Mandatory furloughs for Department of the Army employees at Fort Stewart will begin affecting some services this week. According to Public Affairs Office spokesman Kevin Larson, its office will now close every Friday until September 27.
Liberty County has several active veterans' organizations. Many members of one organization are members of other organizations as well.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is slated as one of 12 brigade combat teams to be inactivated by 2017, according to William Layer with the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Media Relations Division.
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, also known as Vanguard, recently advised Afghan National Army soldiers on a radio-communication system during a two-week course on Camp Maiwand.
The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is moving forward with plans for a Salute to Veterans at Bryant Commons in November.
The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,372 soldiers under the plan. The Army will draw down from 570,000 to 490,000 soldiers.
The first of three main-body redeployments of soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team returned Monday to Fort Stewart. About 120 3rd Infantry Division soldiers came home to cheering family members, friends and fellow soldiers.
The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,300 soldiers under the plan.
Fort Stewart is going to lose a brigade of soldiers over the next few years.
Another 3rd Infantry Division soldier was memorialized with a tree dedication ceremony Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.
Fort Stewart leaders on Friday held a town-hall meeting at the Main Post Chapel to discuss the effects of upcoming furloughs.
One by one, America's greatest generation of war veterans is fading away, and Lou Carreras said Honor Flight Savannah wants to ensure local veterans don't leave without a proper "thank you."
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Static crackled sporadically over the tactical field radio until it was interrupted by the command the artillery Marines were waiting for.
The Association of U.S. Army of the Coastal Empire, soldiers, officers and supporters marked Flag Day and the Army's 238th birthday Friday. A cake-cutting ceremony was preceded by an AUSA golf tournament at Fort Stewart's Taylors Creek Golf Course that drew 91 soldiers and civilians.
About 130 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team arrived home from Afghanistan late Thursday afternoon. Many of them were coming home a few months before the end of the scheduled nine-month combat tour.
Army Pfc. William A. Troy Jr. recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
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.