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  • Stewart-Hunter 2010 AER Campaign exceeds goal

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 2010 Army Emergency Relief Campaign slogan is "Helping Maintain Army Strong." This was demonstrated by the generosity and community-mindedness of our military Family as stated, said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear. The AER Campaign kicked off March 1 with the goal of 100 percent solicitation and $125,000 in donations. The campaign successfully achieved 100 percent solicitation and raised $146,139 in donations from 3,361 contributors, comprised of active duty servicemembers, retirees and civilians.

  • Fort Stewart, Hunter thank military spouses

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Since 1984, the Friday before Mother's Day has been designated as Military Spouse Appreciation day. At Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, the 2010 Military Spouse Appreciation was celebrated with an ice cream social, May 7.

  • Iraqi, Kurdish officers visit Fort Stewart

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Brigadier General Thomas Vandal, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, returned from deployment to escort several of his Iraqi and Kurdish counterparts around Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, May 8.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital partners with community to combat childhood obesity

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- To end childhood obesity, Fort Stewart, Liberty County, and the City of Hinesville have united to form the first military/civilian community Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program in the country. The community-wide health and fitness campaign was launched with a proclamation signing and meeting between partners, May 7.

  • 70th Anniversary of Hunter Army Airfield: The History of Hunter Army Airfield

    May 13, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- With the 70th Anniversary celebration of Hunter Army Arifield approaching, May 19, here is a brief history of the installation, from airport to Air Force Base to important deployment and support base for the Army and other joint services.

  • BOSS mentoring program a major asset for Fort Stewart elementary school

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-On April 29, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers members participated in Brittin Elementary School Field Day activities. Staff Sergeant Phillip Phinesee, Sgt. Frank J. Carson, Spc. Frankie Nugent, Spc. Christopher Aker, Spc. Kyle Sparrow and Spc. Michael Bramhall frequent the school as part of an ongoing program where Soldiers volunteer to spend a few hours a week with the students and assist the teachers with whatever they have going on for the day.

  • BOSS mentoring program a major asset for Fort Stewart elementary school

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- On April 29, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers members participated in Brittin Elementary School Field Day activities. Staff Sergeant Phillip Phinesee, Sgt. Frank J. Carson, Spc. Frankie Nugent, Spc. Christopher Aker, Spc. Kyle Sparrow and Spc. Michael Bramhall frequent the school as part of an ongoing program where Soldiers volunteer to spend a few hours a week with the students and assist the teachers with whatever they have going on for the day.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade holds Soldier Fitness Day

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 188th Infantry Brigade held a mandatory Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Day to promote the long-term health and resilience of Soldiers in the brigade, April 27.

  • Motherhood: The most important role of my life

    May 6, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - We all have many titles. Mine are wife, daughter, sister, friend, Army civilian and managing editor of The Frontline. But last year, I took on the most important title that any woman can claim - mother. In June, I had my first child, my daughter Nora. I could bore you with all of those cheesy clichAfAs - she's the light of my life, I never knew I could love someone so unconditionally - but they are all absolutely true.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers reflect on time, dedication of mothers

    May 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Many days on the calendar are special, but one day is set aside so sons and daughters can reflect on the time and dedication their mothers took to raise them.

  • 1/41 FA medics moving out, marching on

    May 6, 2010

    BAGHDAD - The medics of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment on Camp Stryker, have spent the last few months preparing for a move to a different base. As the move date nears, their plans are slowly transforming from ideas scribbled in notebooks to packed boxes and empty rooms, all while maintaining the top level of medical care possible for their Soldiers.

  • Task Force ODIN-A changes command

    May 6, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Rarely are battalion commanders changed during deployment. However, Task Force ODIN-A (Observe, Detect, Identify, Neutralize - Afghanistan), 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, changed commanders, May 3 at Bagram Airfield. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. John Hinck, will be taking a position at the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command in Atlanta, Ga., and for the 30 days before the new commander arrives in country, Maj. Brian Wallace, the executive officer of TF ODIN-A, will take command.

  • Stewart, Hunter close Month of the Military Child with style

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Child, Youth and School Services' Child Development Centers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield turned up the music, cooked up hamburgers and hot dogs and had a ball with the kids, bringing the Month of the Military Child to a close, April 30.

  • 3rd ID completes re-up mission in less than 7 months

    May 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 3rd Infantry Division completed its fiscal year 2010 active component retention mission in less than seven months. The division is currently spread across four countries and two combat theaters.

