LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. service members have been in combat operations in Afghanistan since September 2001 and, along the way, have faced many obstacles and experiences, such as death, separation and physical and mental weariness.
The trail party for the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned Wednesday afternoon to Fort Stewart, where family, friends and fellow soldiers waited eagerly in the hot sun to welcome them home.
Tropical Storm Chantal petered out Wednesday night.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - After completing a 12-month tour in Southern Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, handed over command of Regional Command (South) to Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, the 4th ID commanding general, during a transition of authority ceremony Monday at Kandahar Airfield.
DEH RAWUD, Afghanistan - Representing a step toward Afghan independence, the deconstruction of the last ISAF-manned Forward Operating Base in Uruzgan province is complete.
TARIN KOT, Afghanistan - Afghanistan, with its mosaic of ethnicities hidden within a rugged landscape, requires the firm establishment of the rule of law.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is slated as one of 12 brigade combat teams to be inactivated by 2017, according to William Layer with the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Media Relations Division.
A Savannah medical examiner asked to take a second look at the autopsy results of Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui said he determined the 24-year-old, who was about about six months pregnant, died by asphyxiation.
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, also known as Vanguard, recently advised Afghan National Army soldiers on a radio-communication system during a two-week course on Camp Maiwand.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Task Force Provider soldiers showed support for their fellow comrades June 25 during a ceremony celebrating the U.S. Army Chemical Corps' birthday at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - More than 80 U.S. Army helicopters were damaged in April when a sudden hailstorm hit Kandahar Airfield, where nearly half of Task Force Falcon's helicopters were parked.
The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,372 soldiers under the plan. The Army will draw down from 570,000 to 490,000 soldiers.
The first of three main-body redeployments of soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team returned Monday to Fort Stewart. About 120 3rd Infantry Division soldiers came home to cheering family members, friends and fellow soldiers.
The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,300 soldiers under the plan.
Fort Stewart is going to lose a brigade of soldiers over the next few years.