After May 28, the familiar blue sheets of paper that serve as temporary vehicle passes for access to Fort Stewart will be a thing of the past.
"This is a marathon, not a sprint," Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the Third Infantry Division and Task Force Marne in Iraq, said of the war there.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee have released a list of businesses that offer discounts to the families of deployed soldiers.
The scenes were all too familiar Tuesday as soldiers of the Third Battalion of the Seventh Cavalry Regiment departed Fort Stewart to do their part in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team have completed what was described as a very successful rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and will begin flights home next week.
By Pauline Arrillaga Associated Press National Writer She had raised her daughter for six years following the divorce, handled the shuttling to soccer practice and cheerleading, made sure schoolwork was done. Hardly a day went by when the two weren't together. Then Lt. Eva Crouch was mobilized with the Kentucky National Guard, and Sara went to stay with dad. A year and a half later, her assignment up, Crouch pulled into her driveway with one ...
Participants started their "Walk to Iraq and Back" Saturday on Fort Stewart. More than 60 teams consisting of an estimated 700 walkers took part in the event that is meant to bring 3rd Infantry Division families and others together to walk the miles the division traveled to and will travel from Iraq.
In support of the military, Congress declared May 1-June 14, National Military Appreciation Month, a time when citizens should make a special effort to thank the military and their families.
With the continuing deployments of 3rd Infantry Division soldiers to Iraq, the focus of the Hinesville Rotary Club's meeting on Tuesday was how the community can support the families left behind.
The deaths of three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom were reported Monday by the Department of Defense. All three died from wounds suffered from improvised explosive device blasts.
The military support community has launched its deployment discount program to allow businesses to support the families of Fort Stewart/Hunter soldiers who are deployed.
WASHINGTON - Anti-war legislation on the way to President Bush for his promised veto represents a rare rebuke by Congress of a large and ongoing ground conflict.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston visited Fraser Counseling Center Friday to hear about mental health issues faced by soldiers and their famiiies.
As the Army prepares a final report on hospital problems, Fort Stewart officials say progress is being made on issues identified in a "tiger team" inspections of 11 facilities this past month.
Although his soldiers are "exactly where they should be in terms of equipment and training," the 3rd Infantry Division's commanding general said, "We are still losing great soldiers."
The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade got a new commander Friday morning during a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and his wife Sarah returned Friday to Fort Stewart for a book-signing event at the installation's main Post Exchange.
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said he has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault among 3rd ID soldiers, whether on post or off. The Marne Division commander spoke candidly during an interview at the Coastal Courier on Wednesday afternoon.
Col. Peter L. Jones, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, was promoted to brigadier general Friday afternoon in a formal ceremony held at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.
Influenza is contagious and can take the life of the very young, very old and those with a weakened immune system, said Maj. Mark Killibrew, chief of Preventive Medicine for Winn Army Community Hospital.
The 42nd Fires Brigade was activated Thursday on Fort Stewart.
Brig. Gen. John Hort, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-maneuver, confirmed Monday that nearly all of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's 2,400 civilian workers were back on the job.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.
Commissaries are open today only to reduce perishables on hand. The items are not being sold at a reduced price. After today, the commissaries will be closed for the duration of the shutdown.
Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee met Monday evening to continue finalizing plans for the Nov. 16 Veterans Salute.
Former Fort Stewart commander Lt. Gen. James Vaught died Sept. 20. According to an obituary in the Grand Strand Daily in Conway, S.C., Vaught was a South Carolina native. He was commander of the 24th Infantry Division from 1977-79, but previously served with the 24th ID during the Korean War, long before the 24th ID was reactivated at Fort Stewart in 1975.
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - As U.S. forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, the Afghan air force and the Afghan national army are integrating air and ground forces to conduct combat-fire support and logistics missions as they continue to grow and lead operations.
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The Afghan national army completed construction of the first helicopter landing zone, or HLZ, on Sept. 16 in Camp Maiwand in Logar province.
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, shared his thoughts and feelings Monday about a report of another 3rd ID casualty.
The grief does not end for family, friends and brothers in arms of servicemen and women still missing in action or kept as prisoners of war in a foreign country.