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Cases of US troops slaying comrades rare in Iraq

SAVANNAH -- Though they served in constant danger from enemy insurgents in Iraq, the deaths of Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sgt. Wesley Durbin are tough to reconcile. Both men, the Army says, were fatally shot by a U.S. soldier in their own unit.

October 04, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Pentagon identifies casualties

The Department of Defense has identified two Third Infantry Division soldiers who died from wounds sustained in a non-hostile incident in Iraq.

October 02, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Home repair scams target military families

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2008 - The letter that appeared in a soldier's mailbox promised an offer almost too good to be true: a home improvement loan approved by Congress and backed up by a government agency.

October 02, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Iraq casualties identified

The Department of Defense has identified two Third Infantry Division soldiers who died from wounds sustained in a non-hostile incident in Iraq.

October 01, 2008 | Staff report | Military


Odierno gets command in Iraq

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2008 - Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno assumed command of Multinational Force Iraq from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during a ceremony at al Faw Palace here today.

The change of command occurs after incredible progress in the country, said Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who traveled to Baghdad to participate in the ceremony.

October 01, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Soldiers deaths in Iraq being investigated

Authorities are investigating the deaths of two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who died in a non-combat related incident at a coalition patrol base in Iraq at 1:02 a.m. Sunday.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Iraq command changes hands Tuesday

CAMP SPEICHER, Iraq, Sept. 15, 2008 - Tomorrow's Multinational Force Iraq change of command also signifies a shift in the coalition mission in the country, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said while en route to Iraq to participate in the ceremony.

September 30, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


3rd's new deputy commanders welcomed

Although threatening weather forced the event indoors into the main post chapel Friday, Fort Stewart gave its two deputy division commanders a welcome that was both ceremonial and warm.

September 30, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Post welcomes assistant commanders Friday

Fort Stewart and the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Division will officially welcome two leaders at retreat today at 4 p.m. at Marne Garden.

September 27, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


1st BCT preps for security exercise

Someone has to do it. The U.S. Army's First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division is joining the ranks of those special civilian and military members who prepare the nation for the unthinkable: consequences pertaining to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive events on U.S. territory.

September 25, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Military


Gates: Iraq war in 'endgame' phase

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2008 - The war in Iraq has entered the "endgame" phase and it is important to get it right, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during testimony on Capitol Hill today.

"Our decisions today and in the months ahead will be critical to regional stability and our national security interests for years to come," the secretary said. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee.

September 25, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Bush orders slight troop reduction in Iraq

WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Tuesday plans to order 8,000 more combat and support troops out of Iraq by February, a measured drawdown that will leave nearly the same level of U.S. forces in the war zone for the rest of the year.

September 24, 2008 | By Ben Feller Associated Press writer | Military


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


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3rd ID's change of command Saturday in Afghanistan

Maj. Gen. James Rainey will assume command of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield from Maj. Gen. Mike Murray during a change ...

July 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


New commander takes over 3rd Division Artillery

Fort Stewart and 3rd Infantry's Division Artillery said farewell to the leader behind its formation, Col. John O'Grady, at his change of command ...

July 22, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Civilian aide to Army fighting 'sequestration'

Hinesville Rotarians were informed about the recent Fort Stewart troop cuts and the looming sequestration battle in the nation's capital during their Tuesday luncheon.

July 21, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Winn earns Army Safety Star

During a ceremony June 24, Winn Army Community Hospital, part of the United States Army Medical Activity, or MEDDAC, on Fort Stewart, was recognized by ...

July 18, 2015 | By John D. Tongret MEDDAC Fort Stewart PAO | Military


Fort Stewart gets new medical leader

On a hot and buggy coastal Georgia morning, soldiers, civilians, and civic leaders assembled at Marne Garden to see Col. Patrick Ahearne assume command of ...

July 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart's cuts bring Hinesville mayor ‘relief’

Fort Stewart will lose 950 soldiers by the end of fiscal-year 2017, but the situation isn't as dire as it could have been, Hinesville ...

July 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


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