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Soldiers vie for expertise

"Grab the charging handle," an Army test qualifier said to a soldier holding an M-249 machine gun. "Complete the five-point safety check.

February 02, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


1st Brigade conducts live fires

Paladins from 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team fire off artillery rounds into the impact training area on Fort Stewart. The live fire exercise is the first since 1st HBCT Soldier came back from Iraq last April.

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Military


Army works to combat rising suicide rate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2009 - The Army is committed to finding out why more soldiers committed suicide in 2008 than ever recorded, Army officials told reporters during a media roundtable today at the Pentagon.

January 30, 2009 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Troop sucide rate at record high

WASHINGTON - Stressed by war and long overseas tours, U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year at the highest rate on record, the toll rising for a fourth straight year and even surpassing the suicide rate among comparable civilians.

Army leaders said they were doing everything they could think of to curb the deaths and appealed for more mental health professionals to join and help out.

January 30, 2009 | By Pauline Jelinek and Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writers | Military


Gates calls withdrawal agreement 'watershed'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2009 - The status-of-forces agreement between the United States and Iraq is a "watershed" in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee today.

January 28, 2009 | By Jim Garamon American Forces Press Service | Military


Senators say KBR culpable for electrocutions

WASHINGTON - Two senators said Tuesday the Army hasn't acted fast enough to fix electrical problems in Iraq that led to the electrocutions of U.S. troops.

Democratic Sens. Bob Casey from Pennsylvania and Byron Dorgan from North Dakota also said that Houston-based contractor KBR Inc. should be punished in some manner for allowing improper grounding of electrical wires in facilities it was maintaining.

January 27, 2009 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writer | Military


Biden: Expect more casualties in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2009 - As U.S. forces become more engaged with the enemy in Afghanistan, there may well be a rise in American casualties, Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday.

In an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," Biden described the security conditions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq -- a trio of countries he recently visited -- and President Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

January 26, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


White House discusses Iraq drawdown

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - Among the military options being considered by President Barack Obama involves a plan to remove most U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months, the Defense Department's top civilian and military officials said here today.

January 23, 2009 | By Gerry J Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama calls for Gitmo closing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - President Barack Obama today called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.

January 22, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama backs plan to raise troop strength

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2009 - As President Barack Obama and the first family began moving into the presidential residence here yesterday, the administration unpacked a new presidential agenda on the White House's official Web site.

January 22, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama to put imprint on Iraq, Afghan wars

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will begin to put his imprint on the nation's war strategy in his first full day in office, gathering his top military and national security advisers at the White House for what is expected to be the start of the new commander in chief's shift in emphasis from Iraq to Afghanistan.

According to officials, Obama will conduct a videoteleconference late Wednesday afternoon with members of the National Security Council as well as the U.S. military commanders in the two war zones.

January 21, 2009 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | Military


Presidents praises troops in farewell

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2009 - President George W. Bush singled out military members for their selfless service and cited his administration's accomplishments over the past eight years during his farewell address to the nation.

January 16, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Job fair will continue today

Job fair will

January 14, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Military


Lack of services replaces security as Iraq's top issue

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2009 - The lack of essential services has replaced security as the major concern in Iraq, pointing to the progress the country has been making, according to a Defense Department report released yesterday.

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


Bush praises military for keeping U.S. safe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2009 - President George W. Bush said this morning he's had no higher honor during his eight years as president than serving as commander in chief to the "brave patriots" of the U.S. military.

January 12, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


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Fort Stewart hosts joint exercise

On Sunday, Fort Stewart concluded an exercise with a JAAT.

May 24, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Garrison commander praises community support

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce heard Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Townley Hedrick talk about the installation at the May Progress through ...

May 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart’s Spartans take part in Burkina Faso exercise

Spartan soldiers recently completed a two-week command post exercise called Western Accord 2016 in Burkina Faso, joining 15 West African nations, seven NATO European countries ...

May 21, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Liberty native honored by Air Force, moving to Robins

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Capt. Jeff Kelly, a Liberty County native and graduate of the first graduating class at Liberty County High School, is ...

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


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