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Helping bring Capt. Freeman home

Editor's note: Capt. Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill was killed in action Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. This blog was written and posted online in May by Chris Hernandez, a writer and former Marine now serving with the Texas Army National Guard. It's being reprinted verbatim in honor of Capt. Freeman, and all military service members who didn't make it home. May they all rest in peace.

August 11, 2014 | By Chris Hernandez Special to the Courier | Military


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President signs VA reorganization

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


First-of-its-kind exercise

A first-of-its-kind training exercise took place Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Wright Army Airfield and an artillery range near Observation Point 1.

August 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | 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


Military on the move July 7

Adams earns degree, commissioned into Navy

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Hinesville native handles port operations in Japan

Electrician's Mate 1st Class Shane Smitch, a Hinesville native assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo Port Operations in Japan, operates a security barrier boat during the assembling of a harbor security barrier. CFAS port operations manages ships' movement throughout the Sasebo region.

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Brig. Gen. Jones heads overseas

The 3rd Infantry Division bid farewell Wednesday to one of its senior officers in a retreat ceremony in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Brig. Gen. Pete Jones, former 3rd ID deputy commanding general-support, is leaving the Marne Division for a new role as director of future plans for the International Security Assistance Force.

July 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Force reduction hitting Army captains

As the Army reduces its active-duty force, there are fewer slots for senior enlisted and mid-grade officers. Many soldiers who had planned on a military career have to change their plans, but according to retired Col. Walter M. Herd, director of the Army Transition Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the Army is prepared to assist them with their transition to the civilian workforce.

June 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


HMAC hammers out details for second annual Veterans Salute Day

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee began hammering out details for the second annual Veterans Salute Day, scheduled for Nov. 1 at Bryant Commons, during its meeting Thursday.

June 23, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Coastal Courier | Military


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Three-war veteran celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 28, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Military


Transitioning soldiers link with employers

Hundreds of soldiers, military spouses and veterans gathered at Club Stewart on Thursday to link with 65 local, national and international employers for a hiring fair and veteran service-organization expo.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


50 soldiers deploy to Afghanistan

Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Afghanistan this month in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the Resolute Support Mission, the Army announced Wednesday.

January 22, 2015 | Fort Stewart news release | Military


Fort Stewart soldier charged with murder

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested in connection with the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found in Savannah on Dec. 23.

January 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Military


ACS inviting community to assess their services

Fort Stewart's Army Community Services is asking the military community for assistance in providing more and better services by taking part in a needs assessment.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


2nd ABCT hits ‘milestone in evolution

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team was officially inactivated in a formal ceremony Thursday morning at Club Stewart.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Rental policy for Fort Stewart changes

Balfour Beatty Communities manages 2,932 homes on Fort Stewart and another 334 apartments at Marne Point. Most of these homes are rented by military families, but a new policy has made some military housing available to rent by Department of Defense employees, military retirees and never-been-in-the-military civilians.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Isakson heading Senate VA Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Wednesday was named chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which will play a role in ensuring that reforms passed by Congress last year are implemented to improve services and health care delivery for veterans.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


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