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  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: Vanguard MP awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2010

  • 3rd ID troops continue to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield

    Oct 28, 2010

  • USF-I commander revisits 3rd ID, awards Soldiers Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Hunter Firefighters win firefighting challenge

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b>

  • Hunter Firefighters win firefighting challenge

    Oct 28, 2010

  • USF-I commander revisits, awards Soldiers Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Troops Return to Stewart, Hunter

    Oct 28, 2010

  • From the CSMs Desk: Domestic, sexual violence hurts us all

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.<b> Garrsion command sergeant major commentary on domestic and sexual violence.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: Vanguard MP awarded Purple Heart

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> While on his third deployment to Iraq, Staff Sgt. Coy Hartman was returning from a mission with other 4th Advise and Assist Brigade Military Police after training Iraqi Police, when their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle was struck by a Ruchnaya Kumulyativnaya Granata (Handheld Shaped Charge Grenade) in Fallujah, Iraq, Aug. 9. The grenade caused extensive damage to his thigh and ankle. Another Soldier in the vehicle suffered injuries as well.

  • 3rd ID troops continue to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. <b> Soldiers with 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and Division Special Troops Battalion, both with 3rd Infantry Division, returned home to their Families in a welcome home ceremony at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart, Oct. 24.

  • Coaching heroes

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The idea of watching active-duty Soldiers play in Doughboy Stadium had been in John Hargrove's mind for quite some time. The Doughboy Classic, a football game between the Columbus State University Club football team and a team comprised of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers, is a dream come true for him.

  • 3rd ID supports local Seafood Fest

    Oct 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Staff Sergeant Arthur Stuart, the Division Special Troops Battalion Rear Detachment noncommissioned officer in charge of supply, didn't know what to expect when he became a judge at the 12th Annual Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill, Ga., Oct. 15-17.

  • Coastal Georgia community thanks military at football game

    Oct 22, 2010

    Soldiers of 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, took to the field at Richmond Hill High School, Oct. 15. They were dressed for the pigskin game between the Wildcats and Glynn Academy Red Terrors, but were part of Richmond Hill High School's Military Appreciation Night.

  • 3rd ID troops return to Fort Stewart

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Family Members defied the cold and the early morning hours to welcome home Soldiers with 3rd Infantry Division's Special Troops Battalion and 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Oct. 16.

  • Glory Guns, ISF, Red Crescent give supplies to Iraqis

    Oct 21, 2010

    BAGHDAD- On a hot day in eastern Baghdad, Soldiers of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery regiment are lining rooftops and surrounding a small courtyard in a displacement camp. However, unlike the past where they may have been pointing weapons inward, they are standing with their backs to the courtyard, looking out at the Baghdad cityscape.

  • 416th Trans Co says 'goodbye'

    Oct 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-It was a beautiful morning at Fort Pulaski, as Family and friends of the 416th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, came together for a deployment ceremony, Oct. 13. The 416th Trans Co. deployed to Kuwait, Oct. 20, where they will spend the next year providing security for convoys and keeping them safe, running gun trucks, and recovering and transporting equipment back to the U.S.

  • Free OTC medicine program saves money, time

    Oct 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-A viable benefit for servicemembers and their Family Members has gone unnoticed or forgotten by many. The Over-The-Counter Self Care Program offered at Winn Army Community Hospital and Tuttle Army Health Clinic is designed for active or retired servicemembers and their beneficiaries to receive free over-the-counter medications without a prescription or having to see a health care provider.

  • Reintegration - Finances: Avoid splurging, discuss spending

    Oct 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-When a Soldier returns from deployment, he or does not always have extra money that was saved during the deployment. Not all Soldiers and their Families discussed what they would do with the added income during the deployment. Many things happen during a deployment, unexpected costs as well as excessive spending can deplete deployment savings account.

  • Night Stalkers awarded at Hunter

    Oct 21, 2010

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. -Lieutenant Colonel Kirk Keepers became emotional when he talked about Soldiers in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and the performance that earned seven of them prestigious awards, Oct. 15. He addressed the seven Night Stalkers, along with other military and civilians attendees, at an award ceremony in the 3/160th SOAR hanger, recognizing their fearless actions and superb performance during recent overseas contingency operations.

