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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


Force reduction hitting Army captains

As the Army reduces its active-duty force, there are fewer slots for senior enlisted and mid-grade officers. Many soldiers who had planned on a military career have to change their plans, but according to retired Col. Walter M. Herd, director of the Army Transition Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Army is prepared to assist them with their transition to the civilian workforce.

June 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


HMAC hammers out details for second annual Veterans Salute Day

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee began hammering out details for the second annual Veterans Salute Day, scheduled for Nov. 1 at Bryant Commons, during its meeting Thursday.

June 23, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Coastal Courier | Military


Marne Advocacy Center opens on post

Eight subject-matter experts who, in the past, have assisted Fort Stewart victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, child abuse and discrimination now are co-located at the Marne Advocacy Resource Center.

June 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Colonel with Ludowici ties assigned to Pentagon

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Goode, son of Freddie and Janis Goode of Ludowici, recently was assigned to the Pentagon for the second time.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


'Troops to trucks' expands at STC

Savannah Technical College has expanded its "troops to trucks" program.

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


3rd ID celebrates Army birthday

More than 5,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers celebrated the Army's 239th birthday Friday with a division run and ceremonial cake-cutting near Marne Garden on Fort Stewart.

June 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Military


Officials cut ribbon on VA clinic

Active-duty military, veterans, elected officials and Department of Veterans Affairs personnel gathered Friday morning outside the new Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Hinesville Outpatient Clinic at the intersection of Oglethorpe Highway and Memorial Drive for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

June 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President says troops will not be sent to Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Citing the "huge investments and sacrifices" Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, control most of Anbar province and are now threatening the capital, Baghdad.

June 13, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama: Iraq needs more help

WASHINGTON -- Calling the situation in Iraq "clearly an emergency situation," President Barack Obama Thursday said the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.

June 13, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


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Local veterans honored at VFW ceremony

Nearly 200 local veterans gathered outside the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6602 just prior to the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

November 12, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


USO reopens lounge at airport

Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center congratulated Savannah's USO and Gulfstream for refurbishing and reopening the USO Lounge at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Clerk urges vets to file military records

Barry Wilkes, clerk of the courts of Liberty County, is offering a free service to all veterans living in Liberty County that enables them to file their military discharge records (Form DD-214) for permanent and safe record-keeping in the clerk's office.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Vet on cross-country trek to honor soldiers

By now, chances are most folks have heard of Mike Viti, the former Army fullback, West Point graduate and member of the United States Military Academy's class of 2008 who won a Bronze Star while serving as an artillery officer in Afghanistan.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Military


Local's daughter finishes unit training

Army Pvt. Lauren A. Nelson recently graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Marne commander talks about 3rd ID missions

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray said about 1,000 Marne Division soldiers are or soon will be deployed, including Murray himself.

November 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans Salute successful, despite weather

Despite overcast skies, high winds and low temperatures, a few hundred local residents and visitors gathered at Bryant Commons on Saturday for the second annual Veterans Salute.

November 04, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


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