  • Desert Rogue saves lives, awarded Bronze Star with Valor

    May 6, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - On Jan. 19, Sgt. John Z. Snell, with 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was involved in a firefight, and on April 27, he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor for his actions in the Ninewa province of Iraq, by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey.

  • 3/69 Armor Regiment signs JSS Ur over to Iraqi Security Forces

    May 5, 2010

    Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division transferred Joint Service Station Ur to the Government of Iraq in a ceremony held on JSS Ur, April 30.

  • Stewart-Hunter servicemembers golf with 'Legends'

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b>SAVANNAH, Ga. </b>-Four servicemembers stood side-by-side on the luscious greens of the Westin's Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, April 22. The cool morning air was damp as golfers took their places on the 7th hole for the 7 a.m. shotgun start on day two of Liberty Mutual Legends Pro Am. Playing with them was senior golf legend Joey Sindelar; teeing off on the hole after them was golf legend Ken Green.

  • Month of the Military Child: Stewart CDC kids celebrate Wheels Day

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Trucks! Kids love them, especially boys. They tend to be fascinated with big wheeled vehicles from the day they're born. But it wasn't only the boys eagerly climbing in the driver's seat of fire trucks, police cars, utility service trucks, HUMVEES and Strykers during a half day-long celebration called Wheels Day as part of the Month of the Military Child at Fort Stewart's Child Development Center, building 403, next to Marne Lanes, April 23.

  • Stewart Families Walk to Iraq/Afghanistan in support of deployed Soldiers

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Large yellow blotches on area weather radar indicated heavy rain was on the way, but it didn't stop hundreds of spouses and others clad in bright yellow T-shirts from showing their love and support for Soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, April 24.

  • CSA discusses progress, future of Iraq

    Apr 29, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, April 28, as part of a visit to Iraq to discuss the progress and future of the country with units key to its future in the upcoming months.

  • 4th IBCT trains alongside State Department officials

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - State Department officials who are scheduled to provide diplomatic and legal expertise to Iraq's Provincial Reconstruction Teams later this year participated in pre-deployment exercises alongside their 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division counterparts at the National Training Center, April 24.

  • 260th Quartermaster HHD returns from Iraq

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-Eighty Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, landed at the Truscott Air Terminal at Hunter Army Airfield in the early morning hours of April 26.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade moves out

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-Approximately 200 Soldiers from 3rd Sustainment Brigade deployed to Iraq, April 24. Their mission is to plan, coordinate and execute the movement of equipments from Iraq during the next 12 months.

  • 'Sentinel' celebrates military 'brats'

    Apr 29, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-More than 50 Families and 75 children challenged the rain and wet grass to make for a successful and first Battalion Brat Award Ceremony on the grounds of 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion where each child was personally presented a Sentinel Brat Award by Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton, April 24.

  • US forces host capabilities exercise

    Apr 22, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers from 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a capabilities exercise at Contingency Operating Station Falcon, April 15, for the Iraqi Security Forces that incorporated almost every mission enabler the brigade could offer to assist the ISF in its future missions.

  • Stewart, Hunter hold Great MWR Yard Sale

    Apr 22, 2010

  • 3rd HBCT Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Sergeant Lakeshia M. Bailey and Sgt. Aaron M. Arthur, both of Company G, 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were killed of injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover north of Al Kut, Iraq, March 8. The two were friends, and on April 15, they were honored, side-by-side, at Warriors' Walk, with the 425th and 426th Eastern Redbud trees planted in Fort Stewart's soil.

  • Flying in the shadow of the 'valley of death': 3rd CAB, TF Falcon airlifts Soldiers from K

    Apr 22, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The sound of rotor blades broke the silence of night as air crews descended on a combat outpost blanketed in darkness. Staring through their night vision goggles crew chiefs guided Chinooks to their landing zones, ready to receive Soldiers and equipment as U.S. forces pulled out of the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan.

  • Stewart, Hunter hold state of the garrison

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART and HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers and Army Civilians gathered in the Main Post Chapel at Fort Stewart and the Hunter Chapel to learn about the State of the Garrison last week.

  • TF Marne engages reality of sexual assault in the Army

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq </b>- Sexual assault is an issue within all communities, including the Army. As a preventative measure against cases of sexual assault, Task Force Marne held sexual assault awareness training for more than 150 Soldiers on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, April 15.