  • Spirit points liven up Task Force Marne 10 miler

    Oct 14, 2010

    Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq - Nearly 300 servicemembers and civilians from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, including Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, the commanding general of Task Force Marne, participated in the TF Marne 10-Miler, Oct. 10. The 10-Miler was the last of three runs organized by the 21st Combat Support Hospital.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde receives retention awards, combat action badges

    Oct 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - U.S. Division-North commander, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a visit to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), during which he presented awards to the brigade for achieving 146 percent of its retention mission for fiscal year 2010.

  • Two academies transfer to Afghan forces

    Oct 14, 2010

    A formation of U.S. Soldiers stood next to a formation of Afghan soldiers during a ceremony transferring authority of two academies from U.S. forces to Afghan forces at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, Oct. 9.

  • Fire prevention a year-round effort

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield took part in National Fire Prevention Week, as an opportunity to inform Soldiers, Family Members and the southeastern Georgia community on the importance of fire prevention.

  • Fort Stewart evaluates knowledge with suicide prevention exercise

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - In order to evaluate the installation's knowledge of preventing Soldiers from taking their own lives, the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Suicide Prevention Task Force conducted a drill to test the Soldier's knowledge of ACE - Ask Care and Escort. These are the basic steps of what to do if a Soldier is contemplating suicide. A card with those words and instructions of what to do if someone approaches them saying they are thinking of committing suicide, is issued to every Soldier to make sure they know what to do should their battle buddy be depressed or thinking of suicide.

  • Raider Brigade raises funds for Fallen Soldiers' Memorial

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - For two years, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, has been working on a project to honor fallen Soldiers who served in the unit during combat operations in Iraq.

  • CSM Andrews leaves legacy on 3rd ID

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - The four deployments to Iraq. The numerous awards, medals, certificates of achievements and various accolades. The never-ending stream of parades, events, ceremonies and formations. Throughout the last four years, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews built a remarkable portfolio of memories and accomplishments during his tenure as the 3rd Infantry Division command sergeant major.

  • Base transfer largest, last for 1st AAB

    Oct 14, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Forward Operating Base Falcon was transferred from U.S. control to the government of Iraq during a ceremony on site, Oct. 10. The last scheduled transfer for 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the ceremony marked another milestone in the increased independence of the Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Mothers of fallen servicemembers travel to Iraq

    Oct 7, 2010

    SULAYMANIA, Iraq - The Gold Star Mothers Organization was created to provide emotional support to U.S. women who have lost a son or daughter in the line of duty. Nine of these Gold Star Mothers traveled to the Sulaymania Arts Center for a three-day conference, beginning Sept. 26. For these mothers, it was a chance to see what their child was fighting for and to see the outcome of a war that claimed their child's life.

  • Stewart-Hunter delegates conclude 2010 AFAP Conference

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Thirty-five delegates - Soldiers, spouses and Army Civilians - concluded three days of discussions for the 2010 Army Family Action Plan Conference at Club Stewart, Oct. 1.

  • Fort Stewart Family and MWR opens new dining, entertainment facility

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - A grand opening ceremony for Thunder Run, the contemporary, combination dining area and bar, which already is generating "oohs" and "ahhs" from guests who have sampled the food and enjoyed the environment, will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 13.

  • Korean War veteran receives Purple Heart after 57 years

    Oct 7, 2010

    In 1953, toward the end of the Korean War, 17-year-old Pvt. David W. Mills, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Divison, was taken captive by the Chinese during the battle for Outpost Charlie, declared missing in action by the U.S. government, then assumed killed. After 57 years, Mills, 74, was presented the oldest U.S. military award, the Purple Heart, for wounds received in action in the Republic of Korea by Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff , during the 91st Annual Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Reunion in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15.

