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Biden: Expect more casualties in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2009 - As U.S. forces become more engaged with the enemy in Afghanistan, there may well be a rise in American casualties, Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday.

In an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," Biden described the security conditions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq -- a trio of countries he recently visited -- and President Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

January 26, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


White House discusses Iraq drawdown

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - Among the military options being considered by President Barack Obama involves a plan to remove most U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months, the Defense Department's top civilian and military officials said here today.

January 23, 2009 | By Gerry J Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama calls for Gitmo closing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - President Barack Obama today called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.

January 22, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama backs plan to raise troop strength

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2009 - As President Barack Obama and the first family began moving into the presidential residence here yesterday, the administration unpacked a new presidential agenda on the White House's official Web site.

January 22, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama to put imprint on Iraq, Afghan wars

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will begin to put his imprint on the nation's war strategy in his first full day in office, gathering his top military and national security advisers at the White House for what is expected to be the start of the new commander in chief's shift in emphasis from Iraq to Afghanistan.

According to officials, Obama will conduct a videoteleconference late Wednesday afternoon with members of the National Security Council as well as the U.S. military commanders in the two war zones.

January 21, 2009 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | Military


Presidents praises troops in farewell

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2009 - President George W. Bush singled out military members for their selfless service and cited his administration's accomplishments over the past eight years during his farewell address to the nation.

January 16, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Job fair will continue today

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January 14, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Military


Lack of services replaces security as Iraq's top issue

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2009 - The lack of essential services has replaced security as the major concern in Iraq, pointing to the progress the country has been making, according to a Defense Department report released yesterday.

January 14, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Bush praises military for keeping U.S. safe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2009 - President George W. Bush said this morning he's had no higher honor during his eight years as president than serving as commander in chief to the "brave patriots" of the U.S. military.

January 12, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


1st BCT continues domestic action training

It has been nearly five months since the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team took on a supportive role inside the United States.

January 09, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


U.S. deaths down in Iraq in 2008

BAGHDAD - U.S. military deaths in Iraq plunged by two-thirds in 2008 from the previous year, a reflection of the improving security following the U.S. military's counterinsurgency campaign and al-Qaida's slow retreat from the battlefield.

January 05, 2009 | By Jim Heintz Associated Press writer | Military


Stewart, Hunter pools close

Effective immediately Newman Pool at Fort Stewart and Tominac Fitness Center Pool at Hunter Army Airfield are closed.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


U.S. deaths in Iraq drop in 2008

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2009 - The number of U.S. military fatalities in Iraq in 2008 fell two-thirds compared to the previous year, underscoring an improvement in security amid upcoming provincial elections.

January 02, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


U.S. readying south Afghan surge against Taliban

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The U.S. is preparing to pour at least 20,000 extra troops into southern Afghanistan to cope with a Taliban insurgency that is fiercer than NATO leaders expected.

January 02, 2009 | By Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez The Associated Press | Military


U.S. turns Green Zone over to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2009 - The United States formally transferred the Republican Palace back to the Iraqi government today, a concrete symbol of the continuing improvement in the country.

January 02, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


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Georgia veterans to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Two Gainesville U. S. Army veterans, Lt. Col. Rembert Gary Rollison and Lt. Alexander Ramsey Nininger Jr., have been inducted posthumously into the Georgia Military ...

October 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Military


Brigade reflags to reflect artillery mission

With an eye toward possible adversaries in Russia and China, the Army in December ordered Fort Stewart's 2nd Brigade to convert from infantry to ...

October 21, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


3rd annual Free Market set for Friday at main post chapel

The Fort Stewart Protestant Women of the Chapel Club is hosting its 3rd annual "free market" at the main post chapel Friday.

October 16, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Military


STC, Army, industry collaborate to turn soldiers into shipbuilders

Four months after starting welding training with Savannah Technical College, six U.S. Army transitioning service members have job offers with Huntington Ingalls Industries in ...

October 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


Local Marine finishes basics

PFC Phillip Gillis, 19, of Hinesville, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on Sept. 8.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


Engineers thanked for work on Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons is near completion with the help of soldiers of the 92nd Engineer Battalion of Fort Stewart who have been ...

October 09, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Military


Legion post seeks sale donations

American Legion Post 321 will host a yard sale to raise money for the post on Oct. 21 and is looking for items to sell.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


Students complete Savannah Tech’s first Army transitioning welding cohort

Four months after starting welding training with Savannah Technical College, six U.S. Army transitioning service members have job offers with Huntington Ingalls Industries in ...

October 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Military


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