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Soldier charged with desertion

The Coastal Courier has learned that Cliff Cornell, 28, a Fort Stewart soldier who went absent without leave and became a deserter for nearly four years after moving to Canada, has been charged with desertion.

February 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Afghan generals visit post

An exchange of cultures and ideas took place on Fort Stewart when two Afghan generals and one Afghan border police officer visited with soldiers and officers on post Wednesday.

February 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Military


Chairmain wants more 'dwell time' for troops

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2009 - The nation's top military officer expressed concern here yesterday about servicemembers and their families "toughing it out" with frequent deployments and little time together between those deployments.

February 20, 2009 | By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badges

On Friday, Feb. 6, family and friends of more than 100 3rd Infantry Division soldiers gathered at Fort Stewart for the Expert Infantry Badge pinning ceremony.

February 16, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


AUSA sets soldier appreciation

The Coastal Empire Chapter of AUSA has set a soldier appreciation.

The salute to active duty, Reserve, retired soldiers and civilian members of the Association of the United States Army will be Feb. 18 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart, starting at 5 p.m.

February 13, 2009 | Staff report | Military


Post criticized for animal treatment

On Wednesday, the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested the use of live pigs in training on Fort Stewart.

February 13, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Gates hopes to increase troop dwell time

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces are stretched, but they are resilient, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.

February 12, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


ATF called in to investigate Benning fire

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - The National Response Team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been called in to investigate a fire that destroyed the Judge Advocate General's office at Fort Benning.

The ATF team arrived Monday and began working the scene alongside military investigators conducting interviews and sifting through debris to determine the cause of Friday's fire.

February 10, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Soldiers train virtually

They leave boot-prints in the dust.

February 09, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Obama said to be wavering on withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON - The White House is considering at least two troop withdrawal options as it weighs a new Iraq strategy - one that would preserve President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to get all combat brigades out within 16 months and a second that would stretch it to 23 months, two officials said Friday.

A third, in-between option of 19 months is also being weighed, according to the officials, neither of whom would discuss the sensitive topic without being granted anonymity. One of the officials said the main focus appears to be on the 16-month and 23-month options; 23 months would run ...

February 07, 2009 | By Robert Burns Associated Press writer | Military


AWOL war resistor says he'll turn himself in here

BLAINE, Wash. - Iraq War resistor Cliff Cornell, who fled to Canada, is returning to Fort Stewart, Ga., to face a charge of being absent without leave.

His lawyer, James Branum in Lawton, Okla., said Friday that Cornell would turn himself in Tuesday at the Army base near Savannah.

February 07, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


4th Brigade transitioning to light infantry

FORT STEWART (Feb. 6, 2009) -- With their recent return from Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Soldiers in the 4th Brigade Combat Team are set to begin implementing big changes within the next few months.

The Vanguard Brigade is slated to begin the process of transforming from a heavy brigade combat team to an infantry brigade combat team after the brigade's official change of command ceremony set for March 19.

February 06, 2009 | By Spc. Amanda McBride 4th BCT Public Affairs writer | Military


General praises Iraqi elections

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2009 - Iraq's government and its security forces deserve praise for overseeing the successful and mostly violence-free provincial elections that were held countrywide Jan. 31, a senior U.S. military officer posted in Iraq said today.

"First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate the government of Iraq for a successful, legitimate and credible election," Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, told reporters during a Baghdad news conference.

February 04, 2009 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


48th Infantry Brigade training up for Afghanistan

Some 800-900 National Guard soldiers from the Coastal Empire will head to Fort Polk, La., this weekend as the 48th Infantry Brigade prepares for a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan sometime in mid-2009.

February 04, 2009 | By French Jones Staff writer | Military


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


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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


General leaving for U.K.

Despite torrential rain and lighting, the Fort Stewart community came together Monday to say farewell to Brig. Gen. Douglas Crissman and his wife Carolyn as ...

May 04, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


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