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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


East end Legion meets Saturday

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 will host its monthly meeting Dec. 6 at Captain Joe's Restaurant, beginning at 6 p.m. with a get together for dinner. The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. All post members any other interested veterans are encouraged to attend.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Military


48th gets orders to deploy in 2009

While Fort Stewart is gearing up to train an Indiana National Guard Brigade for service in Iraq next year, the 48th Brigade of the Georgia National Guard is among five Guard brigades alerted Monday for deployment in 2009.

December 20, 2007 | By Joe ParkerJr. Staff Writer | Military


1,000 trainers are advance for Guard unit

Fort Stewart acknowledged Friday that more than 1,000 additional soldiers are on post in preparation for a major training event for a brigade of the Indiana National Guard which is headed for Iraq.

December 20, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Military


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Stewart soldier awarded Soldiers Medal

A 28-year old Fort Stewart soldier has been awarded the highest peacetime medal in the Army, the Soldiers Medal.

February 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Vanguard infantrymen conduct live-fire training exercise at Galahad Drop Zone

Infantrymen with the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team took part in a combined-arms live-fire training exercise Friday at Range B18, also known as Galahad Drop Zone.

February 26, 2015 | Randy Murray | Military


3,000 troops deploying to Europe

More than 3,000 soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division will deploy to Europe in March.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Stewart's ebola fighters still in-country

Fort Stewart's soldiers deployed to Africa to help fight the ebola outbreak are not yet among the U.S. troops who are redeploying, according to post officials.

February 13, 2015 | Staff report | Military


3rd ID Day at Capitol on March 9

Georgia legislators will celebrate 3rd Infantry Division Day on Monday, March 9, at the Capitol in Atlanta.

February 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


3rd ID earns FORSCOM safety award

The 3rd Infantry Division is the winner of the 2014 U.S. Army Forces Command Exceptional Organization Safety Award (Division Level) for superior performance in reducing fatalities both in on- and off-duty activities, and its overall effectiveness in safety-program management and execution.

February 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


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