WASHINGTON - The Pentagon poured more than $1 billion into bonuses last year to keep soldiers and Marines in the military in the face of an unpopular war and battlefield deployments that are getting longer and more frequent.
The Hinesville Rotary Club donated $500 to help a wounded soldiers' care basket program after its organizer spoke to club members Tuesday.
Col. Todd Buchs, Fort Stewart garrison commander, told a Hinesville group Wednesday that while the community should count on deployments from the post into the foreseeable future, they would be more often be one brigade at a time, "but not the whole division."
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee has organized a Beanie Baby or small stuffed animal drive to send to the soldiers of the 3ID.
A well-respected former commanding general of Fort Stewart with Liberty County ties, William Webster, has been nominated for a third star and named to a double-hatted position as deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command and vice commander, U.S. element , North American Aerospace Defense Command.
WASHINGTON - For just the second time since the war began, the Army is sending large units back to Iraq without giving them at least a year at home, defense officials said Monday.
One of the newest books at the Live Oak Public Library is "A Tale of Two Quagmires - Iraq, Vietnam and the Hard Lessons of War."
Washington D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds members of the military to take advantage of Free File, which allows taxpayers to prepare and e-file their federal income tax return online for free. Taxpayers who have an adjusted gross income of $52,000 or less in 2006 are eligible.
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.
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
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.
Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a situational training exercise Wednesday evening in Wayne County.
WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.
Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.
Winn Army Community Hospital has a new command sergeant major.
Ten years ago, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery was inactivated as the Army transitioned to a modular force. One year ago, the 42nd Fires Brigade was activated at Fort Stewart.
Former soldiers using pickup to raise awareness
Seventeen local employers took part in a military career fair and hiring event for active-duty soldiers, veterans and military family members Tuesday morning on Fort Stewart.
The USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine that was launched in November 1982, recently returned home to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, adjacent to St. Marys in Camden County.
Few details have been announced yet, but Fort Stewart officials are confirming that soldiers from the post will deploy in the effort to control the spread of ebola.
Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.
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