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  • Cottonbalers celebrate 'half-way there'

    Aug 5, 2010

    The 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, has reached the half way point in its current deployment to Iraq. Family Members, led by Courtney Sierra, wife of Cottonbaler Commander Lt. Col. Gregory Sierra, along with rear detachment Soldiers and Families, celebrated this milestone with a picnic and afternoon of fun at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond, July 30.

  • U.S. ground, air train with Iraqi Army

    Aug 5, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - A thunderous boom is heard from miles away. Seconds later the explosive impact slams into the side of a nearby hill, as the Paladin hits its mark from miles away. The impact triggers over a dozen Iraqi Army 50-cal. mounted trucks into action, and they converged on the Paladin's target, all while the target is flanked by U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

  • BCTs change to AABs to meet new role

    Aug 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning Brigade Combat Teams into Advise and Assist Brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • 10th Trans Co receives Humanitarian Service Medal for Haiti mission

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-The Soldiers of the 10th Transportation Company were awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal during a ceremony held at the Tominac Fitness Center in Hunter Army Airfield, July 28.

  • Fire temporarily closes Fort Stewart fitness center

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Fire may have caused Newman Fitness Center to be down, but thanks to the Fort Stewart Fire Department and with the combined efforts of the Hinesville Fire Department, the Fitness Center is certainly not out. The Fort Stewart Fire Department was dispatched for a fire alarm activation at Newman Fitness Center at 2:37 a.m., July 29, said William Shanholzer, Deputy Chief, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Fire Department. At 2:43 a.m. the fire chief on scene reported heavy smoke and requested a full alarm response, at which time the Hinesville Fire Department also responded in support of the Fort Stewart Fire Department. The fire was reported under control by the interior fire attack team at 3:38 a.m., said Shanholzer, and the fire was declared extinguished at 3:53 a.m.

  • SOAR repeats as Hunter softball champs

    Jul 29, 2010

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - The Third Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, added yet another trophy to their trophy case, thanks to their D Company's 8-3 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah the Hunter Army Airfield 2010 Intramural Softball Championship, played at the Squires Sports Complex, July 22.

  • $7.9 million renovation transforms Stewart Army Lodging

    Jul 29, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Guests who have stayed often in Army Lodging at Fort Stewart over the years have a word for newly renovated building 4950: "Wow!" That was not among the words used to describe the three-story building before a $7.9 million, 18-month renovation project transformed it into a warm, more modern and welcoming facility on Coe Avenue.

  • Stewart-Hunter SJA awarded for excellence

    Jul 29, 2010

    <FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Staff Judge Advocate office was presented the American Bar Association's award for excellence in Legal Assistance for Military Personnel during a ceremony held at the Fort Stewart courtroom, July 26. The LAMP award was presented to Lt. Col. Shane Bartee, deputy SJA for Stewart-Hunter, by Brig. Gen. Gill Beck, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command.

  • 3rd ID helps small village have big vision

    Jul 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The security detachment compound was bustling. Soldiers walked back and forth, engaged in conversations and smiling. Their mission was a little different from their normal security patrols.

  • 2/156 Inf., 3rd Sustainment Bde., sets standard for responsible drawdown

    Jul 29, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - As the reduction of forces takes place over the next year, a number of units have been curtailed without replacement. While the thought of returning home early may be music to some Soldiers' ears, it can present a logistical challenge to the units' logistics and supply teams.

  • 5/7 Cav, Iraqis build partnership by working and living together

    Jul 29, 2010

    BAGHDAD - When the Soldiers from Apache Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, arrived in Baghdad and went on a joint patrol with a team of Iraqi Federal Police policemen for the first time, they were a little shocked by the vast cultural differences.

  • 4/3 AAB arrives in Anbar, continues advise, train, assist mission

    Jul 29, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - An advise-and-assist brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division arrived earlier this month to begin its transfer of responsibilities with 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, as their deployment draws to a close.

  • 293rd MP Co returns from Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga., - A year ago, the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, set out on a mission to Afghanistan to help train the Afghani armed forces and police. They returned home with honor and a hero's welcome from a thunderous cheering crowd of flag-waving Family Members, Soldiers and well wishers, July 21.

