HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - Area residents may notice increased military activity in the area for the next week. A military exercise is being conducted through Feb. 26 on military training areas here, Fort Stewart and in the vicinity, according to a news release from the Army. First Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based here, is conducting the military exercise and involves units from the Air Force Special Operations Command on Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2010 - The complexity of the situation in northern Iraq means that more U.S. troops will remain in the region than elsewhere in the country after the March 7 elections, the commander of U.S. forces in the region said today. Army Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, commander of U.S. Division North, said he expects more U.S. troops will be needed in Iraq's seven northern provinces than elsewhere in the country.
FORT BENNING - The Department of Defense says a soldier from Georgia has been killed while fighting in Iraq. The military said late Monday that 25-year-old Sgt. Briand T. Williams, of Sparks, died Sunday from injuries he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit in Numaniyah.
Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq - During a ceremony held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, on Nov 3, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, Task Force Marne commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, the task force command sergeant major, uncased the 3rd Infantry Division colors to signify the official transfer of authority from the 25th Infantry Division, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2009 - U.S. Postal Service officials have announced recommended mailing dates for delivery by Christmas to U.S. servicemembers serving in Afghanistan and other overseas locations.
Editor's note: A Fort Stewart soldier was killed Friday in Afghanistan. The press release is below: KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – A Soldier from Fort Stewart was killed Friday when his patrol came under fire from insurgents in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski, was a military police officer with the 293rd Military Police ...
Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership (GPO) Director Jeff Ricketson announced last week the four-county planning group will hold a number of meetings open to the public this month. Meetings will be held in Hinesville, Ludowici, Pembroke, Richmond Hill and Glennville.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2009 - A soldier stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., who died Sept. 10, possibly is the first H1N1-related death suffered by the U.S. armed forces, Army officials here said. Army Spc. Christopher Hogg, 23, of Dayton, Fla., died of pneumonia, but autopsy reports released yesterday confirm his death was the result of complications caused by the H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu, said Karen Soule, a Fort Jackson spokeswoman.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2009 - The United States may be able to draw down troop levels in Iraq quicker than anticipated if progress continues there, the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq said here today. An agreement that took effect in January calls for U.S. troops to cease combat operations and reduce their presence in Iraq to 50,000 by Aug. 31, 2010. All U.S. combat forces are scheduled to be out of the country by Dec. 31, 2011.
When Marine Captain Matthew Freeman was killed on Aug. 7, his goodwill project to Afghan children died along with him…until now.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2009 - American forces are cleaning out a "very, very big garage" in its drawdown in Iraq, the deputy commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said today. Air Force Maj. Gen. James P. Hunt, during a videoconference from Baghdad with Pentagon reporters, said moving equipment out of Iraq is like a giant assessment and cleaning.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2009 - John McHugh was sworn in as the 21st secretary of the Army today following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Editor's note: It appears Fort Stewart soldiers will be headed back overseas as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom beginning in September, according to the following press release issued Thursday.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Roberto A. Hernandez II, 21, of Far Rockaway, N.Y., died June 2 in Paktya, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his mounted patrol was attacked with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. He was assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), Fort Stewart.
The Supermarket of Veterans Benefits will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Department of Veterans Service at the Georgia National Guard Armory, 1248 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah.
GLENNVILLE - Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, is working to fulfill its mission to remember, honor and teach.
With Monday night's return of the Marne Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team trail party, the 3rd Infantry Division is essentially home, according to Fort Stewart public-affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is getting home from Afghanistan just in time for Thanksgiving.
HINESVILLE - Retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and his wife Sarah returned Friday to Fort Stewart for a book-signing event at the installation's main Post Exchange.
FORT STEWART - The U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
HINESVILLE - Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said he has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault among 3rd ID soldiers, whether on post or off.
The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade got a new commander Friday morning during a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.
Fort Stewart is reaching out to the civilian community, asking for female volunteers to serve as mentors for young female soldiers.
Col. Peter L. Jones, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, was promoted to brigadier general Friday afternoon in a formal ceremony held at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden.
The 42nd Fires Brigade was activated Thursday on Fort Stewart.
Brig. Gen. John Hort, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-maneuver, confirmed Monday that nearly all of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's 2,400 civilian workers were back on the job.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1.
Commissaries are open today only to reduce perishables on hand. The items are not being sold at a reduced price. After today, the commissaries will be closed for the duration of the shutdown.
A new Army Wellness Center officially opened at Fort Stewart this week with a ribbon cutting by 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. John "Mike" Murray, Winn Army Community Hospital and Stewart-Hunter Medical Activity Command Commander Col. Kirk Eggleston, Winn Preventative Medicine Chief Lt. Col. Shannon Ellis, Wellness Center Director Megan Amadeo and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center manager John Gaddy.