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Guard honors Richmond Hill woman

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.

April 22, 2013 | Staff report | Military

Fallen soldiers remembered

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.

April 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military

Reserves mark its 105th birthday

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.

April 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military

Forum connects veterans with VA representatives

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.

April 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military

'Vanguard' medics learn splinting, casting

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.

April 16, 2013 | By Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military

Training focuses on Afghan security

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.

April 14, 2013 | By Sgt. Bob Yarbrough 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military

DoD identifies Army casualties

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

April 09, 2013 | Special to the News | Military

Task force set up troops last mission

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.

April 09, 2013 | By Sgt. Tanjie Patterson 3rd Sustainment Brigade PA | Military

Most TRICARE benefits won't be cut

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.

April 08, 2013 | Special to the News | Military

Special troops unit home early

About 30 soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion arrived home early from Afghanistan on Thursday.

April 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military

Ex Legion leader defends GI Bill

Past National American Legion Commander Jake Comer spoke Monday afternoon to state and District 1 American Legion officers at the Hinesville American Legion Post 168. Comer mostly addressed the American Legion's role in getting the first G.I. Bill through Congress.

April 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military

GSU named best business school for vets

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as being one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States.

March 31, 2013 | Special to the News | Military

Invasion of Iraq recalled 10 years on

Command Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Jeffrey Ashmen was part of the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team when it crossed into Iraq 10 years ago this week.

March 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military

Focus on preventing brain injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. As part of its observance, Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Restoration Clinic partnered Wednesday with Fort Stewart's Installation Safety Office and the post's fire department to hold a Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention expo outside the main Post Exchange.

March 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military

Another 3rd ID soldier dies in Afghanistan

Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died March 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

March 18, 2013 | Staff report | 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 20, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | 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 Correspondent | Military

Sailor completes basic training

U.S. Navy Seaman Johnathan J. Esterbrook, son of Robert S. and Rosario P. Esterbrook of Fort Stewart, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Esterbrook also was meritoriously promoted to his current rank.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the News | 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

Gunman kills 3 others, himself on Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - A soldier killed three fellow soldiers and wounded 16 more before killing himself Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said.

April 03, 2014 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


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