  • 3/69 Armor Regiment Soldiers train IA on M1A1 Abrams

    Jul 22, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION AL RASHEED, Iraq - At 8:30 a.m. it is 98 degrees Fahrenheit under the tarpaulin. A group of eager Iraqi Army soldiers huddle around Sgt. Jasen Sumner as he explains how to conduct preventive maintenance checks and services on the track pads of the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. Sumner speaks, his linguist translates, and the students nod their heads in understanding.

  • Aviation unit displays effectiveness on the ground in Afghanistan

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - As battle tactics in Afghanistan are adjusted to defeat the enemy, adaptability is a valuable asset to any Army unit involved in combat actions. At Forward Operating Base Shank, Task Force Brawler, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, is displaying its adaptability by being as equally effective on the ground as they are in the air. With the creation of a civil affairs team, led by Capt. Douglas Gray, civil affairs officer in charge, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, TF Brawler, from Ojai, Calif., supports the ongoing counterinsurgency tactic by helping remote villages in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan.

  • Fort Stewart commissary now offers fresher, natural and organic items

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-With many Americans working toward living healthier lifestyles, which includes the food they eat, the commissary at Fort Stewart is now offering more organic and natural items, including produce, beef and seafood.

  • Stewart, Benning DENTAC swap commanders

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Colonel Mark N. McDonald assumed command of The United States Army Dental Activity at Fort Stewart during a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden, July 20, but not before the sound of a dentist drill could be heard from the Marne-Tron.

  • Two more Marne Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Captain Michael P. Cassidy and Pfc. Francisco Guardado-Ramirez were honored for their service to the nation, July 15, as two trees were added to the long rows of Eastern Redbuds that line Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart.

  • TF Marne honors fallen Peshmerga warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    CAMP ZAYTUN, ERBIL, Iraq - Task Force Marne Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, posthumously awarded two Iraqi Peshmerga the U.S. Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device at Camp Zaytun, Erbil, Iraq, July 18. The awards were presented to the families of the fallen Kurdish Fighting Forces.

  • Korean task force dons Marne combat patch

    Jul 22, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -Soldiers from the Republic of Korea, Task Force Taegeuk, took part in a combat patch ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14. The task force put on the combat patch of the unit they are subordinate to, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Dragons celebrate Independence with soccer match

    Jul 16, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE ECHO, Iraq - The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, opened the gates of COS Echo for the Brothers In Arms Soccer Tournament to celebrate Independence Day with their Iraqi Security Force partners July 4.

  • Female athletes represent Hunter Army Airfield well

    Jul 16, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.</b> - Spouses, Soldiers and friends cheered wildly for the three Tominac Fitness Center female athletes as they stepped onto the Savannah Civic Center stage at the Southern Isles bodybuilding championship competition, June 17.

  • Commentary: Army of ones

    Jul 16, 2010

    There once was a U.S. Army recruiting slogan that died an early death. The slogan went, "I am an Army of One." It was intended to attract individualistic young Generation X and "Next Gen" men and women, who might resonate to the idea that service in the Army would complete their self-sufficiency. I had been told by some recruiters that it was working. Nonetheless, voices a bit too seasoned to come from actual potential recruits opposed what they reckoned to be an anti-team theme.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade certifies 400 Iraqi workers

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - More than 400 local Iraqi workers received certificates from the Miran Village Company certifying them as professional welders, carpenters or painters during a ceremony held at Joint Base Balad, Iraq's Morale Welfare and Recreation-East building, July 6.

  • Fort Stewart MP SkyWatch gives traffic enforcement a lift

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Most people look to the skies to star gaze. If you were on Georgia Hwy 144 a few miles outside the gate Friday afternoon, you just may have seen one star a little closer to the horizon. Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, was in the sky - 24 feet up, to be exact - with the help of an elevated SkyWatch tower.

  • Families say 'goodbye' as Vanguard Soldiers leave for Iraq

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - More than 3,000 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers left Fort Stewart June 26-July 13 for various locations within the al Anbar Province. It is there that these light-infantry troops will come together and conduct an "advise and assist" mission, supporting the Government of Iraq and Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Vanguard Brigade arrives in Iraq

    Jul 15, 2010

    Colonel Lou Lartigue (right), commander of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Altman, 4/3 AAB senior enlisted advisor, unveil the Vanguard crest in front of what will be their brigade headquarters building throughout their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the upcoming Operation New Dawn at Camp Rimadi, Iraq, July 7. The light infantry brigade is continuing to arrive to the al Anbar Province throughout this week.

