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Operation Homefront overwhelmed by requests

ATLANTA - Operation Homefront announced that it has been overwhelmed by requests for emergency assistance by military families, and the nonprofit organization is requesting immediate donations from the local community to help address the need.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


DAV remembers attack on Pearl Harbor

he "date which will live in infamy," Dec. 7, when Imperial Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor in the U.S. territory of Hawaii in 1941, was observed Dec. 8 by the Disabled American Veterans Hinesville chapter.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Riley prepping for arrival of Big Red 1

FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Though more than half the soldier population is deployed to war, an army of another kind continues to toil.

December 27, 2007 | By John Milburn Associated Press Writer | Military


3rd ID soldier receives Purple Heart

Tuesday was a special day for 3rd Infantry Division soldier Spc. Christopher Hayes.

December 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Late 3rd ID soldier identified

A Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldier found dead in his car Saturday morning by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police was identified Wednesday night.

December 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Poll: More in US see progress in Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Growing numbers of people think the U.S. is making progress in Iraq and will eventually be able to claim some success there, a poll showed Tuesday in a sign the politics of the war could become more complicated for Democrats.

December 26, 2007 | By Alan Fram Associated Press Writer | Military


Pressure growing to shorten deployments

WASHINGTON -- As security improves in Iraq, pressure is building to reverse one of the most onerous decisions Defense Secretary Robert Gates made to enable President Bush's troop buildup to go forward this year: extending the tours of active-duty soldiers from 12 months to 15 months.

December 26, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


NCO receives appreciation award

Francesca Milner, human resources NCO with the 188th Infantry Brigade, received a certificate of appreciation Dec. 6 by Pioneer Services manager Carl Johnson for her service.

December 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Bells pay tribute to fallen

Camel bells attached to satin cords were hung on trees at Warriors Walk on Fort Stewart on Saturday in memory of 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The bells are being hung by spouses, family members and friends who are members of Support 3rd ID.com, which is a forum that was created in an effort to gain support for extended familiess. Trees which had less decoration, possibly of the geographical distance of families, were chosen for the bells like those Jodie Goodman is placing here.

December 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Vanguard Brigade takes over Iraq duty

The Third Infantry Division's 4th Brigade "Vanguard" Combat Team has officially taken responsibility for Forward Operating Base Kalsu and the surrounding area of Iraq south of Baghdad.

December 25, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


3rd troops celebrate division birthday in Iraq

December 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Call boxes, cell phone boosts added on post

Emergency call boxes and improved cell phone access will make the Fort Stewart military reservation safer for everyone using the area.

December 22, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Marines won't shift from Iraq to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- The top Marine general said Wednesday that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has rejected his proposal to shift Marine forces from Iraq to Afghanistan, reflecting in part the Bush administration's concern that recent security gains in Iraq are fragile and reversible.

December 21, 2007 | By Robert Burns AP Military Writer | Military


SecDef: Drop in violence pressures Iraq to act

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that "people are getting impatient" for the Iraqi government to take advantage of improved security and move toward needed political reforms.

Gates met Thursday for an hour with his top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, who described a 60 percent decline in violence in the last six months. Gates had spent two days meeting with Iraqi officials and military commanders in both Baghdad and up north in Mosul. Iraq's government leaders know what they have to do, Gates said.

December 21, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


East end Legion meets Saturday

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 will host its monthly meeting Dec. 6 at Captain Joe's Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m. with a get together for dinner. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. All post members any other interested veterans are encouraged to attend.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


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Witness: Aguigui admitted murder

The court-martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with the July 17, 2011, murder of his wife and killing their unborn child, went into its second day Tuesday. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him.

March 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Three airmen finishes basics

Air Force Airman Nicole A. Johnson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Woman and her rubber soldier backpack promote military

Donna Street, 61, is walking from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Washington, D.C. with an inflatable saluting soldier strapped to her back. She said her message is one of gratitude for service members' sacrifices and, she hopes, the country's leaders will stop cutting the defense budget.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Army testing soldiers' meddle

Fort Stewart soldiers who volunteered to be part of the Army's Physical Demands Study have completed five weeks of training and now are being evaluated.

March 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


DoD plan assumes more risk, less money

WASHINGTON - The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn't like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said here Monday.

March 11, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Warrior Transition Battalion gets new commander

Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion got a new commander during a change of command ceremony Friday morning at Marne Garden.

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


Soldier's widow charged in murder

The widow of murdered Fort Stewart soldier Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank was ordered detained by federal Judge G.R. Smith during a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in Savannah.

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


Study gives women taste of combat

About 160 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are taking part in a gender-integration study for the Army's Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. The five-week long Physical Demand Study began three weeks ago, said Lt. Col. Mark Olsen, commander of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.

March 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Pentagon asks for opinions on cuts

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey wants feedback from service members on the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request that he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined to reporters at the Pentagon Monday.

February 25, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch has two controlled burns set for Tuesday in training areas in the northwest part of the post:

February 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


SecDef outlines budget cuts

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the face of reduced resources after more than a decade of war.

February 25, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Korean War 3rd ID soldier to receive Medal of Honor

Fort Stewart's Sgt. Ashley Randall on March 18 will accept a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on behalf of her grandfather, former 3rd ID Pvt. Demensio Rivera.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Donations spur veterans memorial

Mayor Jim Thomas accepted two large donations last week on Hinesville's behalf for construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons. Former 3rd ID Chief of Staff retired Col. Larry Burch gave Thomas a check for $5,000 in memory of Col. William Wood, who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2005. Babs Holtzman donated $10,000 to the cause in honor of her husband, Veterans Memorial Walk Committee Chairman George Holtzman, who presented the check. Holtzman is a Vietnam veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, which planned ...

February 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Group walks 222 miles to help wounded warrior

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Patrick Griffith organized the Warriors' Walk, a 15-day trek from Fort Stewart to Fort Benning that will cover 222 miles, in honor of his brother-in-law Cpl. Josh Hargis, who lost both legs when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device last year in Afghanistan. The walk, which takes participants through the backwoods and smaller highways of Georgia, serves as a fundraiser for the Hargis family. It began Monday morning.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


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