  • Final Sledgehammer flight returns: CSM redeploys with 3rd HBCT for final time

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As he stepped of the plane that had returned to Fort Benning from Iraq, Command Sgt. Maj. James Pearson, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, had many things he was proud of. He just completed his second and final tour in Iraq as the command sergeant major of the 3rd HBCT, and he saw his Soldiers and that country transform since going there as part of "The Surge" in 200

  • Ceremony honors fallen Vanguard Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - Hundreds of Soldiers came together to commemorate the lives of two fallen comrades during a memorial service in their honor, Oct. 2. Specialist John Carrillo Jr. and Pfc. Gebrah Noonan died of injuries suffered from a non-combat related incident at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 23. Both Soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, and were deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • 3rd CAB Families test strength, endurance in Family Iron Viper

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - The Iron Viper is an annual physical competition conducted by the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade "Viper Battalion" Soldiers. The Iron Viper consists of an Army Physical Fitness Test followed by a 12-mile road march with a rucksack full of 40 pounds of Army gear. In the Family-version of the competition, participants ran one mile, did sit ups and push ups, and marched six miles with a 20 pound ruck.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show: A deployment unlike any other

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART</b> -The audience at Fort Stewart 's Newman Fitness Center was dazzled by the spectacular performance from the Soldiers of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Oct. 5 and 6. The show is themed "Soldier Show v.27.0," marking the 27th year the show has been entertaining Soldiers and Families and the technical advances that have been made since the show's inception. However, what the audience and fans did not see was the demanding production that goes on behind the scenes that lays the groundwork for this historical event to succeed. Crew as well as performers play a key role in the set up and breakdown of the show, said John Stewart the program director for the Soldier Show.

  • Top of Iraq run helps Soldiers track training for TF Marne 10-Miler

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Hunter Army Airfield 7th grader gets a surprise from President Obama

    Oct 1, 2010

    Tamerria Robinson, a 7th-grade student at West Chatham Middle School and daughter of a Hunter Army Airfield Soldier, had no idea that writing a letter to the President would result in her being recognized by him. In his second annual Back to School speech, President Barack Obama talked about her letter in a live online speech September 14 encouraging children to stay in school.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers, Families celebrate Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Soldiers and Family Members came to Club Stewart to celebrate Hispanic Heritage festivities, Sept. 22. From live Latin music performances to displays of Hispanic decorations from countries such as Mexico and Panama, the Club Stewart Ballroom was filled with Soldiers, Families and guests celebrating the event.

  • Belgian officer assigned to 3rd ID through Military Personnel Exchange Program

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The Military Personnel Exchange Program gives nations allied with the United States the opportunity to send a military officer to a U.S. Army unit to learn more about it.

  • 140 take on Top of the Rock

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 2010 Top of the Rock Run, staged under bright, sunny skies and warm temperatures at the Quick Track near Newman Fitness Center, attracted more than 140 runners - some serious contenders, some making it a Family morning, and some there just to do what they love - to run, Sept. 25.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade amorer a 9/11 survivor

    Oct 1, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Specialist John Castillo, arms room clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), survived the worst terrorist attack ever to happen on United States soil.

  • Stewart honors parents of fallen Soldiers

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Military Families have a life-long commitment of service alongside those who wear the uniform. When the Soldiers pay the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, the commitment doesn't end. Fort Stewart Survivor Outreach Services honored the parents of the fallen Soldiers with a ceremony commemorating Gold Star Mother's Day at Fort Stewart, Sept. 26.

  • 526th Engineers return home

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- For many of the younger Family Members waiting for their loved ones to return, it was probably past their bed time, but they were allowed to stay up late to watch the 526th Engineer Company end their deployment to Afghanistan with a welcome home ceremony at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, Sept. 24.

  • New barracks ready for 3rd CAB return to Hunter

    Oct 1, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- After the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade homecoming ceremony, Sept. 29, single Soldiers moved their duffle bags to two new 27,800-square-foot barracks located side-by-side on Horace Wilson Boulevard.

  • 3rd ID Soldier posthumously awarded Silver Star after 57 years

    Oct 1, 2010

    FREEDOM PLAINS, N.Y. - Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, presented Pfc. Charlie Johnson, posthumously, with the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest medal for valor in combat. The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. Private First Class Johnson, a Browning automatic rifleman with the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd ID, was killed in action June 12, 1953, after an eight-day battle at Outpost Harry, in the Choran Valley during the Korean War. During the battle, Pfc. Johnson placed himself between his comrades and the enemy, creating the conditions for their successful rescue.

