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Obama nominates new secretary of Army

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama today announced that Congressman John McHugh is his choice to become the next Secretary of the Army.

June 02, 2009 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Fort Stewart gets new garrison commander

Well-wishers packed Fort Stewart's Marne Garden on Friday, filling the bleachers to capacity, to bid farewell to one of the 3rd Infantry Division's long-serving leaders and to welcome one of its newest warriors.

June 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Army training soldiers to prevent suicides

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Regular duties are suspended for three days at Fort Campbell, which leads the Army in suicides this year, so commanders can identify and help soldiers who are struggling with the stress of war and most at risk for killing themselves.

The post began a stand down on Wednesday so soldiers can focus on suicide prevention training in the wake of 11 confirmed suicides by Fort Campbell soldiers this year. More deaths are being investigated as possible suicides.

May 27, 2009 | By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press writer | Military


Roadside bomb kills soldier in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier Wednesday in Baghdad, making May the deadliest month for the American military since September.

Also Wednesday, the government's watchdog agency announced that nearly 1,000 arrest warrants have been issued this year as part of a crackdown on corruption. They include warrants for nearly 50 senior civil servants, the agency said.

May 27, 2009 | By Kim Gamel Associated Press writer | Military


General tells Long Chamber about growth

LUDOWICI - Deputy commanding general of maneuvers for the 3rd Infantry Division, Brig. Gen. Pat Donahue spoke to the Long County Chamber of Commerce on May 19 and, according to him, whether Fort Stewart will get a fifth brigade is still up in the air.

May 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Military


Rotary honors two soldiers

The Hinesville Rotary Club recently honored two Soliders of the Quarter:

May 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Military


Troops talk, eat barbecue with veterans

DUBLIN - Dublin-Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews solemnly looked down at the metal floor of the Blackhawk helicopter he was riding in Wednesday afternoon.

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


Soldiers learn to drive MRAPs before deploying

Spc. Ryan Edwards drives through a red light.

May 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Captain pleads to equipment thefts in Iraq

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An Army captain pleaded guilty Monday to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of military equipment from an Army base in Iraq and selling it to a businessman there.

Elbert W. George III, 36, of Suffolk, Va., faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to a single count of conspiracy to steal government property.

May 19, 2009 | By Matthew Barakat Associated Press writer | Military


Garrison commander bids farewell to club

As he prepares to move to Fort Hood, Texas, Col. Todd Buchs held back a few tears as he recollected memories from his time at Fort Stewart during a farewell address to Rotarians on Tuesday.

May 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Military


Casey: Shooting highlights need for mental health care

WASHINGTON - This week's tragedy at Camp Victory in Iraq, in which a soldier undergoing treatment for stress is charged with killing five fellow servicemembers, highlights the need for the efforts the Army is making to deal with mental illness, the service's top officer said here yesterday.

May 14, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Basic training soldier shot at firing range

FORT BENNING - The Fort Benning public affairs office says soldier in basic training has been shot at a small arms firing range on post.

The post said the soldier, assigned to the 199th Infantry Brigade, received non-life-threatening injuries in Monday's incident. The soldier was not identified.

May 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Mounted pass and review is first on post since 2003

The hum of unmanned, aerial vehicles could be heard overhead as cannons blasted smoke through the air at the Taylors Creek Drop Zone on Fort Stewart Friday.

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


General optimistic more forces will turn tide

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 11, 2009 - The top U.S. general in Southern Afghanistan said he's "unapologetically optimistic" about the difference incoming U.S. troops will make to the security situation here.

Recalling his previous deployment here, commanding the sole U.S. brigade in Afghanistan – at a time when the United States had 15 in Iraq -- Army Brig. Gen. John Nicholson said he sees the influx of forces as an opportunity to turn the tide on violence.

May 11, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


School transfers made easier for military kids

COLUMBUS - Gov. Sonny Perdue today visited Fort Benning in Columbus to sign Senate Bill 114, sponsored by Sen. Ed Harbison, to ease the transfer and transition for school-aged children of active duty members of the military and House Bill 484, sponsored by Rep. Larry O'Neal, that deems the dependent children of military personnel stationed in Georgia on active duty as residents for the purposes of receiving the HOPE scholarship.

"Our state has a long and proud and history of supporting our nation's soldiers, and we are truly grateful for the service of our military families," said Governor Perdue ...

May 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


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24th ID veterans return to Fort Stewart for Desert Storm anniversary

Correction: 24th Infantry Division Association Vice President Chris Stapleton was misidentified as Chris Carpenter in the Courier story Wednesdsay. The Courier regrets the error.

February 21, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Military


Elks Lodge donates $1K for homeless vets

Savannah Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Ton Mulvaney recently presents a check for $1,000 to Stacy Faison of the Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic, Matasha Mells ...

February 01, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Military


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