A soldier assigned to Hunter Army Airfield died Aug. 19 from wounds he sustained during a firefight with insurgents while deployed to Konar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
BAGHDAD - The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has fallen below 50,000 for the first time since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline mandated by President Barack Obama, the American military said in a statement Tuesday.
The number is a watershed in the more than seven years that the United States has been at war in Iraq. Under Obama's plan, American forces will no longer conduct combat operations but are instead to train Iraqi troops and help with counterterrorism operations - if asked for by the Iraqis.
A Hinesville man who was a member of the Georgia National Guard died Tuesday from wounds he received in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A Hunter Army Airfield soldier was killed Thursday while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Once completed, an estimated 640,000 bricks will cover the new brigade and battalion headquarters for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Fort Stewart. Military officials and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mortenson Construction gathered for a brick laying ceremony at the headquarters construction site Wednesday morning.
CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Aug. 19, 2010 - Through the dusty driver's side window, Army Pfc. Thomas Johnson could see the final stretch of dirt road leading to the border.
Numerous transactions at Army and Air Force Exchange operations are experiencing a double whammy no one saw coming: a processing error resulting in duplicate charges on credit and debit card transactions.
Sgt. 1st Class James Wilson, the team maintenance chief for Charlie Company, helps keep the wheels turning on the Army's armored fighting vehicles. Wilson is deployed to Iraq with the 2-7 Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart.
On Wednesday, the Department of Defense released a list of Army generals who will soon receive new assignments. Two of the officers on the list are currently deployed to Iraq from Fort Stewart.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last week stressed the need for strong garrison leadership, underscoring the effects longer periods at home between deployments may have on troops and their families in the future.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced last week a series of initiatives designed to reduce overhead, duplication and excess in the Department of Defense and, over time, instill a culture of savings and restraint in America's defense institutions.
Two separate charitable events tomorrow will be held to help improve the lives of veterans here at home. One group pairs therapy horses with injured soldiers; the other seeks to build a home for a wounded warrior.
Fort Stewart plans to be ready for a worst case scenario, such as the tragedy that unfolded on Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood outside Killeen, Texas, when U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 30 others.
Third Infantry Division deputy commander general-rear Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips was nominated by the president of the United States for promotion to the rank of major general, according to a Department of Defense advisory released this week.
The Army's seven-year stint in Iraq is drawing to a close and the 3rd Sustainment Brigade from Fort Stewart is there to assist with the drawdown.
Parking was scarce for a listening session with Army representatives at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center on Monday.
There was no place to park outside the Liberty County Performing Arts Center Monday night, so community members attending the public listening session with representatives of the Army's Force Management Office parked on both sides of the road leading back out to U.S. 84.
Savannah's Combat Readiness Training Center congratulated Savannah's USO and Gulfstream for refurbishing and reopening the USO Lounge at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.
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