  • 3rd ID NCO named first CSM of the new Army Reserve Legal Command, first female CSM for JAG Corps

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - She first joined the Army in June 1984, enlisting as a 27D, paralegal specialist. Now at the top of her profession, Sgt. Maj. Claudia L. Turner looks back on her career, satisfied that she made the right decision to join the Army and the right decision to be a paralegal specialist. In September, this Army Reserve Soldier, who is currently serving on active duty with the 3rd Infantry Division's Staff Judge Advocate office, will take charge of a new Army Reserve unit. She'll be the first command sergeant major for the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command as well as the first female command sergeant for U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

  • 3rd CAB joins Korean counterparts on first mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 15, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, had the opportunity to join their Republic of Korea counterparts in the ROK Army's first aviation mission in Afghanistan out of Bagram Airfield, July 8.

  • Stewart-Hunter Garrison Budget 101: ACOE funding benefits

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga - For the final installment of our seven week budget article series, I want to focus on how Army Communities of Excellence funding benefits our installation.

  • Retired Soldier achieves his bowling-best with perfect game

    Jul 8, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> -When Ivy Sarvis retired from the Army in 1997, he didn't wander far from his last duty station at Fort Stewart. The former Signal Corps Soldier now works as a military contractor and currently serves as president of the Fort Stewart Bowling Association. Bowling, a sport he calls "a social event and a great way to relieve stress," is probably his closest tie to the installation as he spends two nights a week at Marne Lanes. In fact, Sarvis achieved a personal best, a perfect 300 game while playing at Marne Lanes, June 22.

  • Worth Fighting For: Stewart-Hunter celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT STEWART AND HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and Task Force Marne celebrated what's "Worth Fighting For" with Independance Day weekend of activities, July 1-3.

  • Stop Loss: A positive experience for two Desert Rogue Soldiers

    Jul 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - On paper, the concept behind the establishment of the Stop Loss program was to sustain cohesive operational forces that train and serve together through their deployments, as well as keep Soldiers with certain skills needed within those units. In principle, however, it's not that simple.

  • Proud to be an American: 156 servicemembers become U.S. citizens

    Jul 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - To some, becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream that seems just out of reach, but to 156 Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines, the goal of naturalization became a reality at Victory Base Complex, Iraq, July 4.

  • TF Falcon Soldiers earn battlefield promotions

    Jul 8, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Task Force Falcon, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon received battlefield promotions at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 5. Sergeant Roberto Solorzano was promoted to staff sergeant, and Spc. Anthony Hister, was promoted to sergeant during the ceremony.

  • TF Marne hometown heroes media plan ends with Fox interview

    Jul 8, 2010

    <b>CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq</b> - The graphic first started out as a blank map, but weekly it began to fill up with red dots. Those dots represented people throughout the United States learning about the lives, experiences and goals of Task Force Marne servicemembers and civilians. "My Marne Hometown Hero" program kicked off May 15. The goal was for the Task Force Marne Public Affairs Office to facilitate 50 interviews in 50 days.

  • Early redeployment allows Army, Spartan Brigade to keep promise

    Jul 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - The decision to send U.S. Soldiers back early from Iraq is a critical part of meeting the President of the United States' mandated troop strength of 50,000 troops in Iraq by Sept. 1. The President is able to make that decision because of the improving security condition and the growing capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces.

  • 1/10 FA pays respects to fallen warrior

    Jun 30, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq - Soldiers of COB Delta filled the theater to pay their final respects to a fellow warrior, June 4. Team Kahuna, a military transition team from Fort Riley, Kan., attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, paid their final respects to one of their own.

  • 3rd CAB Aviators receive Combat Action Badge

    Jun 30, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Rick Campbell, a pilot in Task Force Knighthawk, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, from Niles, Ohio, received a Combat Action Badge at Bagram Airfield, June 26.

  • Stewart-Hunter deployment manager focuses on preparing Soldiers, Families

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The Army Community Service Offices at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield are busy places; that is a given. And in either one of them, you will find a variety of persons who take pride in their work and promise to give all who come in the best service available, even going beyond what may be required for the visitor.

