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Vet advocates riled by report on Army charity

Veterans advocates are venting anger and frustration toward the biggest charity within the U.S. military after revelations that it has been packing more money into reserves than it has spent on aid during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"We have so many soldiers, reservists and National Guard who are in dire need, and for the Army to be holding this much money in reserve is despicable," chairman Bob Handy of Veterans United for Truth, of Santa Barbara, Calif., said Monday.

February 24, 2009 | By Jeff Donn Associated Press writer | Military


More troops, families to get GI Bill benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 - Troops nearing retirement eligibility may be able to tap into the transferability benefits provided in the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, even if they're unable to serve four more years of duty due to service policies, a senior defense official said.

February 24, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Violence in Iraq at six-year low

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 - Violent attacks in Iraq are at their lowest levels since August 2003, a U.S. commander in Iraq said yesterday.

February 24, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Alleged Benning deserter arrested in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. - Authorities say a New York man wanted by the U.S. Army for desertion has been arrested in Boulder on an anonymous tip.

Police say they received a tip Saturday that 21-year-old Christopher Mauger, who had a nationwide felony warrant for desertion, was at an apartment in Boulder.

February 24, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Ex-chief of staff visits soldiers here

"George Washington had it, Benedict Arnold didn't."

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Army signs health covenant

The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commit themselves to the Soldiers and Families of the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant with a signing ceremony 2 p.m. Thursday at the Main Post Chapel.

February 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Long Co. native promoted to general

Long County native Al Berry was promoted Dec. 15 to brigadier general in the U.S. Army. He has served on active duty and in the reserves for 26 years.

February 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Soldier charged with desertion

The Coastal Courier has learned that Cliff Cornell, 28, a Fort Stewart soldier who went absent without leave and became a deserter for nearly four years after moving to Canada, has been charged with desertion.

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Afghan generals visit post

An exchange of cultures and ideas took place on Fort Stewart when two Afghan generals and one Afghan border police officer visited with soldiers and officers on post Wednesday.

February 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Military


Chairmain wants more 'dwell time' for troops

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2009 - The nation's top military officer expressed concern here yesterday about servicemembers and their families "toughing it out" with frequent deployments and little time together between those deployments.

February 20, 2009 | By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badges

On Friday, Feb. 6, family and friends of more than 100 3rd Infantry Division soldiers gathered at Fort Stewart for the Expert Infantry Badge pinning ceremony.

February 16, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


AUSA sets soldier appreciation

The Coastal Empire Chapter of AUSA has set a soldier appreciation.

The salute to active duty, Reserve, retired soldiers and civilian members of the Association of the United States Army will be Feb. 18 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart, starting at 5 p.m.

February 13, 2009 | Staff report | Military


Post criticized for animal treatment

On Wednesday, the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested the use of live pigs in training on Fort Stewart.

February 13, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Gates hopes to increase troop dwell time

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces are stretched, but they are resilient, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.

February 12, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


ATF called in to investigate Benning fire

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The National Response Team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been called in to investigate a fire that destroyed the Judge Advocate General's office at Fort Benning.

The ATF team arrived Monday and began working the scene alongside military investigators conducting interviews and sifting through debris to determine the cause of Friday's fire.

February 10, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


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A veteran and his service dog

It's not just people who can make a difference in people's lives.

September 25, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Military


Veterans Salute expanding again

The fourth annual Veterans Salute is on the horizon, and the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is busy finalizing plans.

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID commander sees war in future

Fort Stewart's top commander, Maj. Gen. James Rainey, has said before he thinks the U.S. will be fighting a full-scale war sooner rather ...

September 16, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Legion marks 9/11 anniversary

Attendance might have been sparse but patriotism was strong at the Sept. 11 anniversary observance Sunday by the East Liberty County American Legion Post 321.

September 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


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