The Department of Defense Sunday announced the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The area's representative, Jack Kingston, (R.-Savannah) voted against a measure on funding the Iraq war that passed the U.S. House Friday, despite threats of veto from President Bush.
Friday, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Fort Benning soldier in Iraq. Pfc. Joey T. Sams II, 22, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Wednesday at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries suffered when he was pinned between two vehicles. Sams was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. His death is under investigation.
With Wednesday's approval of funding for a new Urban Assault Course on Fort Stewart, 3rd Infantry Division soldiers can expect more realistic urban combat training to be in place next year.
The pink blossoms sway in a slight, spring breeze. The early morning sun filters through the branches. A wind chime adds its gentle notes to the sound of the breeze moving through the branches of the 320 Eastern Redbuds planted at Warriors Walk here.
Speed-limit reduction temporary Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield officials have said the reduced speed limits are temporary. "They were only done to make sure we have a safe environment for the training still occurring. Because we have so many units, so much maneuver by both wheeled and track vehicles, we put that in place to ensure complete safety. As soon as the unit training is completed this month, we will raise the speed limit ...
A soldier based at Fort Stewart, Spc. Forrest J. Waterbury, 25, of Richmond, Texas, died Wednesday in Iraq, near Ramadi, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire, the Department of Defense said late Saturday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Returning from the streets of Baghdad, a soldier logs onto his personal laptop and decompresses by playing an interactive video game with his son, who is sitting at their home in the U.S.
The eastern red bud trees blooming bright lavender flowers on Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk are representing the living memory of more than 300 fallen soldiers including two who died young.
President Bush will nominate Army Lt. Gen. Claude Milton "Mickey" Kicklighter of Georgia to be the Pentagon's new inspector general, the White House announced Thursday.
Change in command Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey did not make a recent trip to Fort Benning as previously announced and was forced to resign last week over his response to problems of poor soldier treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
A "tiger team" was on Fort Stewart Wednesday just one day after the Army announced a plan to study outpatient care and make sure the poor conditions found at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., are not the norm.
3rd Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch and Division Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse L. Andrews case the division's colors in a ceremony Thursday marking the departure of the division headquarters. Lynch, Andrews and more than 1,000 headquarters troops will deploy to Iraq beginning next week on a historical third deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
MEDINA JABAL - You don't hear any pessimism in this "Iraqi" village on Fort Stewart, and very little questioning of the future.
The 3rd Infantry Division is moving in all directions at an incredible pace preparing for its third deployment to Iraq but will pause to pray, case the division colors and dance in the streets Thursday.
Outfitted in festive holiday gear, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their children gathered Thursday night outside Club Stewart for Fort Stewart's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
The Supermarket of Veterans Benefits will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Department of Veterans Service at the Georgia National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.
GLENNVILLE - Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, is working to fulfill its mission to remember, honor and teach.
With Monday night's return of the Marne Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trail party, the 3rd Infantry Division is essentially home, according to Fort Stewart public-affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.
Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Adna Romanza Chaffee IV began his military career straight out of high school in 1959. He was keeping with a family tradition that goes back to his great grandfather, Lt. Gen. Adna Romanza Chaffee Sr., who started his military career as an enlisted soldier in 1861 and rose through ranks to become the second chief of staff of the Army.
Army Pfc. William A. Troy Jr. recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Fort Stewart's Warriors in Transition Unit can take the credit for two new athletic events at this year's Marne Week competitions, which celebrated the 3rd Infantry Division's 96th birthday.
One competition for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers during Marne Week was not athletic, but it is a sport, according to Capt. Randy Crocker, officer in charge of the second annual Marne Week BBQ Cookoff.
Wheelchair basketball is as fast-paced and even more challenging than its counterpart, according to Lt. Col. Rose Deck, commander of Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Unit.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is getting home from Afghanistan just in time for Thanksgiving.
Liberty County's first-ever Veterans Salute kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday with the annual Veterans Day parade through downtown Hinesville. The parade was followed by the salute at Bryant Commons, which included live entertainment, food, arts-and-crafts vendors and children's games.
The community showed its support for veterans Monday, beginning with a formal Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6602. There also were discounts or free meals provided for veterans by restaurants.
The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic.
Local veterans' organizations led by the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will host the inaugural Veterans Salute at Saturday, Nov. 16.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and other Coastal Georgia leaders recently visited Washington, D.C., where they talked with congressional and military leaders about the affects sequestration and the recent government shutdown have had on communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.