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  • 3/7 Inf Spouses 'Soldier up' for competition

    Oct 22, 2009

    Army Spouses got a taste of Soldier life and suited up for the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment's Combat Spouse Badge Competition at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond, Oct. 17.

  • 3rd ID completes training in Kuwait, departs for Iraq

    Oct 22, 2009

    Most of the Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division has arrived in Iraq, but before their boots hit the ground there, they had to make a stop in Camp Buehring, Kuwait for some added training.

  • BG Phillips takes over as senior commander of Stewart-Hunter

    Oct 22, 2009

    With the deployment of Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips has become senior commander of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and 3rd ID deputy commanding general - rear.

  • 3rd ID CG bids farewell to Coastal Empire, Families

    Oct 22, 2009

    Major General Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, held a live press conference with local media at the 3rd ID Headquarters at Fort Stewart, Oct. 16.

  • Food show feeds Stewart-Hunter community

    Oct 22, 2009

    When you eat at a dining facility or a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility, you rarely think about where the food comes from, or who makes it. On Oct. 15, the cooks and food were on display at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Food Show at Club Stewart.

  • Community reunites through sacrifice, support at Taylors Creek Cemetery

    Oct 22, 2009

    Descendants from one of the nation's oldest communities, Taylors Creek, gathered together in fellowship, Oct. 18 at Taylors Creek Cemetery to remember the town, which was originally founded around 1760, and the loved ones who lived there until 1941. Brigadier General Jeffrey E. Phillips, senior commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield joined the nearly 100 participants of the Taylors Creek Cemetery Association Meeting and Reunion, to recognize the sacrifice made by local Families toward the creation of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, and thank them for their continued support of the installation's Soldiers and Families.

  • Medics vie for top honors in Expert Field Medical Competition

    Oct 21, 2009

    Some of the Army's best medical personnel are enduring a grueling series of tests this week during the Expert Field Medical Competiton at Camp Bullis, the medic training base near Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The event will culminate in one team being proclaimed the "Top Medics in the Army" on Friday, Oct. 23.

  • Camp Buehring is like Las Vegas'

    Oct 21, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait Aca,!" If you know someone whoAca,!a,,cs in the Army, and has deployed to Iraq, then thereAca,!a,,cs a chance youAca,!a,,cve heard of a place called Camp Buehring. Most Army units pass through the camp on their way north, steadfast and loyal to their cause, Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Port Operations Keep 3rd HBCT Moving

    Oct 20, 2009

    Camp Buehring, Kuwait - Offloading nearly 650 vehicles and pieces of military equipment from a cargo ship is easier said than done for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • 3rd HBCT leaves for fourth Iraq rotation

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The unit that led the drive into Baghdad in March 2003 is now the first Army brigade with four deployments to Iraq. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team's main body left for Iraq over the Columbus Day holiday weekend in a wave of departures that began Oct. 7 and ended Monday.

  • Tattoos topic of book by former 3rd HBCT Soldier

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Since the early 1900s, American troops have tattooed themselves to declare pride in their units, remember loved ones and keep alive the memory of fallen comrades, according to the Vanishing Tattoo Web site. In a History Channel documentary titled The Kill Zone, troops recounted military tattoos that served as a reminder of hardships and struggles born together as a unit, and of troops left behind.

  • 3SB brings Hispanic heritage to Stewart's Main Post Chapel

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers across the installation were treated to a history lesson unlike any other during the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration held at the Main Post Chapel, Oct. 8.

  • Field Artillerymen qualify on new weapon system

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is once again preparing for deployment, but this time around they're going 'light.' First Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment Soldiers proved they're qualified to meet the brigade's new light-fighting initiative through an exercise known as Table VIII Gunnery held at Fort Stewart, Oct. 5-8.

  • 1/10 Attack returns home from successful mission

    Oct 15, 2009

    Dusk settled in over the Truscott Air Terminal as Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division returned to Hunter Army Airfield after a 12-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Oct. 11. Family Members, friends and fellow Soldiers filled Tominac Fitness Center to welcome home the 158 warriors.

