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Hearing on vets home closure

WHAT: A Senate and House legislative panel, co-chaired by Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Rep. John Yates (R-Griffin), will meet in Milledgeville on Friday to discuss the possible closure of the Georgia War Veterans Home due to recent budget cuts. The panel will hear from different points of view, including representatives of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Commissioner Pete Wheeler of Veterans Affairs and other interested parties.

September 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Group offers spouses small business help

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2008 - Starting a business requires cold, hard cash and moral support, both of which are now available to military spouses through a Virginia-based organization.

"Military Spouse Business Association will help military spouses with the tangibles of financial and business resources and the intangibles of motivation, encouragement, support and recognition," said Lanette Lepper, a co-founder of the organization, and a military spouse who owns her own business.

September 13, 2008 | By Samantha Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Commander in Iraq praises 3rd ID's work

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2008 - Coalition forces in the Madain community south of Baghdad are shifting their efforts from predominantly offensive operations to improving central services and further developing the local government, a military official posted in Iraq said today.

September 13, 2008 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Military looking for top spouse

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2008 - Servicemembers who think their spouses are top-notch now have the opportunity to tell the world why everyone else should agree.

Military Spouse magazine is accepting nominations for its 2009 Military Spouse of the Year award, which recognizes military spouses' myriad contributions.

September 11, 2008 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Military updates online mental health aids

WASHINGTON -- The Military Health System is planning a late-September update to its behavioral health Web site, AfterDeployment.org.

The site was launched Aug. 5.

September 10, 2008 | By Lt. Jennifer Cragg Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Ceremony Saturday welcomes home soldiers, unit colors

Many of the the soldiers and the colors of the 3rd Infantry Division's Sustainment Brigade are back at Fort Stewart following an early morning welcome home ceremony Saturday at Cottrell Field.

September 02, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 12

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

August 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


New rule protects renters when landlord defaults

WASHINGTON -- A new change to the Joint Federal Travel Regulations authorizes the military to pay to move servicemembers and their families whose landlords default on property the military members are renting.

Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy and chairman of the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee, approved the change Aug. 8, said Eileen Lainez, a Defense Department spokeswoman.

August 27, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Army issues crowd control weapons to brigade here

Rubber bullets, Tasers, sponge grenades, face shields, batons, shin guards and equipment the Army is not eager to talk about are being issued to soldiers of the First Brigade at Fort Stewart.

August 26, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 4

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

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Panel recommends changes to military retirement

WASHINGTON -- A panel looking at military compensation has recommended dramatic changes in the military retirement system.

The recommendations are part of the second volume put out by the 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation.

August 20, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


2nd BCT gets new command

The Third Infantry Division is settling rapidly into redeployed mode, with the 2nd Brigade, which just returned from Iraq, getting a new commander Friday.

August 19, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


New GI Bill increases school benefits

WASHINGTON - The latest GI Bill improves the opportunity for today's service members to obtain their education, a senior Defense Department official said.

August 16, 2008 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Post support group hires executive director

The non-profit organization Friends of Liberty and Fort Stewart, announces the appointment of Paul M. Andreshak.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Job fair here targets military

SAVANNAH -- The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in the Savannah area Aug. 7. The career fair will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Econo Lodge, formerly the Sans Hotel and Suites, in Hinesville. RecruitMilitary urges all job seekers who have military backgrounds to attend - veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, and military spouses.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


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Veterans can get service dogs free

K9 Battle Buddies, a nonprofit organization near Fort Stewart, is accepting applications from combat veterans who need service dogs to help them with PTSD/TBI.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


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