After May 28, the familiar blue sheets of paper that serve as temporary vehicle passes for access to Fort Stewart will be a thing of the past.
"This is a marathon, not a sprint," Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the Third Infantry Division and Task Force Marne in Iraq, said of the war there.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee have released a list of businesses that offer discounts to the families of deployed soldiers.
The scenes were all too familiar Tuesday as soldiers of the Third Battalion of the Seventh Cavalry Regiment departed Fort Stewart to do their part in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team have completed what was described as a very successful rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and will begin flights home next week.
By Pauline Arrillaga
In support of the military, Congress declared May 1-June 14, National Military Appreciation Month, a time when citizens should make a special effort to thank the military and their families.
With the continuing deployments of 3rd Infantry Division soldiers to Iraq, the focus of the Hinesville Rotary Club's meeting on Tuesday was how the community can support the families left behind.
The deaths of three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom were reported Monday by the Department of Defense. All three died from wounds suffered from improvised explosive device blasts.
The military support community has launched its deployment discount program to allow businesses to support the families of Fort Stewart/Hunter soldiers who are deployed.
WASHINGTON - Anti-war legislation on the way to President Bush for his promised veto represents a rare rebuke by Congress of a large and ongoing ground conflict.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston visited Fraser Counseling Center Friday to hear about mental health issues faced by soldiers and their famiiies.
As the Army prepares a final report on hospital problems, Fort Stewart officials say progress is being made on issues identified in a "tiger team" inspections of 11 facilities this past month.
Although his soldiers are "exactly where they should be in terms of equipment and training," the 3rd Infantry Division's commanding general said, "We are still losing great soldiers."
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.