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Drive gives free phone cards to soldiers

A community-wide initiative is underway to raise money for the USO's Operation Phone Home, which provides pre-paid phone cards to deployed military personnel to call loved ones while away from their families this holiday season.

October 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Redeployment kicking into high gear

More than two-thirds of the soldiers deployed from Fort Stewart to Iraq will be home in about two months.

October 08, 2010 | By Pat Watkins Special to the News | Military


Hunter soldier leaves wife, 2 children

FREDERICK, Md. - The Pentagon says a U.S. Army Ranger from Maryland has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

October 06, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Hunter soldier killed in Afghanistan

A hunter soldier has been killed in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

October 05, 2010 | Staff report | Military


Retroactive stop-loss pay deadline extended

The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay has been extended to Dec. 3, allowing personnel more time to apply for the benefits they've earned.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


VA extends Gulf War vets coverage

Veterans of the first Gulf War as well as current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan now have a smoother path toward receiving health-care benefits and disability compensation for nine diseases associated with their military service, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced this week.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


DoD monitors substance abuse trends

Oct. 25 starts Red Ribbon Week for drug awareness, and this year Department of Defense officials hope to shed light on what may be a disturbing new trend in substance abuse by service members.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


3rd ID soldier accused of shooting, killing 2 others

Two Fort Stewart soldiers died from gunshot wounds Friday in a non-combat incident while deployed in support of Operation New Dawn. A fellow soldier is being held in connection to the fatal shootings, and in the wounding of another soldier.

September 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Army tries to help returning soldiers adjust

With the drawdown in Iraq and three 3rd Infantry Division brigades nearing the end of their 12-month deployments, thousands of soldiers are expected to be returning to Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield and surrounding communities over the next three months. This population will have to reintegrate into life back home.

September 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Grieving families find support in SOS

Tammi Gillican knows what it's like to survive the death of a soldier spouse. She said grief is something survivors learn to carry with them; it isn't something one "gets over."

September 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


CSM gets farewell party in Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, KIRKUK, Iraq - The leadership of 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, "Ready First" 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas, said farewell to Task Force Marne Command Sgt. Maj. Maj. Jesse Andrews on Sept. 21 during a ceremony held on Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk, Iraq.

September 27, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Luhrs Special to the News | Military


Patients 'infected' to test post readiness

One Youth Challenge Academy student doubled over with a hacking cough Thursday morning. Another shivered in the warm early fall sunlight, hugging himself and complaining of chills. The sniffling, sneezing teens appeared to be feeling absolutely miserable as they trudged up the stairs into Fort Stewart's Dental Clinic 1.

September 24, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


Soldiers need homes for holidays

There's no place like home.

September 22, 2010 | By Bob Mathews Special to the News | Military


'Don't ask don't tell' move blocked

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort by Democrats and the White House to lift the ban on gays from serving openly in the military, voting unanimously against advancing a major defense policy bill that included the provision.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Intel analyst is leader, working mother

Staff Sgt. Laquawanda Bagley, 32, wears many hats. One of four women in her company, the intelligence analyst adheres to a strong leadership style. When she's home in the states, her 3-year old son, Xavier, just calls her "mom."

September 21, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Military


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Area Vietnam vets wanted for anniversary

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler is an Army veteran, but was sent to Germany instead of serving in Vietnam.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Possible force reduction to be topic

A community listening session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington on force reduction at Fort Stewart/HAAF.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Military


Ebola deployment precautions set

WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Details of ebola deployment announced

Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


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