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Colonel with Ludowici ties assigned to Pentagon

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Goode, son of Freddie and Janis Goode of Ludowici, recently was assigned to the Pentagon for the second time.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


'Troops to trucks' expands at STC

Savannah Technical College has expanded its "troops to trucks" program.

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


3rd ID celebrates Army birthday

More than 5,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers celebrated the Army's 239th birthday Friday with a division run and ceremonial cake-cutting near Marne Garden on Fort Stewart.

June 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Military


Officials cut ribbon on VA clinic

Active-duty military, veterans, elected officials and Department of Veterans Affairs personnel gathered Friday morning outside the new Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Hinesville Outpatient Clinic at the intersection of Oglethorpe Highway and Memorial Drive for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

June 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President says troops will not be sent to Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Citing the "huge investments and sacrifices" Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, control most of Anbar province and are now threatening the capital, Baghdad.

June 13, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama: Iraq needs more help

WASHINGTON -- Calling the situation in Iraq "clearly an emergency situation," President Barack Obama Thursday said the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.

June 13, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Post changing visitor access procedures

Beginning Tuesday, June 17, all non-Department of Defense card holders and those without a valid pass requesting access to Fort Stewart will be required to apply for a pass at the Visitor Control Center at Gate 1. The VCC will issue passes for no more than three days at a time. There currently are no

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Fort having to replace Warriors Walk trees

The 468 eastern redbud trees at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk are dying. According to Fort Stewart public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the trees intended to be living memorials begin dying shortly after they're planted.

June 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Division's former command sergeant major retires

The Marne Division's 25th command sergeant major retired Friday morning in a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson's retirement ceremony was attended by a dozen members of his family, including his wife Sharon and their three daughters.

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


Soldiers, families get in museum free

TIFTON – The Georgia Museum of Agriculture is offering free admission to all military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

June 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Online article ranks state 29th for military retirees

An article recently posted on WalletHub.com by John S. Kiernan ranked Georgia at 29th on a list that the writer said represents the best and worst states for military retirees.

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


Garrison leader: 'Neighbors' can help assessment

Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, delivered the State of the Garrison address Thursday during Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People luncheon at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


In the shadow of the VA

As controversy swirls around the troubled Veterans Administration and its ability to provide medical care to the nation's veterans, one local veteran says the agency has long had issues serving its constituents.

June 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Military


3rd ID's new CSM 'home' for fifth time

He has a new job title, but it's not the first time Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin has called Fort Stewart home. In fact, when he took over as the 3rd Infantry Division's command sergeant major in early April, Gilpin began his fifth tour at Fort Stewart.

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


Commander: Army size decisions still pending

The commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield shared lunch and comments Wednesday with the Coastal Georgia chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

May 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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Midway man taking Honor Flight Savannah

A lifelong Midway resident and retired chief warrant officer 3, George Ginter, began his military career with the Georgia Army National Guard, but he soon was called to active duty to fight in the Korean War.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


4th IBCT dedicates its fitness center

It took 57 years for Pfc. Charles Johnson to be recognized for his heroism on Outpost Harry during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star in 2010 for his actions on June 12, 1953. On Tuesday, Johnson was again honored during a special ceremony on Fort Stewart that was attended by his sister and two survivors of Outpost Harry.

August 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House

Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fort Stewart soldiers ‘graduate’ to new careers through program

A dozen Fort Stewart soldiers were recognized Thursday afternoon at the Sfc. Paul R. Smith Education Center for having completed a six-month apprenticeship program with Georgia Power.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Officials ask for comments about Stewart

In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


State starts work on transition center

WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.

August 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Seven complete basic training

Seven people with ties to Liberty and Long counties recently completed training for their basic training:

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


Helping bring Capt. Freeman home

Editor's note: Capt. Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill was killed in action Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. This blog was written and posted online in May by Chris Hernandez, a writer and former Marine now serving with the Texas Army National Guard. It's being reprinted verbatim in honor of Capt. Freeman, and all military service members who didn't make it home. May they all rest in peace.

August 11, 2014 | By Chris Hernandez Special to the Courier | Military


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