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Fort Gordon unit back from Iraq

AUGUSTA - Family members greeted nearly 300 soldiers from Fort Gordon on their return from an 11-month tour in Iraq.

Nearly 700 people gathered at Fort Gordon's gymnasium on Wednesday to greet members of the 35th Signal Brigade and the 67th Signal Battalion, which provided tactical communications at 70 sites in Iraq.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Jury indicts man with impersonating soldier

AUGUSTA - A federal grand jury has indicted an ex-national guardsman on charges that he impersonated a soldier and convinced military officials to hand him high-tech equipment.

The grand jury on Tuesday indicted 34-year-old Anthony Todd Saxon on seven counts, including grand theft, theft from a licensed firearm dealer and being a felon in possession of explosives.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


VA relaxes PTSD policies

Veterans claiming to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder will now have an easier time applying for medical benefits from the Veterans Administration. The VA no longer requires a soldier to link his or her PTSD to a single combat incident as long as a VA psychiatrist or psychologist can confirm a PTSD diagnosis. The change went into effect Tuesday.

July 14, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Accidental explosion kills ranger

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier died from injuries sustained in an accidental explosion July 10 in Salerno, Afghanistan, while he was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

July 14, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Hunter unit recognized for Haiti work

The 10th Transportation Company was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal at 8:30 a.m. today at Hunter Army Airfield's 260th Quartermaster Battalion motor pool.

July 07, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Early redeployment keeps a promise

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - The decision to send U.S. soldiers back early from Iraq is a critical part of meeting President Barack Obama's mandated troop strength of 50,000 troops in Iraq by Sept. 1.

July 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Unit's Iraq deployment extended

The 3rd Infantry Division's headquarters unit announced Wednesday it will extend its Iraq deployment by 30 days. The 3rd ID Special Troops Battalion's 700 soldiers will redeploy in November instead of October, as was initially scheduled.

July 05, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Iraq accident kills 3rd ID soldier

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

July 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


4th BCT cases colors for trip to Iraq

Members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stood tall Friday morning on Cottrell Field to watch as the brigade's flag was furled and covered with a protective canvas bag. Temperatures hovered around 90 degrees.

June 29, 2010 | By Charlotte Marten Correspondent | Military


Wounded warriors team up with best friends

Soldiers assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit have teamed up with some four-legged friends to help make the lives of disabled individuals a little easier.

June 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


Danger remains in Iraq, commander says

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 - Iraq has been transformed, but dangers remain, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead U.S. forces there said today.

Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in a confirmation hearing. If he's confirmed by the Senate, he'll receive his fourth star and succeed Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno as commander of U.S. Forces Iraq. Odierno has been nominated to lead U.S. Joint Forces Command.

June 24, 2010 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Judge considers psych exam for fake soldier

AUGUSTA - A judge is considering whether to order a battery of psychiatric tests for an ex-national guardsman charged with impersonating a U.S. Army soldier at Fort Gordon after he convinced military officials to hand him high-tech equipment.

Authorities arrested Anthony Todd Saxon, 34, on the Army post last week after military police found him with stun grenades, a land mine and a laser targeting sight.

June 24, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Army PA dies in Iraq

An Army physician's assistant died June 17 of non-combat related injuries while deployed to Mosul, Iraq.

June 23, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Logistics officer plays role in drawdown

Editors note: The following is the first installment in a series profiling the men and women of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, now deployed to Iraq.

June 21, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


3rd ID soldier dies in Iraq

The Department of Defense has announced the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


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Soldier receives Purple Heart

Georgia Army National Guard soldier Joshua S. Davis, a specialist with the 848th Engineer Company, on Saturday recevied a Purple Heart during a ceremony in the Georgia Garrison Training Center auditorium on post.

April 10, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Sailor completes basic training

U.S. Navy Seaman Johnathan J. Esterbrook, son of Robert S. and Rosario P. Esterbrook of Fort Stewart, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Esterbrook also was meritoriously promoted to his current rank.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Army looking for clues around shooting

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, 34, was the gunman in yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the installation commander said today.

April 04, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Gunman kills 3 others, himself on Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


There will be no parole for Aguigui

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui received another life sentence Thursday, this time from military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass at the conclusion of a four-day court-martial on Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Families speak out following four-day trial

FORT STEWART - Pvt. Isaac Aguigui received another life sentence Thursday, this time from military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass at the conclusion of a four-day court-martial.

March 28, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Life sentence is convict's second

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui was found guilty Thursday by military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass on the fourth day of Aguigui's court-martial on Fort Stewart for the murder of his wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui, and the death of their unborn son.

March 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Study focuses on changes in base personnel

Based on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Feb. 24 announcement regarding an Army end-strength of 450,000-440,000 and the potential of going as low as 420,000 if sequestration returns in 2016, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell recently held a media roundtable to discuss the need for a supplemental Programmatic Environment Assessment. It's a non-decisional study that considers the effects of personnel changes at installations across the Army to determine the impact of potential reductions toachieve those end-strengths.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Mobile operating room eases strain at WACH

FORT STEWART - Thanks to a collaborative effort by medical officials at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, a backlog of minor surgeries at Winn Army Community Hospital now is being addressed, Winn ACH Public Affairs Officer Michelle Gordon said.

March 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Witness: Aguigui admitted murder

The court-martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with the July 17, 2011, murder of his wife and killing their unborn child, went into its second day Tuesday. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him.

March 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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