As controversy swirls around the troubled Veterans Administration and its ability to provide medical care to the nation's veterans, one local veteran says the agency has long had issues serving its constituents.
He has a new job title, but it's not the first time Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin has called Fort Stewart home. In fact, when he took over as the 3rd Infantry Division's command sergeant major in early April, Gilpin began his fifth tour at Fort Stewart.
The commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield shared lunch and comments Wednesday with the Coastal Georgia chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
Seventy artillerymen with the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted air-assault training Friday morning on the Vanguard Brigade's compound.
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will rename the engineer qualification area in honor of the late Thomas D. Houston Jr. for his contributions to Stewart-Hunter over a period of more than 50 years.
Twenty-two soldiers with Battery B, 1/76th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted air-assault training Friday at Fort Stewart.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Army announced plans Thursday to develop three 30-megawatt, alternating-current, solar photovoltaic arrays - one each for Forts Stewart, Gordon and Benning. The projects are projected to bring the U.S. Army 9 percent closer to its commitment of President Barack Obama of deploying 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025.
Former 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr. was sworn in as a member of the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors at a recent meeting by Liberty County Probate Court Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall. He was appointed to serve on the STC board of directors by the Technical College System of Georgia state board. Webster led the 3rd ID from 2003-06. For the past year, he has served as one of two senior mentors for the US War College, and worked for the Chief of Staff, US Army.
Local area veterans of the American Legion Post No. 168 in Hinesville had a pleasant surprise as they gathered for breakfast at their monthly meeting Saturday morning. The former secretary of Veterans Affairs under both Bush administrations, Anthony Principi, and 1st Congressional District candidate Dr. Bob Johnson were on hand to have coffee and doughnuts and speak with the vets.
About 200 military-police officers with the 385th MP Battalion took part in a special run early Friday morning from Fort Stewart's Marne Garden to the Hinesville Police Department.
As the 3rd Infantry Band finished playing "To the Colors" on Friday afternoon on Fort Stewart, a cannon was fired before the band continued, playing "Retreat" as the American flag was lowered at the division headquarters to signal the end of the duty day.
Although all U.S. Army dining facilities follow the same guidelines to ensure consistency across military installations, in the Raider dining facility on Fort Stewart, the soldiers who work there live by a simple motto: "Never take away, but you can always add to!"
Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation that allows any court with jurisdiction over criminal cases to establish veterans' court divisions (Senate Bill 320).
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, talked with the Coastal Courier on Tuesday about the Marne Division's current and future missions.
More than 40 Fort Stewart soldiers, couples and Army families had quality time together Saturday, enjoying the Army Community Service's Resiliency, Enrichment and Communication Orienteering Navigation Challenge at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adams earns degree, commissioned into Navy
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.
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.
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