Former 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr. was sworn in as a member of the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors at a recent meeting by Liberty County Probate Court Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall. He was appointed to serve on the STC board of directors by the Technical College System of Georgia state board. Webster led the 3rd ID from 2003-06. For the past year, he has served as one of two senior mentors for the US War College, and worked for the Chief of Staff, US Army.
Local area veterans of the American Legion Post No. 168 in Hinesville had a pleasant surprise as they gathered for breakfast at their monthly meeting Saturday morning. The former secretary of Veterans Affairs under both Bush administrations, Anthony Principi, and 1st Congressional District candidate Dr. Bob Johnson were on hand to have coffee and doughnuts and speak with the vets.
About 200 military-police officers with the 385th MP Battalion took part in a special run early Friday morning from Fort Stewart's Marne Garden to the Hinesville Police Department.
As the 3rd Infantry Band finished playing "To the Colors" on Friday afternoon on Fort Stewart, a cannon was fired before the band continued, playing "Retreat" as the American flag was lowered at the division headquarters to signal the end of the duty day.
Although all U.S. Army dining facilities follow the same guidelines to ensure consistency across military installations, in the Raider dining facility on Fort Stewart, the soldiers who work there live by a simple motto: "Never take away, but you can always add to!"
Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation that allows any court with jurisdiction over criminal cases to establish veterans' court divisions (Senate Bill 320).
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, talked with the Coastal Courier on Tuesday about the Marne Division's current and future missions.
More than 40 Fort Stewart soldiers, couples and Army families had quality time together Saturday, enjoying the Army Community Service's Resiliency, Enrichment and Communication Orienteering Navigation Challenge at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area.
Lt. Col. Christopher D. Davis of Richmond Hill has taken command of the 165th Operations Support Flight, a unit of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.
Georgia Operation: Military Kids is accepting nominations for the 2014-15 Georgia Military Youth Advisory Council.
For the second time in three years, 3rd Infantry Division soldiers took top honors as the culinary team of the year at the annual Military Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va.
The ROTC cadets based at Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities participated in Saturday's leadership-development program on Fort Stewart, where they visited a live-fire range and took advantage of training opportunities.
The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.
Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.
More than 400 veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, amputations and other injuries participated in the 28th annual National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic on March 29-April 4 in Snowmass, Colo. Former 3rd Infantry Division soldier Sgt. Kristian Cedeno was among the disabled vets learning downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and other sports, including scuba diving, rock climbing and wheelchair self-defense.
Third Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray will lead the upcoming deployment of U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Support element, and Deputy Commanding General (Support) Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley will lead the Train, Advise and Assist Command-East deployment, according to 3rdID Deputy Public Affairs Officer Maj. Matthew Fontaine.
This weekend, 32 soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to the West African country of Liberia.
The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait. Approximately 200 Soldiers are scheduled for the 12-month deployment in support of the Resolute Support Mission.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee held its final meeting prior to the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
A community listening session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington on force reduction at Fort Stewart/HAAF.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team took its next big step toward inactivation Friday with a reorganization ceremony on Cottrell Field.
Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, conducted a situational training exercise Wednesday evening in Wayne County.
WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.
Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.
Winn Army Community Hospital has a new command sergeant major.
Ten years ago, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery was inactivated as the Army transitioned to a modular force. One year ago, the 42nd Fires Brigade was activated at Fort Stewart.
Retired Army Sgt. 1stClass Angel Sanabria and former soldier Jamal Scott want to raise awareness about the service and sacrifice of America's military while also informing today's young service men and women about the support they have available from veterans' service organizations when they leave they service.
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