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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


Job fair for vets, military spouses

The "Hiring Our Heroes - Statesboro" hiring fair for veterans and military spouses will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Nesmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro.

March 15, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


DoD identifies 3rd ID casualties

The five U.S. soldiers killed Tuesday in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in southern Afghanistan were assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, which is based at Hunter Army Airfield, said Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commander and commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force's Regional Command-South.

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


Group takes soldiers fishing

A simple "thank you" is not enough for some people.

March 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | 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


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