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3rd ID turns over command in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - After completing a 12-month tour in Southern Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, handed over command of Regional Command (South) to Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, the 4th ID commanding general, during a transition of authority ceremony Monday at Kandahar Airfield.

July 09, 2013 | By Sgt. Ashley Bell 102nd Mobile PA | Military


Furlough-affected services start this week

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.

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


VVA is different kind of veterans group

Liberty County has several active veterans' organizations. Many members of one organization are members of other organizations as well.

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


Army facing biggest remake in 70 years

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.

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


Soldiers train Afghan army on radios

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.

July 02, 2013 | By Sgt. Sarah Bailey 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military


HMAC plans November salute to veterans

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is moving forward with plans for a Salute to Veterans at Bryant Commons in November.

June 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart losses wouldn't be as bad as others'

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.

June 26, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Military


Family, friends welcome 120 troops home

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.

June 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Restructuring will cut 1,300 from Stewart

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.

June 25, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Military


Stewart to lose brigade

Fort Stewart is going to lose a brigade of soldiers over the next few years.

June 25, 2013 | Staff report | Military


Soldier memorialized

Another 3rd Infantry Division soldier was memorialized with a tree dedication ceremony Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart brass details furloughs

Fort Stewart leaders on Friday held a town-hall meeting at the Main Post Chapel to discuss the effects of upcoming furloughs.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Honor Flight attendance down

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."

June 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Native sharpens artillery skills

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.

June 18, 2013 | By Cpl. Timothy Lenzo 1st Marine Division | Military


AUSA marks Flag Day, Army birthday

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.

June 18, 2013 | Staff report | Military


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'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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