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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


3rd ID turns over command in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - After completing a 12-month tour in Southern Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, handed over command of Regional Command (South) to Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, the 4th ID commanding general, during a transition of authority ceremony Monday at Kandahar Airfield.

July 08, 2013 | By Sgt. Ashley Bell 102nd Mobile PA | Military


Soldiers train Afghan army on radios

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, also known as Vanguard, recently advised Afghan National Army soldiers on a radio-communication system during a two-week course on Camp Maiwand.

July 02, 2013 | By Sgt. Sarah Bailey 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military


Restructuring will cut 1,300 from Stewart

The Department of the Army announced Tuesday that it intends to reduce the number of active-duty soldiers by 80,000 by 2017 - and Fort Stewart stands to lose 1,300 soldiers under the plan.

June 25, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Military


Stewart to lose brigade

Fort Stewart is going to lose a brigade of soldiers over the next few years.

June 25, 2013 | Staff report | Military


3rd ID adds tree memorial

Another 3rd Infantry Division soldier was memorialized with a tree dedication ceremony Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.

June 24, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


Stewart brass details furloughs

Fort Stewart leaders on Friday held a town-hall meeting at the Main Post Chapel to discuss the effects of upcoming furloughs.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Honor Flight attendance down

One by one, America's greatest generation of war veterans is fading away, and Lou Carreras said Honor Flight Savannah wants to ensure local veterans don't leave without a proper "thank you."

June 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Raider Brigade soldiers return early

About 130 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team arrived home from Afghanistan late Thursday afternoon. Many of them were coming home a few months before the end of the scheduled nine-month combat tour.

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


'Maintainers' re-open Wounded Warrior Center

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hosted the re-opening of the Task Force Vanguard Wounded Warrior Center on May 4 at Bagram Air Field.

June 17, 2013 | By Spc. Sarah Bailey 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military


State moves to help military, vets

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that the management of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee will return to the state as part of the strategic Defense Initiative that got under way late last year.

June 15, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


New 3rd ID commander coming from D.C.

Maj. Gen. John M. Murray will take command of the 3rd Infantry Division later this summer, according to a Monday release by the chief of staff of the Army.

June 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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