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Iraq agrees to U.S. military pact

BAGHDAD -- U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have agreed on a draft of a security pact that would allow American troops to stay in Iraq for three more years after their U.N. mandate expires Dec. 31, a senior aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday.

The aide said the draft could be put to a Cabinet vote in an emergency meeting Sunday or Monday. Transport Minister Amir Abdul-Jabbar said he had been notified by the Cabinet secretariat that a Cabinet meeting was scheduled for Sunday to vote on the agreement. If adopted by the Cabinet, it would then require ...

November 30, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Nov. 10

November 26, 2008 | U.S. military | Military


The 8th annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot

Those sonic roars over Liberty County Thursday were from the eighth annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Military


3rd ESC commander praises 68th Trans soldiers

Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, the commander of 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently congratulated the newly formed General Transportation Regiment in Taji, Iraq.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


General talks about therapy after combat

WASHINGTON (AP) _ It takes a brave soldier to do what Army Maj. Gen. David Blackledge did in Iraq.

November 23, 2008 | By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press writer | Military


Soldiers complete wound care training

The live tissue training the soldiers in Fort Stewart's military police battalion completed recently was a first for the installation. During the training, soldiers practiced wound care on live pigs supplied by a contractor approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The pigs are bred for use in training.

November 22, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Marne Week starts Nov. 17

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet of Hinesville, announced the dealership has been named title sponsor of Marne Week 2008 at Fort Stewart. The week will include several events to celebrate the 3rd Infantry Division's 91st birthday.

November 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Vets, troops out of uniform can now salute flag

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2008 - A change to federal law allows U.S. veterans and military personnel not in uniform to render the military-style hand salute during the playing of the national anthem.

November 22, 2008 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Troop strength in Iraq being cut to 14 brigades

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 - About 3,000 soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team will leave Iraq nearly two months earlier than planned, reducing the total number of U.S. brigades in Iraq to 14, military officials said.

November 21, 2008 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Texas Guard leaves for Iraq

About 3,500 soldiers of the Texas National Guard got their sendoff to Iraq Saturday, honored by family and friends, generals, other soldiers and a flyover of a double-vee formation of migrating geese.

November 18, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Postal service sets holiday guidelines

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2008 - As the holidays approach and military families start thinking about what they're going to send loved ones serving overseas, there are a few dates to keep in mind.

November 18, 2008 | By Samantha Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Petreaus takes helm of Central Command

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2008 - Army Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed leadership of the U.S. military command charged with helping to build peace in a tough and war-torn part of the world today.

November 15, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Army begins study of soldier suicides

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2008 - The Army and the National Institute of Mental Health have begun a five-year, $50 million research program into the factors behind soldier suicides and how to prevent them, Army Secretary Pete Geren told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday.

November 14, 2008 | By J.D. Leipold Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Interview with MG Tony Cucolo

Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commanding general of Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division, and his top enlisted aide, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, talked about what's coming for the largest U.S. military installation east of the Mississippi River during an interview with Courier staff. At right is a video of about 15 minutes of the questioning by staff writer Joe Parker. Another segment of the interview will be posted separately.

November 12, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Interview with CG Tony Cucolo part 2

Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commanding general of Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division, and his top enlisted aide, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, talked about what's coming for the largest U.S. military installation east of the Mississippi River during an interview with Courier staff. At right is part 2 of the video and it is about 11 minutes of the questioning by staff writer Joe Parker. Another segment of the interview will be posted separately.

November 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


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Fort Stewart hosts joint exercise

On Sunday, Fort Stewart concluded an exercise with a JAAT.

May 24, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Garrison commander praises community support

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce heard Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Townley Hedrick talk about the installation at the May Progress through ...

May 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart’s Spartans take part in Burkina Faso exercise

Spartan soldiers recently completed a two-week command post exercise called Western Accord 2016 in Burkina Faso, joining 15 West African nations, seven NATO European countries ...

May 21, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Liberty native honored by Air Force, moving to Robins

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Capt. Jeff Kelly, a Liberty County native and graduate of the first graduating class at Liberty County High School, is ...

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


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