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3rd ID soldier faces murder charges

A Fort Stewart soldier who shot three fellow troops, killing two and wounding one, will face murder charges and a charge of attempted murder, according to a U.S. Forces-Iraq release received by the Coastal Courier on Thursday.

October 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Military judge asks if Iraq trip feasible

In a death penalty case hearing Tuesday, military Judge Col. Tara Osborn ordered the prosecution to ask the commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq if it is feasible for defense attorneys to travel to Iraq to interview witnesses and walk through the crime scene. Osborn told government attorneys she expects a response by Dec. 12.

October 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Sergeant works to keep troops safe

Helping to keep soldiers safe as they travel on Iraq's roads is Sgt. 1st Class Harold Hensel's primary responsibility. Although more than 2,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers have recently redeployed, a significant number of troops - such as the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - are still serving in Iraq. The 1st Brigade should begin to redeploy at the end of the year and the 4th Brigade is due home next July.

October 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Gates reaffirms position on 'don't ask...'

As Justice Department officials consider the implications of a federal court order for the Defense Department to stop enforcing the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" law, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Wednesday that whether the law is repealed is a matter for Congress to decide.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


VA to debut ad campaign in Savannah

Savannah is one of six cities chosen by the Department of Veterans Affairs to debut the VA's new ad campaign, according to a recent VA news release. The VA invited local reporters to preview a new 30-second TV commercial Tuesday at the VA Savannah Primary Care Clinic.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


USPS sets holiday mail deadlines

The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to service members in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service say.

October 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Marne soldiers in Rocky Elite Contest

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Enter the Task Force Marne Headquarters building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, and the noticeable sound of typing and clicking, hurried steps and multiple conversations will fill the hallways.

October 13, 2010 | By Spc. Cassandra Monroe Special to the News | Military


Judge orders 'don't ask, don't tell' injunction

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday immediately stopping enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, suspending the 17-year-old ban on openly gay U.S. troops.

October 13, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Drive gives free phone cards to soldiers

A community-wide initiative is underway to raise money for the USO's Operation Phone Home, which provides pre-paid phone cards to deployed military personnel to call loved ones while away from their families this holiday season.

October 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Redeployment kicking into high gear

More than two-thirds of the soldiers deployed from Fort Stewart to Iraq will be home in about two months.

October 08, 2010 | By Pat Watkins Special to the News | Military


Hunter soldier leaves wife, 2 children

FREDERICK, Md. - The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Ranger from Maryland has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

October 06, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Hunter soldier killed in Afghanistan

A hunter soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

October 05, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Retroactive stop-loss pay deadline extended

The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay has been extended to Dec. 3, allowing personnel more time to apply for the benefits they've earned.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


VA extends Gulf War vets coverage

Veterans of the first Gulf War as well as current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan now have a smoother path toward receiving health-care benefits and disability compensation for nine diseases associated with their military service, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced this week.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


DoD monitors substance abuse trends

Oct. 25 starts Red Ribbon Week for drug awareness, and this year Department of Defense officials hope to shed light on what may be a disturbing new trend in substance abuse by service members.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


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3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House

Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Officials ask for comments about Stewart

In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


State starts work on transition center

WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.

August 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


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