As he prepares to move to Fort Hood, Texas, Col. Todd Buchs held back a few tears as he recollected memories from his time at Fort Stewart during a farewell address to Rotarians on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - This week's tragedy at Camp Victory in Iraq, in which a soldier undergoing treatment for stress is charged with killing five fellow servicemembers, highlights the need for the efforts the Army is making to deal with mental illness, the service's top officer said here yesterday.
FORT BENNING - The Fort Benning public affairs office says soldier in basic training has been shot at a small arms firing range on post.
The post said the soldier, assigned to the 199th Infantry Brigade, received non-life-threatening injuries in Monday's incident. The soldier was not identified.
The hum of unmanned, aerial vehicles could be heard overhead as cannons blasted smoke through the air at the Taylors Creek Drop Zone on Fort Stewart Friday.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 11, 2009 - The top U.S. general in Southern Afghanistan said he's "unapologetically optimistic" about the difference incoming U.S. troops will make to the security situation here.
Recalling his previous deployment here, commanding the sole U.S. brigade in Afghanistan – at a time when the United States had 15 in Iraq -- Army Brig. Gen. John Nicholson said he sees the influx of forces as an opportunity to turn the tide on violence.
COLUMBUS - Gov. Sonny Perdue today visited Fort Benning in Columbus to sign Senate Bill 114, sponsored by Sen. Ed Harbison, to ease the transfer and transition for school-aged children of active duty members of the military and House Bill 484, sponsored by Rep. Larry O'Neal, that deems the dependent children of military personnel stationed in Georgia on active duty as residents for the purposes of receiving the HOPE scholarship.
"Our state has a long and proud and history of supporting our nation's soldiers, and we are truly grateful for the service of our military families," said Governor Perdue ...
Striped sleeping bags were strapped to several of the camouflaged-colored backpacks carried in by the approximate 290 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers as they arrived at Fort Stewart's National Guard Training area Monday night.
Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central on Monday. Though he is new to USARCENT, this will not be his first assignment at the command.
ATLANTA - A 22-year-old Georgia soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.
Ryan C. King of Paulding County, an Army specialist and a member of the Special Troops Battalion, died Friday in a fire fight with insurgents in Konar Province.
A cluster of brightly colored kayaks glides over Holbrook Pond's sun-streaked surface, sending foamy sprays of water into the air and showering the boats' occupants with cool droplets. Each splash elicits gales of laughter.
The speed limit on two Georgia highways on Fort Stewart will be reduced to 45 mph in May because of training for the 41st Brigade Combat Team.
For many on Fort Stewart, Col. Terry Ferrell is best known for his smile and his relentless love for soldiers.
LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says U.K. forces have ended their combat operations in Iraq.
Brown says British combat patrols in Basra will end as the troops prepare to leave the country.
The Raider Brigade Fallen Soldiers' Memorial chairwoman Laura Rittenhouse received a $1,000 check from BAE Systems, presented by Mark T. Baker, Fort Stewart/Benning site manager, on April 9 at 1st Heavy Brigade Combat team Headquarters.
The Department of Defense announced Saturday the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
CSM Benjamin Moore Jr., 43, of Waycross died April 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Like many over the decades, Wyman May relocated to Hinesville because of the Army.
The public is invited to visit area military cemeteries with the Fort Stewart Historic Communities Council semiannual meeting and spring cemetery visit on April 20.
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