The rain did not stop the Third Infantry Division while it cased its colors, Aug. 8, during a ceremony at Woodruff Theater as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As the Marne Soldiers stood proudly in formation awaiting their 12-month deployment, their Family Members and other state and local community members were in the audience for support. "As a former Army officer, I take ...
A steady Georgia downpour did not delay Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno's visits to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Aug. 6. The stops marked the first time Gen. Odierno has visited the 'Dog Face' Soldiers of the Third Infantry Division at their home base since being sworn in as the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army on Sept. 7, 2011.
Brigadier General Christopher P. Hughes said if you want to get a feel for what life is like in his hometown of Red Oak, Iowa, all you have to do is leave your car in the high school's parking lot and walk along 8th Street as twilight sets in.
South eastern Georgia is known for its unpredictable weather during the summer months, such as thunder storms and hurricanes, This forces residents, new and not so new to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield area to stay alert. According to a blog post on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, on April 14 of this year, more than 80 tornados occurred in the U.S. Over the past few months the Stewart-Hunter area has seen ...
As any Soldier will tell you, deployments require a substantial amount of training prior to the departure date. For troopers of 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry it is no different; Medical check-ups, legal appointments, driver and roll over training, cultural familiarization, weapons qualification and dozens of other requirements are just a few of the preparations that keep Soldiers very busy prior to a deployment. Just as significant as Soldier's Readiness is Family readiness. The strain ...
The 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, a brand new 265-man unit, will be activated at Fort Stewart in late September as part of the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, a U.S. Forces Command-supported unit based at Fort Hood, Texas.
To mark the 3rd Infantry Division's first deployment to Afghanistan and fifth deployment since 2003, its Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion conducted a colors-casing ceremony Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater.
RICHMOND HILL - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., joined community officials and staff of the Richmond Hill Medical Home during an open house Thursday to celebrate nearly 18 months of providing health care to military families.
Silver Dollar Lounge employees will get to keep dancing despite the venue's close call with a deadline that could threaten its business license.
It's back! This weekend, the sales-tax holiday for back-to-school shopping returned to Georgia. Enormously popular with shoppers and retailers, the holiday, which ran Aug. 10-11, was held in Georgia from 2002-2009. The holiday provided much-needed tax relief to families struggling to outfit their children for the new school year. In an important sales season, it also provided retailers with an economic stimulus. The energy-efficient appliance sales tax holiday, which was held from 2005-09, also returns ...
Col. Ron Place, commander of Winn Army Community Hospital and U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Command for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, refuses to take credit for the concept of collocating Army Medical Evaluation Board personnel with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs assessment specialists.
Col. Christopher P. Hughes, deputy commanding general – maneuver, 3rd Infantry Division, now is a brigadier general. Hughes was promoted Friday morning during a formal ceremony in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.
A steady downpour did not delay Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno's Monday visits to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
FORT STEWART, Ga. – Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment celebrated their regiment's 146th birthday, July 27, on Fort Stewart, Ga.
This story is the latest installment in a joint initiative by The Associated Press and Associated Press Media Editors taking a closer look at this latest generation of war veterans as they return to civilian life, and the effect this is having on them, their families and American society.
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.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.
The Gum Branch home of a Fort Stewart soldier and his family was heavily damaged Thursday night by fire. The family and their pets made it out OK but lost most of their belongings.
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