The defense team for Spc. Neftaly Platero said Army investigators "lost their objectivity" during the investigation of the shootings that occurred Sept. 23, 2010, at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. Platero's murder trial/court-marshal began Monday on Fort Stewart.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st, has a keen eye or divining rod for pinpointing fat and wasteful spending in the federal budget. It appears so anyway with his recent announcement that he and a Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota, teamed up to spotlight millions of dollars the U.S. Department of Defense is consuming unnecessarily. The target is military sponsorships of professional sports. In 2011, Rep. Kingston noted, the ...
BRUNSWICK - The Coast Guard has suspended the search Monday morning for a missing swimmer off St. Simons Island.
Nearly a company of soldiers with the 385th Military Police Battalion returned home late Wednesday to a cheering crowd of family members, friends and fellow soldiers.
Sgt. Sherese Nicole McNair recently received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during combat operations in Iraq in April 2011.
America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.
Frank Cochran Drive runs between U.S. 84 in Hinesville and Gulick Avenue in the heart of Stewart's garrison area, crossing E.G. Miles Parkway and Fort Stewart's Gate 8.
WASHINGTON - More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Uncle Sam may not want you after all. In sharp contrast to the peak years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Army last year took in no recruits with misconduct convictions or drug or alcohol issues, according to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press. And soldiers already serving on active duty now must meet tougher standards to stay on for further tours in uniform. The Army is also spending hundreds ...
FORT STEWART, Ga. – Officials with the Army's Forces Command and Installation Management Commands, as well as division and garrison commanders from five installations across the nation, amassed on Fort Stewart, Ga., May 16, to attend the second of three slated joint FORSCOM and IMCOM Installation Management Mini-Rehearsal of Concept Drills.
Part of the Army's plan to reduce its active duty force from 570,000 to 490,000 includes new re-enlistment guidelines that tell commanders to keep only the best soldiers, said Col. Kevin Milton, U.S. Army Garrison commander for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
In February 2011, Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter was shot and killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.
Fort Stewart officials believe they can meet an ordered reduction in civilian force without layoffs, according to Col. Kevin Milton, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander. So the primary focus of a town hall meeting in the post's Main Post Chapel Thursday was on the Installation Management Command's Enterprise Placement Program, which allows civil service personnel in at-risk positions to accept positions at to another installation, according the colonel. "The purpose of today's town hall ...
Applications are being accepted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a new program designed to help unemployed veterans 35 to 60 years old.
FORT STEWART, Ga. – Company commanders were measured on their ability to coordinate indirect fire, close combat attacks and close air support for light-infantry soldiers on a simulated battlefield as part of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Divisions first fire coordination exercise.
Soldiers and members of the community joined more than 30 "Gold Star" family members Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel for a candlelight vigil for America's fallen service members.
Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army Garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, reported to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce during its Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at Connection Church.
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.
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