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Exercise tests first responders

Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.

February 04, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Special to the News | Military


Cucolo: Northern Iraq remains complex

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.

January 13, 2010 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Georgia member of 3rd ID dies in Iraq

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.

November 24, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


3rd ID assumes responsibility in Iraq region

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.

November 03, 2009 | By Sgt. Johnathan Jobson Task Force Marne journalist | Military


Postal service announces holiday mailing guides

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.

October 28, 2009 | By Tech Sgt. John Jung Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Fort Stewart soldier killed in Afghanistan

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 Company, 97th MP Battalion.

October 19, 2009 | Fort Stewart PAO For the Bryan County News | Military


Growth partnership meetings get underway

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.

October 07, 2009 | | Military


Army confirms swine flu death at Jackson

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.

October 01, 2009 | Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Withdrawl from Iraq may accelerate

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.

September 30, 2009 | By SFC Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Boy Scouts continue Capt. Freeman’s goodwill mission to Afghan children

When Marine Captain Matthew Freeman was killed on Aug. 7, his goodwill project to Afghan children died along with him…until now.

September 30, 2009 | Ross Blair | Military


U.S. troops cleaning out Iraq 'garages'

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.

September 22, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


McHugh assumes duties as 21st Army secretary

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.

September 21, 2009 | American Forces Press Service | Military


Third ID units to deploy

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.

July 16, 2009 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs For the Bryan County News | Military


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


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General: 'You love your soldiers'

Parking was scarce for a listening session with Army representatives at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center on Monday.

November 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Community rallies around Stewart, troops

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.

November 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


USO reopens lounge at airport

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.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


3rd ID soon to have 1,000 deployed

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Mike Murray said about 1,000 Marne Division soldiers are or soon will be deployed, including Murray himself.

November 06, 2014 | Video by Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


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


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