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Four more trees salute to fallen

Keith Nurnberg was a husband expecting his first child. John Mele II was already a dedicated father who had settled with a family in Glennville. Javier Paredes was a former foster kid who did not want to be a victim of his upbringing. Christian Neff was a high school academic and public service standout.

November 03, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Soldiers bring toys to Iraqi children

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - The children of Al-Juburi received 899 boxes of donated toys and clothes in celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of Ramadan, Oct. 8.

November 01, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Huto Special to the Courier | Military


Soldiers revel in successful operation

FOB KALSU - Taking 13 suspected al-Qaeda leaders off the street was a major accomplishment for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who are part of the surge brigades on the ground.

November 01, 2007 | By Sgt. Luis Delgadillo Special to the Courier | Military


Iraq warns Turkey about raids across border

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Iraq urged Turkey not to send troops across the border to fight rebel Kurds, dispatching the Sunni vice president to Ankara on Tuesday and calling for "a diplomatic solution" to tensions that have sent oil prices soaring.

November 01, 2007 | By Susan Fraser Associated Press Writer | Military


Salute to fallen soldiers in area in November

Because of the growing number of U.S. casualties, the Eyes Wide Open National Exhibit has become too large for the American Friends Service Committee to tour.

October 30, 2007 | Staff report | Military


1st Army commander visits Stewart

First Army commander praises Fort Stewart

October 27, 2007 | By Maj. Valerie Meadows Special to the Courier | Military


SecDef outlines needed changes for Army

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army of the future will need to concentrate more on training foreign militaries, mastering other languages and customs, and honing its ability to fight smaller forces of insurgents, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

October 27, 2007 | By Lolitaa C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


Stryker unit finds, destroy's weapons transport

Elements of the 52nd Infantry Regiment recently destroyed a vehicle near Rawad, Iraq, on Sept. 29 after it was determined the vehicle had been used to transport weapons.

October 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Forces hand out humanitarian aid

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division provided much-needed humanitarian assistance to Nabie Al-Sofe, a small village east of Al-Wehda, on Oct. 2.

October 24, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Huto Special to the Courier | Military


Drive to remember troops over holidays

The Soldiers' Angels of Georgia 2007 Christmas for the Troops Project is under way and area residents are asked to help provide stockings full of goodies to send to our deployed soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

October 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Warriors Walk getting more trees

Tree dedication ceremony to honor fallen 3rd ID soldiers

October 19, 2007 | Staff report | Military


4th Brigade marching closer to war

Since their deployment from Fort Stewart is set for late October, 3,500 fresh troops from the Fourth Brigade now march closer to a war on the distant horizon.

October 13, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Military


Effort under way to put wreaths at soldiers' memorials

Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk is a treasure trove of mementos for fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers: pictures with family members, sports teams' memorabilia, plaques, toy motorcycles and even the occasional bottle of a soldier's favorite beer.

October 13, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Mission aims to weaken insurgent hold

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Third Infantry Division soldiers handed out humanitarian aid packages Sept. 12 to help break the hold insurgents have had on a poor community in Salman Pak.

October 11, 2007 | By Staff Sgt. Sean Riley 3rd HBCT Public Affairs | Military


Army testing GI's brains before deployment

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button to measure response time.

October 11, 2007 | By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press Writer | Military


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Local veterans honored at VFW ceremony

Nearly 200 local veterans gathered outside the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6602 just prior to the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

November 12, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


USO reopens lounge at airport

Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center congratulated Savannah's USO and Gulfstream for refurbishing and reopening the USO Lounge at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Clerk urges vets to file military records

Barry Wilkes, clerk of the courts of Liberty County, is offering a free service to all veterans living in Liberty County that enables them to file their military discharge records (Form DD-214) for permanent and safe record-keeping in the clerk's office.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Vet on cross-country trek to honor soldiers

By now, chances are most folks have heard of Mike Viti, the former Army fullback, West Point graduate and member of the United States Military Academy's class of 2008 who won a Bronze Star while serving as an artillery officer in Afghanistan.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Military


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