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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


Britian ending combat operations in Iraq

LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says U.K. forces have ended their combat operations in Iraq.

Brown says British combat patrols in Basra will end as the troops prepare to leave the country.

April 30, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Soldiers memorial draws donations

The Raider Brigade Fallen Soldiers' Memorial chairwoman Laura Rittenhouse received a $1,000 check from BAE Systems, presented by Mark T. Baker, Fort Stewart/Benning site manager, on April 9 at 1st Heavy Brigade Combat team Headquarters.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Military


Waycross soldier dies

The Department of Defense announced Saturday the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

CSM Benjamin Moore Jr., 43, of Waycross died April 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Families allowing coverage of return of remains

DOVER, Del. (AP) - In the weeks since the Pentagon ended an 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen soldiers returning to the U.S., most families given the option have allowed reporters and photographers to witness the solemn ceremonies that mark the arrival of flag-draped transfer cases.

Critics had warned that military families needed privacy and peace activists might exploit the images, but so far the coverage has not caused problems.

April 27, 2009 | By Randall Chase Associated Press writer | Military


Parades honor deploying Guard units

DUBLIN - Parades honoring the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade kick off in Dublin.

Brigade commander Col. Lee Durham says the 48th and its support battalions are being shipped in stages to Afghanistan.

April 21, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


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Supporters waving American flags greeted more than 100 cyclists who rode into Richmond Hill Tuesday afternoon in a ride described as freeing for disabled veterans ...

March 09, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Military


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