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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


Fort Stewart soldier killed in Afghanistan

Editor's note: A Fort Stewart soldier was killed Friday in Afghanistan. The press release is below:

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A Soldier from Fort Stewart was killed Friday when his patrol came under fire from insurgents in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski, was a military police officer with the 293rd Military Police Company, 97th MP Battalion.

October 19, 2009 | Fort Stewart PAO For the Bryan County News | Military


Growth partnership meetings get underway

Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership (GPO) Director Jeff Ricketson announced last week the four-county planning group will hold a number of meetings open to the public this month. Meetings will be held in Hinesville, Ludowici, Pembroke, Richmond Hill and Glennville.

October 07, 2009 | | Military


Army confirms swine flu death at Jackson

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2009 - A soldier stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., who died Sept. 10, possibly is the first H1N1-related death suffered by the U.S. armed forces, Army officials here said.

Army Spc. Christopher Hogg, 23, of Dayton, Fla., died of pneumonia, but autopsy reports released yesterday confirm his death was the result of complications caused by the H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu, said Karen Soule, a Fort Jackson spokeswoman.

October 01, 2009 | Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Withdrawl from Iraq may accelerate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2009 - The United States may be able to draw down troop levels in Iraq quicker than anticipated if progress continues there, the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq said here today.

An agreement that took effect in January calls for U.S. troops to cease combat operations and reduce their presence in Iraq to 50,000 by Aug. 31, 2010. All U.S. combat forces are scheduled to be out of the country by Dec. 31, 2011.

September 30, 2009 | By SFC Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Boy Scouts continue Capt. Freeman’s goodwill mission to Afghan children

When Marine Captain Matthew Freeman was killed on Aug. 7, his goodwill project to Afghan children died along with him…until now.

September 30, 2009 | Ross Blair | 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


Study focuses on changes in base personnel

Based on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Feb. 24 announcement regarding an Army end-strength of 450,000-440,000 and the potential of going as low as 420,000 if sequestration returns in 2016, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell recently held a media roundtable to discuss the need for a supplemental Programmatic Environment Assessment. It's a non-decisional study that considers the effects of personnel changes at installations across the Army to determine the impact of potential reductions toachieve those end-strengths.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Mobile operating room eases strain at WACH

FORT STEWART - Thanks to a collaborative effort by medical officials at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, a backlog of minor surgeries at Winn Army Community Hospital now is being addressed, Winn ACH Public Affairs Officer Michelle Gordon said.

March 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Witness: Aguigui admitted murder

The court-martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, who is charged with the July 17, 2011, murder of his wife and killing their unborn child, went into its second day Tuesday. He faces an automatic life sentence if a military judge convicts him.

March 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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