Fort Stewart, GA - Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield was presented the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence - Gold Award, May 1 and the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence, May 2, in the Pentagon, for an unprecedented fifth time. The awards recognized the installation as of one the Department of Defense unparalleled premier military installations. According to the Army's ACOE program, the ACOE award is overseen by the Assistant Chief of Staff for ...
Hunter Army Airfield, GA - It was almost a year ago that Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 473rd Quartermaster Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn as part of the Army's Redistribution Property Accountability Team. On May 3, about 30 of these Soldiers returned home and were welcomed by friends and Family Members at the Tominac Fitness Center, on Hunter Army Airfield. For first-time dad, Spc. Dominic Ellison, holding his ...
Fort Stewart, GA - Soldiers from the 2nd "Spartan" Brigade Combat Team are feeling the positive effects of their newly implemented CrossFit Physical Training program. After six weeks of the cross-fit physical training, the first results of testing have resulted in Soldiers experiencing an average increase of five-to eight-points in their Army Physical Fitness Test, according to Brigade Physical Therapist Capt. Pat Casey, 2HBCT. "Six weeks ago we asked all the companies within the brigade ...
The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation 2012 U.S Army Soldier Show, featuring this year's Army production Army Strong,sung, danced and beat-boxed their way to the Marne community, May 8. Soldiers across the nation, from food service specialists to criminal investigators, exposed their unique talents at Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center.
WASHINGTON - Bad behavior by U.S. troops in Afghanistan has hampered America's war effort over the past year, triggering a broad new campaign by defense leaders to improve discipline in the ranks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA had al-Qaida fooled from the beginning. Last month, U.S. intelligence learned that al-Qaida's Yemen branch hoped to launch a spectacular attack using a new, nearly undetectable bomb aboard an airliner bound for America, officials say. But the man the terrorists were counting on to carry out the attack was actually working for the CIA and Saudi intelligence, U.S. and Yemeni officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The dramatic sting ...
The sword of responsibility has been passed, and the Vanguards of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, have a new senior enlisted leader.
Fort Stewart, GA - Soldiers across the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team recently had an opportunity to train with the Army's newest minesweeping equipment, the Minehound, with the Asymmetrical Warfare Group and Division Engineers, which provided a 40-hour block of instruction at Evans Army Airfield and a practical application exercise at Training Area B-2, April 22- 26. This new detector is set to replace the older minesweeper with advancements in its ground penetrating radar. The ...
A human body torn in half. Brain residue on asphalt. Crushed cars on the back of tractor trailers. Burnt victims. These images were just a few scenarios presented to Third Infantry Division Soldiers at the Fort Stewart 'Save a Life' tour, April 26.
Soldiers from Company A, 3rd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, gazed upon a massive 120,000 gallon fuel farm system they just completely built and tested as part of Raider Focus, April 19, near Faro Airfield.
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the public will soon be able to read some of Osama bin Laden's last written or typed words on line.
President Obama signed an executive order Friday on Fort Stewart to crack down on aggressive and deceptive strategies used by for-profit colleges to recruit service members, veterans and their families.
Army troops at Fort Stewart are getting a visit from their commander-in-chief. President Barack Obama was making his first trip Friday to the Army post in southeast Georgia. Accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, the president was scheduled to meet with soldiers and their families and deliver remarks at an outdoor event. Air Force One was scheduled to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, about 40 miles northeast of Fort Stewart. This is the ...
During his visit to Fort Stewart Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order that addresses aggressive and deceptive targeting of service members, veterans and spouses by educational institutions.
SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps said Wednesday it has decided to discharge a sergeant for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook.
Four more eastern redbud trees have been planted at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, bringing the total number of living monuments to 457. The newly planted trees memorialize the service of four 3rd Infantry Division soldiers, who were honored in a formal ceremony Thursday morning.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill creating a state task force to investigate how the state can coordinate services to better assist servicemembers discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
A request for specific intelligence software that was later rescinded by the requestor, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Regional Command-South in Afghanistan, received an official explanation Thursday from an Army spokesman at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In an effort to maintain a well balanced team, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's master resiliency trainer, Capt. Dana Cook, provided a wellness workshop for deployed soldiers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 3.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.
The Gum Branch home of a Fort Stewart soldier and his family was heavily damaged Thursday night by fire. The family and their pets made it out OK but lost most of their belongings.
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