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

  • 6/8 Cav, 76 FA Soldiers hail Father of Cavalry at Pulaski

    Oct 14, 2009

    Fort Stewart based Soldiers with the 6th Squadron, 8th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, paid tribute to the 'Father of the American Cavalry' at Fort Pulaski, Oct. 9. In a ceremony known as the Pulaski Jubilee, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers remembered Brig. Gen. "Count" Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish-born, American Revolutionary War general of the Continental Army who was mortally wounded during the Siege of Savannah in 1779.

  • Marne Team competes in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a picture-perfect cloudless morning, with temperatures lingering near the upper 50s, thousands of runners took their mark at the starting line on a road outside of the Pentagon for the 25th Anniversary Army Ten-Miler competition, Oct. 4. Twenty-five years ago, the Army Ten-Miler began with a little more than 1,300 runners, but over the years the event has grown in popularity. Now slated as one of the largest road-races in the world, the Ten-Miler filled 30,000 slots within six days.

  • 3rd ID names Top NCO, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2009

    Joining the United States Army to serve the nation, Sgt. Jeffrey Bush, C Troop, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, and Cpl. Joseph Casarez, B Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, were recognized for their capability, bearing and professional attitude at Division Headquarters, Oct. 13.

  • Brunswick Navy JROTC program visits Stewart

    Oct 14, 2009

    From sending volunteers to local elementary schools to serving lunch at local elderly homes, Fort Stewart strives to support the community that supports it. So when the Brunswick Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Course asked if they could tour the base, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade pulled out all the stops.

  • Food is first order of the day for TISA employee, office

    Oct 14, 2009

    Salt, pepper, meat, bread, rice, soda, juice. This list does not even begin to scratch the surface of the food items that Sheila Edmonds, supply technician in the Directorate of Logistics Food Service and Troop Issue Subsistence Activity, orders for Soldiers. Whether it's for one of the eight dining facilities, Soldiers out in the field on an exercise or here for mobilization, Edmonds is the main person a Soldier see to get their food provisions.

  • 3rd HBCT headed to Iraq a fourth time

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - On the eve of a fourth deployment to Iraq in seven years, the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team cased its colors Wednesday at Kelley Hill's Sledgehammer Field.

  • Colors Casing Ceremony denotes Division's 4th deployment

    Oct 8, 2009

    The 3rd Infantry Division made history, again, as a Colors Casing and Retreat Ceremony held Oct. 2 signified the Marne Division's fourth deployment to Iraq - a milestone made by no other U.S. Army division. Division Commander, Major General Tony Cucolo and Division Command Sergeant Major Jesse Andrews cased the battle-hardened 3rd ID Colors at Marne Garden amidst a multicolored array of brigade and battalion flags that represented more than 20,000 Dog Face Soldiers set to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming months.

  • Stewart Soldier Show leaves lasting legacy

    Oct 8, 2009

    Once again, a Fort Stewart Soldier was among the cast of Soldiers presenting the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show to a near full house of appreciative onlookers, including Brig. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, at Newman Physical Fitness Center, Oct. 6.

  • Support prepares Soldier for promotion, deployment

    Oct 8, 2009

    A promotion ceremony held Oct. 1 at the Keith L. Ware Command Control Facility on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield recognized the capability and potential for greater responsibility of Sgt. 1st Class Garry P. White Jr., The ceremony demonstrated how many Soldiers remain Army Strong through Family support. Sergeant First Class White's Family helped 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo promote him to sergeant first class, in the presence of his son Trajan, 6, and his daughter Mia, 7 weeks.

  • 3rd CAB earns maintenance award

    Oct 8, 2009

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division received the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence in the large competition category at Hunter Army Airfield, Sept. 30. Col. Don Galli received the award from Brig. Gen. Thomas Vandal, 3rd ID deputy commanding general-support.

  • 260th CSSB comes under a different kind of fire

    Oct 8, 2009

    Baghdad, Iraq- It was just before sunset. Soldiers were heading to the dining facility for dinner, the night shift had begun to come to work and units were beginning to stage for upcoming convoys. Operations were being conducted as they were every day for the 260th Quartermaster Battalion, deployed as the 260th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, from Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Last BNCOC cadre prepare for new assignments

    Oct 8, 2009

    With the graduation of Fort Stewart's last Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course-Phase I, Class 13-09 on Oct. 1, three of its four assistant instructors are preparing for new assignments. Staff Sergeant Terence Alford has already been assigned to 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team; Staff Sergeant Duntrail Kelly is pending a November reassignment to Fort Polk, La.; and Staff Sergeant Samuel Scott is preparing for a December reassignment to Fort Campbell, Ky. Despite new assignments, all four NCOs will continue to train junior leaders.

