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SecDef outlines needed changes for Army

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army of the future will need to concentrate more on training foreign militaries, mastering other languages and customs, and honing its ability to fight smaller forces of insurgents, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

October 27, 2007 | By Lolitaa C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


Stryker unit finds, destroy's weapons transport

Elements of the 52nd Infantry Regiment recently destroyed a vehicle near Rawad, Iraq, on Sept. 29 after it was determined the vehicle had been used to transport weapons.

October 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Forces hand out humanitarian aid

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division provided much-needed humanitarian assistance to Nabie Al-Sofe, a small village east of Al-Wehda, on Oct. 2.

October 24, 2007 | By Spc. Ben Huto Special to the Courier | Military


Drive to remember troops over holidays

The Soldiers' Angels of Georgia 2007 Christmas for the Troops Project is under way and area residents are asked to help provide stockings full of goodies to send to our deployed soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

October 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Warriors Walk getting more trees

Tree dedication ceremony to honor fallen 3rd ID soldiers

October 19, 2007 | Staff report | Military


4th Brigade marching closer to war

Since their deployment from Fort Stewart is set for late October, 3,500 fresh troops from the Fourth Brigade now march closer to a war on the distant horizon.

October 13, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Military


Effort under way to put wreaths at soldiers' memorials

Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk is a treasure trove of mementos for fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers: pictures with family members, sports teams' memorabilia, plaques, toy motorcycles and even the occasional bottle of a soldier's favorite beer.

October 13, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Mission aims to weaken insurgent hold

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Third Infantry Division soldiers handed out humanitarian aid packages Sept. 12 to help break the hold insurgents have had on a poor community in Salman Pak.

October 11, 2007 | By Staff Sgt. Sean Riley 3rd HBCT Public Affairs | Military


Army testing GI's brains before deployment

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button to measure response time.

October 11, 2007 | By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press Writer | Military


Business offers aid to 3rd ID soldiers

With the patchwork complete, robes specially designed for wounded 3rd Infantry Division soldiers were ready for transport last week.

October 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Ten soldiers receive Purple Hearts

Back home on leave, 3rd Infantry Division Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch had a full day of activities Thursday, including pinning the Purple Heart on 10 of the division's wounded soldiers.

October 09, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Indiana brigade heading to Fort Stewart

A brigade combat team of the Indiana National Guard will be heading for Fort Stewart soon to finish off their training for deployment Iraq.

October 09, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Mother gets to promote son in Iraq

Sgt. Maj. Golden Giddings, an Alexandria, Va. native, speaks just before she promoted her son, Staff Sgt. Cleophus Giddings Jr., at Q-West in Iraq.

October 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Another 3rd ID soldier down

The Department of Defense has announcedd the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

October 06, 2007 | Staff report | Military


3rd ID, families mourn fallen heroes

When Spc. Jaime Rodriguez Jr. was three months old, his mother, Dulce Soto, nicknamed him "Pollito," or "little chicken," because of the yellow pajamas she dressed him in. Now, nearly 20 years later, she can call her middle child one of America's brave fallen heroes.

October 06, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


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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


Army chief of staff visits Fort Stewart

As the Army continues its transition from a deploying force to a trained-and-ready garrison element, significant changes to daily operations are expected. In order for leaders to better utilize the shifting environment, plans are in place to keep them abreast of what is working and what is not.

July 26, 2014 | By Sgt. Uriah Walker 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

Each day of Spartan Week presented a new athletic challenge for all the soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


New veterans’ organization growing quickly

Warrior Pointe, an organization started by former soldier Reed Pacheco in 2013, has grown quickly by connecting veterans with veterans and the resources that help them with specific issues.

July 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


Soldiers certify to combat radio-controlled explosive devices

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division recently enhanced their capabilities to combat threats from radio-controlled explosive devices, which are used to harm service members.

July 18, 2014 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Kroger, USO rounding up support for troops

ATLANTA - Nearly 77 percent of shoppers said they would financially assist our nation's troops and their families if they were offered a simple, inexpensive option to do so.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


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