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Drawdown challenging U.S. logistics

TAMPA, Fla. - Two years ago, as commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq, Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III was marching against a strict Dec. 31, 2011, deadline to complete the largest logistical drawdown since World War II.

June 25, 2013 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


Soldier memorialized

Another 3rd Infantry Division soldier was memorialized with a tree dedication ceremony Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Stewart brass details furloughs

Fort Stewart leaders on Friday held a town-hall meeting at the Main Post Chapel to discuss the effects of upcoming furloughs.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Hagel defendes opening combat to women

WASHINGTON - Opening more jobs in the military to women -- in particular lifting the combat exclusion -- is the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday as he brushed aside any notion that the armed forces would have to lower standards to do so.

June 21, 2013 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


Honor Flight attendance down

One by one, America's greatest generation of war veterans is fading away, and Lou Carreras said Honor Flight Savannah wants to ensure local veterans don't leave without a proper "thank you."

June 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


DOT in summer construction mode

The Georgia Department of Transportation's summer construction season is under way. However, the DOT vows to be as non-disruptive as possible while making these critical improvements to the state's transportation system.

June 21, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Area leaders lobby in Washington

Mayor Jim Thomas said he and other political and business leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to express their concerns about the affect sequestration has on Coastal Georgia's military communities.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Radio upgrades jam garage openers

Some residents living near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield began having problems with their garage-door remote-control devices in April, right after the installation made changes to its radio equipment.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


Raider Brigade soldiers return early

About 130 soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team arrived home from Afghanistan late Thursday afternoon. Many of them were coming home a few months before the end of the scheduled nine-month combat tour.

June 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


'Maintainers' re-open Wounded Warrior Center

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hosted the re-opening of the Task Force Vanguard Wounded Warrior Center on May 4 at Bagram Air Field.

June 17, 2013 | By Spc. Sarah Bailey 4th IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs Office | News+Opinion


State moves to help military, vets

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that the management of the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee will return to the state as part of the strategic Defense Initiative that got under way late last year.

June 14, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


Storms expected tonight

After a hot day, a cold front moving across the state today could bring storms to Liberty and Long counties tonight.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | News+Opinion


New 3rd ID commander coming from D.C.

Maj. Gen. John M. Murray will take command of the 3rd Infantry Division later this summer, according to a Monday release by the chief of staff of the Army.

June 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | News+Opinion


SecDef calls for more base closings

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 - Sequestration and the need for another base closure and realignment commission headlined Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee today.

June 11, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | News+Opinion


New garrison commander on Hunter

A new garrison commander takes over on Hunter Army Airfield Wednesday.

June 11, 2013 | Special to Connect | News+Opinion


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Good brisket is available outside Texas

Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat - except when it's properly smoked by a pit master.

September 25, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News+Opinion


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