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Officials cut ribbon on VA clinic

Active-duty military, veterans, elected officials and Department of Veterans Affairs personnel gathered Friday morning outside the new Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Hinesville Outpatient Clinic at the intersection of Oglethorpe Highway and Memorial Drive for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

June 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President says troops will not be sent to Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Citing the "huge investments and sacrifices" Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, control most of Anbar province and are now threatening the capital, Baghdad.

June 13, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama: Iraq needs more help

WASHINGTON -- Calling the situation in Iraq "clearly an emergency situation," President Barack Obama Thursday said the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.

June 13, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Post changing visitor access procedures

Beginning Tuesday, June 17, all non-Department of Defense card holders and those without a valid pass requesting access to Fort Stewart will be required to apply for a pass at the Visitor Control Center at Gate 1. The VCC will issue passes for no more than three days at a time. There currently are no

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Fort having to replace Warriors Walk trees

The 468 eastern redbud trees at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk are dying. According to Fort Stewart public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the trees intended to be living memorials begin dying shortly after they're planted.

June 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Division's former command sergeant major retires

The Marne Division's 25th command sergeant major retired Friday morning in a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson's retirement ceremony was attended by a dozen members of his family, including his wife Sharon and their three daughters.

June 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers, families get in museum free

TIFTON – The Georgia Museum of Agriculture is offering free admission to all military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

June 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Online article ranks state 29th for military retirees

An article recently posted on WalletHub.com by John S. Kiernan ranked Georgia at 29th on a list that the writer said represents the best and worst states for military retirees.

June 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Garrison leader: 'Neighbors' can help assessment

Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, delivered the State of the Garrison address Thursday during Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People luncheon at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


In the shadow of the VA

As controversy swirls around the troubled Veterans Administration and its ability to provide medical care to the nation's veterans, one local veteran says the agency has long had issues serving its constituents.

June 02, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Military


3rd ID's new CSM 'home' for fifth time

He has a new job title, but it's not the first time Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin has called Fort Stewart home. In fact, when he took over as the 3rd Infantry Division's command sergeant major in early April, Gilpin began his fifth tour at Fort Stewart.

May 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Commander: Army size decisions still pending

The commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield shared lunch and comments Wednesday with the Coastal Georgia chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

May 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers conduct air-assault training

Seventy artillerymen with the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted air-assault training Friday morning on the Vanguard Brigade's compound.

May 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart renaming engineer area

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will rename the engineer qualification area in honor of the late Thomas D. Houston Jr. for his contributions to Stewart-Hunter over a period of more than 50 years.

May 20, 2014 | By Drew C. Brown DPTMS | Military


3rd ID soldiers train for air assault

Twenty-two soldiers with Battery B, 1/76th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted air-assault training Friday at Fort Stewart.

May 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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HMAC critiques Veterans Salute 2014

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee met Monday night for the last time this year and focused on this year's Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons - what went right and what went wrong.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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


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