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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


4th IBCT soldier dies after blast

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, shared his thoughts and feelings Monday about a report of another 3rd ID casualty.

September 25, 2013 | Staff report | Military


POWs, MIAs remembered

The grief does not end for family, friends and brothers in arms of servicemen and women still missing in action or kept as prisoners of war in a foreign country.

September 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Midway native commands Navy recruiting

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews, a Midway native, was assigned the Navy's top recruiter as commander, Navy Recruiting Command in a ceremony Aug. 29

September 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Military


Five trees added to Warriors Walk

Five soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were honored Thursday morning with a tree-dedication ceremony at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.

September 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Ludowici unveils veterans memorial

Active-duty and former soldiers - some of whom served in World War II - gathered Saturday with community members in Ludowici for the unveiling of the Long County Veterans Memorial Monument. The multiyear project came to fruition over the weekend when the three-slab marble tribute was placed in Friendship Park.

September 18, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Military


DAV volunteers help vets get help

Imagine a full-time job in which the only payment received is the satisfaction of helping others. That's what the nine volunteer staff members, including six service officers, with Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 do each weekday.

September 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Details set for Veterans Salute Day

Subcommittee chiefs of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee held a special meeting Tuesday at the Hinesville Police Department for discussion while coordinating final details for the first-ever Veterans Salute Day.

September 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Fort Stewart hosts 9/11 memorial

Soldiers, military retirees, first responders, Department of Defense civilians and military family members gathered Wednesday morning at Fort Stewart's main post chapel to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Raiders welcome new commander

During a sweltering morning ceremony, Col. James Crider bid farewell to 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team and passed off command to a new leader during a ceremony Aug. 28 on Cottrell Field.

September 09, 2013 | By Sgt. Emily Knitter 1st ABCT, 3rd ID public affairs | Military


New colonel's parents live in Ludowici

David Goode, son of Ludowici residents Freddie and Janis Goode, recently was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

September 05, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Military


Retired general: Cuts already hurting training

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Roger Thompson on Tuesday told members of the Coastal Empire Chapter of the Association of the United States Army that budget cuts already are negatively affecting Army training.

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


Fort Stewart medic saves woman’s life

Fort Stewart combat medic Pvt. Bryan Borrelli's quick thinking and newly acquired medical skills were tested Aug. 24 when he saved a woman's life in Savannah.

September 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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New veterans’ organization growing quickly

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.

July 19, 2014 | Randy Murray | Military


Soldiers certify to combat radio-controlled explosive devices

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.

July 18, 2014 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Kroger, USO rounding up support for troops

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.

July 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


Military on the move July 7

Adams earns degree, commissioned into Navy

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


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


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