  • Motorcycle safety a top concern at 188th Infantry Brigade

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- During the summer months, as temperatures rise, experienced riders pull their motorcycles out of their garages more often, and future riders begin to consider their first investments to get them out on the road. And as gas prices continue to increase, so too has the popularity of Soldiers riding motorcycles. Currently more than 33,000 motorcycles are registered on Army installations, according to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center; subsequently, motorcycle accident rates have increased proportionately.

  • Wounded Ranger returns to Hunter Army Airfield

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Rangers from the 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment greeted Staff Sgt. Cory Remsburg with cheers and applause when he arrived at Hunter Army Airfield in his van and was placed into his wheelchair, June 25.

  • 4th IBCT, 3rd ID, cases colors, head to Iraq

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- A traditional ceremony marked the final step of deployment preparation for Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as the brigade and battalion's colors were cased on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, June 25.

  • 3rd Infantry Division headquarters Iraq deployment extended by 30 days

    Jun 30, 2010

    The Department of Defense decided June 25, that the Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, a 700-plus Soldier unit that comprises the headquarters of U.S. Division-North, is being extended in northern Iraq for 30 days.

  • ACS helps 4th IBCT Soldiers, Families prepare for deployment

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Army Community Service hosted a Pre-Deployment Briefing and Fair for Soldiers and Family Members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart's Caro Gym, June 14 - 25.

  • Tattered Red, White, Blue stirs deep emotions for 2HBCT, 3ID Cdr

    Jun 25, 2010

    A brigade commander keeps an American flag he's had for 24 years.

  • Garrison Budget 101: Construction Funding

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's U.S. Army Garrison resource manager explains how construction projects on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are funded.

  • Fort Stewart opens new SFAC

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart opens new 15,000 square foot Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Eagle Scout builds benches at Warriors Walk

    Jun 25, 2010

    Eagle Scout, Aaron Jacobs, led special project to build concrete benches for Families visiting Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, which honors 3rd Infantry Division's fallen Soldiers.

  • Leisure Travel offers Soldiers, Families discounted vacations

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart's Leisure Travel Office offers discounted vacation packages for Soldiers and Family Members.

  • Hunter Soldiers roll vehicle but survive

    Jun 25, 2010

    Hunter Army Airfield - Two Soldiers from Hunter Army Airfield rolled their vehicle but survived.

  • CYSS helps youth develop their inner 'Karate Kid'

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield CYSS offers several Tae Kwon Do classes at various levels of competence.

  • Five Marne Division Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jun 25, 2010

    Five 3rd Infantry Division Soldier who died while serving in Iraq were honored in a special ceremony.

  • Kids reel in stringers of fun at Fort Stewart Fishing Rodeo

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Kids of all ages, along with their parents, lined the banks of Fort Stewart's Pond #30 for a morning of fishing fun, June 12. So many Families showed up for this summer's first fishing rodeo that parking extended from the designated parking area onto the road leading to it with spill over parking along the side of the dirt roads surrounding other smaller ponds.

  • Stewart, Hunter CYSS celebrates Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Child, Youth and School Services celebrated the Army's 235th birthday with fun, food, song and the traditional cake-cutting, June 14.

  • 3rd ID Field Artillery CSM makes a difference in his Soldiers' lives

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - The Vietnam War had a tremendous impact on the lives of many people, especially following the fall of Saigon in April 1975. In particular, the war impacted Command Sgt. Maj. Hai Dang and his Family, who immigrated to the U.S. following the war's end. Along with an estimated 1.4 million refugees who resettled to the United States, was the command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, Command Sgt. Maj. Dang. He came with his mother, sister, two brothers, and three aunts. Life in a new country wasn't easy and brought with it many things that took getting used to.

  • Hunter employees briefed on hurricanes, severe weather

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "Make a plan, get a kit, and stay informed" was the message to Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers, Family Members, and DoD Civilians at their annual Hurricane Briefing held June 9 at the Hunter Post Theater.

  • Register now for absentee ballot

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "There are potentially six million military voters that could vote in the upcoming election," said Louisa Sigman, voting assistance officer with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Directorate of Human Resources. "Many people may think this year is an off-year election, but Americans will be voting on 38 seats for the U.S. Senate, all 434 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 39 state or territorial governor seats."

