From Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah to Kandahar Province in Afghanistan, troops are grieving after a helicopter crash in Afghanistan killed five fellow soldiers based in southeast Georgia. In Afghanistan, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers held a memorial service Friday for the Black Hawk helicopter crew.
A Fort Stewart spokesman says six soldiers based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have died this week in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Rex L. Schad of Edmond, Okla., was killed Monday by small arms fire. Five others died in a helicopter crash.
About 2,200 soldiers from Fort Stewart will be heading to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Fort Stewart officials say the departing soldiers have been training for the deployment since July. They completed a month-long mission readiness exercise at Fort Polk, La., in November.
A group of Army soldiers from Fort Stewart is returning home from Afghanistan in time to spend the holiday season with their families. About 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment were scheduled to arrive Tuesday after spending the past nine months deployed overseas.
Army soldiers from a Georgia-based infantry unit are being decorated for acts of bravery during their first tour in Afghanistan. About 160 Fort Stewart soldiers from B Company of the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment gathered for a medal ceremony Wednesday. A dozen of the troops were awarded Bronze Star medals while two others receive Purple Hearts for being wounded in combat.
Army soldiers from Fort Stewart are returning home to Georgia from their first deployment to Afghanistan. About 100 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment were scheduled to arrive home Wednesday after a 9-month tour.
A Flowery Branch councilwoman has returned to her home in suburban Atlanta after being deployed in Afghanistan for six months. She was deployed with the 628th Civil Engineer Flight at Dobbins Air Reserve in Marietta in the middle of her first term.