Command Sgt. Maj. (ret.) Jeffrey Ashmen was part of the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team when it crossed into Iraq 10 years ago this week.
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 - Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 - On the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released a statement today honoring the sacrifices made by service members, their families and the Iraqi people.
The Department of Defense released details about the five Hunter Army Airfield soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan last week.
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 - The Defense Department has more real estate than it needs in the United States and abroad, a senior DOD official told a House panel yesterday.
The federal sequester's effects on Liberty County's economy remain to be seen, but a business panel on Thursday sent messages that are at odds with previous statements on the matter.
Chief Warrant Officer James E. Groves III, 37, of Kettering, Ohio, died March 16 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.
The five U.S. soldiers killed Tuesday in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in southern Afghanistan were assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, which is based at Hunter Army Airfield, said Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, 3rd Infantry Division commander and commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force's Regional Command-South.
All charges have been dropped against a Fort Stewart soldier arrested Dec. 30 in Newport News, Va.
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 - Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department's comptroller said here today.
It doesn't cost anything to treat customers with respect. Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army Garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said that to members and partners of the installation and community inside the post exchange Thursday morning. He and several others then signed a Customer Service Covenant - 2013 the Year of the Customer. Gregory signed a similar covenant at the Hunter Club Wednesday, he said. He referred to "team Stewart," which includes soldiers, ...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 - New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised today to always be frank with the men and women of the department and said he expects all to be direct in return.
Fort Stewart's new virtual-training facility officially opened for business Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 - Just before his private swearing-in ceremony as the 24th secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, arrived at the Pentagon this morning and were greeted by Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, military assistant to the secretary of defense.
Robert Quinones, a former soldier accused of taking hostages at Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart approximately two and a half years ago, has accepted a plea agreement in the case.
Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army Garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, reported to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce during its Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at Connection Church.
Four more eastern redbud trees have been planted at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, bringing the total number of living monuments to 457. The newly planted trees memorialize the service of four 3rd Infantry Division soldiers, who were honored in a formal ceremony Thursday morning.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill creating a state task force to investigate how the state can coordinate services to better assist servicemembers discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
A request for specific intelligence software that was later rescinded by the requestor, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Regional Command-South in Afghanistan, received an official explanation Thursday from an Army spokesman at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In an effort to maintain a well balanced team, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's master resiliency trainer, Capt. Dana Cook, provided a wellness workshop for deployed soldiers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 3.
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