  • Vanguard Soldiers Take Ultimate MP Challenge

    Oct 8, 2009

    Three Vanguard Brigade Soldiers faced off against their regiment's best in an intense competition held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 15-19.

  • 3rd ID Deployment Honored With Ceremony in Hinesville

    Oct 8, 2009

    As the 3rd Infantry Division prepares for its record fourth deployment, the Hinesville community prepares to help and support the unit's Soldiers any way it can. The city held a rededication ceremony at Victory Park in Hinesville, Oct. 1.

  • Alter ego: Army spouse skates for roller derby team

    Oct 8, 2009

    By day, they're prim and proper stay-at-home moms, teachers, college students, waitresses, reporters, even scientists. But in the afternoon and on weekdays, these gentle ladies don their roller skates, pads, helmets and uniforms then hit the rink - and as many of their opponents as possible. Julie "Souxsie Skoolyard" Harrison, Army spouse and member of the Savannah Derby Devils, was looking for something physically challenging and fun when she joined the Devils four months ago.

  • Army-wide FRG Town Hall meetings identify opportunities

    Oct 8, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior official from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management's office spoke to Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum attendees Oct 5 at the Washington Convention Center here, pertaining to the results of Army Family Readiness Group town hall meetings held at six Army installations this summer. Kathleen Marin from the ACSIM office told those gathered for the annual Family Forums, which included 450 company-level FRG leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command units nationwide, about the concerns raised by Army Families at town hall meetings she attended at Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Fort Hood, Texas. Marin said the Army is at a historic moment in its history; it has been fighting a war for eight years with an all volunteer force and the Families who love and support those Soldiers. Subsequently, she said this causes Army officials to look at how they can calibrate Army programs and services to meet the needs of those repeatedly deploying Soldiers and their Families. With that in mind, the Chief of Staff of the Army challenged us at the two-year review mark to evaluate how well the Army is doing promoting and make available Army sponsored services, Marin said.

  • Military spouse support organization honors FORSCOM FRG leaders

    Oct 8, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. - The Commanders in Chief of the House (CinCHouse) organization hosted a "Mandatory Fun" reception Oct. 6, at the Hyatt Crystal City here to honor 450 U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders from units nationwide. The reception was the culminating event of two activities CinCHouse sponsored to honor FRG leaders for their assistance to Army leaders, programs and services that support Soldiers and their Families. "These hard working spouses deserve a little luxury and fun in the midst of such an important training program," CinCHouse.com Founder and Editor Meredith Leyva said. Leyva explained CinCHouse's goal is to provide FRG leaders attending the U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group Training Symposium and Association of the U.S. Army's Family Forums the opportunity to relax, to see local sites in the nation's capital and to enjoy networking among themselves.

  • Out of sight but not forgotten; Study looks at geographically dispersed Soldiers, Families

    Oct 7, 2009

    U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders heard Dr. Lynn Heirakuji, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Personnel Oversight, share results of an Army-wide study about geographically dispersed Soldiers and Family members Oct. 5, during the Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum in Washington, D.C. The 450 company-level FRG leaders from installations across the country are in the nation's capital to attend the second annual FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium at the Hyatt Crystal City Hotel. This annual training event was scheduled the same week as the annual AUSA National Meeting and Expo to allow FORSCOM's FRG leaders to take advantage of AUSA's Family Forums and to see the exhibits at AUSA in addition to the full agenda prepared for them by FORSCOM's G1 Well Being Division. Heirakuji said the Army's Geographically Dispersed Task Force (GDTF) conducted two strategic working groups, during February and August, with about 6,000 of its key stakeholders, Soldiers and Family members. The purpose of the study was to gage the perceptions of those Soldiers and Family members, learning about their awareness, their accessibility and their use of 32 Army-sponsored services designed to improve the Well Being of Army Families. The study consisted of input from Reserve Component Soldiers and Family members who have dispersed in communities across America. The task force set out to answer the question, "How can the Army provide comprehensive and equitable support services to meet the diverse needs of Soldiers and Family Members, regardless of their location or component'" Heirakuji said.

