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Zac Brown Band rocks the Marne

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - The soldiers of Forward Operating Base Marez/Diamondback recently were treated to a concert by the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. Troops enjoyed the opportunity to take a break from the pressures of deployment and enjoy a brief taste of home.

May 03, 2010 | By Spc. Dustin Guatney Special to the News | Military


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


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Military Youth Advisory Council seeks members

Georgia Operation: Military Kids is accepting nominations for the 2014-15 Georgia Military Youth Advisory Council.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the News | 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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