursday in a hunt for militiamen linked to Iran, sparking exchanges of fire and a mortar attack. Officials said 19 people were killed, and residents said some of the casualties were caused by U.S. helicopter fire.

The U.S. military had no immediate comment on the violence in the eastern Amin district of the capital.

July 27, 2007 | By Hamed Ahmed Associated Press Writer | Military


MP killed in Afghanistan

A Fort Stewart military police officer died this past week while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

July 26, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Troops mark Fourth by re-enlisting

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Hundreds of troops gathered at Al Faw Palace for the Multi-National Force-Iraq Reenlistment, Naturalization and Independence Day Ceremony July 4 at Camp Victory.

July 21, 2007 | By Marine Sgt. Jessica Kent Special to the Courier | Military


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Witness: Aguigui admitted murder

The court-martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with the July 17, 2011, murder of his wife and killing their unborn child, went into its second day Tuesday. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him.

March 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Three airmen finishes basics

Air Force Airman Nicole A. Johnson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Woman and her rubber soldier backpack promote military

Donna Street, 61, is walking from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Washington, D.C. with an inflatable saluting soldier strapped to her back. She said her message is one of gratitude for service members' sacrifices and, she hopes, the country's leaders will stop cutting the defense budget.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Army testing soldiers' meddle

Fort Stewart soldiers who volunteered to be part of the Army's Physical Demands Study have completed five weeks of training and now are being evaluated.

March 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


DoD plan assumes more risk, less money

WASHINGTON - The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn't like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said here Monday.

March 11, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Warrior Transition Battalion gets new commander

Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion got a new commander during a change of command ceremony Friday morning at Marne Garden.

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


Soldier's widow charged in murder

The widow of murdered Fort Stewart soldier Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank was ordered detained by federal Judge G.R. Smith during a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in Savannah.

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


Study gives women taste of combat

About 160 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are taking part in a gender-integration study for the Army's Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. The five-week long Physical Demand Study began three weeks ago, said Lt. Col. Mark Olsen, commander of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.

March 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Pentagon asks for opinions on cuts

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey wants feedback from service members on the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request that he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined to reporters at the Pentagon Monday.

February 25, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch has two controlled burns set for Tuesday in training areas in the northwest part of the post:

February 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


SecDef outlines budget cuts

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the face of reduced resources after more than a decade of war.

February 25, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Korean War 3rd ID soldier to receive Medal of Honor

Fort Stewart's Sgt. Ashley Randall on March 18 will accept a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on behalf of her grandfather, former 3rd ID Pvt. Demensio Rivera.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Donations spur veterans memorial

Mayor Jim Thomas accepted two large donations last week on Hinesville's behalf for construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons. Former 3rd ID Chief of Staff retired Col. Larry Burch gave Thomas a check for $5,000 in memory of Col. William Wood, who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2005. Babs Holtzman donated $10,000 to the cause in honor of her husband, Veterans Memorial Walk Committee Chairman George Holtzman, who presented the check. Holtzman is a Vietnam veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, which planned ...

February 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Group walks 222 miles to help wounded warrior

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Patrick Griffith organized the Warriors' Walk, a 15-day trek from Fort Stewart to Fort Benning that will cover 222 miles, in honor of his brother-in-law Cpl. Josh Hargis, who lost both legs when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device last year in Afghanistan. The walk, which takes participants through the backwoods and smaller highways of Georgia, serves as a fundraiser for the Hargis family. It began Monday morning.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


3rd ID's 4th Brigade gets new commander

The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team welcomed a new commander Wednesday during a change-of-command ceremony in Newman Fitness Center on Fort Stewart. The colorful parade-ground ritual normally is held on spacious Cottrell Field, but was moved indoors due to the heavy rain forecasted.

February 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Military


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