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Petraeus plan echoes earlier hope for cuts

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus is not the first Iraq war commander to spell out a plan for winding down U.S. involvement there and putting the Iraqis in control.

September 27, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


Stories of wounded Iraq vets on HBO

NEW YORK - Dawn Halfaker remembers the clear desert sky that day in June 2004. She remembers it was quiet. An Army first lieutenant, she'd been serving in Iraq four months.

September 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Military


Seven receive Purple Heart award

Seven members of the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team received Purple Heart medals during a ceremony inside Fort Stewart's Moon Theater Tuesday evening.

September 22, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Family says soldier took own life

A 19-year-old 3rd Infantry Division soldier took his own life last week while serving in Iraq, according to his father.

September 22, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


General gets his second star

A former Fort Stewart officer and West Point instructor is getting a second star in his job as commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Ky.

September 20, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Lawmaker assures deployed soldiers' spouses

Just having returned from his most recent trip to Iraq, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) recently met with spouses of deployed 3rd Infantry Division soldiers to discuss the war in Iraq and the future of the fledgling national government there.

September 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army probes soldier's death in Iraq

The death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier is being investigated by the Department of Defense, according to a statement released by the department Monday.

September 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Deaths steel family's resolve

CLOVIS, Calif. - A father who lost a second son last week in the Iraq war said Thursday the support his family has received has helped them sustain their belief in the United States' efforts to combat global terrorism.

September 19, 2007 | By Garane Burke Associated Press Writer | Military


State limits insurance sales to young soldiers

ATLANTA (AP) - Military recruits in Georgia will face stronger protections from unscrupulous life insurance agents trying to peddle them policies they don't need, according to state rules that took effect Saturday.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Hinesville looks to gain outpatient clinic

A new Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is slated to open in Hinesville by 2012, but the announcement was met with a lukewarm response from military veterans.

September 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army turns to guard for recruiting help

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.

September 13, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Military Writer | Military


3rd HBCT honors family of fallen Iraqi hero

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi police and civic leaders met in Jisr Diyala to honor a man who gave his own life saving others.

September 11, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


Iraq question becoming how many to redeploy

WASHINGTON - New calls from lawmakers to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq may trouble the White House but are not too out of step with scenarios envisioned by war commanders.

September 11, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


Hero earns Soldiers Medal

Col. Thomas James, 4th Brigade commander, pins the Soldiers Medal on SFC Matthew Black as the sergeant's wife, Sgt. Stephanie Black, watches. Black was honored with the medal for his actions in helping save fellow soldiers during a barracks fire at Camp Falcon, Baghdad in 2005. Black attributes his heroism to the non-commissioned officers' creed. "It's the ethic I live by every day of my life," he said.

September 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Transitioning battle-worn soldiers

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series detailing new steps the Army is taking to improve its healthcare system in response to the recent problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and complaints from soldiers and their families.

September 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff 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


Local's daughter finishes unit training

Army Pvt. Lauren A. Nelson recently graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Marne commander talks about 3rd ID missions

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray said about 1,000 Marne Division soldiers are or soon will be deployed, including Murray himself.

November 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans Salute successful, despite weather

Despite overcast skies, high winds and low temperatures, a few hundred local residents and visitors gathered at Bryant Commons on Saturday for the second annual Veterans Salute.

November 04, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


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