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Deployed troops will get holiday meals

Although they are thousands of miles from their homes, America's military members won't miss the tastes and smells of a hearty Thanksgiving this week.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


'Don't ask' report due Dec. 1

The report of the working group looking at the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law will be released in full Dec. 1, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Thursday.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Woman major general is a first for Guard

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - History was made in the Georgia National Guard on Nov. 7 when Brig. Gen. M aria L. Britt, was promoted to the rank of major general at a ceremony at Fort McPherson near Atlanta. Britt received her second star in the company of more than 200 family, friends and colleagues.

November 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Soldier earns highest medal for heroism

WASHINGTON - Ambushed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta stepped into a "wall of bullets" and chased down two Taliban fighters who were carrying his mortally wounded friend away.

November 19, 2010 | By Darlene Superville Associated Press writer | Military


Hunter ranger killed in Afghanistan

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier was killed by enemy forces Tuesday during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Konar Province, Afghanistan.

November 17, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Farewell for deputy commanders

Amid the colorful foliage at Marne Garden, indicating a change in season, another bigger change occurred within the command of the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River during a Monday evening farewell ceremony.

November 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Military


Guard navigation training on Fort Stewart

Georgia Guardsmen have been participating in a land navigation exercise at Fort Stewart's Georgia Garrison Training Center.

November 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Deputy commander: Iraqi forces progressing

With all U.S. troops scheduled to be out of Iraq by 2012, Iraqi forces are working to secure the country against insurgents, the U.S. Forces Iraq deputy commander for operations said Monday.

November 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Joint Chiefs head addresses vets challenges

With Veterans Day around the corner, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and his wife, Deborah Mullen, sat down with reporters last week to raise visibility on issues important to military families and veterans such as mental health issues, reintegration into civilian life, unemployment and homelessness.

November 08, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Stop Loss pay deadline nearing

Defense Department officials are working to remind veterans and current service members who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called "Stop Loss" program to apply for special pay before the Dec. 3 deadline.

November 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Brigades to stay put at least a year

"Right now it's looking like our units will be here for another two years," Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday.

October 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Troop welcomes continue

"You had me at hello," could have been the catchphrase of the day when about 150 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team were welcomed home Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. Families tried to wait patiently for the troops' buses to arrive from the airport, despite a nearly two-hour delay.

October 25, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


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


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General: 'You love your soldiers'

Parking was scarce for a listening session with Army representatives at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center on Monday.

November 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Community rallies around Stewart, troops

There was no place to park outside the Liberty County Performing Arts Center Monday night, so community members attending the public listening session with representatives of the Army's Force Management Office parked on both sides of the road leading back out to U.S. 84.

November 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


USO reopens lounge at airport

Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center congratulated Savannah's USO and Gulfstream for refurbishing and reopening the USO Lounge at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


3rd ID soon to have 1,000 deployed

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray said about 1,000 Marne Division soldiers are or soon will be deployed, including Murray himself.

November 06, 2014 | Video by Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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