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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


Raider Brigade soldiers return early

About 130 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team arrived home from Afghanistan late Thursday afternoon. Many of them were coming home a few months before the end of the scheduled nine-month combat tour.

June 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Military


'Maintainers' re-open Wounded Warrior Center

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hosted the re-opening of the Task Force Vanguard Wounded Warrior Center on May 4 at Bagram Air Field.

June 17, 2013 | By Spc. Sarah Bailey 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military


State moves to help military, vets

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that the management of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee will return to the state as part of the strategic Defense Initiative that got under way late last year.

June 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Military


Soldier dies during routine training

Military authorities are investigating the death of a Hunter Army Airfield soldier who was killed during routine training Thursday afternoon on Fort Stewart.

June 14, 2013 | By Lewis Levine | Military


New 3rd ID commander coming from D.C.

Maj. Gen. John M. Murray will take command of the 3rd Infantry Division later this summer, according to a Monday release by the chief of staff of the Army.

June 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


New garrison commander on Hunter

A new garrison commander takes over on Hunter Army Airfield Wednesday.

June 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Military


New 3rd ID commander named

The Pentagon today announced that Maj. Gen. John M. Murray will replace Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams as commander of the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Military


Fundraiser set for vets memorial walk

During Thursday's special meeting for the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, members agreed to continue plans and discussions for a fundraising event to raise money and awareness for the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons.

June 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Business loans being made available to veterans

The Coastal Area District Development Authority, a local nonprofit certified development company, has partnered with the National Association of Development Companies and the Small Business Administration to develop a business lending program that focuses on veterans.

June 05, 2013 | Randy Murray | Military


DoD reports two 3rd ID casualties

The Department of Defense recently announced the deaths of two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

June 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Military


Group of 2nd ABCT troops returns from deployment

Families, friends and fellow soldiers gathered Monday evening to welcome home more than 80 members of the 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, during a ceremony on Cottrell Field.

June 05, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Aaron R. Knowles 2nd BCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs | Military


DoD identifies 3rd ID casualty

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

June 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Military


Soldiers prepared for civilian life

A new program that supports the Army Career and Alumni Program is helping soldiers transition from Army life to the civilian workforce.

May 31, 2013 | Randy Murray | Military


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Articles by Section - Military


3rd ID cooks win culinary contest

For the second time in three years, 3rd Infantry Division soldiers took top honors as the culinary team of the year at the annual Military Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

April 21, 2014 | By MSgt. Krishna M. Gamble 3rd ID publc Affairs | Military


GSU, AASU ROTC cadets attend Stewart program

The ROTC cadets based at Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities participated in Saturday's leadership-development program on Fort Stewart, where they visited a live-fire range and took advantage of training opportunities.

April 19, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Military


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


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