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Effort under way to put wreaths at soldiers' memorials

Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk is a treasure trove of mementos for fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers: pictures with family members, sports teams' memorabilia, plaques, toy motorcycles and even the occasional bottle of a soldier's favorite beer.

October 13, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Mission aims to weaken insurgent hold

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Third Infantry Division soldiers handed out humanitarian aid packages Sept. 12 to help break the hold insurgents have had on a poor community in Salman Pak.

October 11, 2007 | By Staff Sgt. Sean Riley 3rd HBCT Public Affairs | Military


Army testing GI's brains before deployment

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button to measure response time.

October 11, 2007 | By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press Writer | Military


Business offers aid to 3rd ID soldiers

With the patchwork complete, robes specially designed for wounded 3rd Infantry Division soldiers were ready for transport last week.

October 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Ten soldiers receive Purple Hearts

Back home on leave, 3rd Infantry Division Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch had a full day of activities Thursday, including pinning the Purple Heart on 10 of the division's wounded soldiers.

October 09, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Indiana brigade heading to Fort Stewart

A brigade combat team of the Indiana National Guard will be heading for Fort Stewart soon to finish off their training for deployment Iraq.

October 09, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


Mother gets to promote son in Iraq

Sgt. Maj. Golden Giddings, an Alexandria, Va. native, speaks just before she promoted her son, Staff Sgt. Cleophus Giddings Jr., at Q-West in Iraq.

October 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Another 3rd ID soldier down

The Department of Defense has announcedd the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

October 06, 2007 | Staff report | Military


3rd ID, families mourn fallen heroes

When Spc. Jaime Rodriguez Jr. was three months old, his mother, Dulce Soto, nicknamed him "Pollito," or "little chicken," because of the yellow pajamas she dressed him in. Now, nearly 20 years later, she can call her middle child one of America's brave fallen heroes.

October 06, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Wives take on 10-miler for deployed husbands

WASHINGTON, DC - For the last few months, a group of 37 wives at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have been training to run the 23rd annual Army 10-Miler in honor of their deployed husbands of the 3rd Infantry Division.

October 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fort Stewart convoys expected to cause delays

Military convoys Thursday and Friday will cause traffic delays on Fort Stewart highways.

October 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Military


Ten more trees going in on Warriors Walk

The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will honor 10 fallen heroes with a tree dedication ceremony, 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Warriors Walk on post.

October 04, 2007 | Staff report | Military


Top chaplain assures units of their need

By Sgt. Natalie Rosek

October 04, 2007 | By Sgt. Natalie Rosek Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID loses another hero

The 3rd Infantry Division suffered another loss during Operation Iraqi Freedom last Friday, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense Monday.

October 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Military


Deployed troops mark anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Task Force Marne soldiers hold a remembrance ceremony Sept. 11, at the Task Force Marne Headquarters, Camp Victory. Twenty-five soldiers took the opportunity on the sixth anniversary of the terror attacks to re-enlist.

October 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


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Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

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.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


'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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