  • 'Speed and Power' Soldiers thwart attack, save lives

    Apr 22, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Three Soldiers assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, were awarded the Army Commendation Medal, April 8, for maintaining vigilance, while keeping watch over their operational environment. Using elevated camera systems, the three Soldiers disrupted insurgents who were placing an improvised explosive device on the side of a road, saving the lives of a squad conducting a dismounted patrol on that road.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde cases colors

    Apr 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 3rd Sustainment Brigade and Special Troops Battalion cased their colors in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 15.

  • From the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Senior Commander: Weight issues

    Apr 19, 2010

    It brought up an important issue - that obesity is a big problem in this country, and it is a major problem with our children. The First Lady has made fighting childhood obesity one of her priorities. More about that in a moment - suffice to say, it is also a major concern of ours at Fort Stewart and Hunter.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade XO instills military spirit in his children

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 188th Infantry Brigade executive officer, Maj. Dominic V. Stewart, has inspired two of his three children to enter Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and Reserve Officer Training Corps programs and aspire toward a career in the United States Army.

  • Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Recreation Center offers fun for all

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Since its opening in 2005, the Corkan Family Recreation Center at Fort Stewart has grown into a $17 million complex, jammed-packed with entertainment and educational opportunities for both the young and young at heart.

  • Month of the Military Child: Fort Stewart youth fishing event brings Families together

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- A wise man once said you would be doing yourself a favor if you took a kid fishing. That's because a special joy fills the heart when you see a child hook a fish and watch him or her eagerly reel it in. Several Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield parents and grandparents discovered this special joy during the Youth Fishing Event at Fort Stewart's Pond 30, April 8.

  • Hunter Army Airfield Soldier qualifies for Boston Marathon

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- She describes running as her core, her niche in life, the thing that gives her life order and keeps her grounded. In March, running reaped additional rewards for Sgt. 1st Class Couretta Sirmans, a 41-year-old Soldier and athlete with the 224 Military Intelligence Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield. After only three months of training for the 2011 Boston Marathon's qualifying run March in Atlanta, Sgt. 1st Class Sirmans placed 14th overall among women competitors, running the marathon in three hours, 28 minutes and 55 seconds. She placed 150th overall among the 2,114 men and women who competed. In addition to the 2011 Marathon, her time also qualifies her to run in the 2012 Boston Marathon.

  • Spartans provide Iraqi Army with 'combat multiplier'

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - While "one shot, one kill," may be the sniper axiom, it doesn't begin to describe the sniper experience. Not only must snipers be excellent shooters, they must also be disciplined and patient. They must have expert field skills, including concealment and camouflage, in order to infiltrate, detect and stalk a target through all types of terrain and distances - before firing their shot. It was exactly those concepts that snipers from 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, taught to 22 Iraqi Army Special Forces soldiers during a recent sniper course held at the Al Kindi Iraqi Army base. The Iraqis learned basic sniper techniques, stalking and detecting targets, then spent days firing at the range.

  • Final 48th IBCT Soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue joined Maj. Gen. Terry Nesbitt, Georgia's Adjutant General, and other senior Guard and state leaders gathered outside Truscott Air Terminal to welcoming home Col. Lee Durham, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander from Afghanistan, April, 7.

  • 4th IBCT arrives at NTC, prepares for combat rehearsal

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Fort Stewart-based Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division began arriving to Fort Irwin, Calif., March 30, and by April 12 more than 3,200 pairs of boots were on the ground, ready to march into a pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercise at the installation's National Training Center.

  • Two Fort Stewart Soldiers killed in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Two Fort Stewart Soldiers were killed after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq, April 7. First Lieutenant Robert W. Collins and Spc. William Anthony Blount were both assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Former Army Chaplain speaks at Stewart's Easter Sunrise Service

    Apr 8, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Marne Garden ushered in Easter morning with a message from Chaplain (Col.) Scott McChrystal (Ret.), that God is alive. The brother of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, relayed his Easter message to an overflow crowd in the garden adjacent to what was once Trent Field.

  • Life as a military child: advantages and disadvantages

    Apr 8, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- In honor of the Month of the Military Child, Fort Stewart youth have submitted essays on their lives as a military child.

  • Stewart-Hunter marches into the Month of the Military Child

    Apr 8, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-Hundreds of children, decked out in eye-catching, colorful T-shirts proclaiming "I Am a Military Child and Proud of It!" showed their pride as they strutted in a parade that marked the start of a month of activities in their honor.

