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Soldiers honor, remember Dog Face hero

Victory Base Complex, Iraq - More than 75 3rd Infantry Division "Dog Face" soldiers and several additional U.S. units serving throughout Iraq gathered on April 4 in a small lot at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad to pay tribute to a fallen hero, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith.

April 12, 2010 | By Sgt. Johnathan Jobson Task Force Marne journalist | Military


Two 3rd ID soldiers killed

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that a 24-year-old soldier from Fayette County was killed in Iraq.

The department said Saturday that 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins, of Tyrone, died in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

April 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Last wave of 48th Brigade redploys

SAVANNAH - After a year away from their families and jobs, the last big wave of citizen-soldiers from Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade returned home Wednesday from Afghanistan.

Gov. Sonny Perdue greeted the 250 National Guard troops on the tarmac, shaking hands with each one after their plane landed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

April 08, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Soldier realizes dream of being musician

1st Sgt. Lester McKinney, a native of Sardis, Miss., is serving his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. McKinney is a euphonium player with the 3rd Infantry Division Band on Fort Stewart.

April 05, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Rohr Special to the News | Military


Kingston visits troops overseas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in late March to block an attempt at withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., offered insight - he had just returned from a weekend meeting with troops and civilian leaders on the front lines.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Conference on health of military families

Winn Army Community Hospital's Chief of Behavioral Health, Maj. Chris Warner, patiently explained the meaning of PCS, TDY, ACS and other Army acronyms to a sea of civilian social workers gathered Friday at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

March 30, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


Troops to face fewer deployments

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division is, possibly, on the dawn of a time when its soldiers will be spending more time on post than on deployment or training up to deploy.

March 26, 2010 | By Pat Watkins Special to the News | Military


3rd ID brass seeing peace break out

On Sept. 1 Operation Iraqi Freedom will become Operation New Dawn, and the U.S. Army's advise and assist mission will transition to one of stability and support.

March 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Program trains nurses to treat vets

AUGUSTA - An innovative partnership between the Medical College of Georgia and Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Augusta will better prepare nursing students who want to treat veterans.

March 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Photographer depicts Iraq's growth

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2010 - A former White House staff photographer who started photographing Iraq in 2003 said yesterday that comparing old images to recent ones presents a picture of staggering economic growth there.

Tina Hager snapped her first photo of Baghdad from Air Force One while accompanying then-President George W. Bush on a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to meet with U.S. troops. A few years later, she moved to Dubai as a freelance photographer documenting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. On several assignments, she embedded with U.S. troops.

March 23, 2010 | By Lt. Jennifer Cragg Emerging Media, Defense Media Activity | Military


Stewart, Hunter kick off 2010 AER campaign

The Army Emergency Relief announced the kickoff of the 68th annual AER Campaign on March 1.

March 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Troops keeping 'Bad Company' in Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Brian Howe, former singer for Bad Company, performed with his solo group, The Brian Howe Band, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, March 14.

March 19, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Zullig Special to the News | Military


DoD hopes to double dwell time

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2010 - Soldiers should find themselves spending twice as much time at home station as they do deployed by 2011, the Army's vice chief of staff said on Capitol Hill yesterday.

"2011 is definitely a transition year for the U.S. Army -- that is a year we see ourselves getting back into balance," Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli said. "We define balance as 12 months deployed, 24 months or greater at home. That's the interim goal for us in 2011."

March 18, 2010 | By C. Todd Lopez Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Policy now mandates head injury evaluations

Defense Department officials expect to launch a new policy in the coming months that will make head-injury evaluations mandatory for all troops who suffer possible concussions, said a senior official with the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

March 17, 2010 | By SFC Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Army revamps basic training PT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - New soldiers are grunting through the kind of stretches and twists found in "ab blaster" classes at suburban gyms as the Army revamps its basic training regimen for the first time in three decades.

Heeding the advice of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, commanders are dropping five-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and exercises that hone core muscles. Battlefield sergeants say that's the kind of fitness needed to dodge across alleys, walk patrol with heavy packs and body armor or haul a buddy out of a burning vehicle.

March 17, 2010 | by Susanne M. Schafer Associated Press writer | 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


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