  • Stewart ACS preps couples for post-deployment

    Sep 24, 2010

    Just as year-long separations caused by deployments can be stressful on Army Families, redeployment can have its own issues as both Soldier and spouse have changed during their 12-month separation.

  • Consultants assigned to local schools to improve mental health of military children

    Sep 17, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Military Family Life Consultants, each a certified mental health professional, have been assigned to five Liberty County schools whose enrollment includes a large number of military-connected students.

  • Preparing for pregnancy during deployments

    Sep 17, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - It's 2 a.m. and you are wakened by a sharp pain. You realize you are in labor, your husband is deployed and your two-year-old is peacefully sleeping down the hall. What do you do' The 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Family Readiness Group held a Pregnancy Support Meeting opened to all expectant spouses in the 4th IBCT, Sept. 9.

  • Community leaders share information at Stewart-Hunter fair

    Sep 17, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosted the Fall Executive Session of the Regional Information Sharing Forum at the Hunter Club, Sept. 9, and at Club Stewart, Sept. 10. Community leaders from the surrounding counties, cities and school districts joined installation leaders in partnership to share information about the ongoing deployment of the 3rd Infantry Division and upcoming events occurring in their respective areas.

  • Redeployment: Chaplains, ACS offer post-deployment aid to couples

    Sep 16, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - It's probably true that time spent apart can make you appreciate and care even more for a person, but long absences or constant absences can be hard on a marriage. Consequently, repeated, year-long deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a heavy toll on Soldiers and their spouses assigned to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. For this reason, Chap. (Col.) Bill Ralston, 3rd Infantry Division rear detachment chaplain, said Stewart-Hunter makes two viable sources available to help Soldiers re-unite with their spouses following re-deployment. One offers spiritual guidance via the installation chaplaincy; the other offers mostly secular classes for couples through Army Community Services.

  • Fort Stewart Freedom Walk commemorates attacks of 9/11

    Sep 16, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - The 5th Annual Freedom Walk at Fort Stewart commemorated the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the sacrifices made by servicemembers since that day.

  • Soldier Service Center a one-stop shop for Fort Stewart Soldiers, Families, civilians and retirees

    Sep 16, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - For Soldiers at Fort Stewart, the Soldier Service Center is a one-stop shop for in and out processing. For Soldiers, Family Members, Army Civilians and retirees, the Soldier Service Center is the home to a wide variety of services, from ID card replacement and vehicle sticker registration to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.

  • Chilean-born Soldier gets unexpected life in U.S.

    Sep 16, 2010

    Moving to the U.S. was a childhood dream for one Task Force Marne warrant officer - becoming a Soldier was not.

  • Free medical clinic builds ISF legitimacy in Karmah

    Sep 16, 2010

    KARMAH, Iraq - Hundreds of Karmah, Iraq, residents received free medical care during a combined medical engagement between Iraqi and U.S. forces, Sept. 7.

  • USD-N assists with Iraqi displaced civilians

    Sep 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE Marez, Iraq - Task Force Marne Deputy Commanding General-Support, Brig. Gen. Tom Vandal, has made several visits to internally displaced persons camps in Kurdistan and has met with government officials to assist the Families who reside in those camps.

  • Brothers reunite in warzone

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Soldiers serving in the military can expect to spend a significant amount of their time away from Family. For Sgt. 1st Class Michael Broughton and his brother, Chief Warrant Officer Mark Baranowsky, their responsibilities have prevented them from seeing each other for more than a year. However, thanks to their combat tour in Afghanistan, they will spend one month together at Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • Iraqi Air Force college returns to COB Speicher

    Sep 9, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - It took more than a year to plan, but 157 Iraqi Air Force cadets arrived to Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq, Sept. 1.

  • Raider Soldiers receive combat badges

    Sep 9, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers with Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, and its attached engineers of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st AAB, received combat badges at Contingency Operating Station Falcon, Iraq, Aug. 26.

