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Purple Heart awarded to teen warrior

PFC Joshua Sorrento celebrated his 20th birthday last week as a patient at Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital.

August 23, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


'Ultimate Fighting' superstars make surprise stop in Baghdad

Baghdad, Iraq - Maj. Richard Dunbar and other U.S. Army personnel at Camp Victory, Iraq received a surprise visit Aug. 1 from one of the biggest stars in the UFC, Tito "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz.

August 18, 2007 | Submitted | Military


Brother, sister staff sergeants re-enlist

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq - A brother-sister team of staff sergeants rededicated their commitment to the Army by sharing their oaths of re-enlistment here July 29.

August 18, 2007 | By Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky 2nd Brigade Combat Team | Military


Soldiers honored for helping motorist

Two soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, will be recognized at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday at Caro Gym on Fort Stewart in honor of their actions assisting a motorist on May 28.

August 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Three 3rd ID soldiers killed Thursday

An improvised explosive device took the lives of three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers last Thursday.

August 16, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Convicted soldier testifies against alleged lookout

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - A Fort Campbell soldier charged with rape and murder in the slayings of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and her family stood over his colleagues as they raped the girl and pointed his weapon at the door for security, another soldier convicted in the case testified Wednesday.

August 16, 2007 | By Ray Lenz Associated Press Writer | Military


Calling cards donated for deployed soldiers

Third Infantry Division Rear Detachment Commander Col. Brian Gale shakes hands with Dean Smith of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as they recognize the donation of calling cards to Fort Stewart soldiers and families. The donation of the Operation Uplink calling cards is designed to support America's troops and veterans with communication opportunities to stay in touch with loved ones while they are away from home. Since its inception, Operation Uplink has supplied over 8.5 million calling cards to active duty troops and veterans around the world.

August 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


DoD adds 3 days to R&R breaks

The Department of Defense approved today a policy change to the U.S. Central Command Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, increasing the time provided to military service members for rest and recuperation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

August 11, 2007 | Department of Defense News Release | Military


Shout-outs keep families in touch

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq - Family members of deployed servicemembers will now have a new way to see their loved ones each week.

August 11, 2007 | By Sgt. Kevin Stabinsky Special to the Courier | Military


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


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Aviation unit donates to Feds Feed Families

Soldiers from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade made the single largest donation this year at Fort Stewart - 4,318 pounds of food - for Feds Feed Families, which ran June 1-Aug. 27.

September 09, 2014 | By Capt. Chad Ashe 3rd CAB public affairs | Military


Senator opposes troop cuts

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., told Hinesville residents he opposes troop cuts at Fort Stewart at a town hall meeting Friday.

September 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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


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