  • FORSCOM FRG Leaders tour Capitol Hill Oct. 6, meet Senator McCain

    Oct 7, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders Oct. 6, during their tour of Capitol Hill sponsored by the "Commander in Chief of the House" orgaznization. The 450 FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washingon attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and the separate Association of the U.S. Army Family Forum Sessions. This is the second annual FORSCOM sponsored FRG Training Symposium, which brings company-level FRG leaders from installations nationwide to hear expert briefings, interact and learn from each other, to share best practices and to take the lessons they learn back to their units.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders conduct walking tour on Capital Hill

    Oct 6, 2009

    Senator John McCain greets FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders (FRG) Oct. 6, during a tour of Capital Hill sponsored by the Commander in Chief of the House organization. FORSCOM FRG leaders are in Washington attending the 2009 FORSCOM FRG Training Symposium and Association of the United States Army Family Forum Sessions.

  • JMTC Soldier is Army's top NCO for 2009

    Oct 6, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command was chosen as the Army's top NCO for 2009

  • Pilot program helps FORSCOM commanders support Soldiers, Families

    Oct 6, 2009

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Oct. 5, 2009) - U.S. Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson recently approved a one-year pilot program to assist corps- and division-level commanders identify and address emerging Family readiness needs within their commands. The Family Readiness Program Coordinator Pilot Program affords FORSCOM commanders the opportunity to hire a Family Readiness Program Coordinator. FRPCs serve as the commander's advisor on Family readiness issues within their commands, said Ronna Rowe Garrett, FORSCOM Human Resource Division director.

  • Healthy Army Families enhance individual Soldier readiness

    Oct 5, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C.(Oct. 5, 2009) - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey and his wife Sheila addressed an audience of about 800 people, at least half of which were U.S. Army Forces Command Family Readiness Group leaders, during the commencement of the 2009 Association of the United States Army Family Forum sessions today. The husband and wife team were the first Army senior leaders to speak at today's Family forum session themed Army Family: The Strength behind the Soldier. This session is one of three scheduled during the AUSA Convention.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Oct 5, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders arrive in nation's capital for training

    Oct 4, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va.- Family Readiness Group leaders from various U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units across the nation assembled today, Oct. 4, at the Crystal City Hyatt here for the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium. After completion of conference registration, FORSCOM Well-being officials hosted an orientation session to ensure participants were aware of all developmental opportunities available to them during the next four days, to provide guidance on how to enhance their effectiveness of engaging with Army leaders and to answer any questions concerning the symposium agenda.

  • Senior Army Leadership Participation in Q & A Sessions during Association of U.S. Army Annual Me

    Oct 2, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army top the list of senior U.S. Army leadership participating in sixteen 30-minute Q&A sessions during the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 5-7, 2009 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

    LOGCAP - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program - is a multi-billion dollar Army initiative to hire civilian contractors to perform services supporting the U.S. military in wartime and other contingencies. Use of contractors allows military units to focus on combat operations. It leverages worldwide corporate resources to bridge the gap between military logistics force structure and actual theater needs.

  • Winn's Warrior Transition Battalion Enhances Physical Training Program

    Oct 2, 2009

    Partnering with the U.S. Paralympic Military Committee, Winn Army Community Hospital's WTB hosted a Train the Trainer clinic to assist with setting-up a Sports and Recreation program for injured 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers. Training included aquatics-based activities; adapted track; sitting and standing volleyball; power cycling/spinning; and core strengthening.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital Commander 'Sticks It To' 3rd ID Garrison Commander

    Oct 2, 2009

    Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga., readies troops for flu season.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital's WTB Enhances Physical Training Program

    Oct 1, 2009

    Warrior Transition Battalion squad leaders, platoon sergeants, occupational therapists, and physical therapists from Forts Stewart, Eustis, Polk, Leonard Wood, Bliss, Knox, Meade and the Warrior Transition Center in Virginia converged on Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Transition Battalion for a Train the Trainer Clinic, Sept. 21-23.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • Fort Stewart Soldier Fishing Day Fun For Whole Family

