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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


Marne Advocacy Center opens on post

Eight subject-matter experts who, in the past, have assisted Fort Stewart victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, child abuse and discrimination now are co-located at the Marne Advocacy Resource Center.

June 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Colonel with Ludowici ties assigned to Pentagon

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Goode, son of Freddie and Janis Goode of Ludowici, recently was assigned to the Pentagon for the second time.

June 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


'Troops to trucks' expands at STC

Savannah Technical College has expanded its "troops to trucks" program.

June 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID celebrates Army birthday

More than 5,000 3rd Infantry Division soldiers celebrated the Army's 239th birthday Friday with a division run and ceremonial cake-cutting near Marne Garden on Fort Stewart.

June 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Military


Officials cut ribbon on VA clinic

Active-duty military, veterans, elected officials and Department of Veterans Affairs personnel gathered Friday morning outside the new Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Hinesville Outpatient Clinic at the intersection of Oglethorpe Highway and Memorial Drive for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

June 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President says troops will not be sent to Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Citing the "huge investments and sacrifices" Americans have made in Iraq, President Barack Obama said today that he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of options to help Iraqi security forces stop rapidly advancing Sunni insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, control most of Anbar province and are now threatening the capital, Baghdad.

June 13, 2014 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama: Iraq needs more help

WASHINGTON -- Calling the situation in Iraq "clearly an emergency situation," President Barack Obama Thursday said the Iraqi government will need more help from the United States and the international community to keep jihadists from getting a permanent foothold in the region.

June 13, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Post changing visitor access procedures

Beginning Tuesday, June 17, all non-Department of Defense card holders and those without a valid pass requesting access to Fort Stewart will be required to apply for a pass at the Visitor Control Center at Gate 1. The VCC will issue passes for no more than three days at a time. There currently are no

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Fort having to replace Warriors Walk trees

The 468 eastern redbud trees at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk are dying. According to Fort Stewart public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the trees intended to be living memorials begin dying shortly after they're planted.

June 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Division's former command sergeant major retires

The Marne Division's 25th command sergeant major retired Friday morning in a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson's retirement ceremony was attended by a dozen members of his family, including his wife Sharon and their three daughters.

June 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers, families get in museum free

TIFTON – The Georgia Museum of Agriculture is offering free admission to all military personnel and their families through Labor Day.

June 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


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Veterans using pickup to raise awareness

Former soldiers using pickup to raise awareness

October 15, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Savannah Tech sponsors job fair at Stewart

Seventeen local employers took part in a military career fair and hiring event for active-duty soldiers, veterans and military family members Tuesday morning on Fort Stewart.

October 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


USS Georgia returns to Kings Bay

The USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine that was launched in November 1982, recently returned home to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, adjacent to St. Marys in Camden County.

October 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Local troops to deploy to fight ebola

Few details have been announced yet, but Fort Stewart officials are confirming that soldiers from the post will deploy in the effort to control the spread of ebola.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Military spouses' edge looking for a job

Military families face a plethora of unique challenges as they routinely relocate, making it difficult for a spouse to find work.

October 03, 2014 | By Kelsey Clark Deseret News | Military


Marne Division's expert infantrymen get EIB

This year's Expert Infantryman's Badge training and testing started last weekend with 958 infantrymen from all four 3rdInfantry Division brigades as well as soldiers with the 188th Infantry Brigade and at least one U.S. Special Operations Command soldier from Joint Base MacDill in Tampa, Florida.

October 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB

Foul weather is not an obstacle for the American infantryman.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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