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Army Reserve celebrates 106th birthday

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.

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Updated: apr. 18, 2014 3:00 p.m.
'Thunder' on a cloudless day

'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.

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Former 3rd ID soldier trains at sports clinic

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.

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Updated: apr. 12, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Soldier receives Purple heart

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.

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Updated: apr. 10, 2014 9:00 a.m.
3rd ID gets new senior enlisted leader

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.

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Old Army dirt airstrip back in use

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.

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Education center commemorates namesake

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.

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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.

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Hinesville native now a Navy Seabee

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.

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Updated: apr. 03, 2014 11:08 a.m.
Soldiers vying for coveted EIB

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.

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Updated: apr. 03, 2014 9:30 a.m.
Gunman kills 3 others, himself on Fort Hood

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.

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Group marches 26 miles for PTSD awareness

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.

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Updated: apr. 02, 2014 10:00 p.m.


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.

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Life sentence is convict's second

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.

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