The trail party for the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned Wednesday afternoon to Fort Stewart, where family, friends and fellow soldiers waited eagerly in the hot sun to welcome them home.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - After completing a 12-month tour in Southern Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, handed over command of Regional Command (South) to Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, the 4th ID commanding general, during a transition of authority ceremony Monday at Kandahar Airfield.
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 ROTC cadets based at Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities participated in Saturday's leadership-development program on Fort Stewart, where they visited a live-fire range and took advantage of training opportunities.
The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.
Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.
More than 400 veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, amputations and other injuries participated in the 28th annual National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic on March 29-April 4 in Snowmass, Colo. Former 3rd Infantry Division soldier Sgt. Kristian Cedeno was among the disabled vets learning downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and other sports, including scuba diving, rock climbing and wheelchair self-defense.
Georgia Army National Guard soldier Joshua S. Davis, a specialist with the 848th Engineer Company, on Saturday recevied a Purple Heart during a ceremony in the Georgia Garrison Training Center auditorium on post.
A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.
It had been more than 20 years since a C-130 Hercules has landed on Fort Stewart's Remagen Landing Zone, but on Wednesday, the dirt strip LZ and drop zone received a lot of air traffic.
Numerous buildings on military bases are named in honor of heroes, particularly Medal of Honor recipients. Fort Stewart's education center is one of them.
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, 34, was the gunman in yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the installation commander said today.
Seven years after he graduated from high school, Hinesville native Chief Petty Officer Bernard "Eric" Willis began a career as a Navy Seabee, providing construction and disaster recovery around the world.
It's less than half an inch high and 3 inches long. It has a raised, silver infantry musket on an infantry blue background surrounded by a silver border.
WASHINGTON - A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said tonight.
If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.
Pvt. Isaac Aguigui received another life sentence Thursday, this time from military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass at the conclusion of a four-day court-martial on Fort Stewart.
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