  • Stewart-Hunter Garrison Budget 101: Family & MWR programs and facilities

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Part 4 of the Stewart-Hunter garrison budget series, this one focusing on Nonappropriated Funds and their effect on Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and facilities.

  • 260th QM changes command

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 260th Quartermaster Battalion held a change of command ceremony as Lt. Col. Robert J. Dixon relinquished command to Lt. Col. James L. Brown at Marne Garden at Fort Stewart, June 10.

  • Stewart, Hunter celebrate Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield leaders celebrated the Army 235th birthday with a cake cutting ceremony held at the 3rd Infantry Division Museum and at the Hunter Club, June 14.

  • TF Marne Soldier overcomes past, excels as mechanic

    Jun 18, 2010

  • Fort Stewart Single Soldiers find outdoor fun at Holbrook

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Thanks to the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, Fort Stewart's Single Soldiers were able to pick and enjoy their own outdoor fun at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area, June 4. Nearly two dozen single Soldiers braved the rainy weather in order to participate in the outdoor activity of their choice, including games of one-on-one basketball, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, skeet and paintball.

  • Stewart-Hunter housing team ready for 3rd ID's return

    Jun 11, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's housing team is prepared for 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers return this fall, according to Anita Gordon, housing referral specialist.

  • Korean War film premiers at Fort Stewart

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "They have faced the crucible of combat and learned a lifetime's experience about love, loss, valor, and sacrifice in a short intense period of time," said 3rd Infantry Division Commander, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater, June 5. Referring to the Outpost Harry Survivors Association and the battles on that key terrain during the Korean War, Maj. Gen. Cucolo took time out of his Environmental and Morale Leave from Iraq to address attendees at the premiere of motion picture "Hold At All Costs."

  • Former White House physician follows dusty path to Iraq

    Jun 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - It's a long way from the hallowed walls of the White House to the dusty environs of northern Iraq, and for Col. Daniel Parks, the 26th Base Support Battalion surgeon, it was one wild ride.

  • IA legal officers visit USD-C to improve relations, provide hope for future

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD</b> - Most would say Iraq's legal system is unstable at best. Decades of dictatorship and nine years of war have taken its toll on the governmental foundations of the country. Now that Iraq is becoming more stable, the leaders of Iraq are looking to create a legal system capable of handling the cases and crimes brought before it with fairness and equality. For the first time, Soldiers within the United States Division- Center met with Iraqi Army legal officers to discuss the way ahead on Forward Operating Base Liberty, June 5.

  • Joint Base Balad hosts 'shadow run'

    Jun 11, 2010

  • Fort Stewart Garrison Budget 101: Nonappropriated Funds

    Jun 10, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- This is another in a series of articles about how the garrison receives funding from our Army leadership and how that funding is spent in support of our 24,000 Soldiers and 32,000 Family Members. This article focuses on the difference between Appropriated Funds and Non Appropriated Funds, and how the two funding sources apply to the operations of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

  • STB, 3rd Sustainment Bde receives combat patch

    Jun 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Nearly 300 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers received their combat patch during a ceremony held June 3 at the Joint Base Balad gymnasium.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander talks mission, landscape in Iraq

    Jun 10, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander, Col. Shawn M. Morrissey, spoke with reporters to discuss the 3rd Sustainment Bde. mission and the current landscape in Iraq, June 3.

  • Rucker, En Vogue to perform at Fort Stewart Independence Day celebration

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Rising country star Darius Rucker, Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year for 2009, will be the lead performer July 2 as Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield celebrate the Independence Day weekend.

  • Speicher Soldiers compete in soccer tournament

    Jun 4, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Private First Class Cherie Johnson, a paralegal specialist with Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, started playing soccer when she was 17. When her favorite soccer player, Zinedine Zidane won the World Cup with France in 1998, it made her so fascinated with soccer, she started going to parks and kicking the ball around in her hometown, Port More, Jamaica. She lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. until joining the Army.

  • Fort Stewart recognizes WWII veterans

    Jun 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The president and former president of Chatham Artillery Inc. out of Savannah, participated as part of the Flag Detail in Fort Stewart's Retreat Ceremony in front of post headquarters, May 26.

  • Stewart-Hunter observes Memorial Day with local community

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. Aca,!" Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield joined the local community to remember and honor those who have died in service to our nation in Memorial Day observances, May 28-31.

