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Attend a 3rd Heavy BCT briefing in Iraq

Col. Wayne Grigsby, commander of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, briefed bloggers in a conference call/video session Thursday morning. The video of his opening statement is in the media player at left.

December 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Operation Homefront overwhelmed by requests

ATLANTA - Operation Homefront announced that it has been overwhelmed by requests for emergency assistance by military families, and the nonprofit organization is requesting immediate donations from the local community to help address the need.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


DAV remembers attack on Pearl Harbor

he "date which will live in infamy," Dec. 7, when Imperial Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor in the U.S. territory of Hawaii in 1941, was observed Dec. 8 by the Disabled American Veterans Hinesville chapter.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Riley prepping for arrival of Big Red 1

FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Though more than half the soldier population is deployed to war, an army of another kind continues to toil.

December 27, 2007 | By John Milburn Associated Press Writer | Military


3rd ID soldier receives Purple Heart

Tuesday was a special day for 3rd Infantry Division soldier Spc. Christopher Hayes.

December 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Late 3rd ID soldier identified

A Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldier found dead in his car Saturday morning by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police was identified Wednesday night.

December 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Poll: More in US see progress in Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Growing numbers of people think the U.S. is making progress in Iraq and will eventually be able to claim some success there, a poll showed Tuesday in a sign the politics of the war could become more complicated for Democrats.

December 26, 2007 | By Alan Fram Associated Press Writer | Military


Pressure growing to shorten deployments

WASHINGTON -- As security improves in Iraq, pressure is building to reverse one of the most onerous decisions Defense Secretary Robert Gates made to enable President Bush's troop buildup to go forward this year: extending the tours of active-duty soldiers from 12 months to 15 months.

December 26, 2007 | By Robert Burns Associated Press Military Writer | Military


NCO receives appreciation award

Francesca Milner, human resources NCO with the 188th Infantry Brigade, received a certificate of appreciation Dec. 6 by Pioneer Services manager Carl Johnson for her service.

December 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Bells pay tribute to fallen

Camel bells attached to satin cords were hung on trees at Warriors Walk on Fort Stewart on Saturday in memory of 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The bells are being hung by spouses, family members and friends who are members of Support 3rd ID.com, which is a forum that was created in an effort to gain support for extended familiess. Trees which had less decoration, possibly of the geographical distance of families, were chosen for the bells like those Jodie Goodman is placing here.

December 25, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Vanguard Brigade takes over Iraq duty

The Third Infantry Division's 4th Brigade "Vanguard" Combat Team has officially taken responsibility for Forward Operating Base Kalsu and the surrounding area of Iraq south of Baghdad.

December 25, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


3rd troops celebrate division birthday in Iraq

December 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Call boxes, cell phone boosts added on post

Emergency call boxes and improved cell phone access will make the Fort Stewart military reservation safer for everyone using the area.

December 22, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Marines won't shift from Iraq to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- The top Marine general said Wednesday that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has rejected his proposal to shift Marine forces from Iraq to Afghanistan, reflecting in part the Bush administration's concern that recent security gains in Iraq are fragile and reversible.

December 21, 2007 | By Robert Burns AP Military Writer | Military


SecDef: Drop in violence pressures Iraq to act

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that "people are getting impatient" for the Iraqi government to take advantage of improved security and move toward needed political reforms.

Gates met Thursday for an hour with his top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, who described a 60 percent decline in violence in the last six months. Gates had spent two days meeting with Iraqi officials and military commanders in both Baghdad and up north in Mosul. Iraq's government leaders know what they have to do, Gates said.

December 21, 2007 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Writer | Military


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'Thunder' on a cloudless day

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.

April 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Former 3rd ID soldier trains at sports clinic

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.

April 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Soldier receives Purple heart

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.

April 10, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

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.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

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.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Education center commemorates namesake

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.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army looking for clues around shooting

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.

April 04, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

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.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

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.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Gunman kills 3 others, himself on Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said tonight.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Group marches 26 miles for PTSD awareness

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.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Military


There will be no parole for Aguigui

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.

March 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Life sentence is convict's second

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui was found guilty Thursday by military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass on the fourth day of Aguigui's court-martial on Fort Stewart for the murder of his wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui, and the death of their unborn son.

March 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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