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Personnel changes at area Guard units

158th Airlift Squadron gains new commander

January 17, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Troops get raise

WASHINGTON -- Military members received a 3 percent pay raise effective Tuesday, as President Bush urges Congress to revise some provisions regarding Iraq contained in the fiscal 2008 National Defense Authorization Act.

The president authorized the 3 percent pay raise in an executive order. The act includes authorization for a 0.5 percent additional pay raise for U.S. troops, but the president has, for now, elected not to sign the defense authorization bill in its present form while Congress is adjourned, a practice known as a "pocket veto."

January 17, 2008 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 2

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Bill will modernize VA hospital

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) to modernize the inpatient wards at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta. The legislation authorizes $20.5 million to complete the upgrades.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Traffic patterns changed on Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART - A road will be closed in the National Guard Training Center and the speed limit on two Georgia highways reduced to 45 mph through March 15 because of the mobilization of the 76th Brigade Combat Team, an Indiana Army National Guard unit.

January 17, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Recyling helps soldiers phone home

Liberty Tax Service is helping soldiers call home for Valentine's Day

January 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Iraq official says terrorist group crippled

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's interior ministry spokesman said Saturday that 75 percent of al-Qaida in Iraq's terrorist network had been destroyed this year, but the top American commander in the country said the terror group remained his chief concern.

January 13, 2008 | By Bradley Brooks Associated Press Writer | Military


Cause of soldier's death unknown

The Christmas Day death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq is being looked into by the military, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

January 12, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Dec. 28

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Rules of road change on post

Fort Stewart is closing a road and taking other traffic measures for the 3,000 soldiers of the Indiana National Guard who are coming to the post next month for final training before deployment to Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Clean air group targets military in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) _ For more than a decade, Georgia's Clean Air Campaign has been setting up car pools and showering Atlanta commuters with rewards for giving up their lonely commute in hopes of keeping drivers off traffic-choked streets.

January 11, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | Military


3rd ID soldier killed in Iraq

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. -- A 28-year-old soldier from suburban Detroit and assigned to Fort Stewart, Ga., died Christmas day in Iraq, the military said.

January 11, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


Master sergeant re-enlists son in Iraq

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq – When Spc. Shamario Jackson was ready to re-enlist, he didn't talk to his career counselor like most Soldiers; he called his dad.

January 11, 2008 | By Pfc Monica Smith Special to the Courier | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Dec. 27

January 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Guard, USO brighten holiday for wounded

The U.S. Army Reserve Command, Georgia National Guard and the USO of Georgia came together Dec. 19 to help spread a little holiday cheer among some of the country's wounded heroes and those who care for them.

January 10, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


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POW/MIAs remembered

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, held as prisoners of war or still missing in action, were remember during a ceremony presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 Friday evening at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


'Providers' case colors

The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade marked its deployment to Kuwait Friday morning when it cased its colors in a ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers and veterans connect with employers

Nearly 500 soldiers, their spouses and family members, and veterans connected with 45 civilian employers at Club Stewart Tuesday morning for a Soldier for Life-sponsored civilian job fair.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


2nd Veterans Salute scheduled for Nov. 1

During its special called meeting Wednesday night at the Hinesville Police Department, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee hammered out a draft copy of a program schedule for their second annual Veterans Salute Day on Nov. 1 at Bryant Commons.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart remembers 9/11

Fort Stewart soldiers and unit commanders, family members and leaders of the surrounding community attended a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday at the Main Post Chapel.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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


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