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Troops get raise

WASHINGTON -- Military members received a 3 percent pay raise effective Tuesday, as President Bush urges Congress to revise some provisions regarding Iraq contained in the fiscal 2008 National Defense Authorization Act.

The president authorized the 3 percent pay raise in an executive order. The act includes authorization for a 0.5 percent additional pay raise for U.S. troops, but the president has, for now, elected not to sign the defense authorization bill in its present form while Congress is adjourned, a practice known as a "pocket veto."

January 17, 2008 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Jan. 2

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Bill will modernize VA hospital

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) to modernize the inpatient wards at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta. The legislation authorizes $20.5 million to complete the upgrades.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Traffic patterns changed on Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART - A road will be closed in the National Guard Training Center and the speed limit on two Georgia highways reduced to 45 mph through March 15 because of the mobilization of the 76th Brigade Combat Team, an Indiana Army National Guard unit.

January 17, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Recyling helps soldiers phone home

Liberty Tax Service is helping soldiers call home for Valentine's Day

January 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Iraq official says terrorist group crippled

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's interior ministry spokesman said Saturday that 75 percent of al-Qaida in Iraq's terrorist network had been destroyed this year, but the top American commander in the country said the terror group remained his chief concern.

January 13, 2008 | By Bradley Brooks Associated Press Writer | Military


Cause of soldier's death unknown

The Christmas Day death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier in Iraq is being looked into by the military, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

January 12, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Dec. 28

A military broadcast about activities in Iraq. Click on the media player at left to view the broadcast. It lasts about 10 minutes.

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Rules of road change on post

Fort Stewart is closing a road and taking other traffic measures for the 3,000 soldiers of the Indiana National Guard who are coming to the post next month for final training before deployment to Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Clean air group targets military in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) _ For more than a decade, Georgia's Clean Air Campaign has been setting up car pools and showering Atlanta commuters with rewards for giving up their lonely commute in hopes of keeping drivers off traffic-choked streets.

January 11, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | Military


3rd ID soldier killed in Iraq

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. -- A 28-year-old soldier from suburban Detroit and assigned to Fort Stewart, Ga., died Christmas day in Iraq, the military said.

January 11, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


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


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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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