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Texas Guard training here to go to Iraq

The final elements of the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Texas National Guard were arriving Saturday at Fort to train before heading for Iraq.

September 23, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Joint chiefs chairman expects troop agreement

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2008 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed confidence yesterday that Washington and Baghdad will reach an agreement before the year's end on the future role of U.S. forces in Iraq.

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen also discussed his outlook on past and present U.S. humanitarian relief missions in a Pentagon Channel podcast interview.

September 19, 2008 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Hearing on vets home closure

WHAT: A Senate and House legislative panel, co-chaired by Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Rep. John Yates (R-Griffin), will meet in Milledgeville on Friday to discuss the possible closure of the Georgia War Veterans Home due to recent budget cuts. The panel will hear from different points of view, including representatives of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Commissioner Pete Wheeler of Veterans Affairs and other interested parties.

September 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Group offers spouses small business help

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2008 - Starting a business requires cold, hard cash and moral support, both of which are now available to military spouses through a Virginia-based organization.

"Military Spouse Business Association will help military spouses with the tangibles of financial and business resources and the intangibles of motivation, encouragement, support and recognition," said Lanette Lepper, a co-founder of the organization, and a military spouse who owns her own business.

September 13, 2008 | By Samantha Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Commander in Iraq praises 3rd ID's work

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2008 - Coalition forces in the Madain community south of Baghdad are shifting their efforts from predominantly offensive operations to improving central services and further developing the local government, a military official posted in Iraq said today.

September 13, 2008 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Military looking for top spouse

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2008 - Servicemembers who think their spouses are top-notch now have the opportunity to tell the world why everyone else should agree.

Military Spouse magazine is accepting nominations for its 2009 Military Spouse of the Year award, which recognizes military spouses' myriad contributions.

September 11, 2008 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Military updates online mental health aids

WASHINGTON -- The Military Health System is planning a late-September update to its behavioral health Web site, AfterDeployment.org.

The site was launched Aug. 5.

September 10, 2008 | By Lt. Jennifer Cragg Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Ceremony Saturday welcomes home soldiers, unit colors

Many of the the soldiers and the colors of the 3rd Infantry Division's Sustainment Brigade are back at Fort Stewart following an early morning welcome home ceremony Saturday at Cottrell Field.

September 02, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 12

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

August 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


New rule protects renters when landlord defaults

WASHINGTON -- A new change to the Joint Federal Travel Regulations authorizes the military to pay to move servicemembers and their families whose landlords default on property the military members are renting.

Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy and chairman of the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee, approved the change Aug. 8, said Eileen Lainez, a Defense Department spokeswoman.

August 27, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Army issues crowd control weapons to brigade here

Rubber bullets, Tasers, sponge grenades, face shields, batons, shin guards and equipment the Army is not eager to talk about are being issued to soldiers of the First Brigade at Fort Stewart.

August 26, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 4

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Panel recommends changes to military retirement

WASHINGTON -- A panel looking at military compensation has recommended dramatic changes in the military retirement system.

The recommendations are part of the second volume put out by the 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation.

August 20, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


2nd BCT gets new command

The Third Infantry Division is settling rapidly into redeployed mode, with the 2nd Brigade, which just returned from Iraq, getting a new commander Friday.

August 19, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


New GI Bill increases school benefits

WASHINGTON - The latest GI Bill improves the opportunity for today's service members to obtain their education, a senior Defense Department official said.

August 16, 2008 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


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Brig. Gen. McAteer to join U.S. Africa Command

The chief of staff of the Army announced Thursday afternoon future assignments for Fort Stewart leadership.

July 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Military


Hinesville native participates in Pacific Rim warfare exercise

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A 2013 Hohenfels High School graduate and Hinesville native is serving in the U.S. Navy and participating in the world's ...

July 19, 2016 | By Navy Office of Community Outreach Special to the Courier | Military


Military on the move brief

IG graduate

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


Hinesville native supports the future of naval aviation

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - A Hinesville native is serving "where the future of naval aviation begins" at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

July 13, 2016 | By Spc. 1st Class Electa Berassa Navy Office of Community Outreach | Military


Stewart medical community welcomes new commander

The local military medical community welcomed a new commander Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

July 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Stewart garrison gets new CSM

After two years of separation from his family to serve the Fort Stewart Garrison, Command Sgt. Maj. Myron Lewis is heading home with them.

July 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


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