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Troops in Iraq treated on Thanksgiving

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


GOP lawmakers call for Iraq deadlines

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators said Monday that unless Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki makes more political progress by January, the U.S. should consider pulling political or financial support for his government.

December 12, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier falls to his death, investigation under way

A fall from a rooftop during training is reportedly to blame for the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq, according to family members.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Bush approves $3 million in federal funds for Fort Stewart

With his recent signing of the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, President Bush approved nearly $3 million in federal funding for training and refurbishment projects on Fort Stewart, as well as a pay raise for service members.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


3rd ID to celebrate 90th birthday Nov. 21

On Nov. 21, the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Division celebrates its 90th birthday and service to America, dating back to World War I when it's "Dog Face Soldiers" first blocked German troops from entering Paris and earned them the nickname, "The Rock of the Marne."

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Georgia Guard promotes first woman general

Maria L. Britt set a record when she was named the Georgia Army National Guard's first female battalion commander in 1999 and she will set another one when, wearing the star of a brigadier general, she takes over next month as the Guard's commander.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Soldier's death being investigated

JACKSON, Miss. -- Spc. Melvin Henley was on his second tour of duty in Iraq family members say when he died Wednesday at Camp Striker in Iraq from injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident.

December 11, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


3rd ID loses another soldier in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Gifts from Homefront through AAFES

DALLAS – When issuing suggested holiday mailing deadlines for military care packages, the Unites States Postal Service made sure to highlight that "all packages and mail must be addressed to individual service members, as required by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) regulations."

Since the DoD suspended mail addressed to "any servicemember" nearly six years ago, individuals and organizations back home, as well as troops deployed to the contingency theater, have devised a variety of cumbersome, and sometimes potentially dangerous, methods to circumvent security and transportation concerns that originally led to the cancellation of the program.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


DVDs4Vets needs DVD donations

Relaxing on the couch while watching a movie on DVD is a leisurely comfort many take for granted but can mean a lot for soldiers spending months at a rehabilitation clinic.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Indiana Guard training on Stewart

The soldiers of the Indiana National Guard's 76th Brigade Combat Team are undergoing stepped-up training to ready them for final exercises at Fort Stewart before heading for Iraq.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


General says Iraq violence down sharply

BAGHDAD -- Iran's commitments to stem the flow of weapons and explosives into Iraq "appear to be holding up" and have contributed to a sharp drop in roadside bombs across the country, a U.S. general said Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | By Lauren Frayer Associated Press Writer | Military


Photo ID, more required to get on post

The required photo ID, such as a drivers license, is the minimum needed for access to Fort Stewart, according to a statement by officials Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


3rd ID soldier killed in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Send a message to troops for holidays

Thousands of Americans have already taken part in the America Supports You "Giving Thanks" text messaging program, but there is still time to send texts of appreciation to U.S. troops serving overseas this Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


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New commander takes over 3rd Division Artillery

Fort Stewart and 3rd Infantry's Division Artillery said farewell to the leader behind its formation, Col. John O'Grady, at his change of command ceremony on Cottrell Field.

July 22, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Civilian aide to Army fighting 'sequestration'

Hinesville Rotarians were informed about the recent Fort Stewart troop cuts and the looming sequestration battle in the nation's capital during their Tuesday luncheon.

July 21, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Winn earns Army Safety Star

During a ceremony June 24, Winn Army Community Hospital, part of the United States Army Medical Activity, or MEDDAC, on Fort Stewart, was recognized by the Army for excellence in health and worker safety and awarded the Voluntary Protection Program Star Status, designating the base as a Star site within the Department of Defense.

July 18, 2015 | By John D. Tongret MEDDAC Fort Stewart PAO | Military


Fort Stewart gets new medical leader

On a hot and buggy coastal Georgia morning, soldiers, civilians, and civic leaders assembled at Marne Garden to see Col. Patrick Ahearne assume command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Stewart from Col. Kirk Eggleston.

July 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart's cuts bring Hinesville mayor ‘relief’

Fort Stewart will lose 950 soldiers by the end of fiscal-year 2017, but the situation isn't as dire as it could have been, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said.

July 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Army announces cuts; fewer than 1,000 from Stewart

The U.S. Army plans to cut 4,350 soldiers from Georgia installations ― fewer than 1,000 from Fort Stewart ― as part of efforts to reduce its size, according to news releases from Georgia elected officials and the military.

July 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


New Colonel takes command of MEDDAC Fort Stewart

Col. Patrick Ahearne assumed command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Stewart from Col. Kirk Eggleston today.

July 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


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