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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


Troops to face fewer deployments

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division is, possibly, on the dawn of a time when its soldiers will be spending more time on post than on deployment or training up to deploy.

March 26, 2010 | By Pat Watkins Special to the News | Military


3rd ID brass seeing peace break out

On Sept. 1 Operation Iraqi Freedom will become Operation New Dawn, and the U.S. Army's advise and assist mission will transition to one of stability and support.

March 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Program trains nurses to treat vets

AUGUSTA - An innovative partnership between the Medical College of Georgia and Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Augusta will better prepare nursing students who want to treat veterans.

March 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Photographer depicts Iraq's growth

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2010 - A former White House staff photographer who started photographing Iraq in 2003 said yesterday that comparing old images to recent ones presents a picture of staggering economic growth there.

Tina Hager snapped her first photo of Baghdad from Air Force One while accompanying then-President George W. Bush on a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to meet with U.S. troops. A few years later, she moved to Dubai as a freelance photographer documenting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. On several assignments, she embedded with U.S. troops.

March 23, 2010 | By Lt. Jennifer Cragg Emerging Media, Defense Media Activity | Military


Stewart, Hunter kick off 2010 AER campaign

The Army Emergency Relief announced the kickoff of the 68th annual AER Campaign on March 1.

March 22, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Troops keeping 'Bad Company' in Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Brian Howe, former singer for Bad Company, performed with his solo group, The Brian Howe Band, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, March 14.

March 19, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Zullig Special to the News | Military


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Native becomes AF Golden Knight

Airman 1st Class Lance Owens II, a 2011 Richmond Hill High School graduate and Richmond Hill native, recently became a 364 TRS/Golden Knights electrical and environmental controls graduate. Owens achieved distinguished graduate status by scoring a 95 percent.

December 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


U.S., NATO hand control to Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan ― International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which has handled day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for five years, formally cased its colors during a ceremony Monday at the command's headquarters at Kabul International Airport.

December 08, 2014 | ISAF news release | Military


Convoy tonight could slow traffic

Vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Fort Stewart to Hunter Army Airfield late tonight.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Stores donate $20,000 to soldiers, families

Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience-store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.

December 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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