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Liaison keeps superiors in loop

As liaison officer between 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery and the brigade headquarters for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Staff Sgt. Miguel Abisaab said he keeps his superiors "in the loop."

August 30, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Saluting Service in Iraq

The White House is mounting a campaign to salute troops, especially those who have served in Iraq, leading up to next Tuesday's address to the nation marking the end of U.S. combat operations in that country. The address will be at 8 p.m. The campaign is called Saluting Service in Iraq.

August 27, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Raider Brigade memorial is on track

Army spouse Laura Chandler Rittenhouse is one step closer to realizing her vision for a memorial to the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's fallen soldiers.

August 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Afghanistan claims another HAAF soldier

A soldier assigned to Hunter Army Airfield died Aug. 19 from wounds he sustained during a firefight with insurgents while deployed to Konar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


U.S. troops drop below 50,000 in Iraq

BAGHDAD - The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by President Barack Obama, the American military said in a statement Tuesday.

The number is a watershed in the more than seven years that the United States has been at war in Iraq. Under Obama's plan, American forces will no longer conduct combat operations but are instead to train Iraqi troops and help with counterterrorism operations - if asked for by the Iraqis.

August 24, 2010 | By Rebecca Santana Associated Press writer | Military


Hinesville guardsman killed in Afghanistan

A Hinesville man who was a member of the Georgia National Guard died Tuesday from wounds he received in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

August 23, 2010 | Staff report | Military


HAAF soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier was killed Thursday while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Army ceremonially lays bricks for 4th BCT HQ

Once completed, an estimated 640,000 bricks will cover the new brigade and battalion headquarters for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Fort Stewart. Military officials and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mortenson Construction gathered for a brick laying ceremony at the headquarters construction site Wednesday morning.

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


Pentagon: Last combat troops out early

CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 19, 2010 - Through the dusty driver's side window, Army Pfc. Thomas Johnson could see the final stretch of dirt road leading to the border.

August 19, 2010 | By PFC Kimberly Hackbarth U.S. Division Center | Military


Exchange error causes double charges

Numerous transactions at Army and Air Force Exchange operations are experiencing a double whammy no one saw coming: a processing error resulting in duplicate charges on credit and debit card transactions.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Sergeant keeps wheels turning in Iraq

Sgt. 1st Class James Wilson, the team maintenance chief for Charlie Company, helps keep the wheels turning on the Army's armored fighting vehicles. Wilson is deployed to Iraq with the 2-7 Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart.

August 16, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Deputy commanders get new orders

On Wednesday, the Department of Defense released a list of Army generals who will soon receive new assignments. Two of the officers on the list are currently deployed to Iraq from Fort Stewart.

August 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Brass urged to balance dwell time

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last week stressed the need for strong garrison leadership, underscoring the effects longer periods at home between deployments may have on troops and their families in the future.

August 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Pentagon cutting budget, freezing jobs

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced last week a series of initiatives designed to reduce overhead, duplication and excess in the Department of Defense and, over time, instill a culture of savings and restraint in America's defense institutions.

August 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Horses, houses help with soldiers' recovery

Two separate charitable events tomorrow will be held to help improve the lives of veterans here at home. One group pairs therapy horses with injured soldiers; the other seeks to build a home for a wounded warrior.

August 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


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Pentagon announces 1% raise for most troops

WASHINGTON ― The Department of Defense Monday announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay.

December 22, 2014 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Native becomes AF Golden Knight

Airman 1st Class Lance Owens II, a 2011 Richmond Hill High School graduate and Richmond Hill native, recently became a 364 TRS/Golden Knights electrical and environmental controls graduate. Owens achieved distinguished graduate status by scoring a 95 percent.

December 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


U.S., NATO hand control to Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan ― International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which has handled day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for five years, formally cased its colors during a ceremony Monday at the command's headquarters at Kabul International Airport.

December 08, 2014 | ISAF news release | Military


Convoy tonight could slow traffic

Vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Fort Stewart to Hunter Army Airfield late tonight.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Stores donate $20,000 to soldiers, families

Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience-store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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