Wed., November 14, 2012 2:14pm
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.
Wed., October 10, 2012 7:46am
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.
Tue., September 4, 2012 7:00am
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.
Thu., August 23, 2012 4:18pm
Staff Sgt. Gene Jameson stopped a fire from igniting boxes of explosives, saving 50 lives.
Thu., August 23, 2012 10:01am
The Air Force is honoring a Georgia-based airman credited with preventing a potentially deadly explosion in Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Gene B. Jameson III is scheduled to be awarded the bronze star for valor Thursday at Robins Air Force Base in middle Georgia.
Thu., July 12, 2012 8:38am
A funeral service has been set for a soldier from central Georgia who was killed in Afghanistan. A Defense Department statement Wednesday said Spc. Erica P. Alecksen of Eatonton was among six soldiers who were killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.
Wed., June 13, 2012 6:47am
Spc. Bryant J. Luxmore of New Windsor, Ill., died Sunday when he was on patrol with Afghan security forces near Panjwai and was hit by gunfire. The 25-year-old soldier was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.
Thu., May 31, 2012 7:56am
The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a 24-year-old Marine from Leesburg was killed in Afghanistan May 26. Lance Cpl. Steven G. Sutton died while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.
Thu., February 16, 2012 11:00am
More Fort Stewart soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan this year as part of the Army's plan to shift from a combat mission to one primarily focused on advising and training Afghan forces. Some members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team from Fort Stewart will depart between April and August.
Wed., February 1, 2012 7:45pm
Nearly 700 Ft. Stewart soldiers are getting ready to say goodbye to their families before leaving for their first deployment to Afghanistan. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment held a ceremony Wednesday to pack the unit's battle flag, a symbol that the troops and their flag will soon be heading overseas.