  • TF Marne holds Fun Run

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq - A bright sunny day with clear blue skies was the background for an energy-charged crowd of Airmen and Soldiers chit-chatting, stretching, talking and laughing as they prepared for the Air Force-sponsored 4.1-mile Fun Run on Forward Operating Base Warrior, April 1.

  • Stewart, Hunter Easter Egg Hunts big fun for little kids

    Apr 8, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-More than 5,000 children and their parents gathered on four soccer fields behind Fort Stewart's School Age Services building and outside Hunter Army Airfield's Child Development Center for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 3. The event was sponsored by Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and is one of many events planned during April which is designated as the Month of the Military Child.

  • Three Warpaint troopers honored at combat awards ceremony

    Apr 8, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION DOURA, Iraq -Staff Sergeant Bryce Turner, Spc. John Burns and Pfc. Jordan Colvin, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stood proudly in front of their brother-in-arms as they were honored for their selfless service and courage in the face of adversity, during a Combat Awards ceremony held at Joint Security Station Doura, Iraq, March 3.

  • AER helps Soldiers, families in multiple ways

    Apr 8, 2010

    In tough economic times, Soldiers can be blindsided by unexpected medical and dental expenses, emergency transportation, money for school, or the most unexpected - funeral expenses - for which they are not financially prepared.

  • Soldiers honor Marne hero at Baghdad ceremony

    Apr 8, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - More than 75 3rd Infantry Division "Dog Face" Soldiers and several additional U.S. units serving throughout Iraq, gathered in a small lot at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, to show tribute to fallen-hero Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, April 4.

  • 5/7 Cav hosts soccer tournament with Iraqi Police

    Apr 2, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi and American brothers put shoes to dirt for a soccer tournament at Forward Operating Base Falcon, March 25. Fifth Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, played 5th and 7th Brigade Federal Police, 2nd Federal Police Division, in three action-packed games to determine who is the best security team in southern Baghdad.

  • Fort Stewart observes Women's History Month

    Apr 2, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Soldiers, Army Civilians and local leaders gathered in Club Stewart's main ballroom to celebrate Women's History Month, March 29. This year's observance was themed "Writing Women Back into History," and featured Maj. Gen. Gina S. Farrisee, director of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1, as the featured speaker.

  • Three brothers deployed with 3rd ID, reunite in Iraq

    Apr 2, 2010

    Aca,!fBAGHDAD - Darkness falls as a Chinook helicopter lands on the rocky landing pad inside an Army camp south of Baghdad. As Soldiers walk down the ramp toward a small building close by, two sergeants stand bathed in the yellow light of the building's overhang, peering excitedly into the darkness and impatiently searching the faces coming off the aircraft. Then they both lock onto one shape coming toward them. Aca,!f"Whoop!" one of the Soldiers cries out as they both attack the person. All three Soldiers grin from ear to ear as they exchange greetings and bear hugs. Aca,!fThe three Soldiers are brothers, and they are all currently deployed in Iraq. Yet this is the first time they have all been together since leaving the United States in December 2009.

  • Marne Face: Work is more than smoke and flames for Fort Stewart firefighter

    Apr 2, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- As a child, many of us may have aspirations to become a teacher, doctor, lawyer, policeman or firefighter. For the latter, Curtis Genaux, Jr. followed through on his dream job.

  • Newest group of TF Marne combat veterans receive combat patches

    Apr 2, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Combat patches are a status symbol in Army life, a visual indicator that a Soldier has done his or her time in a war environment and lived to tell about it. That status was bestowed upon a small group of Task Force Marne Soldiers during a patching ceremony, March 27.

  • 10th Trans Co returns from mission in Haiti

    Apr 2, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- The 10th Transportation Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, deployed approximately 160 Soldiers in Support of Operation Unified Response in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Jan. 23. There, they provided logistical support for a myriad of people and units. They distributed medical supplies to hospitals and worked in Cite Soleil. The unit returned to Hunter Army Airfield, March 28.

  • Vanguard Brigade prepares to roll out to NTC

    Apr 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, have been working long hours to prepare thousands of troops and equipment for the move cross-country, where the brigade is scheduled to conduct its pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercise at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., in the coming weeks.

