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Locals take shutdown story to D.C.

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.

November 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


DoD identifies 3rd ID casualty

The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

November 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Military


Providers have a new commander

The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade got a new commander Friday morning during a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

November 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Former Marne commander returns for book signing

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.

November 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Commander getting to know area

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.

November 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


3rd ID celebrates new brig. gen.

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.

October 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army aims at flu among civilians, too

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.

October 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Brigade is part of Army's reoganization

The 42nd Fires Brigade was activated Thursday on Fort Stewart.

October 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Post's civilian workers recalled

Brig. Gen. John Hort, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-maneuver, confirmed Monday that nearly all of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's 2,400 civilian workers were back on the job.

October 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Pentagon recalls most civilian workers

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.

October 07, 2013 | By SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service | Military


Government shutdown affects Fort Stewart

Commissaries are open today only to reduce perishables on hand. The items are not being sold at a reduced price. After today, the commissaries will be closed for the duration of the shutdown.

October 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Military


Panel finalizes plans for vet salute

Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee met Monday evening to continue finalizing plans for the Nov. 16 Veterans Salute.

September 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Former Stewart commander dies

Former Fort Stewart commander Lt. Gen. James Vaught died Sept. 20. According to an obituary in the Grand Strand Daily in Conway, S.C., Vaught was a South Carolina native. He was commander of the 24th Infantry Division from 1977-79, but previously served with the 24th ID during the Korean War, long before the 24th ID was reactivated at Fort Stewart in 1975.

September 27, 2013 | Staff report | Military


Afghan forces learn air-to-ground fighting

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - As U.S. forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, the Afghan air force and the Afghan national army are integrating air and ground forces to conduct combat-fire support and logistics missions as they continue to grow and lead operations.

September 26, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military


Afghan army has new capabilities

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The Afghan national army completed construction of the first helicopter landing zone, or HLZ, on Sept. 16 in Camp Maiwand in Logar province.

September 25, 2013 | By Sgt. Bob Yarbrough 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military


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Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve will turn 106 years old Wednesday. Local Army reservists, active-duty and retired soldiers as well as elected leaders celebrated the occasion a week early with a proclamation signing Wednesday afternoon by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

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


'Thunder' on a cloudless day

Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard "thunder" Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.

April 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Former 3rd ID soldier trains at sports clinic

More than 400 veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, amputations and other injuries participated in the 28th annual National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic on March 29-April 4 in Snowmass, Colo. Former 3rd Infantry Division soldier Sgt. Kristian Cedeno was among the disabled vets learning downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and other sports, including scuba diving, rock climbing and wheelchair self-defense.

April 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Soldier receives Purple heart

Georgia Army National Guard soldier Joshua S. Davis, a specialist with the 848th Engineer Company, on Saturday recevied a Purple Heart during a ceremony in the Georgia Garrison Training Center auditorium on post.

April 10, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military


3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

A new senior enlisted leader took responsibility for the 3rd Infantry Division's enlisted soldiers Friday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed responsibility from retiring Marne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson during a change of responsibility ceremony at Marne Garden.

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


Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

It had been more than 20 years since a C-130 Hercules has landed on Fort Stewart's Remagen Landing Zone, but on Wednesday, the dirt strip LZ and drop zone received a lot of air traffic.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Education center commemorates namesake

Numerous buildings on military bases are named in honor of heroes, particularly Medal of Honor recipients. Fort Stewart's education center is one of them.

April 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army looking for clues around shooting

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 - Army Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, 34, was the gunman in yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the installation commander said today.

April 04, 2014 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | Military


Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

Seven years after he graduated from high school, Hinesville native Chief Petty Officer Bernard "Eric" Willis began a career as a Navy Seabee, providing construction and disaster recovery around the world.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

It's less than half an inch high and 3 inches long. It has a raised, silver infantry musket on an infantry blue background surrounded by a silver border.

April 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Gunman kills 3 others, himself on Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said tonight.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Group marches 26 miles for PTSD awareness

If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.

April 02, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Military


There will be no parole for Aguigui

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui received another life sentence Thursday, this time from military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass at the conclusion of a four-day court-martial on Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Life sentence is convict's second

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui was found guilty Thursday by military Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass on the fourth day of Aguigui's court-martial on Fort Stewart for the murder of his wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui, and the death of their unborn son.

March 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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