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Retired general: Cuts already hurting training

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Roger Thompson on Tuesday told members of the Coastal Empire Chapter of the Association of the United States Army that budget cuts already are negatively affecting Army training.

September 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Military hall of fame being organized

The newly established Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame is accepting nominations of Georgia military veterans for induction into the 2013 inaugural class.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


Veterans Hall of Fame seeks nominations

The newly established Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame is accepting nominations of Georgia military veterans for induction into the 2013 inaugural class.

August 31, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


Brigade to deactivate early

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade likely will be deactivated up to two years earlier than previously announced.

August 24, 2013 | Pat Watkins Special to the News | Military


Furlough cuts relieve Army leaders

During a staff meeting with his directors Wednesday at U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters, Col. Kevin Gregory, garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, expressed his relief as he talked about the reduced number of furlough days now required for Department of Defense civilian employees.

August 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Georgia Tech helps vets find jobs

Georgia Tech's Savannah campus is launching a new program for veterans this week. According to Dr. James Wilburn, military academic-program director, the Veterans Education Training and Transition Program ties professional education with job experience by allowing transitioning veterans to partner with employers to receive classroom and on-the-job instruction.

August 08, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Another soldier dies

Another 3rd Infantry Division soldier has died after being wounded in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense announced.

August 08, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


Murray takes command of Army’s 3rd ID

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray took command of the 3rd Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony Friday morning on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

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


3rd ID soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


3rd ID Spartans get new commander

The 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team received a new commander Friday morning during a change of command ceremony conducted on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

July 27, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


Suicide bomber kills three 3rd ID soldiers

The Department of Defense announced today the death of three 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Military


Marne BCT last to be deactiviated

The 3rd Infantry Division's Chief of Staff-rear Col. Scott Jackson told Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday that the Marne Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team is the last of the 12 brigade combat teams scheduled to be deactivated by 2017.

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


Soldiers get some R&R in-country

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. service members have been in combat operations in Afghanistan since September 2001 and, along the way, have faced many obstacles and experiences, such as death, separation and physical and mental weariness.

July 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Last of 1st Armor back home

The trail party for the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned Wednesday afternoon to Fort Stewart, where family, friends and fellow soldiers waited eagerly in the hot sun to welcome them home.

July 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Two enlist in Navy

Richard J. Boatright, son of Edward Boatright, of Ellabell and Marla A. Crooms of Bloomingdale, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Jacksonville.

July 10, 2013 | 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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