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Former NFL cheerleader: Army was first choice

First Lt. Rachel Washburn is like any other Army officer. She's well-educated, well-trained and hard-charging with two combat tours in Afghanistan already behind her. She's slightly different, though, in that prior to being commissioned in 2010, she spent three years as a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles.

January 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart/Hunter adjust hours for storm

Due to forecasted inclement weather the following measures are effective on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield effective today and Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Fort Stewart PAO | Military


3rd ID getting new deputy commander

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division will get a new deputy commanding general-maneuver later this year. Brig. Gen. James Blackburn will replace Brig. Gen John Hort as DCG-maneuver.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Military


JROTC drill meet delayed

The JROTC combined drill meet scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Feb. 1. JROTC programs from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute will join other area schools from 9 a.m.-

January 24, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Army proceeding cautiously with drawdown

As the Army begins to draw down the overall size of its active-duty force, recruiting goals are getting smaller, but not drastically so, according to Lt. Col. Mary J. Constantino, Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.

January 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Vanguard soldiers memorialized

Before its redeployment from Afghanistan last month, the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team lost two sol-

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldier up for USO volunteer of year

Fort Stewart soldier Spc. Raymond Castle is an easy-going kind of guy, always ready to lift the spirits of fellow soldiers, even in a war zone, according to Georgia USO President Mary Lou Austin. Castle logged more than 440 USO volunteer hours by leading card games, video-game competitions and sporting events while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Austin said. He even donned a Statue of Liberty costume for the July 4 holiday.

January 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Military


Helicopter crash victim identified

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – An Army Special Operations Aviation Soldier died in a helicopter accident Thursday on Hunter Army Air Field.

January 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Soldier killed in chopper crash on Hunter

A 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment MH-60M Blackhawk sustained a hard landing at 11:24 a.m. Thursday while conducting routine training on Hunter Army Airfield. One soldier was killed, and two others were injured. The injured have been taken to a local hospital for treatment.

January 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Honor Flight seeking veterans

Honor Flight Savannah is offering World War II and Korean War-era veterans living in Southeast Georgia and Southeastern South Carolina an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. To register for a trip or to volunteer to serve as a guardian on a trip, go to www.honorflightsavannah.org or call 912-925-7280.

January 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


WACH opens new 65,000 square foot wing

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Winn Army Community Hospital opened its new Liberty wing Tuesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Due to rain, the ceremony was held indoors near the front doorway of the new 65,000-square-foot facility.

January 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army restructuring Warrior Transition Units

WASHINGTON - The Army announced last week it will restructure its warrior transition units as the service prepares for a scheduled withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and a continued decline in the number of combat wounded.

January 14, 2014 | DoD news release | Military


Siblings celebrate military honors

Staff Sgt. Tremayn D. Sneed is now stationed in Cuba after leaving Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, in September.

January 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


WACH opens new wing Tuesday

The grand opening ceremony for Winn Army Community Hospital's new wing is scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday. The "Liberty Wing" is located along the northwest side of the facility adjacent to the Outpatient Clinic entrance.

January 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Young female soldiers offered mentors

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard a presentation by Fort Stewart's senior female officer Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington during their first meeting of 2014.

January 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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Articles by Section - Military


Range dedicated to post's 'go-to guy'

Friends and family of Thomas D. Houston Jr. gathered with Fort Stewart officials Monday to dedicate the installation's Engineer Qualification Area in his honor.

August 01, 2014 | By Kevin Larson Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Military


Army chief of staff visits Fort Stewart

As the Army continues its transition from a deploying force to a trained-and-ready garrison element, significant changes to daily operations are expected. In order for leaders to better utilize the shifting environment, plans are in place to keep them abreast of what is working and what is not.

July 26, 2014 | By Sgt. Uriah Walker 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

Each day of Spartan Week presented a new athletic challenge for all the soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


New veterans’ organization growing quickly

Warrior Pointe, an organization started by former soldier Reed Pacheco in 2013, has grown quickly by connecting veterans with veterans and the resources that help them with specific issues.

July 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


Soldiers certify to combat radio-controlled explosive devices

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division recently enhanced their capabilities to combat threats from radio-controlled explosive devices, which are used to harm service members.

July 18, 2014 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Kroger, USO rounding up support for troops

ATLANTA - Nearly 77 percent of shoppers said they would financially assist our nation's troops and their families if they were offered a simple, inexpensive option to do so.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


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