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Donations spur veterans memorial

Mayor Jim Thomas accepted two large donations last week on Hinesville's behalf for construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons. Former 3rd ID Chief of Staff retired Col. Larry Burch gave Thomas a check for $5,000 in memory of Col. William Wood, who was killed in action in Iraq in October 2005. Babs Holtzman donated $10,000 to the cause in honor of her husband, Veterans Memorial Walk Committee Chairman George Holtzman, who presented the check. Holtzman is a Vietnam veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a member of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, which planned ...

February 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Group walks 222 miles to help wounded warrior

Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Patrick Griffith organized the Warriors' Walk, a 15-day trek from Fort Stewart to Fort Benning that will cover 222 miles, in honor of his brother-in-law Cpl. Josh Hargis, who lost both legs when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device last year in Afghanistan. The walk, which takes participants through the backwoods and smaller highways of Georgia, serves as a fundraiser for the Hargis family. It began Monday morning.

February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


3rd ID's 4th Brigade gets new commander

The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team welcomed a new commander Wednesday during a change-of-command ceremony in Newman Fitness Center on Fort Stewart. The colorful parade-ground ritual normally is held on spacious Cottrell Field, but was moved indoors due to the heavy rain forecasted.

February 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Military


Commissaries offer benefits to whole military community

Soldiers, retirees and family members are not the only ones benefiting from installation commissaries, said Rick Brink, Defense Commissary Agency public-affairs specialist.

February 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Army secretary: Downsizing is typical

Secretary of the Army John McHugh told reporters during a news conference Tuesday on Fort Stewart that the timeline for downsizing the Army has been stepped up from 2017 to 2015.

February 12, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Military


Secretary of army to visit Stewart

Secretary of the Army John McHugh will be on Fort Stewart on Tuesday to see firsthand the impacts of sequestration on training and military construction, observe aerial gunnery and meet with senior leaders.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


DoD warns 'My Army Benefits' site is scam

WASHINGTON – The Army's Criminal Investigation Command is warning about a new website scam in which criminals are attempting to take advantage of soldiers and their families.

February 07, 2014 | Army News Service | Military


Navy recruiter happy with job in Army town

Joining the Navy was not unexpected for First Class Petty Officer Shaun Kwasniewski when he graduated from high school in 2005. His mother, father and both grandfathers were sailors.

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


Panel reschedules 2014 Veterans Salute

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee discussed their plans for 2014 during Monday night's meeting at the Hinesville Police Department. The meeting agenda at first appeared to be light with only brief comments about the finance report, sub-committee reports and some unfinished business from 2013.

February 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Ludowici soldier found dead in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A Fort Wainwright soldier was found dead Jan. 18 in a Fairbanks, Alaska motel room, according to an Army news release.

January 31, 2014 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner | Military


Former NFL cheerleader: Army was first choice

First Lt. Rachel Washburn is like any other Army officer. She's well-educated, well-trained and hard-charging with two combat tours in Afghanistan already behind her. She's slightly different, though, in that prior to being commissioned in 2010, she spent three years as a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles.

January 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart/Hunter adjust hours for storm

Due to forecasted inclement weather the following measures are effective on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield effective today and Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Fort Stewart PAO | Military


3rd ID getting new deputy commander

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division will get a new deputy commanding general-maneuver later this year. Brig. Gen. James Blackburn will replace Brig. Gen John Hort as DCG-maneuver.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Military


JROTC drill meet delayed

The JROTC combined drill meet scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Feb. 1. JROTC programs from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute will join other area schools from 9 a.m.-

January 24, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Army proceeding cautiously with drawdown

As the Army begins to draw down the overall size of its active-duty force, recruiting goals are getting smaller, but not drastically so, according to Lt. Col. Mary J. Constantino, Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.

January 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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Marne heroes honored with Christmas wreaths

Military family members from around the country gathered at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field on Saturday to honor their lost loved ones and participate in the eighth annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Wreath, check presented at Victory Park

For the eighth straight year, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas received a Christmas wreath Monday morning at Victory Park from Wreaths for Warriors Walk co-founder Bruce Muncher and Vice President Susan Ammons. Following their presentation to the mayor, Enterprise Car Rental presented a check to Muncher.

December 16, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Redbuds retired; not the memories

Fort Stewart soldiers and family members, including 108 Gold Star family members, paid last respects Friday night to the 468 eastern redbud trees that once lined Warriors Walk.

December 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


73rd Pearl Harbor Day observed

On a sleepy Sunday morning 73 years ago, more than 2,400 American military personnel and civilians were killed in an unprovoked attack by Japanese aircraft and submarines at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Clyde’s Market supports Gold Star families with donation

Glennville-based Clyde's Market recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Stewart residents hit by vehicle break-ins

Thirty-one personal vehicles were broken into Dec. 4 in post housing areas, Fort Stewart's public affairs office acknowledged Monday.

December 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


U.S., NATO hand control to Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan ― International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which has handled day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for five years, formally cased its colors during a ceremony Monday at the command's headquarters at Kabul International Airport.

December 08, 2014 | ISAF news release | Military


Convoy tonight could slow traffic

Vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Fort Stewart to Hunter Army Airfield late tonight.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Clyde’s donates $20K to soldiers, families

Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 03, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


HMAC critiques Veterans Salute 2014

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee met Monday night for the last time this year and focused on this year's Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons - what went right and what went wrong.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Military


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