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.
The US Army is using a study involving 21,000 soldiers at Ft. Stewart to implement new mental health policies. Psychiatrists gave a group of Georgia-based soldiers additional mental health screenings before deploying to Iraq. Army psychiatrists says, incidents of mental health problems went down by about half among soldiers who got the additional screening.
Fort-Stewart has about $515 million worth of active construction projects going on. The work represents some of the largest physical transformations the coastal-area Army base has seen. The projects also will provide new services to soldiers. The Warrior Transition Battalion this week broke ground on new living space for soldiers receiving complex medical treatment.