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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


Fort Stewart to hold cemetery and historic site visit

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield invite community members to join the semi-annual Fort Stewart Cemetery Council cemetery and historical site visit 9 a.m., April 28.

March 26, 2009 | By Kevin Larson Special to the Bryan County News | Military


VA hiring vets to find comrades who need help

MIAMI (AP) - Derek Graner can scan a crowd of veterans and pick out those needing help.

March 24, 2009 | By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel Associated Press Writer | Military


3-7 Cav soldiers train on lift operations

For the Bryan County News

February 05, 2009 | By Spc. Dustin Gautney 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs | Military


Military Notes

Seaman Jason Lane Ernst has graduated from basic Coast Guard training at Cape May, New Jersey. Seaman Ernst is currently attending Operations Specialist training at the Coast Guard training center in Petaluma, Calif. Ernst graduated in 2005 from Bryan County High School. He is the son of Teresa Cook-Ernst of Pembroke and the late Larry E. Ernst.

January 14, 2009 | | Military


Military Notes

Air Force Airman Devin B. Sikes has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

January 01, 2009 | | Military


DoD releases 2009 BAH rates

The Department of Defense released today the 2009 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates.
Military members will receive an average housing allowance increase of 6.9 percent when the new rates take effect, Jan. 1, 2009.
For members with dependents, average increases in the BAH are approximately $95 per month. A typical junior enlisted member with dependents, for example, will find his/her BAH about $68 per month higher than last year, while a senior non-commissioned officer with dependents will receive about $93 more than last year.
Three components are included in the BAH computation: median current market rent; average ...

December 30, 2008 | Special to the News | Military


Families of fallen troops remember loved ones

The sun glistened and the winter breeze blew as several hundred family and friends of the 3rd Infantry Division's fallen soldiers filed into the bleachers Saturday at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

Among those gathered to pay respects to the fallen was the family of 23-year-old Steve McCoy, a sergeant from Moultrie who lost his life last June while serving in Iraq.

December 30, 2008 | Frenchi Jones | Military


Wounded soldiers promised continued support

WASHINGTON -- The Army's Wounded Warrior Program will support those it was created to serve for as long as it is needed and for the rest of their lives, the sergeant major of the program told listeners of a blog talk radio show Dec. 4.

Army Sgt. Maj. Brent Jurgersen reflected on the importance of the Defense Department's designation of November as Warrior Care Month, which he said allowed the program to inform soldiers and their families about programs and services available to wounded warriors.

December 23, 2008 | By Lt. Jennifer Cragg Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Obama taps Shinseki to head VA

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama has selected retired Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki as his nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs.

"As we seek a new national security strategy that uses all elements of American power, we must also remember those who run the greatest risks and make the greatest sacrifices to implement that strategy – the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America," the president-elect said in announcing his choice yesterday.

December 23, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


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Fitness tests demand soldiers' best efforts

Each day of Spartan Week presented a new athletic challenge for all the soldiers assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


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