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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

Job fair will

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


Army expands funeral honors for soldiers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2008 - Starting early next year, the Army will allow full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for all soldiers killed in action.

January 02, 2009 | By Sara Moore American Forces Press Service | Military


Deployments to Iraq continue

FORT DIX, N.J. - Over his holiday leave, 1st Sgt. Lewis Walls will put a ring on his new bride's finger, hold their baby boy one last time, and then report back to deploy to Iraq.

Even as signs point toward the winding down of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, there's been no slowing in the deployment schedule for Walls and more than 4,000 other members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

December 30, 2008 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writer | Military


Spirit of Christmas in the sand

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Sons of Iraq transitioning to Iraq control

BAGHDAD, Dec. 30, 2008 - The once-restless and violent western Iraqi province of Anbar produced a grassroots security movement in June 2007 that came to be known as the "Awakening." The movement grew rapidly throughout the country with coalition help, speeding the nation's return to peace and stability.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


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Film workshop for PTSD sufferers

The Patton Veterans Project initiative "I Was There" Films will have a free, therapeutic filmmaking workshop for active-duty and retired service men and women dealing ...

April 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


Hinesville man to take Honor Flight

Alvin J. Schmitt worked behind the scenes during the wars in Korea and Vietnam and later, Operation Desert Storm.

April 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


PTSD seminar at Farmers Foods

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in the May 1 print edition. U.S. Air ...

April 25, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Military


Fort Stewart soldier receives helmet that saved his life

FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Staff Sgt. Thalamus Lewis did not know what hit him, but it was close. Too close.

April 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Winn Army Community Hospital commander suspended

Col. Patrick Ahearne, the commander of Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart, has been suspended from command, according to a news release from Terry ...

April 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Military


Vietnam veterans to receive certificates

More than 100 Vietnam War veterans will receive certificates of honor this week to recognize their service during the war.

April 17, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Brigade prepares for Polish exercise

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division started drawing tanks and Bradleys from the European Activity Set at sites in ...

April 14, 2016 | By Maj. Randy Ready 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Military


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