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Police end standoff in home near Savannah school

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah police say they've taken two people into custody after surrounding a home where they said a woman armed with a gun was holed up inside.

September 12, 2012 | AP | News+Opinion

Congress courts veterans leading up to election

WASHINGTON (AP) - Both parties are using a brief pre-election session of Congress to make campaign appeals to returning veterans.

September 12, 2012 | By Kevin Freking AP | News+Opinion

Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say some 50 Marines are being sent to Libya to reinforce security at U.S. diplomatic facilities in the aftermath of an attack in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff.

September 12, 2012 | By Robert Burns AP | News+Opinion

More alleged F.E.A.R. militia members charged

Five more alleged members of F.E.A.R. face charges in connection with the militia group's activity. The Liberty County Grand Jury on Monday returned three indictments against the suspects, charging them with multiple violations of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, according to a news release from the district attorney's office.

September 12, 2012 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion

US watchdog questions spending for Afghan army

WASHINGTON (AP) - The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan says lax accountability in a $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan National Army needs "immediate attention" before control of the program is turned over to the Kabul government in less than four months.

September 10, 2012 | By Pauline Jelinek AP | News+Opinion

US hands over Bagram prison to Afghans

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) - U.S. officials handed over formal control of Afghanistan's only large-scale U.S.-run prison to Kabul on Monday, even as disagreements between the two countries over the thousands of Taliban and terror suspects held there marred the transfer.

September 10, 2012 | Amir Shaw and Patrick Quinn AP | News+Opinion

Fort Stewart backers support resolution against sequestration

The Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter, in an effort to make the community aware, will co-host an event in support of local elected officials who will sign a resolution in opposition of sequestration and the negative economic impacts it could have on the entire country for years to come.

September 10, 2012 | By Paul M. Andreshak Special to Connect | News+Opinion

Vanguard troops set unique training area

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team created a one-of-a-kind training area Aug. 27 on Fort Stewart.

September 10, 2012 | Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs | News+Opinion

‘Cottonbalers’ demonstrate success of intensive language training course

FORT STEWART, Ga. – More than 20 "Cottonbalers" from 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, transformed a crowded Fort Stewart, Ga., classroom into the dusty roads and majestic mountains of Afghanistan, Aug. 30, using the power of language alone.

September 07, 2012 | By Sgt. Mary Katzenberger 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs | News+Opinion

‘Vanguard’ soldiers try out for female engagement teams

FORT STEWART, Ga. – Female soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, endured a grueling selection process on Fort Stewart, Ga., Aug. 27-30, to prove themselves worthy of becoming members of female engagement teams.

September 07, 2012 | By Sgt. Mary Katzenberger 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs | News+Opinion

3rd ID unit takes over in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jim Huggins, 82nd Airborne Division commanding general and outgoing Regional Command-South commanding general, cased the 82nd Airborne Division colors Sunday and officially handed over command to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, during a transition of authority ceremony at Kandahar Airfield.

September 07, 2012 | By Sgt. Ashley Curtis PAO, Regional Command South | News+Opinion

Army responds to increased suicide rate

After stabilizing for three years, suicide rates in the Army are on the rise.

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

Search for soldier at sea suspended

A sea and air search has been suspended for a Fort Stewart soldier who jumped from a Carnival cruise ship around 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Coast Guard press release.

August 31, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion

Police: Relative reported worries about alleged anarchist

SEATTLE (AP) - A relative of one of four soldiers accused by Georgia authorities of killing a fellow soldier and plotting anti-government acts came to police with concerns about the man almost a year ago, authorities in central Washington said Tuesday.

August 29, 2012 | By Phoung Le Associated Press Writer | News+Opinion

‘Vanguards’ assemble, operate field medical treatment facility

FORT STEWART, Ga. – Soldiers with Company C, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, demonstrated their ability to assemble and operate a field Role 2 Medical Treatment Facility, Aug. 22-24, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

August 27, 2012 | By Sgt. Mary Katzenberger 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs | News+Opinion

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