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Troops mark Fourth by re-enlisting

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Hundreds of troops gathered at Al Faw Palace for the Multi-National Force-Iraq Reenlistment, Naturalization and Independence Day Ceremony July 4 at Camp Victory.

July 21, 2007 | By Marine Sgt. Jessica Kent Special to the Courier | Military


Saints cheer team visits troops in Iraq

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - The New Orleans Saintsations cheerleading squad visited Forward Operating Base Hammer, June 23, to thank 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers.

July 14, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Hutto Special to the Courier | Military


Army does little to catch deserters

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- There is no crack team of bounty hunters, no elite military unit whose job is to track them down and bring them in.

July 13, 2007 | by Estes Thompson Associated Press Writer | Military


More 3rd ID soldiers killed, one from Tifton

The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of nine Third Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

July 12, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Army trying new gear for forward bases

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOGAR, Afghanistan - The new Expeditionary Force Provider Kit offers soldiers the basic living facilities needed to fully accomplish their missions. The kit has proven to be mission essential in a combat heavy engineer battalion.

July 12, 2007 | By 1st Lt. Kenya Saenz Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID mounts major offensive

JISR DIYALA, Iraq ‑ Newly arrived U.S. troops southeast of Baghdad are destroying boats on the Tigris River and targeting networks believed to be bringing powerful roadside bombs from Iran as the military cracks down on extremists from all directions, military officials said.

July 12, 2007 | By Kim Gamel Associated Press Writer | Military


Farm boy died as he would have wanted

As a farm kid in Matthews, Ind., David Kirkpatrick was fascinated with the military. He spent most of his free time counting down the days until he would be eligible to lead a life similar to the soldiers he read about in books and saw in movies.

July 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Military


Families get new method to contact deployed soliders

As families at Fort Stewart go through the emotional experience of deployment, Fort Stewart's Army Community Service group is offering families a new family communications portal called Connect And Join to help ease the communications burdens during deployment.

July 07, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID soldiers killed in Iraq

FORT STEWART - The Department of Defense has announced the deaths of four 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

July 07, 2007 | Staff report | Military


14 U.S. troops killed in Iraq in two days

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military said 14 American troops have died in several attacks in the past 48 hours, including five slain Thursday in a single roadside bombing that also killed four Iraqis in Baghdad.

July 06, 2007 | By Hamid Ahmed Associated Press Writer | Military


Ceremony Thursday honors fallen soldiers

FORT STEWART - The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor 10 fallen heroes with a tree ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Warriors Walk on post. Those to be honored include:

July 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


U.S., Iraqi forces begin drive on militants

BAGHDAD - A truck bomb struck a Shiite mosque Tuesday in central Baghdad, killing 75 people and wounding more than 200, even as about 10,000 U.S. soldiers northeast of the capital used heavily armored Stryker and Bradley fighting vehicles to battle their way into an al-Qaida sanctuary.

July 04, 2007 | By Lauren Frayer Associated Press Writer | Military


Army celebrates birthday No. 232

The United States Army turned 232 years old Thursday. The event was commemorated with ceremonies at home and abroad by soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

July 03, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Gale explains rear detachment duties

Lt. Col. Brian Gale was already selected to command the 1-41 artillery battalion - Glory's Guns, now in combat in Iraq - when his boss, Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, found another job for him.

July 03, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


ID Cards of missing soldiers found in al-Qaida safe house

BAGHDAD - The identification cards of two American soldiers missing since an attack on their unit in May were found in an al-Qaida safe house north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Saturday.

July 03, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


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Witness: Aguigui admitted murder

The court-martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with the July 17, 2011, murder of his wife and killing their unborn child, went into its second day Tuesday. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him.

March 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Three airmen finishes basics

Air Force Airman Nicole A. Johnson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

March 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Woman and her rubber soldier backpack promote military

Donna Street, 61, is walking from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Washington, D.C. with an inflatable saluting soldier strapped to her back. She said her message is one of gratitude for service members' sacrifices and, she hopes, the country's leaders will stop cutting the defense budget.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Army testing soldiers' meddle

Fort Stewart soldiers who volunteered to be part of the Army's Physical Demands Study have completed five weeks of training and now are being evaluated.

March 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


DoD plan assumes more risk, less money

WASHINGTON - The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn't like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said here Monday.

March 11, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Warrior Transition Battalion gets new commander

Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion got a new commander during a change of command ceremony Friday morning at Marne Garden.

March 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldier's widow charged in murder

The widow of murdered Fort Stewart soldier Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank was ordered detained by federal Judge G.R. Smith during a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in Savannah.

March 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Study gives women taste of combat

About 160 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are taking part in a gender-integration study for the Army's Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. The five-week long Physical Demand Study began three weeks ago, said Lt. Col. Mark Olsen, commander of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.

March 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Pentagon asks for opinions on cuts

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey wants feedback from service members on the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request that he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined to reporters at the Pentagon Monday.

February 25, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch has two controlled burns set for Tuesday in training areas in the northwest part of the post:

February 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


SecDef outlines budget cuts

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the face of reduced resources after more than a decade of war.

February 25, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Korean War 3rd ID soldier to receive Medal of Honor

Fort Stewart's Sgt. Ashley Randall on March 18 will accept a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on behalf of her grandfather, former 3rd ID Pvt. Demensio Rivera.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Donations spur veterans memorial

Mayor Jim Thomas accepted two large donations last week on Hinesville's behalf for construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons. Former 3rd ID Chief of Staff retired Col. Larry Burch gave Thomas a check for $5,000 in memory of Col. William Wood, who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2005. Babs Holtzman donated $10,000 to the cause in honor of her husband, Veterans Memorial Walk Committee Chairman George Holtzman, who presented the check. Holtzman is a Vietnam veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, which planned ...

February 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Group walks 222 miles to help wounded warrior

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Patrick Griffith organized the Warriors' Walk, a 15-day trek from Fort Stewart to Fort Benning that will cover 222 miles, in honor of his brother-in-law Cpl. Josh Hargis, who lost both legs when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device last year in Afghanistan. The walk, which takes participants through the backwoods and smaller highways of Georgia, serves as a fundraiser for the Hargis family. It began Monday morning.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


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