WASHINGTON -- The top Marine general said Wednesday that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has rejected his proposal to shift Marine forces from Iraq to Afghanistan, reflecting in part the Bush administration's concern that recent security gains in Iraq are fragile and reversible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ROTC program based at Georgia Southern University recently hosted its annual fall field training exercise at Fort Stewart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - For an unprecedented sixth time, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has once again been named the best Army installation, bringing home first place in this year's Army Community of Excellence (ACOE) awards.
Air Force Airman Austin G. Harris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.
A community delegation representing Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry recently joined Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter in Washington for a series of meetings with congressional and military leaders.
Nearly 50 of Fort Stewart's support volunteers were recognized Thursday with Marne Spirit Awards during the Commanding General's Installation Volunteer Recognition ceremony at Club Stewart.
A static display consisting of dozens of black-and-white photos of women in uniform piloting or posing with World War II-era aircraft will open to the public Thursday in the rotunda of MidCoast Regional Airport.
Sometime over the weekend, most likely Saturday night, several signs, buildings, and streets were defaced on Fort Stewart with graffiti by a person or persons unknown, Fort Stewart's Public Affairs Office announced in a news release Sunday evening.
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