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Troops keep extremists on run

WASHINGTON -- Coalition forces are making significant progress securing the former insurgent badlands of eastern Baghdad province, a commander in the region said today.

Before the surge, fewer than 100 U.S. troops patrolled the area known as the Madain qadha, leaving an area about the size of the Capital Beltway ripe for insurgent activities that made their way into Baghdad.

February 21, 2008 | By Fred W. Baker III American Forces Press Service | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Feb. 4

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Commander speaks with Ohio reporter

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Feb. 6

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Black Diamonds have award ceremony

Jan. 11 marked the end of a chapter in the history of the most deployed engineer battalion in the Army today, the 92nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) "The Black Diamonds."

February 21, 2008 | By 2nd Lt. Stephen E. Williams 92nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 30

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Troops to get retroactive pay

WASHINGTON -- Active duty troops will receive retroactive earnings next month, followed weeks later by a supplemental payday for non-active personnel, a Pentagon official said today.

February 14, 2008 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 29

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 28

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Petraeus: Troop cut plan 'on track'

WASHINGTON -- Plans to withdraw four Army brigade combat teams and two Marine battalions by July are "on track" as the military seeks to draw down the number of troops in Iraq as quickly as ground conditions allow, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said today.

February 12, 2008 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


South Carolina Guard redeploys here

Fort Stewart will be home for a few days to members of a battalion of the South Carolina National Guard which just returned from Afghanistan.

February 09, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 25

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Soldier dies atop bomb resistant truck

The death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier killed in Iraq over the weekend when his MRAP vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device is under investigation, a division spokesperson said Tuesday.

February 09, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Army eyes shorter deployments

WASHINGTON - Battlefield tours for soldiers would be cut from 15 months to 12 under a proposal being considered by the Army as part of an effort to reduce the stress on a force battered by six years at war.

February 09, 2008 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press | Military


Marne Forward for Jan. 25

A weekly, military broadcast about activities of the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 13 minutes.

February 09, 2008 | 3rd ID PAO | Military


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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


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President signs VA reorganization

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


First-of-its-kind exercise

A first-of-its-kind training exercise took place Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Wright Army Airfield and an artillery range near Observation Point 1.

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


Range dedicated to post's 'go-to guy'

Friends and family of Thomas D. Houston Jr. gathered with Fort Stewart officials Monday to dedicate the installation's Engineer Qualification Area in his honor.

August 01, 2014 | By Kevin Larson Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Military


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