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Military housing contracts questioned

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators want the Pentagon to tighten its oversight of private housing construction on military bases, citing delays at four Air Force projects that could keep thousands of military families out of new homes for years.

December 14, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier gets 60 years for killing on Benning

FORT BENNING -- A soldier who pleaded guilty to the August 2006 murder of a Columbus cab driver has been sentenced to 60 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged.

Samuel Perry, 18, pleaded guilty Monday to murder, kidnapping, larceny and two counts of robbery of Goldstar Taxi Services driver Jack L. Horne Jr., said Fort Benning spokeswoman Elsie Jackson. Col. James Pohl presided over the court-martial.

December 14, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


Veterans cemetery to be dedicated

On Nov. 28, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service will dedicate Georgia's newest state veterans' cemetery in Glennville, about one mile north of the downtown area, off of U.S. Highway 301 at the old Dyess Farm Road.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID soldier earns Bronze Star

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December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Troops in Iraq treated on Thanksgiving

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


GOP lawmakers call for Iraq deadlines

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican senators said Monday that unless Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki makes more political progress by January, the U.S. should consider pulling political or financial support for his government.

December 12, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | Military


Soldier falls to his death, investigation under way

A fall from a rooftop during training is reportedly to blame for the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq, according to family members.

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


Bush approves $3 million in federal funds for Fort Stewart

With his recent signing of the 2008 Defense Appropriations bill, President Bush approved nearly $3 million in federal funding for training and refurbishment projects on Fort Stewart, as well as a pay raise for service members.

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


3rd ID to celebrate 90th birthday Nov. 21

On Nov. 21, the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Division celebrates its 90th birthday and service to America, dating back to World War I when it's "Dog Face Soldiers" first blocked German troops from entering Paris and earned them the nickname, "The Rock of the Marne."

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Georgia Guard promotes first woman general

Maria L. Britt set a record when she was named the Georgia Army National Guard's first female battalion commander in 1999 and she will set another one when, wearing the star of a brigadier general, she takes over next month as the Guard's commander.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Soldier's death being investigated

JACKSON, Miss. -- Spc. Melvin Henley was on his second tour of duty in Iraq family members say when he died Wednesday at Camp Striker in Iraq from injuries suffered from a noncombat-related incident.

December 11, 2007 | Associated Press | Military


3rd ID loses another soldier in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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


Gifts from Homefront through AAFES

DALLAS – When issuing suggested holiday mailing deadlines for military care packages, the Unites States Postal Service made sure to highlight that "all packages and mail must be addressed to individual service members, as required by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) regulations."

Since the DoD suspended mail addressed to "any servicemember" nearly six years ago, individuals and organizations back home, as well as troops deployed to the contingency theater, have devised a variety of cumbersome, and sometimes potentially dangerous, methods to circumvent security and transportation concerns that originally led to the cancellation of the program.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


DVDs4Vets needs DVD donations

Relaxing on the couch while watching a movie on DVD is a leisurely comfort many take for granted but can mean a lot for soldiers spending months at a rehabilitation clinic.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Indiana Guard training on Stewart

The soldiers of the Indiana National Guard's 76th Brigade Combat Team are undergoing stepped-up training to ready them for final exercises at Fort Stewart before heading for Iraq.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


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Local veterans honored at VFW ceremony

Nearly 200 local veterans gathered outside the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6602 just prior to the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

November 12, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


USO reopens lounge at airport

Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center congratulated Savannah's USO and Gulfstream for refurbishing and reopening the USO Lounge at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Clerk urges vets to file military records

Barry Wilkes, clerk of the courts of Liberty County, is offering a free service to all veterans living in Liberty County that enables them to file their military discharge records (Form DD-214) for permanent and safe record-keeping in the clerk's office.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Vet on cross-country trek to honor soldiers

By now, chances are most folks have heard of Mike Viti, the former Army fullback, West Point graduate and member of the United States Military Academy's class of 2008 who won a Bronze Star while serving as an artillery officer in Afghanistan.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Military


Local's daughter finishes unit training

Army Pvt. Lauren A. Nelson recently graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Marne commander talks about 3rd ID missions

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray said about 1,000 Marne Division soldiers are or soon will be deployed, including Murray himself.

November 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans Salute successful, despite weather

Despite overcast skies, high winds and low temperatures, a few hundred local residents and visitors gathered at Bryant Commons on Saturday for the second annual Veterans Salute.

November 04, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


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