FORT STEWART - Three First Army soldiers competed in the 2007 All Army Combatives tournament this past weekend at Fort Benning.
An installation force protection exercise at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield next week may cause traffic delays.
Keith Nurnberg was a husband expecting his first child. John Mele II was already a dedicated father who had settled with a family in Glennville. Javier Paredes was a former foster kid who did not want to be a victim of his upbringing. Christian Neff was a high school academic and public service standout.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - The children of Al-Juburi received 899 boxes of donated toys and clothes in celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of Ramadan, Oct. 8.
FOB KALSU - Taking 13 suspected al-Qaeda leaders off the street was a major accomplishment for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who are part of the surge brigades on the ground.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Iraq urged Turkey not to send troops across the border to fight rebel Kurds, dispatching the Sunni vice president to Ankara on Tuesday and calling for "a diplomatic solution" to tensions that have sent oil prices soaring.
Because of the growing number of U.S. casualties, the Eyes Wide Open National Exhibit has become too large for the American Friends Service Committee to tour.
First Army commander praises Fort Stewart
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army of the future will need to concentrate more on training foreign militaries, mastering other languages and customs, and honing its ability to fight smaller forces of insurgents, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.
Elements of the 52nd Infantry Regiment recently destroyed a vehicle near Rawad, Iraq, on Sept. 29 after it was determined the vehicle had been used to transport weapons.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division provided much-needed humanitarian assistance to Nabie Al-Sofe, a small village east of Al-Wehda, on Oct. 2.
The Soldiers' Angels of Georgia 2007 Christmas for the Troops Project is under way and area residents are asked to help provide stockings full of goodies to send to our deployed soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Tree dedication ceremony to honor fallen 3rd ID soldiers
Since their deployment from Fort Stewart is set for late October, 3,500 fresh troops from the Fourth Brigade now march closer to a war on the distant horizon.
Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk is a treasure trove of mementos for fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers: pictures with family members, sports teams' memorabilia, plaques, toy motorcycles and even the occasional bottle of a soldier's favorite beer.
Fort Stewart's Warriors in Transition Unit can take the credit for two new athletic events at this year's Marne Week competitions, which celebrated the 3rd Infantry Division's 96th birthday.
One competition for 3rd Infantry Division soldiers during Marne Week was not athletic, but it is a sport, according to Capt. Randy Crocker, officer in charge of the second annual Marne Week BBQ Cookoff.
Wheelchair basketball is as fast-paced and even more challenging than its counterpart, according to Lt. Col. Rose Deck, commander of Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Unit.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is getting home from Afghanistan just in time for Thanksgiving.
Liberty County's first-ever Veterans Salute kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday with the annual Veterans Day parade through downtown Hinesville. The parade was followed by the salute at Bryant Commons, which included live entertainment, food, arts-and-crafts vendors and children's games.
The community showed its support for veterans Monday, beginning with a formal Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6602. There also were discounts or free meals provided for veterans by restaurants.
The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic.
Local veterans' organizations led by the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will host the inaugural Veterans Salute at Saturday, Nov. 16.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and other Coastal Georgia leaders recently visited Washington, D.C., where they talked with congressional and military leaders about the affects sequestration and the recent government shutdown have had on communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade got a new commander Friday morning during a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and his wife Sarah returned Friday to Fort Stewart for a book-signing event at the installation's main Post Exchange.
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said he has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault among 3rd ID soldiers, whether on post or off. The Marne Division commander spoke candidly during an interview at the Coastal Courier on Wednesday afternoon.
Col. Peter L. Jones, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, was promoted to brigadier general Friday afternoon in a formal ceremony held at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.
Influenza is contagious and can take the life of the very young, very old and those with a weakened immune system, said Maj. Mark Killibrew, chief of Preventive Medicine for Winn Army Community Hospital.