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3rd ID welders ingenuity helping troops

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Two soldiers from 1st "Desert Rogue" Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently used their ingenuity to improve the configuration for a battery box for the forward observer's long-range scope more efficient.

March 10, 2010 | By Spc. Dustin Guatney American Forces Press Service | Military


Military Health System has new Web site

The Military Health System has launched a new www.health.mil Web site that provides a single point of entry to military health news, information and resources.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Iraq elections, U.S. drawdown continuing

Iraq's elections and the U.S. drawdown of troops there later this year will go on undeterred by suicide bombings last week and previous attacks like it, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said recently.

March 08, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Benning now adding armor museum

FORT BENNING - The chairman of a foundation says a $75 million National Armor and Cavalry Museum will be built at Fort Benning.

Retired Maj. Gen. George H. Harmeyer says the new museum will be near the Infantry Museum and will be constructed with a combination of public and private funds.

March 04, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


DoD allowing some access to social media

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 - The new policy allowing access to social media from computers connected to the Defense Department's unclassified network balances the mission value of Web 2.0 tools and the need for security, a top defense official said.

Since being hired as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in June, Price B. Floyd has made waves as the Pentagon's "social media czar," promoting the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking tools to spread the department's message.

March 02, 2010 | By Ian Graham Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Rear commander thanks area commission

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips, deputy commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division-rear, addressed the Coastal Georgia Regional Commission on Feb. 10 in Richmond Hill.

February 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


DoD pauses military spouse employment plan

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has temporarily halted an employment-assistance program for military spouses while it conducts a "top-to-bottom" review of its services, officials said recently.

February 22, 2010 | By Elaine Wilson American Forces Press Service | Military


First Army providing deployment training

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - Several hundred soldiers of the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, from Fort Stewart and Fort Gillem are currently providing theater-focused training here for the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, from the Tennessee National Guard, as it prepares to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

February 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Wounded warrior unit gets new commander

Outgoing commander Lt. Col. James Kanicki said his success leading the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart was measured by how well wounded warriors did when they returned to military duty or integrated into civilian life.

February 19, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Military training may be noticeable

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - Area residents may notice increased military activity in the area for the next week.

A military exercise is being conducted through Feb. 26 on military training areas here, Fort Stewart and in the vicinity, according to a news release from the Army. First Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based here, is conducting the military exercise and involves units from the Air Force Special Operations Command on Hurlburt Field, Fla.

February 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Exercise tests first responders

Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.

February 04, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Special to the News | Military


Cucolo: Northern Iraq remains complex

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2010 - The complexity of the situation in northern Iraq means that more U.S. troops will remain in the region than elsewhere in the country after the March 7 elections, the commander of U.S. forces in the region said today.

Army Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, commander of U.S. Division North, said he expects more U.S. troops will be needed in Iraq's seven northern provinces than elsewhere in the country.

January 13, 2010 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Georgia member of 3rd ID dies in Iraq

FORT BENNING - The Department of Defense says a soldier from Georgia has been killed while fighting in Iraq.

The military said late Monday that 25-year-old Sgt. Briand T. Williams, of Sparks, died Sunday from injuries he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit in Numaniyah.

November 24, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


3rd ID assumes responsibility in Iraq region

Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq - During a ceremony held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, on Nov 3, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, Task Force Marne commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, the task force command sergeant major, uncased the 3rd Infantry Division colors to signify the official transfer of authority from the 25th Infantry Division, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

November 03, 2009 | By Sgt. Johnathan Jobson Task Force Marne journalist | Military


Postal service announces holiday mailing guides

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2009 - U.S. Postal Service officials have announced recommended mailing dates for delivery by Christmas to U.S. servicemembers serving in Afghanistan and other overseas locations.

October 28, 2009 | By Tech Sgt. John Jung Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


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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


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


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