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Stewart soldier killed in Afghanistan

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.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the News | Military


Obama nominates new secretary of Army

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama today announced that Congressman John McHugh is his choice to become the next Secretary of the Army.

June 02, 2009 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


No new brigade for Stewart

Regional officials were scrambling for information Tuesday about the Department of Defense's apparent decision to not add a fifth brigade to Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division.

June 02, 2009 | Staff report | Military


Soldier guns down five fellow soldiers in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) - A U.S. soldier opened fire at a counseling center on a U.S. base Monday, killing five fellow soldiers before being taken into custody, the U.S. command and Pentagon officials said.

May 11, 2009 | By Robert H. Reid Associated Press Writer | Military


Ferrell sent off with shower of good will

For many on Fort Stewart, Col. Terry Ferrell is best known for his smile and his relentless love for soldiers.

May 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Special to the News | Military


Soldier says he saw Sgt. chase, shoot comrade

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - An Army sergeant, his face lit by the muzzle flash of his rifle, chased a superior officer at their base in Iraq until he fell, then stood over the man and fired two shots into him, a soldier in their unit testified Tuesday.

April 14, 2009 | By Russ Bynum AP Military Writer | Military


Rangers to conduct training beginning Thursday

U.S. Army Rangers from 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield are conducting a military exercise April 16-23 at Hunter, Wright Army Airfield on Fort Stewart, McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina and the surrounding communities.

April 14, 2009 | Hunter Public Affairs Office For the Bryan County News | Military


Fort Stewart soldier faces hearing in Iraqi slayings

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - An Army sergeant charged with murder shouted "My career's over, just kill me," as soldiers pinned him to the ground after he shot and killed two fellow U.S. soldiers in Iraq, members of their unit told a military judge Monday.

April 13, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | Military


Fort Stewart to hold cemetery and historic site visit

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield invite community members to join the semi-annual Fort Stewart Cemetery Council cemetery and historical site visit 9 a.m., April 28.

March 26, 2009 | By Kevin Larson Special to the Bryan County News | Military


VA hiring vets to find comrades who need help

MIAMI (AP) - Derek Graner can scan a crowd of veterans and pick out those needing help.

March 24, 2009 | By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel Associated Press Writer | Military


3-7 Cav soldiers train on lift operations

For the Bryan County News

February 05, 2009 | By Spc. Dustin Gautney 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs | Military


Military Notes

Seaman Jason Lane Ernst has graduated from basic Coast Guard training at Cape May, New Jersey. Seaman Ernst is currently attending Operations Specialist training at the Coast Guard training center in Petaluma, Calif. Ernst graduated in 2005 from Bryan County High School. He is the son of Teresa Cook-Ernst of Pembroke and the late Larry E. Ernst.

January 14, 2009 | | Military


Military Notes

Air Force Airman Devin B. Sikes has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

January 01, 2009 | | Military


DoD releases 2009 BAH rates

The Department of Defense released today the 2009 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates.
Military members will receive an average housing allowance increase of 6.9 percent when the new rates take effect, Jan. 1, 2009.
For members with dependents, average increases in the BAH are approximately $95 per month. A typical junior enlisted member with dependents, for example, will find his/her BAH about $68 per month higher than last year, while a senior non-commissioned officer with dependents will receive about $93 more than last year.
Three components are included in the BAH computation: median current market rent; average ...

December 30, 2008 | Special to the News | Military


Families of fallen troops remember loved ones

The sun glistened and the winter breeze blew as several hundred family and friends of the 3rd Infantry Division's fallen soldiers filed into the bleachers Saturday at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

Among those gathered to pay respects to the fallen was the family of 23-year-old Steve McCoy, a sergeant from Moultrie who lost his life last June while serving in Iraq.

December 30, 2008 | Frenchi Jones | Military


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Officials ask for comments about Stewart

In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


State starts work on transition center

WARNER ROBINS - State officials broke ground Tuesday on a $10-million center for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.

August 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Military mourns loss of Robin Williams

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 - U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

August 12, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


Engineers blow up 32-year-old tower they built

Soldiers with the 92ndEngineer Battalion Thursday destroyed a range tower that was built by that unit 32 years ago.

August 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


President signs VA reoganization

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 during a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

August 07, 2014 | By Jim Garamone DoD News | Military


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