    Oct 1, 2009

    More than 125 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, Family Members, Army Civilians and guests endured the hot Georgia sun and merciless humidity as they lined the banks of Fort Stewart's Pond #30 for five hours of fishing fun, Sept. 26. To ensure the event's success, the Directorate of Public Works' Fish and Wildlife Branch stocked the pond with 750 pounds of 12 to 14-inch long catfish, according to Susan Chipple, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Soldiers, Families Run to Top of the Rock

    Oct 1, 2009

    The seventh annual Top of the Rock Run, held at Fort Stewart, Sept. 26, turned out to be very much an Army Family event.

  • Camp gives kids taste of deployment

    Oct 1, 2009

    It was no ordinary day at Sledgehammer Field on Kelley Hill as platoons performed physical fitness and practiced marching, Sept. 19. The training was for the children of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers to learn what their parents might encounter while deployed to Iraq.

  • One-Stop Shop Open for Hunter Servicemembers, Families

    Oct 1, 2009

    A crowd gathered in the humid air outside the newly-renovated $3.5 million Soldier and Family Services Center at Hunter Army Airfield for a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 23. Among those attending were Servicemembers, Family Members, Army Civilians and leaders including Installation Management Command Southeast Director Dave Tindoll, who participated in ceremony and stayed to tour the building afterward.

  • Public Lands Day Uncovers History

    Oct 1, 2009

    With a little water and a good heart, more than 20 volunteers uncovered a lot of history during Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's observance of National Public Lands Day with a clean up of Bragg and Dreggars cemeteries, Sept. 26.

  • Fallen Soldier's Hometown Dedicates Street in His Honor

    Oct 1, 2009

    A Soldier's name will live on, not just in spirit, as city council members of Conway, S.C., named a street after the fallen hero, Sept. 25. On the one-year anniversary of his death, Fort Stewart-based Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined the Conway community to honor Staff Sgt. Ronald Phillips Jr. at a street dedication ceremony held at the Rosehaven Subdivision.

  • Year of the NCO: BNCOC Leaves Stewart, Goes Online

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Noncommissioned Officer Education System is a key component in the training of NCOs. The Warrior Leaders Course, Basic NCO Course, and Advance NCO Course are requirementS for all NCOs as they get promoted.

  • 10th Trans Accepts CCMRF Mission

    Oct 1, 2009

    After the events of Sept. 11, the likelihood of a terrorist attack on America has become a very real and possible threat to most Americans. However, if this threat becomes a reality, the Soldiers of the 10th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade will be ready.

  • Surgeon General emphasizes access to care

    Sep 30, 2009

    The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world. All entitled beneficiaries want to receive the care they have earned, and sometimes that means demand exceeds supply, especially when Army medics also must support an Army at war.

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon

    Sep 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon in downtown Moline, Ill., Sept. 27.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Skeet Competitors Prove Skill, Have Fun

    Sep 24, 2009

    The morning air was filled with ghostly puffs of white smoke and the sweet smell of spent gun powder during this year's 50 Bird Skeet Tournament, which attracted both novice and experienced shooters to Fort Stewart's Skeet Range, Sept. 19.

  • 3rd ID Takes Second in All-Army Combatives

    Sep 24, 2009

    Soldiers from all over the world shook hands and locked arms during the 5th Annual All-Army Combatives Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Sept. 18-20. Although missing three weight classes, 3rd Infantry Division placed second overall with competitors placing all over the board.

  • 3HBCT chaplains sponsor marriage retreat, prepare families for deployment

    Sep 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Chaplains assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment and the Brigade Special Troops Battalion sponsored a marriage retreat in Panama City Beach, Fla., for 72, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers and their spouses, Sept. 12-14.

  • 260th Quartermaster Soldiers Stand Down for Homelessness

    Sep 24, 2009

    Soldiers from the 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade participated in the 6th annual Stand Down for Homelessness in Savannah at the Savannah Salvation Army building on Bee Road, Sept. 15.

  • Vanguard 'Top Medics' Prep For Army-Wide Competition

    Sep 24, 2009

    Two Vanguard Soldiers will represent the 3rd Infantry Division and take a stab at becoming the Army's Top Medic Team for 2009 at an Expert Field Medical Competition, Oct. 19-24.

