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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


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


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