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Marne-A-Palooza brings fun to Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Hundreds of service members and civilians attended a concert featuring musicians from the 3rd Infantry Division Band on April 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

April 30, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Rohr Special to the News | Military


U.S. commander attends Iraq change of command

Surrounded by Task Force Marne partners, Maj. Gen. Abul Amier Ridha Mohammed Al-Zaidi, former commander of the Iraqi army's 12th division, bid farewell to his soldiers on April 20 during a change of command ceremony at the Kirkuk Training Center. Brig. Gen. Sameer Abdul Kareem assumed command of 12th division.

April 26, 2010 | By PFC Jessica Luhrs Special to the News | Military


3rd troops have tank ride-along for airmen

FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - Soldiers from Company Delta, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division recently were awarded certificates by Air Force Col. Leonard S. Dick, of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group, for preparing an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle tank for an Air Force re-enlistment ceremony.

April 26, 2010 | By 1st Lt. Baron Cole Special to the News | Military


Iraqi police disperse mock riot

DIYALA, Iraq - The crowd was out of control. What should have been a peaceful protest turned violent within minutes. News of the riot reached Iraqi police in Baqubah and they sent in the Baqubah IP quick reaction force, which is trained to handle such incidents.

April 26, 2010 | By Spc. Ry Norris Special to the News | Military


Deployed soldiers promoted to NCOs

Twenty-six Task Force Marne soldiers were inducted into the Corps of Non-commissioned Officers during an April 16 ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

April 21, 2010 | By Sgt. Chad Nelson Special to the News | Military


Two 3rd ID soldiers die in Iraq blast

Two 3rd ID soldiers from Fort Stewart currently deployed to Iraq were killed April 7 in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

April 14, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Former 3rd ID officer to get Iraq command

A former deputy commander of the 3rd Infantry Division is reportedly being considered to become the senior U.S. general in Iraq.

April 14, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Multiple tours linked to PTSD

It wasn't his first tour in Iraq, but his second and third when Joe Callan began wondering how long his luck would last - how many more months he could swerve around bombs buried in the dirt and duck mortars raining from the skies.

It was only natural, considering the horrors he'd seen: One buddy killed when a mortar engulfed his tent in flames. A fresh-faced Marine sniper dead (also a mortar) on his first day in Iraq. A 9-year-old Iraqi boy, blood trickling from his head, after he was mistakenly shot by U.S. troops. An Iraqi grandmother ...

April 12, 2010 | By Sharon Cohen Associated Press writer | Military


Soldiers honor, remember Dog Face hero

Victory Base Complex, Iraq - More than 75 3rd Infantry Division "Dog Face" soldiers and several additional U.S. units serving throughout Iraq gathered on April 4 in a small lot at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad to pay tribute to a fallen hero, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith.

April 12, 2010 | By Sgt. Johnathan Jobson Task Force Marne journalist | Military


Two 3rd ID soldiers killed

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that a 24-year-old soldier from Fayette County was killed in Iraq.

The department said Saturday that 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins, of Tyrone, died in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

April 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Last wave of 48th Brigade redploys

SAVANNAH - After a year away from their families and jobs, the last big wave of citizen-soldiers from Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade returned home Wednesday from Afghanistan.

Gov. Sonny Perdue greeted the 250 National Guard troops on the tarmac, shaking hands with each one after their plane landed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

April 08, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Soldier realizes dream of being musician

1st Sgt. Lester McKinney, a native of Sardis, Miss., is serving his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq. McKinney is a euphonium player with the 3rd Infantry Division Band on Fort Stewart.

April 05, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Rohr Special to the News | Military


Kingston visits troops overseas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - When the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in late March to block an attempt at withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., offered insight - he had just returned from a weekend meeting with troops and civilian leaders on the front lines.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Conference on health of military families

Winn Army Community Hospital's Chief of Behavioral Health, Maj. Chris Warner, patiently explained the meaning of PCS, TDY, ACS and other Army acronyms to a sea of civilian social workers gathered Friday at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

March 30, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


Troops to face fewer deployments

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division is, possibly, on the dawn of a time when its soldiers will be spending more time on post than on deployment or training up to deploy.

March 26, 2010 | By Pat Watkins Special to the News | Military


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Ebola deployment precautions set

WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Details of ebola deployment announced

Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Local troops to deploy to fight ebola

Few details have been announced yet, but Fort Stewart officials are confirming that soldiers from the post will deploy in the effort to control the spread of ebola.

October 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


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