  • 4th IBCT Sergeant Receives Soldier's Medal

    Sep 24, 2009

    In front of an audience of 2,700 Vanguard Brigade Soldiers, one noncommissioned officer here received the highest peacetime award for valor, Sept. 15. Sergeant John Anthony Huggins Jr., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, earned the Soldier's Medal after risking his life to save a fellow Soldier.

  • 'Vanguard Swarm' Highlights Multiple Milestones: New Light Infantry Brigade Ready For Any

    Sep 24, 2009

    September 15 marked a historic day for the 3rd Infantry Division's Vanguard Brigade. The once heavy brigade combat team stood together as a new light-infantry unit in a ceremony dubbed Vanguard Swarm. The 'Swarm' showcased more than 2,700 light-fighters as they'd now arrive onto the battlefield - weapons in hand, ruck sacks on their backs and patrolling on foot. The former heavy, up-armored team stood tall as the brigade commander announced the end to their Infantry Brigade Combat Team conversion and the beginning of preparation for the next deployment.

  • 3rd ID Celebrates Military Tradition With Twilight Tattoo

    Sep 24, 2009

    The 3rd Infantry Division Band played to the cheers of nearly 300 Soldiers, Family and friends during the Marne Division's Twilight Tattoo ceremony, a musical extravaganza celebrating the Army and the division's proud heritage was held at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, Sept. 17.

  • Dog Face Soldiers Past, Present Unite

    Sep 24, 2009

    The 3rd Infantry Division is a unit with a long history of defending America, not only during war but also during peacetime. The division has been on the frontlines against freedom's enemies for nearly 100 years. The 3rd ID Historical Society held its 90th Annual Reunion in Springfield, Mo., Sept. 15-20. The organization is the oldest historical society in the Army.

  • Interactive Training for Property Accountability

    Sep 23, 2009

    Discover information on distance learning (DL) courses and links to websites where Soldiers can take or order property accountability courses online.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor

    Sep 22, 2009

    "We're coming home, and we're damn excited about doing it," Maj. Gen. Mike Milano said when he took the stage alongside Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for the Infantry Warfighting Conference State of the Infantry and Armor address.

  • 3/15 Inf Soldiers take 3rd in Sniper competition

    Sep 21, 2009

    Staff Sergeant Ryan Castle and Spc. Chris Stewart shot their way to a third place overall finish at the 2009 Gastonia Sniper Competition in Gastonia, N.C., Sept. 2-5. The duo not only represented the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, but were the only active Army team at the police department-sponsored event. The infantrymen challenged 30 law enforcement teams from across the country to an 11-event, sharp shooting competition.

  • Pros vs. GI Joes: Guitar Hero

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Players from the Atlanta Falcons took time to play video games against Soldiers representing the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and Soldiers currently deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan Sept. 15, at the Falcon's training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga.

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Stewart-Hunter, local leaders join first responders to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 17, 2009

    More than 1,000 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers and Family Members, along with community leaders joined first responders to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with a Freedom Walk, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

  • Aviation Bde takes on shoothouse training

    Sep 17, 2009

    It was a military operations on urban terrain live-fire exercise taking place at Fort Stewart, Aug. 26. The training was not for training special operations Soldiers or even for infantry. This was the culmination event for the Soldiers in Company E, 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment.

  • 'We Have Air Force Here''

    Sep 17, 2009

    When the Air Force was established in 1947, one of the main requirements to its division from the Army was that it would provide close air support and weather forecasting for the Army. Fast forward to Sept. 18, 2009, and the 62nd birthday of the Air Force, and they are still providing that service, along with intelligence surveillance reconnaissance,s to the Army. In fact, the 15th Air Support Operations Squadron, based at Wright Army Airfield, has been attached to Fort Stewart since 1972.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade's Own 'Renaissance Man'

    Sep 17, 2009

    In addition to his S1 duties, Major James Galluzzo finds time to be a coach, pilot, magician, father and more

  • Welcome home 135th QM Co!

    Sep 17, 2009

    Nearly 200 Soldiers from the 135th Quartermaster Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade arrived home after a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sept. 14.