  • National Guard unit returns to Hunter

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Soldiers and commanders from the Georgia Army National Guard formed a long receiving line on the Hunter Army Airfield tarmac to greet 51 members of the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment who were returning home after serving 11 months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Sept. 3.

  • Vanguard Soldier receives Purple Heart from U.S. Defense Secretary

    Sep 9, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presented the Purple Heart to Spc. Shawn M. Mason during a ceremony at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 1.

  • 3rd ID, recruiting take part in epic football battle

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Before an audience of 15,000 at a high school football game, 3rd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Rear Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips and 3rd ID-Rear Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey Ashmen welcomed about 40 of the nation's sons and daughters into the Army in the traditional reading of the Oath of Enlistment during a pregame show, Sept 4.

  • Labor Day Brawl gives Hunter a show

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Hunter Army Airfield hosted a night of mixed martial arts, with the Labor Day Brawl 2010 at the Tominac Fitness Center, Sept. 4. With 10 fights on the card, the audience was in for a night of all-out brawling, a title bout and Ultimate Fighting Championship guests.

  • 'You Are Not Alone': Suicide Prevention Month kicks off at Stewart-Hunter

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Each of us is precious. That is what Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, told the Soldiers and Army Civilians filling the sanctuary and overflow room at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, Sept. 2. Brigadier General Phillips was the guest speaker at the "You are not alone," Suicide Prevention Week kick-off. Narrator for the event was Tom Allmon, Directorate of Human Resources director.

  • Fort Stewart hostage situation ends without injury

    Sep 9, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- It was the actions of two Soldiers that made a big difference when a lone gunman attempted to access the third floor of Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital, where the Behavioral Health unit is located, about 4 a.m., Sept. 6.

  • Stewart-Hunter forester spends lifetime in the woods

    Sep 9, 2010

    "I call him 'Mr. Forestry,'" said Tony Rubine, fire management supervisor with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works, of Charlie Moore, a heavy equipment operator who's worked for the Department of Defense for nearly 50 years. "Charlie's been doing this forever, and he's still the most dependable worker I know. It's not uncommon for him to come in at 1 o'clock in the morning on a weekend to help put out a range fire. He's somebody everybody can depend on."

  • Hunter Army Airfield breaks ground on new elementary school

    Sep 2, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.</b> -Military and civilian leaders broke ground on Hunter Army Airfield, Aug. 24, at the Pulaski Elementary School site on South Perimeter Road where a new school building will replace the existing one, located just beyond the Montgomery Street Gate.

  • Vanguard Brigade Soldiers celebrate anniversary of 19th Amendment

    Sep 2, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - Soldiers with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, paid tribute to women whose efforts helped pave the way for other women today during an equal opportunity observance program, Aug. 26.

  • TF Falcon trains Afghan air crews on combat ops

    Sep 2, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, worked alongside Afghan National Army Air Corps pilots during attack helicopter operations training at Kabul International Airport, Aug. 25.

  • Cottonbalers bring tanks to USD-C headquarters

    Sep 2, 2010

    BAGHDAD - United States Division-Center now has two armored vehicles parked in front of its headquarters, thanks to coordination between 1st Armored Division and 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division leaders.

  • Photographer shows the lives of 3rd ID Families

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Last night in Dorset, in the Long Trail School, at 7 p.m., for $10 a head, an auditorium full of Dorset people came to experience a slide show of images and commentary about Soldiers and their Families in faraway Georgia, entitled, "Ready, Set, Go!"

  • Electrical safety class shockingly informative

    Sep 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- In the past year and a half, inspectors have made more than 167,000 fire and electrical safety inspections on U.S. and Iraqi facilities throughout Iraq.

  • Secretary of Defense visits Vanguard Soldiers on first day of 'New Dawn'

    Sep 2, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq-The U.S. combat mission in Iraq officially ended Aug. 31, and Soldiers with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United Division - Center, began Operation New Dawn with one of the nation's top leaders.

  • Operation New Dawn: Change of mission no problem for Task Force Marne

    Sep 2, 2010

    Bottom line - we received a change of mission. During Operation Iraqi Freedom we were allowed to do the full spectrum of military operations - including block and tackle, offense and defense types of operations that come with a war. Operation New Dawn changes our mission to what Army and joint service doctrine calls Stability Operations. Within Stability Operations, our main role now as a third party armed force in a sovereign nation is Civil Security - help the host nation (Iraq) protect their population.

