The Department of Defense Sunday announced the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The area's representative, Jack Kingston, (R.-Savannah) voted against a measure on funding the Iraq war that passed the U.S. House Friday, despite threats of veto from President Bush.
Friday, the Department of Defense announced the death of a Fort Benning soldier in Iraq. Pfc. Joey T. Sams II, 22, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Wednesday at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries suffered when he was pinned between two vehicles. Sams was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. His death is under investigation.
With Wednesday's approval of funding for a new Urban Assault Course on Fort Stewart, 3rd Infantry Division soldiers can expect more realistic urban combat training to be in place next year.
The pink blossoms sway in a slight, spring breeze. The early morning sun filters through the branches. A wind chime adds its gentle notes to the sound of the breeze moving through the branches of the 320 Eastern Redbuds planted at Warriors Walk here.
Speed-limit reduction temporary Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield officials have said the reduced speed limits are temporary. "They were only done to make sure we have a safe environment for the training still occurring. Because we have so many units, so much maneuver by both wheeled and track vehicles, we put that in place to ensure complete safety. As soon as the unit training is completed this month, we will raise the speed limit ...
A soldier based at Fort Stewart, Spc. Forrest J. Waterbury, 25, of Richmond, Texas, died Wednesday in Iraq, near Ramadi, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire, the Department of Defense said late Saturday.
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Returning from the streets of Baghdad, a soldier logs onto his personal laptop and decompresses by playing an interactive video game with his son, who is sitting at their home in the U.S.
The eastern red bud trees blooming bright lavender flowers on Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk are representing the living memory of more than 300 fallen soldiers including two who died young.
President Bush will nominate Army Lt. Gen. Claude Milton "Mickey" Kicklighter of Georgia to be the Pentagon's new inspector general, the White House announced Thursday.
Change in command Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey did not make a recent trip to Fort Benning as previously announced and was forced to resign last week over his response to problems of poor soldier treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
A "tiger team" was on Fort Stewart Wednesday just one day after the Army announced a plan to study outpatient care and make sure the poor conditions found at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., are not the norm.
3rd Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch and Division Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse L. Andrews case the division's colors in a ceremony Thursday marking the departure of the division headquarters. Lynch, Andrews and more than 1,000 headquarters troops will deploy to Iraq beginning next week on a historical third deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
MEDINA JABAL - You don't hear any pessimism in this "Iraqi" village on Fort Stewart, and very little questioning of the future.
The 3rd Infantry Division is moving in all directions at an incredible pace preparing for its third deployment to Iraq but will pause to pray, case the division colors and dance in the streets Thursday.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and other Coastal Georgia leaders recently visited Washington, D.C., where they talked with congressional and military leaders about the affects sequestration and the recent government shutdown have had on communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
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.