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Kingston announces Senate run

SAVANNAH - He's represented Coastal Georgia residents at the federal level for 20 years, and now Rep. Jack Kingston is vying for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

May 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | News+Opinion


Amputee completes Air Assault School

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., May 2, 2013 - For almost 12 miles, he has been carrying about 35 pounds of gear. He sees a clock in the near distance with red digital numerals closing in on the three-hour mark, the time limit for the near half-marathon march. He wants to sprint to the finish line, but his face winces with every right step taken. His breaths are heavy, and pain can be heard with each inhale.

May 02, 2013 | By Sgt. Joe Padula 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division | News+Opinion


Ribbon to be cut on troop's museum

The Liberty Independent Troop is hosting a ribbon cutting for its new museum at 11 a.m. May 4 at 100 Commerce St. in Hinesville.

April 29, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Sling-loader enhances supply effort

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Just weeks after the 703rd Maintainers' transfer-of-responsibility ceremony, soldiers from the Task Force Maintain sling-load team, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, work hard to ensure the supply needs within the Vanguard Brigade are met in Wardak and Logar provinces, Afghanistan.

April 26, 2013 | By Spc. Sarah Bailey 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | News+Opinion


Division-wide stand-down's aim is safety

"Life is like a game of tennis, and you are the tennis ball being bounced back and forth between the events in your life. Sometimes, it is a playful volley, and you just bounce through your normal day doing the best you can to keep up. And other times, bam - something in your life hits you like a racquet with a vengeance. You hold on for dear life as you race through space, gritting your teeth in anticipation for the next slam.

April 26, 2013 | By Sgt. Richard Wrigley 2nd BCT, 3rd ID public affairs | News+Opinion


$2.5M lottery ticket sold in Hville

ATLANTA - A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket with a multi-million dollar top prize recently was sold in Liberty County. Hinesville Station, at 1046 W. Oglethorpe Highway, sold the Millionaire Jumbo Bucks ticket worth $2.5 million.

April 26, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Stewart unit provides counter IED cover

CAMP PHOENIX, Afghanistan – The 731st Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team traveled from Camp Phoenix to the eastern border of Wardak province to provide counterimprovised explosive device support for a meeting between International Security Assistance Force and Afghan government officials April 20, 2013.

April 25, 2013 | By Erica Foucha Combined Joint Task Force Paladin | News+Opinion


Rumors of troop losses draw crowd

More than 220 members of communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield attended Monday's community listening session at Club Stewart, with most responding to rumors that the installation could lose up to 8,000 soldiers.

April 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


3rd ID soldier dies after bomb blast

Another 3rd ID soldier has died from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

April 23, 2013 | Staff report | News+Opinion


Fallen soldiers remembered

More than 100 family members of eight 3rd Infantry Division soldiers took part in a tree-dedication ceremony Thursday morning. Six of the eight soldiers honored with living memorials were assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield.

April 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Reserves mark its 105th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will celebrate its 105th birthday April 23. To honor the Reserve and its support for the total force and the nation, Mayor Jim Thomas signed a proclamation Wednesday morning, designating April 23 as Army Reserve Day.

April 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Opinion: Just what is BRAC?

The term BRAC, or base realignment and closure, is familiar to many of us, especially military families and those living in proximity to military bases.

April 17, 2013 | By Friends of Fort Stewart/Hunter Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Hagel axes remote warfare medal

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has eliminated the Distinguished Warfare Medal, DOD officials announced today.

April 16, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


Combat medic is Rotary solider of month

The Rotary Club of Hinesville on Tuesday recognized Spc. April Walters as its soldier of the month.

April 15, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


'Vanguard' medics learn splinting, casting

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Medics from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently received hands-on training on splinting and casting on Forward Operating Base Shank, Logar Province, Afghanistan.

April 15, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | News+Opinion


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