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SecDef outlines budget cuts

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the face of reduced resources after more than a decade of war.

February 25, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Korean War 3rd ID soldier to receive Medal of Honor

Fort Stewart's Sgt. Ashley Randall on March 18 will accept a Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on behalf of her grandfather, former 3rd ID Pvt. Demensio Rivera.

February 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Donations spur veterans memorial

Mayor Jim Thomas accepted two large donations last week on Hinesville's behalf for construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons. Former 3rd ID Chief of Staff retired Col. Larry Burch gave Thomas a check for $5,000 in memory of Col. William Wood, who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2005. Babs Holtzman donated $10,000 to the cause in honor of her husband, Veterans Memorial Walk Committee Chairman George Holtzman, who presented the check. Holtzman is a Vietnam veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, which planned ...

February 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Group walks 222 miles to help wounded warrior

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Patrick Griffith organized the Warriors' Walk, a 15-day trek from Fort Stewart to Fort Benning that will cover 222 miles, in honor of his brother-in-law Cpl. Josh Hargis, who lost both legs when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device last year in Afghanistan. The walk, which takes participants through the backwoods and smaller highways of Georgia, serves as a fundraiser for the Hargis family. It began Monday morning.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


3rd ID's 4th Brigade gets new commander

The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team welcomed a new commander Wednesday during a change-of-command ceremony in Newman Fitness Center on Fort Stewart. The colorful parade-ground ritual normally is held on spacious Cottrell Field, but was moved indoors due to the heavy rain forecasted.

February 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Military


Commissaries offer benefits to whole military community

Soldiers, retirees and family members are not the only ones benefiting from installation commissaries, said Rick Brink, Defense Commissary Agency public-affairs specialist.

February 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army secretary: Downsizing is typical

Secretary of the Army John McHugh told reporters during a news conference Tuesday on Fort Stewart that the timeline for downsizing the Army has been stepped up from 2017 to 2015.

February 12, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Military


Secretary of army to visit Stewart

Secretary of the Army John McHugh will be on Fort Stewart on Tuesday to see firsthand the impacts of sequestration on training and military construction, observe aerial gunnery and meet with senior leaders.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


DoD warns 'My Army Benefits' site is scam

WASHINGTON – The Army's Criminal Investigation Command is warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families.

February 07, 2014 | Army News Service | Military


Navy recruiter happy with job in Army town

Joining the Navy was not unexpected for First Class Petty Officer Shaun Kwasniewski when he graduated from high school in 2005. His mother, father and both grandfathers were sailors.

February 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Panel reschedules 2014 Veterans Salute

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee discussed their plans for 2014 during Monday night's meeting at the Hinesville Police Department. The meeting agenda at first appeared to be light with only brief comments about the finance report, sub-committee reports and some unfinished business from 2013.

February 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Ludowici soldier found dead in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A Fort Wainwright soldier was found dead Jan. 18 in a Fairbanks, Alaska motel room, according to an Army news release.

January 31, 2014 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner | Military


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


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Veterans using pickup to raise awareness

Former soldiers using pickup to raise awareness

October 15, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Savannah Tech sponsors job fair at Stewart

Seventeen local employers took part in a military career fair and hiring event for active-duty soldiers, veterans and military family members Tuesday morning on Fort Stewart.

October 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


USS Georgia returns to Kings Bay

The USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine that was launched in November 1982, recently returned home to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, adjacent to St. Marys in Camden County.

October 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Local troops to deploy to fight ebola

Few details have been announced yet, but Fort Stewart officials are confirming that soldiers from the post will deploy in the effort to control the spread of ebola.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Military spouses' edge looking for a job

Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.

October 03, 2014 | By Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Military


Marne Division's expert infantrymen get EIB

This year's Expert Infantryman's Badge training and testing started last weekend with 958 infantrymen from all four 3rdInfantry Division brigades as well as soldiers with the 188th Infantry Brigade and at least one U.S. Special Operations Command soldier from Joint Base MacDill in Tampa, Florida.

October 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB

Foul weather is not an obstacle for the American infantryman.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Five complete basics

Five young people with ties to our area have completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force and Army:

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Medal given after 23 years

Customers at a civilian barber shop wouldn't typically expect to see a military awards ceremony unfolding, but a few weeks ago, former soldier and local barber Willie Price unofficially was awarded a campaign medal he should have gotten 23 years ago.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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