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Texas Guard training here to go to Iraq

The final elements of the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Texas National Guard were arriving Saturday at Fort to train before heading for Iraq.

September 23, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Joint chiefs chairman expects troop agreement

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2008 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed confidence yesterday that Washington and Baghdad will reach an agreement before the year's end on the future role of U.S. forces in Iraq.

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen also discussed his outlook on past and present U.S. humanitarian relief missions in a Pentagon Channel podcast interview.

September 19, 2008 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Hearing on vets home closure

WHAT: A Senate and House legislative panel, co-chaired by Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Rep. John Yates (R-Griffin), will meet in Milledgeville on Friday to discuss the possible closure of the Georgia War Veterans Home due to recent budget cuts. The panel will hear from different points of view, including representatives of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Commissioner Pete Wheeler of Veterans Affairs and other interested parties.

September 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Group offers spouses small business help

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2008 - Starting a business requires cold, hard cash and moral support, both of which are now available to military spouses through a Virginia-based organization.

"Military Spouse Business Association will help military spouses with the tangibles of financial and business resources and the intangibles of motivation, encouragement, support and recognition," said Lanette Lepper, a co-founder of the organization, and a military spouse who owns her own business.

September 13, 2008 | By Samantha Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Commander in Iraq praises 3rd ID's work

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2008 - Coalition forces in the Madain community south of Baghdad are shifting their efforts from predominantly offensive operations to improving central services and further developing the local government, a military official posted in Iraq said today.

September 13, 2008 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Military looking for top spouse

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2008 - Servicemembers who think their spouses are top-notch now have the opportunity to tell the world why everyone else should agree.

Military Spouse magazine is accepting nominations for its 2009 Military Spouse of the Year award, which recognizes military spouses' myriad contributions.

September 11, 2008 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Military updates online mental health aids

WASHINGTON -- The Military Health System is planning a late-September update to its behavioral health Web site, AfterDeployment.org.

The site was launched Aug. 5.

September 10, 2008 | By Lt. Jennifer Cragg Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Ceremony Saturday welcomes home soldiers, unit colors

Many of the the soldiers and the colors of the 3rd Infantry Division's Sustainment Brigade are back at Fort Stewart following an early morning welcome home ceremony Saturday at Cottrell Field.

September 02, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 12

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

August 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


New rule protects renters when landlord defaults

WASHINGTON -- A new change to the Joint Federal Travel Regulations authorizes the military to pay to move servicemembers and their families whose landlords default on property the military members are renting.

Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy and chairman of the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee, approved the change Aug. 8, said Eileen Lainez, a Defense Department spokeswoman.

August 27, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Army issues crowd control weapons to brigade here

Rubber bullets, Tasers, sponge grenades, face shields, batons, shin guards and equipment the Army is not eager to talk about are being issued to soldiers of the First Brigade at Fort Stewart.

August 26, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Freedom Journal Iraq Aug. 4

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

August 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Panel recommends changes to military retirement

WASHINGTON -- A panel looking at military compensation has recommended dramatic changes in the military retirement system.

The recommendations are part of the second volume put out by the 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation.

August 20, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


2nd BCT gets new command

The Third Infantry Division is settling rapidly into redeployed mode, with the 2nd Brigade, which just returned from Iraq, getting a new commander Friday.

August 19, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


New GI Bill increases school benefits

WASHINGTON - The latest GI Bill improves the opportunity for today's service members to obtain their education, a senior Defense Department official said.

August 16, 2008 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


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Hunter celerates 75 years

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - The installation celebrated its 75th anniversary Tuesday at the Truscott Air Terminal with much pomp and circumstance, including the traditional cutting of the cake with a saber.

May 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Winn hosts education fair for military

Winn Army Community Hospital recently did its part to help soldiers prepare for life after the Army.

May 21, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


3rd Infantry Division welcomes back 2nd Brigade

The 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart said farewell Monday morning to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and welcomed back the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which had been inactivated earlier this year.

May 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Hunter bids farewell to Kiowa Warriors

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - The installation's 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment is preparing to say farewell to an old friend, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

May 18, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Armstrong opens new military center

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for the new Military Resource and Veterans Services Center, which provides support services to more than 1,000 military-affiliated students on campus.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Gold Star families honored by candlelight

Survivor Outreach Services at Fort Stewart hosted its fifth annual candlelight vigil Friday at the main post chapel. The event recognizes the spouses and family members of service members who died while serving their country.

May 15, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart breaks ground on solar array

Members of the U.S. Army, Georgia Power, and local government were on hand Friday at MidCoast Regional Airport for the groundbreaking of a solar array farm that is anticipated to exceed the largest solar project in the Department of Defense.

May 15, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Army revises tattoo policy

Soldiers will be able to show off more tattoos on their arms and legs thanks to a recent relaxation of the Army's policy concerning them.

May 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield increase security

United States Northern Command has increased the security level of all military bases in the U.S., including Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field.

May 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Farming therapy may be offered to troops

Members and guests of the Marne Chapter of the Association of the United States Army were treated with a lively presentation by a chef-farmer during the group's monthly meeting at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 08, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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