  • Fort Stewart business manager takes pride in shop, job

    Jun 3, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- While many Family Members may be coming to terms with move number one or two in following their active duty Soldier from one military installation to another, it is a mastered art for a Family Member on PCS move number 33.....and getting ready for number 34.

  • Stewart-Hunter Garrison Budget 101: Training Readiness Funds

    Jun 3, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Last week I introduced you to the sub-activity groups through which the Garrison receives funding authority from its higher headquarters. SAG 131 pays for Base Operations such as civilian pay, service contracts and utilities. SAG 132 pays for the construction of and repairs to real property. SAG 135 funds overseas contingency operations. SAG 115 pays mechanics' salaries that repair tactical vehicles and equipment, and SAG 333 funds Army Continuing Education counselor salaries in the education center. There are many other SAGs, but the key is that these "pots of money" come down separate for a specific purpose and cannot be intermingled.

  • 385th MP Battalion changes command

    Jun 3, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Command of the 385th Military Police Battalion changed hands during a formal ceremony held at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden, May 26. Lieutenant Colonel Michael C. Henshaw, the outgoing commander, passed the reigns to Lt. Col. Eugenia K. Guilmartin, the new commander. Colonel Mary A. Maier, 16th MP Brigade commander-rear, Fort Bragg, N.C., served as the reviewing officer for the change of command ceremony.

  • Spartan tanker awarded Purple Heart by 3rd ID CG

    Jun 3, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- He was on his third deployment to Iraq with the 3rd Infantry Division, and although he didn't think of himself as invincible, Sgt. Denver M. Kinard was surprised when a sniper bullet found an opening near the sleeve of his body armor while he was on a dismounted patrol in Kirkuk, Iraq, May 2. The 7.62mm round pierced the right side of his chest, passed through his right lung then broke a rib as it exited his back.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB Soldiers Represent Fort Stewart in 2010 Warrior Game

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Approximately 100 Soldiers from the Army, 50 from the Marine Corps, 25 from the Air Force and another 25 from the Coast Guard and Navy participated in the first-ever Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10-14. Three Soldiers from Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion participated in the Warrior Games - Cpl. Ryan Shurtleff, Spc. Christopher Lowe and Staff Sgt. Phillip Fentiman.

  • Vanguard Soldiers, spouses pledge commitment before deployment

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Approximately 35 Soldiers and their spouses who will soon be separated by a war and thousands of miles, gathered at Club Stewart to renew vows of unconditional love and commitment to one another, May 20.

  • Fort Stewart Summer Safety Expo message: Stay focused, be safe

    May 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Soldiers, Family Members and Army Civilians perusing the covered booths and trailers set up for Fort Stewart's annual Summer Safety Expo came away with an understanding that it's the individual's responsibility to stay focused and be safe this summer.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital WTB staff receive top recognitions

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "The proof of the pudding is in the eating" is an old saying meaning that the true value or quality of something can only be judged when it's put to use. So, if you need to be convinced that Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Stewart is tops in a class of many high achievers, then pay close attention to the proof that turned up during this year's AUSA Army Medicine Symposium and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, May 17-22.

  • Stewart-Hunter DOL Maintenance wins Safety Award

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-"We just keep doing it better," Col. Kevin Milton, garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, told a large group of Directorate of Logistics employees as he prepared to award senior leaders the Industrial Operations Safety Award for DOL's "significant contributions to Army Combat Readiness and Safety in 2009."

  • Beginning of end: Joint security stations change hands in Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    Joint Security Stations Ashura and Tal Abtha, located in northern Iraq, were signed over to the Iraqi military and local government May 15. Within an hour of the short handover ceremony, U.S. forces had successfully withdrawn from the bases.

  • Hunter Army Airfield celebrates 70th anniversary

    May 27, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-The airfield tarmac was the perfect place for members of the Savannah and Hunter Army Airfield communities to gather to hear patriotic music from the Savannah Winds Orchestra and enjoy static displays of Hunter memorabilia to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Hunter Army Airfield.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde Providers take over logistical mission in Iraq

    May 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - On the morning of May 25, the 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters," out of Fort Hood, Texas, and their Special Troops Battalion, transferred authority of their mission over to the 3rd Sustainment Bde. "Providers" and its STB, during a casing and uncasing of the colors and a transfer of authority ceremony at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Stewart-Hunter Budget 101: Base Operations

    May 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-This is the beginning of a series of articles, which will run for the next several weeks on how the Garrison receives funding from our Army leadership and how that funding is spent in support of our 24,000 Soldiers and 32,000 Family Members.

