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Master sergeant re-enlists son in Iraq

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq – When Spc. Shamario Jackson was ready to re-enlist, he didn't talk to his career counselor like most Soldiers; he called his dad.

January 11, 2008 | By Pfc Monica Smith Special to the Courier | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Dec. 27

January 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Guard, USO brighten holiday for wounded

The U.S. Army Reserve Command, Georgia National Guard and the USO of Georgia came together Dec. 19 to help spread a little holiday cheer among some of the country's wounded heroes and those who care for them.

January 10, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Friendly fire blamed for two deaths

A Fort Stewart soldier is one of two U.S. soldiers whose death in Iraq in February was caused by friendly fire, according to a military investigation that said poor training and planning were to blame.

January 05, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Transcript of restationing briefing

DoD News Briefing wiith Secretary Geren and Gen. Cody from the Pentagon

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Troops have lunch with Iraqis

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Concerned local citizens from Arab Jabour held a luncheon for coalition forces, Dec. 17, to mark the security progress being made in the village of Abd-Al Salmon.

January 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Help Operation Homefront help soldiers

Operation Homefront is asking residents and business in the Hinesville area for their assistance to help a service member in need.

January 03, 2008 | Staff report | Military


'Tis the season even in Iraq

Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, Multi-National Division - Center commander, and MND-C Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse L. Andrews Jr. step back after flipping a switch to light up a Christmas palm tree during a tree-lighting ceremony in front of MND-C Headquarters on Dec. 16 at Camp Victory.

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Soldier killed while aiding comrade in combat

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was killed in Iraq last week as he attempted to help an injured comrade during combat.

January 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Armed forces prepare for dirty bomb attack

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - It was Day 3 of NORAD-USNORTHCOM's exercise, Vigilant Shield 08 and Top Officers 4, and the "reports" were coming in of the explosion of "dirty bombs" in Guam, at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and at the Steel Bridge in Portland, Ore.

January 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Despite signs, suicidal soldier left in Iraq

SANFORD, N.C. -- Private First Class Jason Scheuerman nailed a suicide note to his barracks closet in Iraq, stepped inside and shot himself.

January 03, 2008 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press Writer | Military


Secretary of state visiting Iraq

BAGHDAD -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday that the United States, Iraq and Turkey have a "common interest" in stopping Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, but cautioned against taking any action that could destabilize the region.

January 02, 2008 | by Anne Gearan AP Diplomatic Writer | Military


Fight over Iraq funding in Senate today

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is poised to take up a $516 billion measure to fund 14 Cabinet agencies and troops in Afghanistan, with President Bush likely to sign the measure if his GOP allies can add up to $40 billion for the war in Iraq.

January 02, 2008 | By Andrew Taylor Associated Press Writer | Military


Attend a 3rd Heavy BCT briefing in Iraq

Col. Wayne Grigsby, commander of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, briefed bloggers in a conference call/video session Thursday morning. The video of his opening statement is in the media player at left.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Operation Homefront overwhelmed by requests

ATLANTA - Operation Homefront announced that it has been overwhelmed by requests for emergency assistance by military families, and the nonprofit organization is requesting immediate donations from the local community to help address the need.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


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Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB

Foul weather is not an obstacle for the American infantryman.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Five complete basics

Five young people with ties to our area have completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force and Army:

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Medal given after 23 years

Customers at a civilian barber shop wouldn't typically expect to see a military awards ceremony unfolding, but a few weeks ago, former soldier and local barber Willie Price unofficially was awarded a campaign medal he should have gotten 23 years ago.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


POW/MIAs remembered

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, held as prisoners of war or still missing in action, were remember during a ceremony presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 789 Friday evening at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


'Providers' case colors

The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade marked its deployment to Kuwait Friday morning when it cased its colors in a ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.

September 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers and veterans connect with employers

Nearly 500 soldiers, their spouses and family members, and veterans connected with 45 civilian employers at Club Stewart Tuesday morning for a Soldier for Life-sponsored civilian job fair.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


2nd Veterans Salute scheduled for Nov. 1

During its special called meeting Wednesday night at the Hinesville Police Department, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee hammered out a draft copy of a program schedule for their second annual Veterans Salute Day on Nov. 1 at Bryant Commons.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart remembers 9/11

Fort Stewart soldiers and unit commanders, family members and leaders of the surrounding community attended a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday at the Main Post Chapel.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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