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Hinesville native awarded Purple Heart

Sgt. Sherese Nicole McNair recently received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during combat operations in Iraq in April 2011.

May 29, 2012 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


New vets set record for war-disability claims

America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.

May 29, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press | News+Opinion


Name change for Frank Cochran Drive

Frank Cochran Drive runs between U.S. 84 in Hinesville and Gulick Avenue in the heart of Stewart's garrison area, crossing E.G. Miles Parkway and Fort Stewart's Gate 8.

May 23, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


1,600 museums offer troops free tickets

WASHINGTON - More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010.

May 23, 2012 | By Brett Zongker AP | News+Opinion


US Army more selective on recruits, re-enlistments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncle Sam may not want you after all.

May 23, 2012 | By Lolita C. Baldor AP | News+Opinion


Army officials discuss resource reductions on Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART, Ga. – Officials with the Army's Forces Command and Installation Management Commands, as well as division and garrison commanders from five installations across the nation, amassed on Fort Stewart, Ga., May 16, to attend the second of three slated joint FORSCOM and IMCOM Installation Management Mini-Rehearsal of Concept Drills.

May 21, 2012 | By Sgt. Mary Katzenberger 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs | News+Opinion


Garrison commander: Army retaining best only

Part of the Army's plan to reduce its active duty force from 570,000 to 490,000 includes new re-enlistment guidelines that tell commanders to keep only the best soldiers, said Col. Kevin Milton, U.S. Army Garrison commander for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

May 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Congress should stop taxes on dead soldiers' debts

In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

May 17, 2012 | Marietta Daily Journal Opinion | News+Opinion


Attrition handling post cuts

Fort Stewart officials believe they can meet an ordered reduction in civilian force without layoffs, according to Col. Kevin Milton, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander.

May 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


VA looks for work for unemployed veterans

Applications are being accepted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a new program designed to help unemployed veterans 35 to 60 years old.

May 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Fire coordinate exercise readies 'Vanguard' company commanders

FORT STEWART, Ga. – Company commanders were measured on their ability to coordinate indirect fire, close combat attacks and close air support for light-infantry soldiers on a simulated battlefield as part of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Divisions first fire coordination exercise.

May 16, 2012 | By Staff Sgt. Tanya Polk 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs | News+Opinion


Marne Division thanks Operation R & R contributors during tour

FORT STEWART, Ga. – When Staff Sgt. Samuel Nay was asked how far his infantry squad has to walk on the average combat mission, he answered honestly: the distance is unlimited. He didn't hold back when asked about the weight of each soldier's combat gear, either-70 pounds-or how much wearing the gear raises a soldier's perception of the environmental temperature; he said you add about 15 degrees to the actual temperature and that's how it feels.

May 16, 2012 | By Sgt. Mary Katzenberger 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs | News+Opinion


Injured soldiers get new barracks at Stewart

FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart is moving more than 200 injured and sick soldiers into new barracks designed to help their recovery.

May 16, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


Stewart-Hunter sustains excellence through team effort

Fort Stewart, GA

May 14, 2012 | Patrick Young Fort Stewart Public Affairs | News+Opinion


473rd begins return home

Hunter Army Airfield, GA

May 14, 2012 | Sgt. Patience Okhuofu 260th Quartermaster Battalion Public Affairs | News+Opinion


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