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Gray Eagles over Stewart soon

The Gray Eagle, an unmanned aircraft system, soon will be flying over Fort Stewart as the new unit trains for real-world missions in Afghanistan, according to Lt. Col. Alberto Garnica, 3rd Infantry Division G-3 operations officer-rear, and Chief Warrant Officer-4 Kelly Leonard, G-3 aviation-rear.

February 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


'Vanguard' cases colors for deployment

The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division cased its colors Thursday on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

February 18, 2013 | By Sgt. Bob Yarbrough 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | News+Opinion


Pentagon unveils new service medal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has approved a new medal designed to recognize service members directly affecting combat operations who may not even be on the same continent as the action.

February 14, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


Soldier after bike chase

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested Monday after fleeing from officers on a motorcycle in a two-county chase that reached 120 miles per hour.

February 13, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | News+Opinion


Force in Afghanistan to be cut by half

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 - U.S. troops in Afghanistan will decrease by 34,000 over the coming year, President Barack Obama announced tonight in his annual State of the Union address.

February 13, 2013 | By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


Sergeant earns Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha during a ceremony yesterday in the East Room of the White House.

February 12, 2013 | By C. Todd Lopez Army News Service | News+Opinion


Benefits for same sex couples expanded

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 - Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced today.

February 12, 2013 | By Karen Parish American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


Training the Army's future leaders

Fort Stewart's Noncommissioned Officers Academy has a new commandant, Command Sgt. Maj. Lindsey G. Streeter.

February 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Black Diamonds ready to deploy

The 92nd Engineer Battalion, a tenant unit of the 3rd Infantry Division, prepared for deployment by casing its unit colors Thursday morning in a formal ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

February 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Army cuts could hurt area, state

At the Imprint Warehouse near the front gate of Fort Stewart, owner Daniel Clark figures about 40 cents of every dollar he earns comes from units at the neighboring Army post ordering T-shirts custom printed with battalion logos, embroidered ball caps and decorative coins that commanders pass out to reward their troops.

February 04, 2013 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


Women in combat raises questions

Two female soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team expressed different opinions about Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's lift of the ban on women serving in combat units. During media interviews held Tuesday outside their brigade headquarters the two soldiers talked candidly about the policy change.

January 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Soldiers have mixed feelings on women in combat

Military leaders formally lifted the ban on female soldiers serving in combat positions Thursday with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey announcing the change.

January 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


State's top Army booster visits here

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James E. Donald, president of the Georgia chapter of the Association of the United States Army, recently visited Hinesville and Fort Stewart.

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


Navy to start random blood-alcohol tests

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.

January 24, 2013 | By Brock Vergakis Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


Chiefs to pick combat roles for women

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat presents a daunting challenge to top military leaders who now will have to decide which, if any, jobs they believe should be open only to men.

January 24, 2013 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | News+Opinion


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