Mandatory furloughs for Department of the Army employees at Fort Stewart will begin affecting some services this week. According to Public Affairs Office spokesman Kevin Larson, its office will now close every Friday until September 27.
Liberty County has several active veterans' organizations. Many members of one organization are members of other organizations as well.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is slated as one of 12 brigade combat teams to be inactivated by 2017, according to William Layer with the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Media Relations Division.
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, also known as Vanguard, recently advised Afghan National Army soldiers on a radio-communication system during a two-week course on Camp Maiwand.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is moving forward with plans for a Salute to Veterans at Bryant Commons in November.
The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,372 soldiers under the plan. The Army will draw down from 570,000 to 490,000 soldiers.
The first of three main-body redeployments of soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team returned Monday to Fort Stewart. About 120 3rd Infantry Division soldiers came home to cheering family members, friends and fellow soldiers.
The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,300 soldiers under the plan.
Fort Stewart is going to lose a brigade of soldiers over the next few years.
Another 3rd Infantry Division soldier was memorialized with a tree dedication ceremony Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.
Fort Stewart leaders on Friday held a town-hall meeting at the Main Post Chapel to discuss the effects of upcoming furloughs.
One by one, America's greatest generation of war veterans is fading away, and Lou Carreras said Honor Flight Savannah wants to ensure local veterans don't leave without a proper "thank you."
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Static crackled sporadically over the tactical field radio until it was interrupted by the command the artillery Marines were waiting for.
The Association of U.S. Army of the Coastal Empire, soldiers, officers and supporters marked Flag Day and the Army's 238th birthday Friday. A cake-cutting ceremony was preceded by an AUSA golf tournament at Fort Stewart's Taylors Creek Golf Course that drew 91 soldiers and civilians.
About 130 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team arrived home from Afghanistan late Thursday afternoon. Many of them were coming home a few months before the end of the scheduled nine-month combat tour.
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.
Joining the Navy was not unexpected for First Class Petty Officer Shaun Kwasniewski when he graduated from high school in 2005. His mother, father and both grandfathers were sailors.