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Young female soldiers offered mentors

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard a presentation by Fort Stewart's senior female officer Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington during their first meeting of 2014.

January 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Pentagon changing combat pay

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department last week announced changes in imminent danger pay that will go into effect June 1, DOD spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters.

January 07, 2014 | By SFC Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service | Military


Change may benefit vets with TBI

The Department of Veterans Affairs published an amended regulation Dec. 17 at www.regulations.gov. When it takes effect Jan. 16, these changes may benefit thousands of veterans with illnesses caused by service-connected traumatic brain injuries.

January 05, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


Rule change may benefit vets with brain injuries

The Department of Veterans Affairs published an amended regulation Dec. 17 at www.regulations.gov. When it takes effect Jan. 16, these changes may benefit thousands of veterans with illnesses caused by service-connected traumatic brain injuries.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


State veterans hall gets first inductees

Seven Medal of Honor recipients were among 18 inaugural inductees at the first Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame ceremony on Nov. 22 in Columbus.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


Wreaths honor fallen soldiers

More than 150 motorcyclists joined 170 family members of Fort Stewart's fallen heroes Saturday afternoon at Cottrell Field.

December 18, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


Expect to hear more gunnery practice

Hinesville Rotarians received a status report Tuesday from what club member George Holtzman called Liberty County's largest industry.

December 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Supermarket of vet benefits in Savannah

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.

December 04, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


Wreath ceremony in Glennville vet cemetery

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.

December 01, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


Nearly all 3rd ID soldiers are stateside

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.

November 29, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


Vanguard Brigade soldiers return home

The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is getting home from Afghanistan just in time for Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


Former Marne commander returns with book

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.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


DoD identifies 3rd ID casualty

FORT STEWART - The U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

November 06, 2013 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Military


Murray talks training, more on area media tour

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.

November 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


Col. Coston takes command of brigade

The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade got a new commander Friday morning during a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

November 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


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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


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.

March 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Families speak out following four-day trial

FORT STEWART - 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.

March 28, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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.

March 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Study focuses on changes in base personnel

Based on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Feb. 24 announcement regarding an Army end-strength of 450,000-440,000 and the potential of going as low as 420,000 if sequestration returns in 2016, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell recently held a media roundtable to discuss the need for a supplemental Programmatic Environment Assessment. It's a non-decisional study that considers the effects of personnel changes at installations across the Army to determine the impact of potential reductions toachieve those end-strengths.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Mobile operating room eases strain at WACH

FORT STEWART - Thanks to a collaborative effort by medical officials at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, a backlog of minor surgeries at Winn Army Community Hospital now is being addressed, Winn ACH Public Affairs Officer Michelle Gordon said.

March 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Witness: Aguigui admitted murder

The court-martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with the July 17, 2011, murder of his wife and killing their unborn child, went into its second day Tuesday. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him.

March 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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