  • Showcase Keeps Stewart-Hunter Community In the Know

    Sep 17, 2009

    Sharing information about upcoming events and activities was part of the goal at the 2009 Fall Regional Information Sharing Forum and Community Showcase at Club Stewart, Sept. 9 and at Hunter Army Airfield, Sept. 10.

  • Marne CSM remembers 9/11 with Claxton community

    Sep 17, 2009

    On Sept.11, 2001, our nation's capital and our nation's largest city were attacked. Another attack was thwarted by passengers of an airplane that crashed in western Pennsylvania. While the acts were in the centers of America's power or intended to attack it's centers of power, their devastation was felt all over America, including Claxton, Ga., the fruitcake capital of the world. The town chose to honor the victims of the attacks and the servicemembers who have been sent overseas to capture those responsible. The town held its 8th annual Patriot Day Service of Rememberance, Sept. 11 at Evans County Courthouse in Claxton, Ga.

  • Vanguards field first in-house Infantry BNCOC

    Sep 17, 2009

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division fielded its first home-station Infantry Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course in August and 70 Vanguard sergeants and staff sergeants graduated the Infantry-specific, Phase II leadership class at Fort Stewart's Moon Theater, Sept. 11.

  • 3/15 Inf Soldiers take 3rd in Sniper competition

    Sep 17, 2009

    Staff Sergeant Ryan Castle and Spc. Chris Stewart shot their way to a third place overall finish at the 2009 Gastonia Sniper Competition in Gastonia, N.C., Sept. 2-5. The duo not only represented the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, but were the only active Army team at the police department-sponsored event. The infantrymen challenged 30 law enforcement teams from across the country to an 11-event, sharp shooting competition.

  • 3rd ID celebrates single Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2009

    Games, food and fun set the tone for single troops of the Marne Division as the Fort Stewart Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program hosted Single Soldier Appreciation Week, Sept. 2-3. The event not only spotlighted single Soldiers, but helped boost Soldier morale and enhance Soldiers' quality of life.

  • Hunter vounteer honored for service

    Sep 10, 2009

    Marcia Steele, who was honored recently with the Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, doesn't have to hear the words "thank you" when she helps someone. She really likes to hear those words, of course. But she said her deepest, "heartfelt satisfaction" comes just from the knowledge that "I have been able to help someone. I have done a kind deed." Steele, wife of deployed Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Steele, was the first Hunter Army Airfield recipient of the award in about 19 years. She was nominated for providing more than 4,000 hours of service to Army Community Services and other organizations since 2006.

  • 3rd CAB deploys to Afghanistan

    Sep 10, 2009

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade wrote a new chapter in the Marne Division history book when its Medical Evacuation Company deployed to Afghanistan, Sept. 3, from Hunter Army Airfield. Whereas the majority of the division will be returning to Iraq, the aviation brigade will join the surge into Afghanistan, representing the 3rd Infantry Division on a new battlefield.

  • 3/7 Inf operation helps develop stronger Families

    Sep 10, 2009

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is committed to the wellbeing of its Soldiers and Family Members, and the Cottonbaler Battalion is doing their part in this commitment through an initiative dubbed "Operation Able Baler." The two-week operation allowed leaders within the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment to become more familiar with their troops and their Families and helped to build a stronger, more independent team for the upcoming deployment.

  • Marne Soldiers inducted into Sgt Audie Murphy Club

    Sep 10, 2009

    Two Marne Soldiers carried on his legacy when they were inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony held in the Patriot Auditorium in Winn Army Community Hospital, Sept. 1.

  • Dr Condoleezza Rice visits Stewart, celebrates Women's Equality with 3rd ID

    Sep 10, 2009

    On a crisp, cool Atlanta morning, three Blackhawks took off from Brown Airfield, carrying Dr. Condoleezza Rice and Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division across the Atlanta skyline to Fort Stewart. Fort Stewart welcomed the former Secretary of State, Sept. 8 to speak on Women's Equality in the Army. The event, hosted by 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, focused on the trials and tribulations of women throughout history. Dr. Rice was the keynote speaker for the event. She also visited the Raider Dining Facility to have lunch with Soldiers, and she visited Warriors Walk.

