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SecDef: Drop in violence pressures Iraq to act

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that "people are getting impatient" for the Iraqi government to take advantage of improved security and move toward needed political reforms.

Gates met Thursday for an hour with his top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, who described a 60 percent decline in violence in the last six months. Gates had spent two days meeting with Iraqi officials and military commanders in both Baghdad and up north in Mosul. Iraq's government leaders know what they have to do, Gates said.

December 21, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


East end Legion meets Saturday

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 will host its monthly meeting Dec. 6 at Captain Joe's Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m. with a get together for dinner. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. All post members any other interested veterans are encouraged to attend.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


48th gets orders to deploy in 2009

While Fort Stewart is gearing up to train an Indiana National Guard Brigade for service in Iraq next year, the 48th Brigade of the Georgia National Guard is among five Guard brigades alerted Monday for deployment in 2009.

December 20, 2007 | By Joe ParkerJr. Staff Writer | Military


1,000 trainers are advance for Guard unit

Fort Stewart acknowledged Friday that more than 1,000 additional soldiers are on post in preparation for a major training event for a brigade of the Indiana National Guard which is headed for Iraq.

December 20, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


GSU ROTC cadets train on Fort Stewart

The ROTC program based at Georgia Southern University recently hosted its annual fall field training exercise at Fort Stewart.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Stewart, Hunter set tree lightings

FORT STEWART - The public is invited to attend the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Christmas tree-lighting celebrations Dec. 6 at Club Stewart, Fort Stewart and Dec. 10, at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Both celebrations are at 5:15 p.m.

December 20, 2007 | Staff report | Military


U.S. deaths in Iraq down in November

BAGHDAD -- November was on course to be the least deadly for American troops in Iraq since March 2006, with the U.S. military reporting its 35th death of the month Thursday.

December 14, 2007 | By Lori Hinnant Associated Press Writer | Military


Military housing contracts questioned

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators want the Pentagon to tighten its oversight of private housing construction on military bases, citing delays at four Air Force projects that could keep thousands of military families out of new homes for years.

December 14, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier gets 60 years for killing on Benning

FORT BENNING -- A soldier who pleaded guilty to the August 2006 murder of a Columbus cab driver has been sentenced to 60 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged.

Samuel Perry, 18, pleaded guilty Monday to murder, kidnapping, larceny and two counts of robbery of Goldstar Taxi Services driver Jack L. Horne Jr., said Fort Benning spokeswoman Elsie Jackson. Col. James Pohl presided over the court-martial.

December 14, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


Veterans cemetery to be dedicated

On Nov. 28, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will dedicate Georgia's newest state veterans' cemetery in Glennville, about one mile north of the downtown area, off of U.S. Highway 301 at the old Dyess Farm Road.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID soldier earns Bronze Star

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December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Troops in Iraq treated on Thanksgiving

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


GOP lawmakers call for Iraq deadlines

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators said Monday that unless Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki makes more political progress by January, the U.S. should consider pulling political or financial support for his government.

December 12, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier falls to his death, investigation under way

A fall from a rooftop during training is reportedly to blame for the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq, according to family members.

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


Bush approves $3 million in federal funds for Fort Stewart

With his recent signing of the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, President Bush approved nearly $3 million in federal funding for training and refurbishment projects on Fort Stewart, as well as a pay raise for service members.

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


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Marne heroes honored with Christmas wreaths

Military family members from around the country gathered at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field on Saturday to honor their lost loved ones and participate in the eighth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Wreath, check presented at Victory Park

For the eighth straight year, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas received a Christmas wreath Monday morning at Victory Park from Wreaths for Warriors Walk co-founder Bruce Muncher and Vice President Susan Ammons. Following their presentation to the mayor, Enterprise Car Rental presented a check to Muncher.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Redbuds retired; not the memories

Fort Stewart soldiers and family members, including 108 Gold Star family members, paid last respects Friday night to the 468 eastern redbud trees that once lined Warriors Walk.

December 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


73rd Pearl Harbor Day observed

On a sleepy Sunday morning 73 years ago, more than 2,400 American military personnel and civilians were killed in an unprovoked attack by Japanese aircraft and submarines at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Clyde’s Market supports Gold Star families with donation

Glennville-based Clyde's Market recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart residents hit by vehicle break-ins

Thirty-one personal vehicles were broken into Dec. 4 in post housing areas, Fort Stewart's public affairs office acknowledged Monday.

December 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


U.S., NATO hand control to Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan ― International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which has handled day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for five years, formally cased its colors during a ceremony Monday at the command's headquarters at Kabul International Airport.

December 08, 2014 | ISAF news release | Military


Convoy tonight could slow traffic

Vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Fort Stewart to Hunter Army Airfield late tonight.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Clyde’s donates $20K to soldiers, families

Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 03, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


HMAC critiques Veterans Salute 2014

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee met Monday night for the last time this year and focused on this year's Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons - what went right and what went wrong.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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