KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Sixteen Stryker vehicles rolled into Kandahar Airfield on March 30, signifying the completion of a combat tour for some soldiers and the beginning of a new mission for the 3rd Sustainment Brigade-Task Force Provider.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE Prime will remain a health-care option for 97 percent of approximately 5 million beneficiaries eligible for Prime. The 3 percent difference, comprising about 171,000 beneficiaries, automatically will revert to the TRICARE Standard health care option Oct. 1. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, recently received letters explaining their options and will receive reminder letters in June or July.
About 30 soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion arrived home early from Afghanistan on Thursday.
Past National American Legion Commander Jake Comer spoke Monday afternoon to state and District 1 American Legion officers at the Hinesville American Legion Post 168. Comer mostly addressed the American Legion's role in getting the first G.I. Bill through Congress.
Army Reserve Pvt. Jeremy L. Motley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Command Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Jeffrey Ashmen was part of the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team when it crossed into Iraq 10 years ago this week.
The amphitheater at Bryant Commons will host its first event this weekend, and donations already have been made toward another step in Hinesville's park project.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. As part of its observance, Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Restoration Clinic partnered Wednesday with Fort Stewart's Installation Safety Office and the post's fire department to hold a Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention expo outside the main Post Exchange.
Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died March 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.
Wednesday's 2013 Spring Community Showcase and Travel Show allowed local and regional communities to lobby soldiers, family members and Department of Defense civilians, providing them with information about leisure, recreation and educational opportunities available in their communities.
The "Hiring Our Heroes - Statesboro" hiring fair for veterans and military spouses will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Nesmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro.
The five U.S. soldiers killed Tuesday in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in southern Afghanistan were assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, which is based at Hunter Army Airfield, said Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commander and commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force's Regional Command-South.
The Department of Defense on Thursday evening announced the death of a 3rd Infantry Division Soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Of the seven soldiers killed Monday in Afghanistan, six are from the 3rd Infantry Division.
Marine Corps Pfc. Ross L. McClanahan, a 2011 graduate of Liberty County High School, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department last week announced changes in imminent danger pay that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters.
Frank Noonan joined the Navy after graduating from high school in 1941. After initial training, he was sent to Hawaii. Noonan turned 18 in a Navy hospital two days after Japanese bombers sank the USS Oklahoma and several other Pacific Fleet ships in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
The Department of Veterans Affairs published an amended regulation Dec. 17 at www.regulations.gov. When it takes effect Jan. 16, these changes may benefit thousands of veterans with illnesses caused by service-connected traumatic brain injuries.
Seven Medal of Honor recipients were among 18 inaugural inductees at the first Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame ceremony on Nov. 22 in Columbus.
More than 150 motorcyclists joined 170 family members of Fort Stewart's fallen heroes Saturday afternoon at Cottrell Field.
The deceased man found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Pond has been identified as Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, a 3rdInfantry Division soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.
Hinesville Rotarians received a status report Tuesday from what club member George Holtzman called Liberty County's largest industry.
Outfitted in festive holiday gear, Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and their children gathered Thursday night outside Club Stewart for Fort Stewart's annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.
The Supermarket of Veterans Benefits will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Department of Veterans Service at the Georgia National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.
GLENNVILLE - Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, is working to fulfill its mission to remember, honor and teach.
With Monday night's return of the Marne Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trail party, the 3rd Infantry Division is essentially home, according to Fort Stewart public-affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.
Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Adna Romanza Chaffee IV began his military career straight out of high school in 1959. He was keeping with a family tradition that goes back to his great grandfather, Lt. Gen. Adna Romanza Chaffee Sr., who started his military career as an enlisted soldier in 1861 and rose through ranks to become the second chief of staff of the Army.
Army Pfc. William A. Troy Jr. recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.