  • Stewart-Hunter Armed Forces kids run fun workout for all ages

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- More than 150 kids gathered on 6th Street early Saturday morning for Fort Stewart's Armed Forces Kids Run. Runners were broken down into three age groups: 5-6 (1/2 mile run), 7-8 (1 mile run) and 9-13 (2 miles). According to run organizer, Dagmar Peguero-Olinger, Child, Youth and School Services coordinator, this was Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's first year participating in Armed Forces Kids Run.

  • Local art show paints bright picture for Iraq's future

    May 21, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The room was boiling hot due to the sheer number of people present. A canvas of variety, it was filled with people from many walks of life - sheiks, Iraqi Security Force soldiers, local Iraqi businessmen and businesswomen, U.S. Soldiers, American civilians, Iraqi children. Such different ways of life, yet everyone was smiling and talking with each other like friends. What brought them all together would have been unheard of a few years ago, but because of the progress and stability in the area, an art show was able to go off without hitch.

  • Fort Stewart employee remains vigilant, alert for info security

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Security managers on the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield installation frequently find in their e-mail tidbits of information relating to automatic teller machine scams, Facebook security, identity theft, and even personal warnings for out country travel. Such information comes for the Stewart-Hunter information security program manager, Guy Shifflett, of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security section.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers remember fallen comrades with bracelets

    May 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - A silver, metal band on the wrist of Sgt. Ralph D. Gaskin II, a vocalist for the 3rd Infantry Division Band, and a Fort Wayne, Ind., native, glints in the light as he sits in his office at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. He wears the band engraved with his fallen battle buddy's name, Sgt. Mason Lee Lewis, who died during Sgt. Gaskin's last deployment to Iraq in 2007. Sergeant Lewis was part of, "Top Flite," Company C, 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID.

  • Installation presented Environmental Quality award

    May 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosted the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Safety, Environment, and Occupational, Health on May 14. The Honorable Tad Davis visited Fort Stewart to present the installation with the Army's Environmental Quality Award. He said the award is a testament to the Army's resolve to be good stewards of our resources.

  • 3rd CAB follows through on a promise

    May 21, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In January, Soldiers flew through negative degree weather landing in Camp Kiwi, Bamyan, Afghanistan to drop off school supplies for local children. After talking with the children at Bamyan, the Soldiers from Company A, Task Force Knighthawk, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, made a promise to return with more supplies to help the community teach their children. On a flight through warmer weather, the Soldiers returned to fulfill their promise, May 10.

  • 3rd ID ground troops depend on aviation unit out of Germany

    May 21, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -The eyes in the sky that provide constant intelligence reports and cover for the 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers are Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Illesheim Army Airfield, Germany.

  • Georgia football legend visits Fort Stewart WTB

    May 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "There's no shame in my game." That was the message from Herschel Walker, University of Georgia legend and Heisman Trophy winner, to Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion, May 13.

  • Fort Stewart: IMCOM paves way to strong future with new strategy, logo

    May 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Installation Management Command recently unveiled both its campaign plan outlining how every Soldier, Family Member, and Civilian plays a vital role in supporting our nation's warriors and a new IMCOM logo. The plan is a living document that focuses on six areas, or "lines of effort:" Soldier, Family and Civilian Readiness; Soldier, Family and Civilian Well Being; Leader and Workforce Development; Installation Readiness; Safety; and Energy Efficiency and Security. The new IMCOM brand showcases the installations importance as the Army's home.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers support students' commitment to fitness

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Children from Diamond Elementary School showed their commitment to fitness by sacrificing their sleep on a Saturday morning to run in the second annual Diamond Elementary School Marathon Club Fun Run, held May 8 at Fort Stewart.

  • Fort Stewart supports community Safe Kids Day

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child, the City of Hinesville held its annual Safe Kids Day, May 8.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde arrives in Iraq

    May 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - It's official. The 3rd Sustainment Brigade has made its way to Iraq and is starting the process of picking up the logistical mission from the 15th Sustainment Brigade of Fort Hood, Texas.

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