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State starts work on transition center

WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.

August 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Seven complete basic training

Seven people with ties to Liberty and Long counties recently completed training for their basic training:

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


Helping bring Capt. Freeman home

Editor's note: Capt. Matthew Freeman of Richmond Hill was killed in action Aug. 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. This blog was written and posted online in May by Chris Hernandez, a writer and former Marine now serving with the Texas Army National Guard. It's being reprinted verbatim in honor of Capt. Freeman, and all military service members who didn't make it home. May they all rest in peace.

August 11, 2014 | By Chris Hernandez Special to the Courier | Military


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


President signs VA reorganization

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


First-of-its-kind exercise

A first-of-its-kind training exercise took place Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Wright Army Airfield and an artillery range near Observation Point 1.

August 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Range dedicated to post's 'go-to guy'

Friends and family of Thomas D. Houston Jr. gathered with Fort Stewart officials Monday to dedicate the installation's Engineer Qualification Area in his honor.

August 01, 2014 | By Kevin Larson Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Military


Army chief of staff visits Fort Stewart

As the Army continues its transition from a deploying force to a trained-and-ready garrison element, significant changes to daily operations are expected. In order for leaders to better utilize the shifting environment, plans are in place to keep them abreast of what is working and what is not.

July 26, 2014 | By Sgt. Uriah Walker 3rd ID public affairs | Military


Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

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.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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


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New commander takes over 3rd Division Artillery

Fort Stewart and 3rd Infantry's Division Artillery said farewell to the leader behind its formation, Col. John O'Grady, at his change of command ceremony on Cottrell Field.

July 22, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Civilian aide to Army fighting 'sequestration'

Hinesville Rotarians were informed about the recent Fort Stewart troop cuts and the looming sequestration battle in the nation's capital during their Tuesday luncheon.

July 21, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Winn earns Army Safety Star

During a ceremony June 24, Winn Army Community Hospital, part of the United States Army Medical Activity, or MEDDAC, on Fort Stewart, was recognized by the Army for excellence in health and worker safety and awarded the Voluntary Protection Program Star Status, designating the base as a Star site within the Department of Defense.

July 18, 2015 | By John D. Tongret MEDDAC Fort Stewart PAO | Military


Fort Stewart gets new medical leader

On a hot and buggy coastal Georgia morning, soldiers, civilians, and civic leaders assembled at Marne Garden to see Col. Patrick Ahearne assume command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Stewart from Col. Kirk Eggleston.

July 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Fort Stewart's cuts bring Hinesville mayor ‘relief’

Fort Stewart will lose 950 soldiers by the end of fiscal-year 2017, but the situation isn't as dire as it could have been, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said.

July 11, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Military


Army announces cuts; fewer than 1,000 from Stewart

The U.S. Army plans to cut 4,350 soldiers from Georgia installations ― fewer than 1,000 from Fort Stewart ― as part of efforts to reduce its size, according to news releases from Georgia elected officials and the military.

July 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


New Colonel takes command of MEDDAC Fort Stewart

Col. Patrick Ahearne assumed command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Stewart from Col. Kirk Eggleston today.

July 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


Marne Focus hones simultaneous fire

As the saying goes, "practice makes perfect," and Fort Stewart soldiers have been working to meet that standard for months, culminating in an exercise known as Marne Focus.

July 06, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Military


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