BAGHDAD - The U.S. military, which just days ago completed its latest troop buildup in Iraq, has launched a large offensive operation in several al-Qaida strongholds around Baghdad, the top U.S. commander said Saturday.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division participated in a five kilometer Army Birthday Fun Run June 14, at FOB Hammer.
Army installations and commands all over the world, including Fort Stewart, will celebrate the Army's 232nd birthday June 14.
Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, considered by many to be the post's most sacred ground, is running out of space.
The Department of Defense on Sunday announced the deaths of two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kinston (R-Savannah), welcomed Georgia World War II veterans as they arrived in Washington, D.C. recently for a one-day visit. At the World War II memorial, Kingston's staff, along with staff members from Georgia U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' office, greeted the veterans to thank them for their service to the country. "The nation owes these men our debt and gratitude for the service they gave our country and the sacrifices they made. And thanks to Honor Flight Georgia, these brave men are now able to come and visit the memorial that was built in ...
At least 20 percent of the soldiers involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom will return home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to recent statistics.
The wet weather matched the wet, tear-stained faces of family and friends as five more Eastern Red Bud trees were added to Warrior's Walk on Thursday.
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - The atmosphere outside the Sports Oasis dining hall was like sold-out concert Tuesday night as troops and civilians packed the parking lot. Triple-digit temperatures and threats of indirect fire didn't keep hundreds of country music fans and spectators from venturing out to see one of country music's biggest stars.
Lt. Col. Noel T. Nicolle, commander of the 1-41 Artillery Battalion stationed in Iraq, has a message for the folks back home: "You should be proud of what all your soldiers are doing in Iraq, especially the soldiers of the 1-41."
BAGHDAD - In the first days after his battalion began operating in east Baghdad's Sha'ab neighborhood, Capt. Will Canda said he often saw the beds of Iraqi police trucks stained red with dried blood.
Spc. Merlyn Seeley, accused of departing the Army without leave eight years ago, has been found guilty of two counts of desertion terminated by apprehension after a two-day court-martial at Fort Stewart.
Spc. Merlyn Seeley was found guilty on two specifications of desertion by a court-martial Tuesday, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.
They wore flak vests, weapons slung across their backs, bags in their hands and IDs around their necks. But the greatest weights they bore were the hopes of a president, the future of one nation, and the concerns and prayers of another.
The Department of Defense announced the death of two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn't like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said here Monday.
Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Battalion got a new commander during a change of command ceremony Friday morning at Marne Garden.
The widow of murdered Fort Stewart soldier Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank was ordered detained by federal Judge G.R. Smith during a federal court hearing Tuesday morning in Savannah.
About 160 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are taking part in a gender-integration study for the Army's Training and Doctrine Command and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. The five-week long Physical Demand Study began three weeks ago, said Lt. Col. Mark Olsen, commander of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.
WASHINGTON - Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey wants feedback from service members on the fiscal year 2015 defense budget request that he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined to reporters at the Pentagon Monday.
Fort Stewart Forestry Branch has two controlled burns set for Tuesday in training areas in the northwest part of the post:
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the face of reduced resources after more than a decade of war.
Fort Stewart's Sgt. Ashley Randall on March 18 will accept a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on behalf of her grandfather, former 3rd ID Pvt. Demensio Rivera.
Mayor Jim Thomas accepted two large donations last week on Hinesville's behalf for construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons. Former 3rd ID Chief of Staff retired Col. Larry Burch gave Thomas a check for $5,000 in memory of Col. William Wood, who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2005. Babs Holtzman donated $10,000 to the cause in honor of her husband, Veterans Memorial Walk Committee Chairman George Holtzman, who presented the check. Holtzman is a Vietnam veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, which planned ...
Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Patrick Griffith organized the Warriors' Walk, a 15-day trek from Fort Stewart to Fort Benning that will cover 222 miles, in honor of his brother-in-law Cpl. Josh Hargis, who lost both legs when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device last year in Afghanistan. The walk, which takes participants through the backwoods and smaller highways of Georgia, serves as a fundraiser for the Hargis family. It began Monday morning.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team welcomed a new commander Wednesday during a change-of-command ceremony in Newman Fitness Center on Fort Stewart. The colorful parade-ground ritual normally is held on spacious Cottrell Field, but was moved indoors due to the heavy rain forecasted.
Soldiers, retirees and family members are not the only ones benefiting from installation commissaries, said Rick Brink, Defense Commissary Agency public-affairs specialist.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh told reporters during a news conference Tuesday on Fort Stewart that the timeline for downsizing the Army has been stepped up from 2017 to 2015.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh will be on Fort Stewart on Tuesday to see firsthand the impacts of sequestration on training and military construction, observe aerial gunnery and meet with senior leaders.
WASHINGTON – The Army's Criminal Investigation Command is warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families.