Approved and proposed changes to the military's Tricare health-care program dramatically could affect military retirees living near Fort Stewart, according to Jeff Loomis, access assistant care manager at Winn Army Community Hospital.
CAMP MAIWAND, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Caffrey, a Hastings, Pa., native and an armament repairer with Company B, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, trained Afghan national-army soldiers April 16 on how to disassemble and reassemble the M4 and M16 rifle, the M249 squad automatic weapon and the M240B machine gun at Camp Maiwand, Afghanistan.
The Southern Baptist Convention's website temporarily was blocked last week on numerous military installations, according to an April 24 report by Fox News. A Fort Stewart chaplain, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed that Fort Stewart was among the bases where the SBC website was blocked, and he remains skeptical about the reasons given for the block.
Marine Corps Pvt. Raul A. Ramirez, son of Raul A. Ramirez, of Richmond Hill and Rocio R. Martinez of San Antonio, Texas, recently graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Another 3rd ID soldier has died from injuries sustained in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.
Pamela B. Patterson of Richmond Hill has received the National Guard Family Readiness and Support Award for her support to the foundation in fiscal year 2011-12.
More than 100 family members of eight 3rd Infantry Division soldiers took part in a tree-dedication ceremony Thursday morning. Six of the eight soldiers honored with living memorials were assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield.
The U.S. Army Reserve will celebrate its 105th birthday April 23. To honor the Reserve and its support for the total force and the nation, Mayor Jim Thomas signed a proclamation Wednesday morning, designating April 23 as Army Reserve Day.
Veterans in Georgia's 1st District have an advocate in their congressman. During Monday's annual Veterans Services Forum at Armstrong Atlantic State University Center, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., urged veterans having problems with their disability claims through the Department of Veterans Affairs to contact his office for assistance.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Medics from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently received hands-on training on splinting and casting on Forward Operating Base Shank, Logar Province, Afghanistan.
CAMP MAIWAND, Afghanistan - Ten Afghan soldiers from the unit responsible for the security of Camp Maiwand, Logar Province, Afghanistan, participated in training April 2 to improve their entry-control-point procedures at the home base's main entry point.
(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Sixteen Stryker vehicles rolled into Kandahar Airfield on March 30, signifying the completion of a combat tour for some soldiers and the beginning of a new mission for the 3rd Sustainment Brigade-Task Force Provider.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE Prime will remain a health-care option for 97 percent of approximately 5 million beneficiaries eligible for Prime. The 3 percent difference, comprising about 171,000 beneficiaries, automatically will revert to the TRICARE Standard health care option Oct. 1. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, recently received letters explaining their options and will receive reminder letters in June or July.
About 30 soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion arrived home early from Afghanistan on Thursday.
The Supermarket of Veterans Benefits will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Department of Veterans Service at the Georgia National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.
GLENNVILLE - Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, is working to fulfill its mission to remember, honor and teach.
With Monday night's return of the Marne Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trail party, the 3rd Infantry Division is essentially home, according to Fort Stewart public-affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is getting home from Afghanistan just in time for Thanksgiving.
HINESVILLE - Retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and his wife Sarah returned Friday to Fort Stewart for a book-signing event at the installation's main Post Exchange.
FORT STEWART - The U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
HINESVILLE - Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said he has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault among 3rd ID soldiers, whether on post or off.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade got a new commander Friday morning during a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Fort Stewart is reaching out to the civilian community, asking for female volunteers to serve as mentors for young female soldiers.
Col. Peter L. Jones, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, was promoted to brigadier general Friday afternoon in a formal ceremony held at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.
The 42nd Fires Brigade was activated Thursday on Fort Stewart.
Brig. Gen. John Hort, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-maneuver, confirmed Monday that nearly all of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's 2,400 civilian workers were back on the job.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.
Commissaries are open today only to reduce perishables on hand. The items are not being sold at a reduced price. After today, the commissaries will be closed for the duration of the shutdown.
A new Army Wellness Center officially opened at Fort Stewart this week with a ribbon cutting by 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. John "Mike" Murray, Winn Army Community Hospital and Stewart-Hunter Medical Activity Command Commander Col. Kirk Eggleston, Winn Preventative Medicine Chief Lt. Col. Shannon Ellis, Wellness Center Director Megan Amadeo and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center manager John Gaddy.