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Iraq vote on U.S. pact delayed

BAGHDAD -- Intense dealmaking among Iraq's political factions on Wednesday delayed by one day a parliamentary vote on a security pact that would allow American forces to stay in the country through 2011 under tight Iraqi supervision.

The proposed deal meets a longtime Iraqi demand for a clear timetable for the exit of about 150,000 American troops after years of war. But the Shiite-led government was struggling to meet the demands of political blocs, including a large group of Sunni Arab lawmakers, seeking concessions in return for supporting the agreement.

December 11, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute for Nov. 26

Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.

December 11, 2008 | DVIDS | Military


Stewart Garrison gets new CSM

Departing Fort Stewart Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Durr (left) shares a moment with his successor, Com. Sgt. Maj. James Ervin at their change of responsibility ceremony. Durr will be command sergeant major at Southeast Installation Management Command at Fort Macpherson.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Army sets first execution in 45 years

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Army has set a date for its first execution in nearly 50 years.

December 06, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Nov. 17

Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.

December 02, 2008 | DVIDS | Military


Iraq agrees to U.S. military pact

BAGHDAD -- U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have agreed on a draft of a security pact that would allow American troops to stay in Iraq for three more years after their U.N. mandate expires Dec. 31, a senior aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday.

The aide said the draft could be put to a Cabinet vote in an emergency meeting Sunday or Monday. Transport Minister Amir Abdul-Jabbar said he had been notified by the Cabinet secretariat that a Cabinet meeting was scheduled for Sunday to vote on the agreement. If adopted by the Cabinet, it would then require ...

November 30, 2008 | By Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press writer | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Nov. 10

November 26, 2008 | U.S. military | Military


The 8th annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot

Those sonic roars over Liberty County Thursday were from the eighth annual Great Georgia Turkey Shoot.

November 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Military


3rd ESC commander praises 68th Trans soldiers

Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, the commander of 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently congratulated the newly formed General Transportation Regiment in Taji, Iraq.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


General talks about therapy after combat

WASHINGTON (AP) _ It takes a brave soldier to do what Army Maj. Gen. David Blackledge did in Iraq.

November 23, 2008 | By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press writer | Military


Soldiers complete wound care training

The live tissue training the soldiers in Fort Stewart's military police battalion completed recently was a first for the installation. During the training, soldiers practiced wound care on live pigs supplied by a contractor approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The pigs are bred for use in training.

November 22, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Marne Week starts Nov. 17

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet of Hinesville, announced the dealership has been named title sponsor of Marne Week 2008 at Fort Stewart. The week will include several events to celebrate the 3rd Infantry Division's 91st birthday.

November 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Vets, troops out of uniform can now salute flag

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2008 - A change to federal law allows U.S. veterans and military personnel not in uniform to render the military-style hand salute during the playing of the national anthem.

November 22, 2008 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Troop strength in Iraq being cut to 14 brigades

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 - About 3,000 soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team will leave Iraq nearly two months earlier than planned, reducing the total number of U.S. brigades in Iraq to 14, military officials said.

November 21, 2008 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Texas Guard leaves for Iraq

About 3,500 soldiers of the Texas National Guard got their sendoff to Iraq Saturday, honored by family and friends, generals, other soldiers and a flyover of a double-vee formation of migrating geese.

November 18, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


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Film workshop for PTSD sufferers

The Patton Veterans Project initiative "I Was There" Films will have a free, therapeutic filmmaking workshop for active-duty and retired service men and women dealing ...

April 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military


Hinesville man to take Honor Flight

Alvin J. Schmitt worked behind the scenes during the wars in Korea and Vietnam and later, Operation Desert Storm.

April 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


PTSD seminar at Farmers Foods

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in the May 1 print edition. U.S. Air ...

April 25, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Military


Fort Stewart soldier receives helmet that saved his life

FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Staff Sgt. Thalamus Lewis did not know what hit him, but it was close. Too close.

April 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Winn Army Community Hospital commander suspended

Col. Patrick Ahearne, the commander of Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart, has been suspended from command, according to a news release from Terry ...

April 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Military


Vietnam veterans to receive certificates

More than 100 Vietnam War veterans will receive certificates of honor this week to recognize their service during the war.

April 17, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Brigade prepares for Polish exercise

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division started drawing tanks and Bradleys from the European Activity Set at sites in ...

April 14, 2016 | By Maj. Randy Ready 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Military


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