  • 3ID Language Training Facility prepares Soldiers for deployment

    Apr 1, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-The 3rd Infantry Division Language Training Facility is housed in two trailers across from the Spartan Dining Facility. But despite their temporary dwellings, what goes on in these trailers is some very important training that Soldiers can get before deploying overseas. In the LTF, Soldiers learn the language and customs of the countries they are deploying to.

  • Local villagers witness first Afghan air assault (part 2 of 4)

    Mar 25, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The members of the Afghan National Security Forces Air Assault Academy executed their first air assault mission, March 10, in Qual ' Ehye Beland, Afghanistan, outside of Bagram Airfield.

  • Puppet show informs, entertains Stewart-Hunter children

    Mar 25, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - New stars on the horizon entertained children at Club Stewart, March 23 and at the Hunter Club, March 24. After about four months of preparation, Sergeant Rocky's Neighborhood Puppet Show and its new stars faced their premier audiences. In puppeteer fashion, Sgt. Rocky, Rachel and Tommy joined Linda Liberty in a show presented by the Mobilization and Deployment office to discuss and share issues dealing with deployments.

  • Deployed Soldiers remembered at St Patrick's Day parade

    Mar 25, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Many Soldiers were missed at the 186th edition St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Savannah, Ga., March 17, due to the 3rd Infantry Division's fourth deployment to Iraq and combat mission in Afghanistan. However, these Dog Face Soldiers were certainly not forgotten. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Family Members, leaders and fellow Soldiers showed support to deployed troops by participating in the nation's second largest St. Patrick's Day festivity.

  • 92nd Chem Co preps to deploy with FTX

    Mar 25, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - The 23rd Chemical Battalion out of Fort Lewis, Wash., conducted a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear platoon executive evaluation for the 92nd Chemical Company. This training exercise was conducted in order to prepare the Company to assume a Prepare-to-Deploy mission in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility.

  • 1/75 Rangers awarded medals for combat actions

    Mar 25, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - About 800 Rangers from the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stood quietly in formation as they were awarded medals for combat actions by Maj. Gen. Joseph Votel, deputy commanding general, Joint Special Operations Command, and Col. Brian Mennes, the 1/75th Ranger Regiment commander, during a ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, March 15

  • 1/75th Rangers get new commander

    Mar 25, 2010

    <b>SAVANNAH, Ga. </b> - The change of command for the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment took place beneath the moss-draped trees of Forsyth Park in Savannah, March 18.

  • Fort Stewart gate construction steers motorists to alternate routes

    Mar 25, 2010

    <b>Fort Stewart, Ga. </b> - For several months, motorists have experienced delays while driving onto and off Fort Stewart, but according to Arthur Weston, chief of physical security with the Directorate of Emergency Services, those delays can be avoided if more drivers would choose alternate routes.

  • 5/7 Cav spouses earn spurs, come together during deployment

    Mar 25, 2010

    <b>Fort Stewart, Ga.</b> - On March 22, the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, held an event intended to bring spouses together while their Soldiers are deployed: their first 5/7 Cav. spouse's Spur Ride

  • Giant horses big hit at Stewart's Bits & Bridle

    Mar 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales horses have been staying at Fort Stewart's Bits & Bridle riding stables this week, causing a steady stream of horse lovers and Families with small children to come by the stables to see the giant horses. Hitch master, Hans Jager, said their six-man crew always travels with 10 Clydesdales and a Dalmatian named Barley, which are transported in three colorful tractor-trailer trucks.

  • Women's History Month: Putting on her game face

    Mar 18, 2010

  • Air Assault Academy opens on the heels of Crew Chief Academy graduation (part 1 of 4)

    Mar 18, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - On the heels of the Afghan National Security Forces Crew Chief Academy's first graduation, the ANSF Air Assault Academy opened its doors during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, March 6 .

  • 2/69 Soldiers say goodbye to fallen comrade

    Mar 18, 2010

    CONTINGINCY OPERATING STATION KALSU, Iraq - They gathered in the COS Kalsu chapel with heavy hearts in somber silence. The tiny chapel was filled to capacity, but the overwhelming stillness that filled the small building signaled the somberness of the event.

  • 1/10 FA Regt farewells fallen Soldiers

    Mar 18, 2010

    <b>CONTINGENCY OPERATING STATION KALSU, Iraq </b>- Members of the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, filed into the auditorium at Contingency Operating Station Delta, Iraq, for a memorial ceremony, March 12.

