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Troops talk, eat barbecue with veterans

DUBLIN - Dublin-Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews solemnly looked down at the metal floor of the Blackhawk helicopter he was riding in Wednesday afternoon.

May 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Soldiers learn to drive MRAPs before deploying

Spc. Ryan Edwards drives through a red light.

May 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Captain pleads to equipment thefts in Iraq

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - An Army captain pleaded guilty Monday to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of military equipment from an Army base in Iraq and selling it to a businessman there.

Elbert W. George III, 36, of Suffolk, Va., faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to a single count of conspiracy to steal government property.

May 19, 2009 | By Matthew Barakat Associated Press writer | Military


Garrison commander bids farewell to club

As he prepares to move to Fort Hood, Texas, Col. Todd Buchs held back a few tears as he recollected memories from his time at Fort Stewart during a farewell address to Rotarians on Tuesday.

May 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Military


Casey: Shooting highlights need for mental health care

WASHINGTON - This week's tragedy at Camp Victory in Iraq, in which a soldier undergoing treatment for stress is charged with killing five fellow servicemembers, highlights the need for the efforts the Army is making to deal with mental illness, the service's top officer said here yesterday.

May 14, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Basic training soldier shot at firing range

FORT BENNING - The Fort Benning public affairs office says soldier in basic training has been shot at a small arms firing range on post.

The post said the soldier, assigned to the 199th Infantry Brigade, received non-life-threatening injuries in Monday's incident. The soldier was not identified.

May 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Mounted pass and review is first on post since 2003

The hum of unmanned, aerial vehicles could be heard overhead as cannons blasted smoke through the air at the Taylors Creek Drop Zone on Fort Stewart Friday.

May 13, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


General optimistic more forces will turn tide

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 11, 2009 - The top U.S. general in Southern Afghanistan said he's "unapologetically optimistic" about the difference incoming U.S. troops will make to the security situation here.

Recalling his previous deployment here, commanding the sole U.S. brigade in Afghanistan – at a time when the United States had 15 in Iraq -- Army Brig. Gen. John Nicholson said he sees the influx of forces as an opportunity to turn the tide on violence.

May 11, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


School transfers made easier for military kids

COLUMBUS - Gov. Sonny Perdue today visited Fort Benning in Columbus to sign Senate Bill 114, sponsored by Sen. Ed Harbison, to ease the transfer and transition for school-aged children of active duty members of the military and House Bill 484, sponsored by Rep. Larry O'Neal, that deems the dependent children of military personnel stationed in Georgia on active duty as residents for the purposes of receiving the HOPE scholarship.

"Our state has a long and proud and history of supporting our nation's soldiers, and we are truly grateful for the service of our military families," said Governor Perdue ...

May 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


41st soldiers arriving to train for Iraq

Striped sleeping bags were strapped to several of the camouflaged-colored backpacks carried in by the approximate 290 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers as they arrived at Fort Stewart's National Guard Training area Monday night.

May 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Former Stewart commander takes USARCENT

Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central on Monday. Though he is new to USARCENT, this will not be his first assignment at the command.

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Georgia soldier killed in Afghanistan

ATLANTA - A 22-year-old Georgia soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

Ryan C. King of Paulding County, an Army specialist and a member of the Special Troops Battalion, died Friday in a fire fight with insurgents in Konar Province.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Warrior Quest replaces rush of combat

A cluster of brightly colored kayaks glides over Holbrook Pond's sun-streaked surface, sending foamy sprays of water into the air and showering the boats' occupants with cool droplets. Each splash elicits gales of laughter.

May 04, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Speed limit reduced during training

The speed limit on two Georgia highways on Fort Stewart will be reduced to 45 mph in May because of training for the 41st Brigade Combat Team.

May 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Ferrell sent off with shower of good will

For many on Fort Stewart, Col. Terry Ferrell is best known for his smile and his relentless love for soldiers.

May 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


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Soldiers prepare for training rotation

An Apache helicopter from the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade interrupted the early afternoon stillness Sept. 1 on Fort Stewart's Red ...

September 18, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Two 3rd ID brigades to deploy

The Department of the Army announced Wednesday the fall 2017 deployment of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade and 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, stationed ...

September 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


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