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Seven complete basic training

Seven people with ties to Liberty and Long counties recently completed training for their basic training:

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


Helping bring Capt. Freeman home

Editor's note: Capt. Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill was killed in action Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. This blog was written and posted online in May by Chris Hernandez, a writer and former Marine now serving with the Texas Army National Guard. It's being reprinted verbatim in honor of Capt. Freeman, and all military service members who didn't make it home. May they all rest in peace.

August 11, 2014 | By Chris Hernandez Special to the Courier | Military


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President signs VA reorganization

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


First-of-its-kind exercise

A first-of-its-kind training exercise took place Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Wright Army Airfield and an artillery range near Observation Point 1.

August 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Range dedicated to post's 'go-to guy'

Friends and family of Thomas D. Houston Jr. gathered with Fort Stewart officials Monday to dedicate the installation's Engineer Qualification Area in his honor.

August 01, 2014 | By Kevin Larson Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Military


Army chief of staff visits Fort Stewart

As the Army continues its transition from a deploying force to a trained-and-ready garrison element, significant changes to daily operations are expected. In order for leaders to better utilize the shifting environment, plans are in place to keep them abreast of what is working and what is not.

July 26, 2014 | By Sgt. Uriah Walker 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

Each day of Spartan Week presented a new athletic challenge for all the soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


New veterans’ organization growing quickly

Warrior Pointe, an organization started by former soldier Reed Pacheco in 2013, has grown quickly by connecting veterans with veterans and the resources that help them with specific issues.

July 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


Soldiers certify to combat radio-controlled explosive devices

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division recently enhanced their capabilities to combat threats from radio-controlled explosive devices, which are used to harm service members.

July 18, 2014 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Kroger, USO rounding up support for troops

ATLANTA - Nearly 77 percent of shoppers said they would financially assist our nation's troops and their families if they were offered a simple, inexpensive option to do so.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


Military on the move July 7

Adams earns degree, commissioned into Navy

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Hinesville native handles port operations in Japan

Electrician's Mate 1st Class Shane Smitch, a Hinesville native assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Port Operations in Japan, operates a security barrier boat during the assembling of a harbor security barrier. CFAS port operations manages ships' movement throughout the Sasebo region.

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Brig. Gen. Jones heads overseas

The 3rd Infantry Division bid farewell Wednesday to one of its senior officers in a retreat ceremony in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Brig. Gen. Pete Jones, former 3rd ID deputy commanding general-support, is leaving the Marne Division for a new role as director of future plans for the International Security Assistance Force.

July 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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Veterans using pickup to raise awareness

Former soldiers using pickup to raise awareness

October 15, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Savannah Tech sponsors job fair at Stewart

Seventeen local employers took part in a military career fair and hiring event for active-duty soldiers, veterans and military family members Tuesday morning on Fort Stewart.

October 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


USS Georgia returns to Kings Bay

The USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine that was launched in November 1982, recently returned home to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, adjacent to St. Marys in Camden County.

October 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Local troops to deploy to fight ebola

Few details have been announced yet, but Fort Stewart officials are confirming that soldiers from the post will deploy in the effort to control the spread of ebola.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Military spouses' edge looking for a job

Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.

October 03, 2014 | By Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Military


Marne Division's expert infantrymen get EIB

This year's Expert Infantryman's Badge training and testing started last weekend with 958 infantrymen from all four 3rdInfantry Division brigades as well as soldiers with the 188th Infantry Brigade and at least one U.S. Special Operations Command soldier from Joint Base MacDill in Tampa, Florida.

October 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB

Foul weather is not an obstacle for the American infantryman.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Five complete basics

Five young people with ties to our area have completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force and Army:

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Medal given after 23 years

Customers at a civilian barber shop wouldn't typically expect to see a military awards ceremony unfolding, but a few weeks ago, former soldier and local barber Willie Price unofficially was awarded a campaign medal he should have gotten 23 years ago.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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