  • Marne Soldiers lead the way at Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 18, 2010

    <b>Hilton Head Island, S.C.</b> - Marne Soldiers were at the forefront as they marched and drove up-armored vehicles down the streets of Hilton Head Island, S.C., participating in the city's 27th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 14. The Soldiers were greeted with loud cheers and zealous waves from many of the estimated 20,000 spectators who lined the streets to watch this year's festivities.

  • Stewart, Hunter hold annual community showcases

    Mar 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Helping keep Soldiers and Family Members informed about quality activities and events in the Georgia, Florida, and the Carolina areas was the objective of this year's Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Regional Information Sharing Forum/Community and Travel Showcase held March 10 at Club Stewart and March 12 at the Hunter Club.

  • 90th Human Resources returns home

    Mar 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - The 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division welcomed back nearly thirty 90th Human Resources Company Soldiers at Cottrell Field, March 14.

  • Maj. Gen. Cucolo discusses drawdown, election

    Mar 18, 2010

    In a conference call from his headquarters in Northern Iraq March 11, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commanding general of Task Force Marne and U.S. Division-North, as well as the 3rd Infantry Division, told reporters that the number of troops in his area of responsibility will decrease from 22,000 to 8,600 by Sept. 1.

  • Desert Rogue ingenuity helps Soldiers throughout Army

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - For two Soldiers from 1st "Desert Rogue" Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, their ingenuity helped make the configuration for a battery box for the forward observer's long-range scope more efficient.

  • Fort Stewart's real 'Hurt Locker' Soldiers get new facilities

    Mar 12, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Most movie fans are probably aware the film, "The Hurt Locker," took home six Oscars, March 7, including Best Picture. The film follows the members of a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team serving in Iraq. Fewer people are aware that Fort Stewart has four EOD detachments or that these "Hurt Locker" units are now moving from three older buildings off Gulick Avenue and 18th Street and consolidating at one new facility on GA-144.

  • Two perspectives, one conclusion: Elections increase confidence in ISF

    Mar 12, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Hours before election sites opened March 7, Iraqi Security Forces and their U.S. military counterparts patrolled the streets in search of improvised explosive devices among the roadside trash and any evidence of enemy activity.

  • Dogface Soldiers support Iraqi election success

    Mar 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Task Force Marne units in United States Division-North successfully fulfilled their supporting role to the Iraqi Security Forces as Iraqis went to the polls to vote for the next leaders of their country, March 7.

  • ROC Drill gives 3rd Sustainment Bde. common goal entering deployment

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - "We all live for the good of the ship, and this sustainment brigade is the ship and we all row," said Col. Shawn Morrissey, commander of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade. "Welcome aboard." This analogy was presented to the Soldiers and leaders of the 3rd Sustainment Bde. before the Rehearsal of Concept Drill at Woodruff Theater, March 5.

  • Mass casualty exercise preps 703rd BSB medics for deployment

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Mortars hit Forward Operating Base Maintain the morning of March 4, during a mass casualty exercise held by the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

  • 87th CSSB takes 3rd ID basketball title

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b> - After losing the 2009 3rd ID intramural basketball championship, the 87th CSSB Base Warriors out of Fort Stewart, just weeks away from deploying to Afghanistan, were out for redemption this season. They got it March 4, when they defeated the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Savannah, 72-60 in the 2010 3rd ID championship.

  • Fort Stewart schools celebrate Read Across America

    Mar 11, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Students at Fort Stewart's three elementary schools had some special visitors at their school this week, including Ginger Cucolo, wife of Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commander; and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd ID deputy commanding general-rear. Their visit was to help the students celebrate the National Education Association's Read Across America program and motivate children to want to read.

  • Vanguard Focus preps 4th IBCT for Iraq

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division kicked off its first collective training exercise at Fort Stewart, Feb. 22. The operation dubbed Vanguard Focus is preparing nearly 3,500 Soldiers for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Scout training aids Iraqis in becoming air mobile qualified

    Mar 5, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - With the advent of the helicopter, airborne military operations became centered on the concept of strategic mobility, or getting the maximum number of Soldiers into the area of operations in the shortest amount of time.

  • Stewart-Hunter Leaders kickoff AER campaign

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The Army Emergency Relief announced the kickoff of the 68th annual AER Campaign, March 1. The campaign, which runs from March 1 through May 15, began at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield with a small, early morning ceremony over donuts and coffee at the Fort Stewart Army Community Service building.

