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Soldier up for USO volunteer of year

Fort Stewart soldier Spc. Raymond Castle is an easy-going kind of guy, always ready to lift the spirits of fellow soldiers, even in a war zone, according to Georgia USO President Mary Lou Austin. Castle logged more than 440 USO volunteer hours by leading card games, video-game competitions and sporting events while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Austin said. He even donned a Statue of Liberty costume for the July 4 holiday.

January 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Military


Helicopter crash victim identified

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – An Army Special Operations Aviation Soldier died in a helicopter accident Thursday on Hunter Army Air Field.

January 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Soldier killed in chopper crash on Hunter

A 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment MH-60M Blackhawk sustained a hard landing at 11:24 a.m. Thursday while conducting routine training on Hunter Army Airfield. One soldier was killed, and two others were injured. The injured have been taken to a local hospital for treatment.

January 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Honor Flight seeking veterans

Honor Flight Savannah is offering World War II and Korean War-era veterans living in Southeast Georgia and Southeastern South Carolina an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. To register for a trip or to volunteer to serve as a guardian on a trip, go to www.honorflightsavannah.org or call 912-925-7280.

January 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


WACH opens new 65,000 square foot wing

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Winn Army Community Hospital opened its new Liberty wing Tuesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Due to rain, the ceremony was held indoors near the front doorway of the new 65,000-square-foot facility.

January 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army restructuring Warrior Transition Units

WASHINGTON - The Army announced last week it will restructure its warrior transition units as the service prepares for a scheduled withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and a continued decline in the number of combat wounded.

January 14, 2014 | DoD news release | Military


Siblings celebrate military honors

Staff Sgt. Tremayn D. Sneed is now stationed in Cuba after leaving Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, in September.

January 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


WACH opens new wing Tuesday

The grand opening ceremony for Winn Army Community Hospital's new wing is scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday. The "Liberty Wing" is located along the northwest side of the facility adjacent to the Outpatient Clinic entrance.

January 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Young female soldiers offered mentors

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard a presentation by Fort Stewart's senior female officer Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington during their first meeting of 2014.

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


Pentagon changing combat pay

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department last week announced changes in imminent danger pay that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters.

January 07, 2014 | By SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service | Military


Pearl Harbor survivor honored after death

Frank Noonan joined the Navy after graduating from high school in 1941. After initial training, he was sent to Hawaii. Noonan turned 18 in a Navy hospital two days after Japanese bombers sank the USS Oklahoma and several other Pacific Fleet ships in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

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


Rule change may benefit vets with brain injuries

The Department of Veterans Affairs published an amended regulation Dec. 17 at www.regulations.gov. When it takes effect Jan. 16, these changes may benefit thousands of veterans with illnesses caused by service-connected traumatic brain injuries.

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


State veterans hall gets first inductees

Seven Medal of Honor recipients were among 18 inaugural inductees at the first Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame ceremony on Nov. 22 in Columbus.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fallen warriors receive wreaths

More than 150 motorcyclists joined 170 family members of Fort Stewart's fallen heroes Saturday afternoon at Cottrell Field.

December 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldier found at Holbrook Pond identified

The deceased man found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Pond has been identified as Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, a 3rdInfantry Division soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.

December 13, 2013 | Staff Report | 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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