  • Forestry technicians' work has real ups and downs

    Sep 2, 2010

    The job of forestry technicians with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works has its ups and downs - literally. According to Caroline Fore, lead fire tower operator, a forestry tech may be manning one of Stewart's five, 100-foot fire towers one week then the next week, he or she may be on the ground marking trees in some remote wooded area of the installation.

  • HHC 'Bombers' beat 'Team Falcon' in 1st AAB end-of-season tournament

    Aug 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD -On a blistering hot Iraq day, most Soldiers would find some excuse to remain indoors, citing the risk of heat exhaustion. But for two softball teams in the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the heat of the desert couldn't compare to the rivalry between them. The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st AAB 'Bombers' beat the 1/3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion 'Team Falcon' by one run in the last inning of the game.

  • Mrs. Georgia-America visits Fort Stewart

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The newly crowned Mrs. Georgia-America 2010, LaLona Richards, visited, listened to and spoke with cadets at Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy, Aug. 20. A former middle school teacher from the Atlanta area, Richards visited Youth Challenge Academy as part of her year-long speaking tour of the state and nation.

  • Bricklaying ceremony stepping stone to new 4th IBCT complex

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Under the hot morning sun, individuals gathered on just one plot of the 475 acres that will house the new area for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, to enclose their special bricks in a time capsule on the building, Aug, 18.

  • Stewart-Hunter commissaries not affected by egg recall

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commissaries are not affected by the half-billion egg recall, according to Steven Young, Fort Stewart commissary store director.

  • 434th Soldier honored at Warriors Walk

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -Sergeant Johnny Wayne Lumpkin loved his wife, Carol; he loved his cat, Gammy; and he loved fixing things. He was known to those close to him as "Big Country," and was, as his wife said, "unapologetically loud, proud and country."

  • Iraqi Police graduate first Counter Explosive Team Course in Anbar

    Aug 26, 2010

    ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq-Twenty eight Iraqi police officers became certified technicians specially trained to handle what has traditionally been one of the most hazardous weapon in Iraq - roadside bombs - after completing Anbar's first 12-week Counter Explosive Team course at the Ramadi Training Center, Aug. 21.

  • Along came the Spiders

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Based out of Forward Operating Base Salerno, these Black Hawks soaring through the air are not your ordinary helicopter unit. They are Company A, "SPIDERS" (4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment), 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Viper's lethal Black Hawk unit who is continuously entrusted by Soldiers with the mission of safe passage across the P2K region of the provinces Paktika, Paktiya and Khowst.

  • Timber industry big for Georgia, Stewart-Hunter

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The total economic activity making up the forest industry in Georgia amounts to nearly $30 billion a year. This figure includes not only the actual sale of timber statewide but also the wages of more than 128,000 forest industry employees plus federal payments to landowners. Part of that figure also includes timber sales at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Advise and assist operations help IPs reach milestone in Anbar

    Aug 19, 2010

    ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq - U.S. advise and assist operations in Anbar province helped Iraqi Security Forces achieve another milestone when the Iraqi Police hosted their first community outreach event at the Anbar Police Department's Media Center, Aug. 10. There, they donated school supplies, stuffed animals and clothes to about 20 orphaned children of police officers killed in the line of duty.

  • Sledgehammer torch party arrives home

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stepped off the plane at Lawson Army Airfield at Fort Benning after a year-long deployment during the early morning hours, Aug. 15.

  • Reunion briefings prepare Families for Soldiers' return

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division have begun to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and Kelley Hill at Fort Benning, after a year-long deployment. The initial reunion is full of hugs and happiness, but learning to be a Family again takes a lot of work.

  • Operation Dragoon veterans remembered

    Aug 19, 2010

    The 66th Annual Reunion of Operation Dragoon, one of the most successful but controversial campaigns of World War II, was held at the Hyatt Regency in Roslyn, Va., Aug. 8-10.

