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Troops back from Afghanistan

They're home, finally. About 175 soldiers with the 530th Engineer Company, 92nd Engineer Battalion returned home Monday after a year-long combat tour in Afghanistan.

March 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Weird News: Top bidder chickens out of $8K presidential McNugget deal

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. - McWashington needs a new home.

March 27, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


Training for churches to help wounded warriors

An upcoming workshop is designed help church leaders recognize the trauma continuum experienced by military veterans.

March 08, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Cavalry soldiers, spouses earn spurs

Soldiers from the 144 Cavalry, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division attempted tests of physical and mental endurance Saturday for the prize of standing out among their peers and earning their "silver spurs."

March 07, 2012 | By Sgt. Dustin Gautney 2nd HBC Public Affairs | News+Opinion


Storm center chief predicts more accurate forecasts

CHARLESTON - National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read said Monday that science will improve to the point where forecasters can reliably issue forecasts showing where a hurricane will be a week ahead of time.

March 07, 2012 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


3rd ID Highway plan quashed

AUGUSTA - A new federal report on a proposed interstate connecting Savannah, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn., says several suggested routes aren't feasible because of detrimental effects on mountain terrain and protected wilderness areas.

March 06, 2012 | Associated Press | News+Opinion


Changes Aim to Strengthen Military Health System

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2012 - A proposed new governance structure will make the military health system more effective and produce savings, and the system's 9.8 million beneficiaries worldwide will never miss an appointment, the Pentagon's top health affairs official said.

March 02, 2012 | By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


Stewart security force assistance teams to deploy to Afghanistan

The 3rd Infantry Division recently was notified by the Department of the Army that approximately 100 soldiers from the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team will deploy 18-person security force assistance teams to Afghanistan in the fall to support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

March 02, 2012 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Veterans can get free driver's licenses

The Georgia Department of Driver Services reminds Georgia veterans that driver's licenses and/or identification cards may be obtained free for life!

March 02, 2012 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Photos, witnesses focus of Platero hearing

A military court held another pre-trial motions hearing Wednesday on Fort Stewart for the trial of Spc. Neftaly Platero, the 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of killing two of his fellow soldiers and severely wounding another Sept. 23, 2010, at Camp Fallujah, Iraq.

March 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Two 3rd ID soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Defense Department announced Friday the deaths of two Fort Stewart soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

March 02, 2012 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Secretary: No decision on troop reductions here

FORT STEWART - As the military looks to shed 80,000 soldiers and endure another round of base closures, Army Secretary John McHugh said he sees Fort Stewart as an "enduring facility," though he didn't rule out the possibility of troop reductions at the largest Army post east of the Mississippi River.

March 02, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press Writer | News+Opinion


Churches learn to help veterans

Hinesville's Fraser Counseling Center will host a three-hour workshop called "The Invisible Wounds of War: Developing Veteran Friendly Congregations" from 2-5 p.m., Thursday, March 15.

March 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


Churches learn to help veterans

Hinesville's Fraser Counseling Center will host a three-hour workshop called "The Invisible Wounds of War: Developing Veteran Friendly Congregations" from 2-5 p.m., Thursday, March 15.

March 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


2/3 Avn helps vets remember Pearl Harbor

When Spc. Justin Moore, a Knighthawk Soldier from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, stepped into the Rotunda of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, he said he was taken aback with humility. Not only because of the historical regalia on display, but at the presence of so many World War II veterans.

December 08, 2011 | By Sgt. Luke Rollins 3rd Combat Avian Brigade, 3rd ID PAO | News+Opinion


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Good brisket is available outside Texas

Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat - except when it's properly smoked by a pit master.

September 25, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


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