  • Hunter says goodbye to Pinwheel Barracks

    Sep 10, 2009

    After 55 years of housing Soldiers, the last of three Pinwheel Barracks is finally coming down on Hunter Army Airfield. In place of the historic barracks, the Savannah District of the Army Corps of Engineers will build six, 72-man barrack complexes on Horace Emmet Wilson Blvd. for 3rd Combat Aviation Soldiers, according to Calvin Shipman, Hunter's project manager for the new construction. Construction of four of the barracks is scheduled to begin in Fiscal Year 2013 at a cost of $11.5 million; construction of the other two is scheduled to begin in Fiscal Year 2014 at a cost of $5.9 million.

  • Sand Gnats salute the Troops

    Sep 2, 2009

    The Soldier took his place among other honored guests next to the Grayson Stadium pitcher's mound. He took a baseball, looked down at the catcher and threw the first pitch of the night. It was the Savannah Sand Gnats' Military Appreciation Night and Sgt. Kevin DeBold, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, threw the first pitch.

  • Hunter 1st City Club learns about military capabilities

    Sep 2, 2009

    Hunter Army Airfield hosted a visit by 30 First City Club members on Aug. 25 started the visit with a 9 a.m. command briefing by Lt. Col. Jose Aguilar, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander. The group toured the U.S. Coast Guard's Air Station Savannah and made their final stop of the day at the garrison's Riggers facility to watch a parachute packing demonstration.

  • Hybrid-electric vehicles saving fuel costs at Stewart-Hunter

    Sep 2, 2009

    About six months ago, the Army began leasing these fuel-efficient HEVs from the General Service Administration, the federal agency that purchases non-tactical vehicles for the federal government. Nearly 500 HEVs have already been delivered to Army installations. Seventeen HEVs are now part of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's general dispatch fleet or maintenance vehicles.

  • Gate upgrades improve security for Soldiers, Families

    Sep 2, 2009

    Infrastructure upgrades at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will include construction of new canopies, wider medians between the traffic lanes, new guard booths and upgrades to the electrical and data capabilities at the ACPs.

  • Team Stewart webmaster creates multi-media experience for users

    Sep 2, 2009

    As you ponder, point, and click, realize that the Team Stewart Web site at www.stewart.army.mil has been an intensive labor of love. There, you will find just about everything you want to know about Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield, and Kelley Hill. Wyatt Erminger, 3rd Infantry Division web developer contractor, has taken the two former sites of the division and garrison and made them into what is being called by some a model of installation web designing.

  • Combat PT readies Vanguards for new light-infantry mission

    Sep 2, 2009

    In teams of four, the troops tackled combat physical training, Aug. 26. This training, according to Capt. Roy Faulkner, G Co. executive officer, was essential and included a two-mile run, water jug carry, low crawl and litter carry.

  • Stewart WTB DFAC chefs: the 'burger kings'

    Sep 2, 2009

    Several dozen Soldiers gathered during the lunch hour at 2nd HBCT's dining facility, Aug. 26. They joined 60 DFAC chefs from across the installation who were competing for a chance to prove they were Fort Stewart - Hunter Army Airfield's 'burger kings.' When the competition was over, the Warriors in Transition Battalion's DFAC took 1st place with their "Dog Face Delight" burger, a whopper of a sandwich, consisting of 1/3-pound of beef, bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and - get this - marinara sauce.

  • Georgia Senators visit Stewart housing

    Sep 2, 2009

    Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson toured Fort Stewart, led by 3rd Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, to see the living conditions of the Soldiers based here firsthand, Aug. 31.

  • Hunter Youth Learn the Consequences of Shoplifting

    Aug 27, 2009

    More than 50 youth attended the "Thou Shalt Not Steal" Shoplifting Awareness Briefings, Aug. 20 at the Hunter Army Airfield Post Exchange.

  • Stewart-Hunter's Tiny Talents Tell the Timeless Tale, Cinderella

    Aug 27, 2009

    Cast members nervously waited backstage, elaborately costumed to put on the performance of their young lives. Missoula Children's Theatre, a non-profit organization, came back to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield area and for the first time, the troupe visited the children of Hunter. Forty children joined the theater production team and stepped onto the stage at the Hunter Theatre to show off their acting, singing and dancing skills to Family and friends, Aug. 22.

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