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New 3rd ID commander named

The Pentagon today announced that Maj. Gen. John M. Murray will replace Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams as commander of the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | News+Opinion


Jobs here need trained workers

On the road to strengthening the area's economic vitality, Liberty County leaders last week acknowledged that workforce weaknesses could be hampering industrial growth. They have created a task force to face the concerns.

June 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | News+Opinion


Fundraiser set for vets memorial walk

During Thursday's special meeting for the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, members agreed to continue plans and discussions for a fundraising event to raise money and awareness for the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons.

June 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Candlelight vigil for nation's fallen

Soldiers and members of the community joined more than 30 "Gold Star" family members Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel for a candlelight vigil for America's fallen service members.

May 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Garrison commander: Furloughs will hurt economy

Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army Garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, reported to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce during its Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at Connection Church.

May 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Four fallen soldiers honored on walk

Four more eastern redbud trees have been planted at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, bringing the total number of living monuments to 457. The newly planted trees memorialize the service of four 3rd Infantry Division soldiers, who were honored in a formal ceremony Thursday morning.

May 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


State forms task force to help veterans

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill creating a state task force to investigate how the state can coordinate services to better assist servicemembers discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

May 16, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Stewart employees preparing for July furloughs

A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Army says software wasn't needed

A request for specific intelligence software that was later rescinded by the requestor, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Regional Command-South in Afghanistan, received an official explanation Thursday from an Army spokesman at the Pentagon.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Pentagon steps closer to civilian furloughs

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

May 14, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


Soldier helps keep spirits up

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In an effort to maintain a well balanced team, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's master resiliency trainer, Capt. Dana Cook, provided a wellness workshop for deployed soldiers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 3.

May 14, 2013 | By Sgt. Tanjie Patterson | News+Opinion


Coastal hazards to top discussion

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.

May 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | News+Opinion


Soldier, family escape fire unharmed

The Gum Branch home of a Fort Stewart soldier and his family was heavily damaged Thursday night by fire. The family and their pets made it out OK but lost most of their belongings.

May 06, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News+Opinion


4th IBCT Maintainers provie weapons training

CAMP MAIWAND, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Caffrey, a Hastings, Pa., native and an armament repairer with Company B, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, trained Afghan national-army soldiers April 16 on how to disassemble and reassemble the M4 and M16 rifle, the M249 squad automatic weapon and the M240B machine gun at Camp Maiwand, Afghanistan.

May 03, 2013 | By Spc. Sarah Bailey 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | News+Opinion


Kingston announces Senate run

SAVANNAH - He's represented Coastal Georgia residents at the federal level for 20 years, and now Rep. Jack Kingston is vying for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

May 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | News+Opinion


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