  • GA National Guard units return to Fort Stewart from Afghanistan

    Mar 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Georgia's 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry is the third group - and so far, the largest - of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to arrive at Truscott Air Terminal from their year-long deployment in Afghanistan. The more than 400 citizen-Soldiers touched down in two waves, with some coming in around 11:15 p.m., Feb. 28, and the remaining troopers at about 3 a.m., March 1.

  • Colors cased by 87th CSSB in preparation for deployment

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-The 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade cased their colors at Marne Garden, March 1 in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 50-Bird Skeet Shoot scores a hit

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Just before the clouds set in to take the temperatures down for the morning, the 2nd annual 50-Bird Skeet shoot was underway at the Fort Stewart Skeet Range near Holbrook Pond, Feb. 27.

  • 4th IBCT hosts Stewart Black History Month observance

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-A large presence of Marne Division Soldiers and several civilians gathered at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, wrapping up the month of February with a sequence of events celebrating African American history. The celebration included poetry, dance, song and food, in honor of Black History Month.

  • New School Age Youth Center opens at Hunter

    Mar 4, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- A crowd of approximately 100 people braved the cold and wind to attend the Child, Youth and School Services Center's ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new School Age Youth Center at Hunter Army Airfield, along with the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Feb. 26.

  • Fort Stewart Youth Center celebrates Arbor Day, plants trees

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-The Fort Stewart Youth Center, with a little help from the Keep Liberty Beautiful organization, the Directorate of Public Works and the garrison command team, celebrated Arbor Day by planting two young trees outside the Fort Stewart Youth Center, Feb. 19. The trees, a crepe myrtle and Shumard oak, were donated to the youth center by Keep Liberty Beautiful.

  • Holbrook renovations complete at Fort Stewart

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Extensive renovation work at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and the Outdoor Recreation Center at Fort Stewart is complete, and the facility stands willing and able to serve Soldiers, their Families and others who like the idea of "getting away from it all and enjoying the great outdoors."

  • Fort Stewart BOSS Soldiers enjoy the snow of the Smoky Mountains

    Feb 25, 2010

    There are a lot of recreational activities, sports and events that people in certain areas cannot enjoy due to the climates in which they live. However, Fort Stewart Soldiers experienced something new that many around the area have never been able to experience firsthand. The installation Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program provided Soldiers an opportunity to head up to Gatlinburg, Tenn. for a weekend of snowboarding and skiing on the Smokey Mountains at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, Feb. 19-21.

  • Fort Stewart welcomes home 139th MP Co

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 139th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, formed two-and-a-half years ago, returned to Fort Stewart after a year-long deployment to Iraq, Feb. 16.

  • Soldiers aid avalanche victims in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, flew to the aid of avalanche victims in northern Afghanistan, Feb. 9.

  • Fort Stewart DPW recognized by Secretary of the Army

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-For a second year in a row, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has achieved recognition through the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Sustainability. Stewart-Hunter's Prevention and Compliance Branch of the Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division has once again been recognized as Runner-up - Installation/Activity, according to Tressa Rutland, chief of the Prevention and Compliance Branch.

  • ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Fort Stewart Commissary honors Covenant with continued improvements, deals

    Feb 25, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga.</b>-The Fort Stewart commissary has just undergone upgrades to make it just one of many military commissary projects which benefitted in the million dollar investment to make coming to an installation grocery store up-to-date and shopper friendly.

  • Spartan Brigade bridges gap with restored tank to Iraqi forces

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Sergeant Mark Wheeler, Company B, 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, takes a moment to look over his work and to run his hand over the rough and dirty surface of the Russian T-55 tank sitting in his maintenance bay. He doesn't see the rust or dirt that makes his job seem impossible. In three months, he hopes to have this tank running, so it can be presented to the Iraqi Army. Fixing this broken tank, which was sentenced to a junkyard and making it run before presenting it to the Iraqi Security Forces his unit is partnered with, is a project being chaired by the Spartan Brigade.

  • 5/7 Cav takes 'reins' of command at FOB Falcon

    Feb 11, 2010

    The leaders of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Fort Stewart, took command of their area of responsibility in Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Falcon, Jan. 22.

  • Super Bowl a taste of home for Task Force Marne

    Feb 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Throughout Task Force Marne, servicemembers and civilians gathered at a central location or woke from a restful sleep and turned on their TVs at 2 a.m. to watch the Super Bowl with millions of other Americans, Feb. 8.

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