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Hinesville looks to gain outpatient clinic

A new Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is slated to open in Hinesville by 2012, but the announcement was met with a lukewarm response from military veterans.

September 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army turns to guard for recruiting help

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army, struggling to meet recruitment goals in the midst of a long and unpopular war in Iraq, is turning to the National Guard for help in signing up would-be soldiers in hometowns across America.

September 13, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Military Writer | Military


3rd HBCT honors family of fallen Iraqi hero

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi police and civic leaders met in Jisr Diyala to honor a man who gave his own life saving others.

September 11, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


Iraq question becoming how many to redeploy

WASHINGTON - New calls from lawmakers to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq may trouble the White House but are not too out of step with scenarios envisioned by war commanders.

September 11, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


Hero earns Soldiers Medal

Col. Thomas James, 4th Brigade commander, pins the Soldiers Medal on SFC Matthew Black as the sergeant's wife, Sgt. Stephanie Black, watches. Black was honored with the medal for his actions in helping save fellow soldiers during a barracks fire at Camp Falcon, Baghdad in 2005. Black attributes his heroism to the non-commissioned officers' creed. "It's the ethic I live by every day of my life," he said.

September 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Transitioning battle-worn soldiers

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series detailing new steps the Army is taking to improve its healthcare system in response to the recent problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and complaints from soldiers and their families.

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


Soldier earns Purple Heart

"I will not forget this place and I will not go far...I'll go out that front gate, but that don't mean anything. This is my home. I'll be 3rd ID, dog-faced soldier, 'til I die."

September 08, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Hunter air control unit earns honors

Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the director of the Air National Guard, announced in Washington late last month the 117th Air Control Squadron, garrisoned at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, has received the National Guard Association of the United States Outstanding Air Control Unit Award for 2007.

September 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Former vice chief of staff visits 3rd ID troops

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Third Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment hosted a visit by retired Gen. Jack Keane, former Army vice chief of staff, at Patrol Base Assassin near the town of Narwahn on Aug. 8.

September 08, 2007 | By Staff Sgt. Sean Riley Special to the Courier | Military


Division's IG hasn't had to launch any probes in Iraq

"What a great job to have!"

September 06, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Iraqi sacrifices life to save soldiers, others

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - An Iraqi man saved the lives of four U.S. soldiers and eight civilians when he intercepted a suicide bomber during a citizens meeting in the town of al-Arafia Aug. 18.

September 06, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


4th BCT gets deployment schedule

The much-discussed deployment schedule for the 3rd ID's 4th Brigade now seems set for late October, with trailing elements not arriving in Iraq until early November.

September 05, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


DoD confirms soldier's death

The Department of Defense this week announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

September 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Eleven trees added to Warriors Walk

Growing up across the street from an armed forces recruiting office in Modesto, Calif., the values of military service were instilled in Bruce Salazar Jr. by the time he was 8. He spent hours talking to recruiters from every branch of the military and his mother, Margaret Ruiz, knew one day her only son would dedicate his life to being a soldier.

September 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Five soldiers die over weekend

Five members of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, were killed over the weekend, according to reports released this week by the Department of Defense.

September 01, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


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Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

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


'Thunder' on a cloudless day

Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.

April 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Former 3rd ID soldier trains at sports clinic

More than 400 veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, amputations and other injuries participated in the 28th annual National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic on March 29-April 4 in Snowmass, Colo. Former 3rd Infantry Division soldier Sgt. Kristian Cedeno was among the disabled vets learning downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and other sports, including scuba diving, rock climbing and wheelchair self-defense.

April 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Soldier receives Purple heart

Georgia Army National Guard soldier Joshua S. Davis, a specialist with the 848th Engineer Company, on Saturday recevied a Purple Heart during a ceremony in the Georgia Garrison Training Center auditorium on post.

April 10, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

It had been more than 20 years since a C-130 Hercules has landed on Fort Stewart's Remagen Landing Zone, but on Wednesday, the dirt strip LZ and drop zone received a lot of air traffic.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Education center commemorates namesake

Numerous buildings on military bases are named in honor of heroes, particularly Medal of Honor recipients. Fort Stewart's education center is one of them.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army looking for clues around shooting

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, 34, was the gunman in yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the installation commander said today.

April 04, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

Seven years after he graduated from high school, Hinesville native Chief Petty Officer Bernard "Eric" Willis began a career as a Navy Seabee, providing construction and disaster recovery around the world.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

It's less than half an inch high and 3 inches long. It has a raised, silver infantry musket on an infantry blue background surrounded by a silver border.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Gunman kills 3 others, himself on Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said tonight.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Group marches 26 miles for PTSD awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Military


There will be no parole for Aguigui

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui received another life sentence Thursday, this time from military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass at the conclusion of a four-day court-martial on Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Life sentence is convict's second

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui was found guilty Thursday by military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass on the fourth day of Aguigui's court-martial on Fort Stewart for the murder of his wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui, and the death of their unborn son.

March 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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