An officer deployed from Fort Stewart has been killed in Afghanistan. The 3rd Infantry Division Monday confirmed the death of Maj. Paul C. Voelke from Monroe, N.Y., who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Voelke, 36, died Friday in Mazar E. Sharif, Afghanistan from non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to 1-30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team and deployed in February for a nine-month deployment. The incident is under investigation and additional ...
Fort Stewart, Ga. - Our beloved moniker dates back more than 90 years to a fighting position on the Marne River along the Western Front. During World War I's Second Battle of the Marne in the summer of 1918, German forces attempted to split Allied lines and move into Paris. The German firepower overran French troops, who began to retreat, yet Soldiers of the 7th Machine Gun Battalion, Third Infantry Division, were rock-solid defending the ...
Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. - The two Landings retirees talked quietly as they sat, drinking coffee and contemplating how to reach out to area service members who have an emergency financial need. The retired professionals represent many other 'low-key' retirees from the upscale-gated community who want to express their appreciation and compassion for our nation's warriors with their money and skills. They have made that difference over the last five years with proceeds from the ...
Fort Benning, Ga. - Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, loaded track vehicles and equipment aboard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, June 3, at Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Ga., as they prepared to participate in a joint training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise is designed to prepare units for a rapid deployment in defense of U.S interests across the globe. Planning for the ...
Every child's birth is a miracle, but the coincidences surrounding the births of a local couple's children cause them to believe they're extra blessed.
The 3rd Infantry Division welcomed two new senior leaders, including a colonel who will stand in as post commander for the next year, in a Thursday morning ceremony at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.
The rain falling on Coastal Georgia is from Tropical Storm Debby, which has stalled in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the Florida Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
Two colonels took leadership positions on Fort Stewart and of the 3rd Infantry Division during a ceremony in Marne Gardens this morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is planning a significant military presence of 13,500 troops in Kuwait to give it the flexibility to respond to sudden conflicts in the region as Iraq adjusts to the withdrawal of American combat forces and the world nervously eyes Iran, according to a congressional report.
On Thursday, Fort Stewart celebrated the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army. We'd like to join in wishing not only the Army a happy birthday, but also take a moment to honor all the men and women who have served and are serving now.
Many soldiers have endured years of repeated deployments, which separate them from their families for long periods of time. And although most deployed soldiers have internet access "down range," family members of many junior enlisted soldiers often do not have computers at home to respond to email or chat via Facebook or Skype. Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization supporting troops and their families, is responding to this need. On Wednesday, the organization donated 150 laptops ...
SPC Bryant J. Luxmore, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier from New Windsor, Ill., has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the division confirmed Tuesday.
A Georgia soldier was found guilty Tuesday of killing his two Army roommates in 2010 at a U.S. base camp in Iraq, where prosecutors said he opened fire hours after complaining that the victims had let their room get too messy.
The Department of the Army has notified the 3rd Infantry Division that additional units that will deploy to Afghanistan later this year. The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade and the 3rd Sustainment Brigade will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, though the exact dates have not been released. The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade is expected to deploy to Regional Command-South for nine months. This is their second deployment to Afghanistan. The aviation brigade ...
The body of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who went missing in the Atlantic off St. Simons Island's Sunday evening was recovered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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