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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
There's no place like home.
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.
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."
Defense Department officials Wednesday unveiled the new Pentagon POW/MIA exhibit. The unveiling was timely, as today is National POW/ MIA Recognition Day. Created by Congress in 1998 as part of the Defense Authorization Act, the observance is recognized on the third Friday of September each year.
The Department of Defense identified Thursday the two soldiers who were shot and killed by an Iraqi soldier on Sept. 7 in northern Iraq, while supporting Operation New Dawn. The deceased were not assigned to Fort Stewart. Nine other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The shooting is still under investigation.
In the wake of a gunman who took three soldiers hostage at Winn Army Community Hospital this past Monday, Fort Stewart has shored up its security.
Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III took over the top command in Iraq Wednesday in a change-of-command ceremony held at the al Faw Palace in Baghdad. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno handed the reins of the command to Austin before such prominent guests as Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and Iraqi security leaders.
Fifty-one soldiers from the First Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Georgia Army National Guard, will redeploy to Hunter Army Airfield this evening. The unit's welcome home ceremony will be at 7 p.m. in a hanger on the airfield.
Army commanders say Iraqis are ready for Operation New Dawn, a mission of support and sustainment that begins today. The U.S. military has officially ended combat operations and handed the reins over to the Iraqis.
Airman 1st Class Lance Owens II, a 2011 Richmond Hill High School graduate and Richmond Hill native, recently became a 364 TRS/Golden Knights electrical and environmental controls graduate. Owens achieved distinguished graduate status by scoring a 95 percent.
KABUL, Afghanistan ― International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which has handled day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for five years, formally cased its colors during a ceremony Monday at the command's headquarters at Kabul International Airport.
Vehicles from the 3rd Infantry Division will convoy from Fort Stewart to Hunter Army Airfield late tonight.
Clyde's Market, a Glennville-based convenience-store chain, recently showed its support for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield soldiers and their families with a $20,000 donation to Stewart-Hunter's Survivor Outreach Services.
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