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Stewart unit first to get new tactical trucks

While Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced plans to direct money into combat systems that troops use in war, soldiers at Fort Stewart were ceremonially receiving newly-designed tactical vehicles, used to carry fuel and supplies during combat.

April 08, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Army locating hundred of troops to Fort Hood

WASHINGTON - The Army is reassigning up to 600 active reserve and active duty troops to Fort Hood in Texas this summer and next year.

April 06, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Unit's soldiers DUI free for 180 days

On Friday, nearly 65 Fort Stewart soldiers received a special visit from their commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo.

March 30, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


2nd BCT troops train to skirt combat

They are known as the life-support for Army brigades, flowing from makeshift base to makeshift base like blood through arteries.

March 27, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Bad wiring endangers troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The military is racing to inspect more than 90,000 U.S.-run facilities across Iraq to reduce a deadly threat troops face far off the battlefield: electrocution or shock while showering or using appliances.

About one-third of the inspections so far have turned up major electrical problems, according to interviews and an internal military document obtained by The Associated Press. Half of the problems they found have since been fixed but about 65,000 facilities still need to be inspected, which could take the rest of this year. Senior Pentagon officials were on Capitol Hill this week for ...

March 26, 2009 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writer | Military


Army IG report: Unfit soldiers have been deployed

The Army's process of determining whether soldiers are physically fit to fight could be the reason more than 45,000 unhealthy U.S. soldiers have been sent to war, despite doctor recommendations.

March 25, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Movie screening stirs emotions on post

The seats were filled at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater Wednesday night as soldiers and their families attended a special, invitation-only screening of the Samuel Goldwyn film "Brothers at War."

March 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Unit commander preps for chief of staff job

Col. Thomas James sat at a table in Club Stewart's rocket room Wednesday morning after attending another battalion change-of-command reception, signifying more of the formal modifications taking place as the 4th Brigade Combat Team transitions from a heavy to a light brigade.

March 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Stop-loss may take two years to end

WASHINGTON - The Army this summer will start cutting back on use of the unpopular practice of holding troops beyond their enlistment dates and hopes to almost completely eliminate it in two years.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, though, that it may never be possible to completely get rid of the policy called "stop-loss," under which some 13,000 soldiers whose time is already up are still being forced to continue serving.

March 19, 2009 | By Pauline Jelinek Associated Press writer | Military


Local soldier charged with assault in Florida

Pensacola, Fla., police have charged a Fort Stewart soldier with the sexual assault of a 17-year-old female sailor.

Army Maj. Lee Peters, a deputy public affairs officer, said 20-year-old Jeremy Boze was arrested Sunday.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Army to end Stop Loss this year

The Department of Defense announced today a comprehensive plan to eliminate the current use of Stop Loss, while retaining the authority for future use under extraordinary circumstances. This is an important step along the path in adapting the Army into an expeditionary force.

The Army Reserve and Army National Guard will mobilize units without employing Stop Loss beginning in August and September 2009, respectively. The Regular (active duty) Army will deploy its first unit without Stop Loss by January 2010.

March 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Training mission ends

The mission continues: on to the next operation

March 16, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


1st BCT trains for homeland emergencies

It's 3 a.m. on Monday and Fort Stewart's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat team has just been alerted that several chemical and radiological attacks were launched near Orlando, Fla.

March 14, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


4th brigade hangs up armor, become light infantry

With a trumpet signaling every change in its ranks, the 4th Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, officially became the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment on Monday.

March 11, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Troops train with $180,000 missiles

TOW-to-TOW they line up in the sand.

March 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


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What is happening for area’s military community

Here's a little of what MWR is bringing to the military community on Fort Stewart:

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


CSM Tagalicud becomes top NCO in I Corps

Before he left Fort Stewart in May, 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. James Rainey called Command Sgt. Maj. Walter "Tag" Tagalicud the "best command ...

June 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Army colonel, others indicted in $20M bribery, fraud scheme

An Army colonel stationed at Fort Gordon near Augusta and two others were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Savannah for their ...

June 08, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Military


A kidney for Kai: A tale of two old Army buddies

Sgt. 1st Class Rob Harmon, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade communications section, sat waiting for a meeting at ...

June 05, 2017 | Sgt. Caitlyn Smoyer 4rd IDSB Public Affairs | Military


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