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Third ID units to deploy

Editor's note: It appears Fort Stewart soldiers will be headed back overseas as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning in September, according to the following press release issued Thursday.

July 16, 2009 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Military


Live fire drills prepare 1st HBCT to deploy

Charlie company commander Cpt. Dustin Knaus, with 2nd battalion, 7th infantry regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, sat in a humvee using a radio to coordinate with soldiers in the helicopter that flew overhead. His humvee sat behind a row of Bradleys and other combat vehicles, all awaiting directions to proceed.

July 15, 2009 | Lauren hunsberger Staff writer | Military


Training plunges troops into darkness

July 15, 2009 | Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


New commander takes over MEDDAC

Brig. Gen. Donald M. Bradshaw, commanding general of the Southeast Regional Medical Command and Eisenhower Army Medical Center, passes the Fort Stewart U.S. Army Medical Department activity flag to incoming commander Col. Paul R. Cordts as the outgoing commander, Col. John P. Collins, looks on during Friday's change of command ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Before coming to Fort Stewart to take command of MEDDAC and Winn Army Community Hospital here, Cordts was assigned to the U.S. Army's Office of the Surgeon General as the director of health policy and services. He formerly deployed ...

July 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


No date set for court martial in slayings

The fate of a Fort Stewart soldier accused of slaying two fellow 3rd Infantry Division soldiers in Iraq last fall will now be determined by the highest of military courts.

July 10, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Military


Two Georgia Guardsmen killed in Aghanistan

ATLANTA - The Department of Defense says two members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade have been killed in action in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon says they were killed on Monday.

July 09, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Oregon Guard case colors for deployment

Sweat dripped from the foreheads of the friends and relatives of Oregon National Guard soldiers late Friday morning as the crowd of nearly 500 filled the stands of Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field for the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team's casing ceremony.

July 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


3rd ID is Iraq gameplan 'closer'

FORT STEWART - It was just another day for the U.S. Army in war-weary northern Iraq: insurgents in Mosul, political turf battles in Kirkuk, an attack on the Bayji oil refinery in Salah ad Din.

July 03, 2009 | By Lara Jakes Associated Press writer | Military


Vice president visiting troops recently moved out of Iraqi cities

BAGHDAD - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Thursday to visit U.S. soldiers, just two days after all American combat troops withdrew from Baghdad and all of Iraq's cities and towns.

July 03, 2009 | By Patrick Quinn Assistant Superintendent for Student Services | Military


U.S. troops moving out of Iraqi cities

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, June 30 - In accordance with Article 5 of the security agreement between the U.S. and Iraqi governments, Iraqi security forces now have full ownership of security in their cities, towns and villages.

As of today, U.S. combat forces will turn over the security of cities to Iraqi security forces, and begin a period where our primary security role is one of training, mentoring and advising the ISF," said Army Maj. Gen. Rick Nash, Multinational Division South commander. "Today's ISF is capable, ready and dedicated to keeping the people of Iraq safe."

June 30, 2009 | By SSgt. Dave Lankford Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Mom, son deploying to Iraq together

Anita VanderMolen may wear one uniform, but her job comes with many different titles.

June 26, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Military


Spike in Iraq violence expected

WASHINGTON - Predicting an uptick in violence in Iraq as U.S. combat troops leave the cities by June 30, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today that deployed troops have geared up for the heightened threat as they comply with the U.S.-Iraq status of forces agreement.

"I think we have reason to believe -- and I think our forces have been alerted to the possibility -- that we will likely see an uptick in violence leading up to the June 30 deadline for U.S. combat forces to leave Iraqi cities and towns," Morrell told Pentagon reporters.

June 25, 2009 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Iraq assumes security duties June 30

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2009 – Iraqi and U.S. forces continued to make strides toward meeting the terms of the U.S.-Iraq security agreement in recent days with the transfer of a joint security station to Iraqi control and meetings that offered provincial leaders and female business owners an opportunity to pave the road ahead.

June 24, 2009 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Center assists soldiers with questions

"Cover me" is often heard among soldiers during combat. Now the term has an expanded meaning.

June 24, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Military


Funeral for Fort Stewart MP in Tennessee

LEBANON, Tenn. - A decorated Army soldier who died from injuries suffered in Afghanistan was remembered Tuesday by friends and family in Tennessee.

June 24, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


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24th ID veterans return to Fort Stewart for Desert Storm anniversary

Correction: 24th Infantry Division Association Vice President Chris Stapleton was misidentified as Chris Carpenter in the Courier story Wednesdsay. The Courier regrets the error.

February 21, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Military


Elks Lodge donates $1K for homeless vets

Savannah Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Ton Mulvaney recently presents a check for $1,000 to Stacy Faison of the Savannah VA Outpatient Clinic, Matasha Mells ...

February 01, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Military


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