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Army birthday party, from cake to helicopters

Explosions boomed through the air on Friday night as soldiers and their families gathered at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday.

June 15, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Native is Air Force command's NCO of Year

For an the second year in a row, Tech. Sgt. Jeff Kelly was named the Air Force Reserve Command's Public Affairs Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

June 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Troops stage Twilight Tattoo Friday night

For the first time in the 3rd Infantry Division's history, Fort Stewart soldiers will commemorate the Army's 234th birthday with one of the Army's oldest traditions to Hinesville.

June 12, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Ferriter moving to Fort Benning

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A North Carolina-based general is leaving for a command in Georgia at another airborne Army post.

Officials at Fort Bragg are planning a farewell ceremony Thursday morning for Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter. He is deputy commanding general for operations of the 18th Airborne Corps.

June 11, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Fort Stewart facing soldiers mental health issues

Last month, officials at Fort Campbell, Ky., shut down the installation for three days so commanders could address the problems soldiers were having with combat-related stress.

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


Stewart soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced Thursday 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 Courier | Military


Second Brigade troops prepare for urban warfare

Dust fills the air inside one the 3rd Infantry Division's Bradley Fighting Vehicles and swarms around Pvt. Robert Wagner,

June 03, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | 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


Fort Stewart gets new garrison commander

Well-wishers packed Fort Stewart's Marne Garden on Friday, filling the bleachers to capacity, to bid farewell to one of the 3rd Infantry Division's long-serving leaders and to welcome one of its newest warriors.

June 01, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


Army training soldiers to prevent suicides

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Regular duties are suspended for three days at Fort Campbell, which leads the Army in suicides this year, so commanders can identify and help soldiers who are struggling with the stress of war and most at risk for killing themselves.

The post began a stand down on Wednesday so soldiers can focus on suicide prevention training in the wake of 11 confirmed suicides by Fort Campbell soldiers this year. More deaths are being investigated as possible suicides.

May 27, 2009 | By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press writer | Military


Roadside bomb kills soldier in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed a U.S. soldier Wednesday in Baghdad, making May the deadliest month for the American military since September.

Also Wednesday, the government's watchdog agency announced that nearly 1,000 arrest warrants have been issued this year as part of a crackdown on corruption. They include warrants for nearly 50 senior civil servants, the agency said.

May 27, 2009 | By Kim Gamel Associated Press writer | Military


General tells Long Chamber about growth

LUDOWICI - Deputy commanding general of maneuvers for the 3rd Infantry Division, Brig. Gen. Pat Donahue spoke to the Long County Chamber of Commerce on May 19 and, according to him, whether Fort Stewart will get a fifth brigade is still up in the air.

May 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Military


Rotary honors two soldiers

The Hinesville Rotary Club recently honored two Soliders of the Quarter:

May 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Military


Troops talk, eat barbecue with veterans

DUBLIN - Dublin-Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews solemnly looked down at the metal floor of the Blackhawk helicopter he was riding in Wednesday afternoon.

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


Soldiers learn to drive MRAPs before deploying

Spc. Ryan Edwards drives through a red light.

May 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Military


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