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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


Father, son struggle with PTSD

Despite its hardships on families and personal risks to life and limb, military service often is a family tradition. Nicholas Rorro is the fifth of six generations to serve in the military. His son Curtis Rorro is the sixth generation soldier, but if Nick has any say about it, he'll be the last. Both soldiers are medically retired due to multiple physical injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

March 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Virtual training consolidated on post

Fort Stewart's new virtual-training facility officially opened for business Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting.

February 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Deployed soldier marks b-day with dad

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Overcast skies, mud and the threat of rain could not keep the smiles from the faces of Army Spc. Josh Hansbrough and his father Danny Hansbrough on Feb. 21 in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

February 25, 2013 | By Sgt. Uriah Walker ISAF Regional Command South | Military


Another Marne hero memorialized

Another tree has been added to the rows of eastern redbud trees that border Fort Stewart's 6th Street from Gulick Avenue to Bundy Street and separate Taylors Creek Golf Course from Cottrell Field and Quick Track. This 445th eastern redbud honors the ultimate sacrifice made by Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

February 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Threat of sequestration prompts strong reactions

Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for future budget cuts.

February 23, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Bryan County News | Military


Army extends comment time in environmental plan

The public comment period for the Army's Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment, a non-decisional study that considers the effects of both growth and reduction at installations across the Army, has been extended by 30 days.

February 21, 2013 | Special to the News | Military


Gray Eagles over Stewart soon

The Gray Eagle, an unmanned aircraft system, soon will be flying over Fort Stewart as the new unit trains for real-world missions in Afghanistan, according to Lt. Col. Alberto Garnica, 3rd Infantry Division G-3 operations officer-rear, and Chief Warrant Officer-4 Kelly Leonard, G-3 aviation-rear.

February 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


'Vanguard' cases colors for deployment

The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division cased its colors Thursday on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

February 18, 2013 | By Sgt. Bob Yarbrough 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | Military


Tree dedication salutes another fallen 3rd ID hero

Another tree has been added to the rows of Eastern redbud trees that border Fort Stewart's 6th Street from Gulick Avenue to Bundy Street and separate Taylors Creek Golf Course from Cottrell Field and Quick Track.

February 16, 2013 | Randy C. Murray Special to the News | Military


Training the Army's future leaders

Fort Stewart's Noncommissioned Officers Academy has a new commandant, Command Sgt. Maj. Lindsey G. Streeter.

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


WWII chaplains honored for sacrifice

Members of the East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 and the congregation of the South Newport Baptist Church in Townsend conducted memorial services Sunday to honor four Army chaplains. The services observed the 70th anniversary of the actions of chaplain-lieutenants George L. Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling and John P. Washington.

February 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Army cuts could hurt area, state

At the Imprint Warehouse near the front gate of Fort Stewart, owner Daniel Clark figures about 40 cents of every dollar he earns comes from units at the neighboring Army post ordering T-shirts custom printed with battalion logos, embroidered ball caps and decorative coins that commanders pass out to reward their troops.

February 04, 2013 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Officials plan ahead of sequestration, BRAC

Retired Maj. Gen. David R. Bockel, executive director of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee, discussed sequestration and base realignment and closure during his recent visit to Hinesville.

February 01, 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


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