  • Stewart-Hunter Forestry Branch builds roads, too

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Some may think that managing nearly 300,000 acres of forest resources is enough work on its own, without having to be responsible for building and maintaining roads. But for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works, it's just part of the job.

  • 4th IBCT Families hold Yellow Ribbon Walk

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. Aca,!" More than 100 spouses and children of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Soldiers, extended Family Members, friends, fellow Soldiers and the garrison command team honored their Soldier serving in Iraq with a one-mile Aca,!A"Yellow Ribbon WalkAca,!A? to Iraq, Aug. 14.

  • Jewish War veterans visit Hunter Army Airfield

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Fifty-five members of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA visited Hunter Army Airfield to get a snapshot of the installation's mission, Aug. 12. The group's members included veterans from all the branches of the Armed Forces - most of whom served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  • Fort Stewart says 'thank you' at Women's Equality Day Observance

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - There was standing room only as kundreds of Marne Soldiers, Family Members, community leaders and Army Civilians came together to honor Women's Equality Day with an observance at the Main Post Chapel, Aug. 11.

  • Fort Stewart's Holbrook has something to offer everyone

    Aug 12, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - The Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and campground run by Fort Stewart's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is the place to go to help give customers ideas as to what kind of activities they can do in the outdoor environment.

  • 3rd ID resumes Pakistani relief missions after 3 days of rain

    Aug 12, 2010

    After three days of rain, the clouds parted allowing U.S. and Pakistani forces to resume flood relief efforts, Aug. 9 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan.

  • Transfer of authority ceremony bids paratroopers farewell, welcomes Vanguard Brigade to Al Anbar

    Aug 12, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - Paratroopers from 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, officially handed their mission in Al Anbar, Iraq, to the Soldiers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Ramadi, Aug. 2.

  • A rare class: 3rd Sustainment Bde promotes officer to CW5

    Aug 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- There are approximately 2.5 million Soldiers in Army's ranks. Of those, there are roughly 15,000 Soldiers in the Warrant Officer Corps and approximately 550 who achieve the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5.

  • 3rd ID DCG, CP North prepare for responsible drawdown of forces

    Aug 12, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ - The Task Force Marne Command Post-North, is transitioning to stability operations by moving personnel to supplement the redeployment of Soldiers in crucial positions. CP-North will redeploy numerous Soldiers early, including Sgt. Lani Melendez and Spc. Hector Ramos who are knowledgeable on the communication systems and technology utilized in the Operations Office. To combat this, the Ops Office will rely heavily on their experienced noncommissioned officers who will train Soldiers from other CP-North offices to ensure operations keep running smoothly.

  • Desert Rogue Soldiers receive Purple Heart

    Aug 12, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - On Aug. 5, two Desert Rogue Soldiers received the Purple Heart, a medal given to military men and women for wounds suffered in combat, for their wounds suffered during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Fort Stewart DPW branch manages forest resources

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River, covering nearly 300,000 acres. Anyone driving the "Green Tunnel" on GA-144 from Richmond Hill to the back gate can see that most of the installation is covered in forests. Managing Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's forest resources is the job of the Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Hunter Army Airfield joins Tree City USA

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Hunter Army Airfield recently became a member of a program called, "Tree City USA" and on July 29 an official sign was unveiled on Wilson Boulevard to show it.

  • COMET trains 3rd ID leaders for Humvee rollovers

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-You're out on patrol in an up-armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle more commonly referred to as simply the Humvee, and you suddenly hear "ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER!" What do you do' Fortunately for Soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, that feeling of uncertainty is lessened by Humvee Egress Assistance Training offered here. Rollovers have been, and continue to be, a threat for today's servicemembers, so being prepared in the event of a rollover can be the ultimate factor between life and death.

  • Fort Stewart Pet Boarding facility rivals resorts

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Heading out of town or just plain tired of replacing the couch one too many times that the dog or dogs have mauled and made as their as the latest chew toy while you're at work' Well, if that is your situation, then you're in luck. The Fort Stewart Pet Boarding Facility and Doggie Daycare at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart may just be the place you're looking for. However, don't wait too long; this place fills up daily, faster than hotels in Orlando on the 4th of July.

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