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Training focuses on Afghan security

CAMP MAIWAND, Afghanistan - Ten Afghan soldiers from the unit responsible for the security of Camp Maiwand, Logar Province, Afghanistan, participated in training April 2 to improve their entry-control-point procedures at the home base's main entry point.

April 12, 2013 | By Sgt. Bob Yarbrough 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | News+Opinion

Pentagon calls for new round of BRAC

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 – President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget request for the Defense Department balances competing operational and strategic needs while ensuring the maximization of taxpayer dollars and addressing internal imbalances, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.

April 11, 2013 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

Troops mark Holy Week in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Hundreds of service members and civilians celebrated Easter with a Holy Week of services.

April 08, 2013 | By Sgt. Ashley Bell 102nd Mobile PA | News+Opinion

Task force set up troops last mission

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Sixteen Stryker vehicles rolled into Kandahar Airfield on March 30, signifying the completion of a combat tour for some soldiers and the beginning of a new mission for the 3rd Sustainment Brigade-Task Force Provider.

April 08, 2013 | By Sgt. Tanjie Patterson 3rd Sustainment Brigade PA | News+Opinion

Special troops unit home early

About 30 soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion arrived home early from Afghanistan on Thursday.

April 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion

SecDef warns of 'big choices' ahead

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today signaled possible big changes ahead for his department in acquisition, personnel and organization as he delivered his first major policy speech as Pentagon chief.

April 04, 2013 | By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

Militia ringleader charged in wife's death

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier cited as the alleged ring-leader of the FEAR militia was charged Wednesday in the 2011 death of his wife and their unborn child.

April 04, 2013 | Staff report | News+Opinion

Ex Legion leader defends GI Bill

Past National American Legion Commander Jake Comer spoke Monday afternoon to state and District 1 American Legion officers at the Hinesville American Legion Post 168. Comer mostly addressed the American Legion's role in getting the first G.I. Bill through Congress.

April 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion

Hunter solider killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 3rd ID soldier deployed out of Hunter Army Airfield to Afghanistan.

April 01, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion

Pentagon cuts furlough days to 14

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 - The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.

March 29, 2013 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

Pentagon seeing sequestration flexibility

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 - Now that Congress has passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, Defense Department officials are trying to find the best way to make $46 billion in spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

March 26, 2013 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

3rd ID soldier fulfills goal to serve

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan, March 25, 2013 - A signal support system specialist assigned to 3rd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is serving in Afghanistan after an opportunity was presented that she couldn't pass up.

March 25, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID | News+Opinion

Invasion of Iraq recalled 10 years on

Command Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Jeffrey Ashmen was part of the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team when it crossed into Iraq 10 years ago this week.

March 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion

Pentagon delays furlough notices

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 - Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.

March 21, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

SecDef marks 10th anniversary of Iraq War

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 - On the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released a statement today honoring the sacrifices made by service members, their families and the Iraqi people.

March 19, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion

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