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  • Soldiers allegedly plotted to kill Obama, oust government (credibility Zero)

    08/27/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/12 04:08 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Army soldiers formed a militia group in Georgia that plotted to overthrow the U.S. government — and they killed a fellow soldier and his girlfriend to keep the plot secret, prosecutors alleged Monday, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors in the Long County, Ga., case say that the militia group planned to overtake the nearby Fort Stewart, to bomb a dam in Washington state and poison the state’s apple crop and ultimately overthrow the government and assassinate the president, according to reports.
  • Text message Tells Ft Stewart Wife of Husband's Death

    02/27/2012 10:49:39 AM PST · by TSgt · 36 replies · 2+ views
    WSAV ^ | February 24, 2012 | WSAV
    Two Fort Stewart soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. 25 year old Sgt. Joshua A. Born of Niceville, Florida and 22 year old Cpl. Timothy J. Conrad Jr. of Roanoke, Va. died Feb. 23, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their unit came under small arms fire. They were assigned to the 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Stewart, Ga. According to an interveiw she did with WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky, Joshua Born's wife lives in Illinois, and found out about her husband's death not through military channels, but when someone sent...
  • Lynch praises dog faced soldiers (3rd ID returns home)

    06/03/2008 8:48:40 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 110+ views
    WTOC ^ | 6-3-08 | Dal Cannady
    FORT STEWART, GA (WTOC) - The man who commands the Third Infantry Division returned home to the Coastal Empire with more than 200 soldiers Monday. Major General Rick Lynch reflected on his division's success in Iraq and the support they felt from being back at home. "In the course of life, you get a choice between reading history and making history, and by God, we made history over the past 15 months," he said to hundreds of family members and soldiers at Fort Stewart Monday. Minutes earlier at Hunter Army Airfield, he talked about the history Third Infantry made in...
  • Army targets 8 bases for immediate barracks repairs after worldwide inspections

    05/10/2008 12:05:11 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 31 replies · 3,167+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/9/08 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The U.S. Army said Friday it will immediately repair barracks at eight facilities in the wake of inspection at bases worldwide. The inspections were done the last week of April and covered nearly 150,000 barracks rooms. They found that 45 repairs needed priority attention, including new heating and cooling equipment, repainting, mold removal and other work. Army Secretary Pete Geren has said that $248 million in emergency funds has been appropriated to fix problems found during the inspections. The Army on Friday identified eight installations that will get priority attention: Fort Polk, La.; Fort Gordon, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort...
  • Cheney Lauds Soldiers’ Service

    07/22/2006 7:21:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 320+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Petty Officer 3rd Class John R. Guardiano
    WASHINGTON, July 22, 2006 — Vice President Richard B. Cheney reiterated America’s commitment to winning the war on terror in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere during a rally at Fort Stewart, Georgia, yesterday. Cheney paid special tribute to the 3rd Infantry Division and the 48th Brigade Combat Team of the Georgia National Guard, both of which recently returned from deployments in Iraq. “The 3rd ID’s performance in the field – not just the progress you’ve made, but also your character as men and women – has left a lasting impression on people up and down the chain of command,” Cheney said....
  • Colonel is top-ranking officer killed in Iraq

    10/31/2005 3:40:43 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 35 replies · 1,112+ views
    CNN (excerpt) ^ | October 31, 2005
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Col. William Wood, commanding officer of the 184th Infantry Regiment, died last week, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. officer to be killed in combat in the Iraq war, the U.S. military said Monday. Wood, based at Forward Operating Base Falcon in the northern province of Babil, had responded to a roadside bomb Thursday and was giving orders to his men as they secured the area when a secondary explosion blew him backwards into a canal, killing him instantly, the military said. Wood, 44, was based at Fort Stewart, Georgia. A memorial service will be held...
  • Casualties on Rise for Ga.'s 3rd Infantry

    08/22/2005 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Axhandle · 23 replies · 525+ views
    Washingtonpost.com ^ | 20 August 2005 | Russ Bynum
    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Ray Gilstrap wiped away tears as he stood beside the tree planted in his nephew's honor, the latest in a living memorial to soldiers killed in Iraq that has more than doubled since the Army's 3rd Infantry Division began its second tour this year. "The numbers, compared to Vietnam, they're so small. You don't expect it," said Gilstrap, whose nephew, Sgt. Arthur R. McGill, was killed last month by an insurgent bomb while patrolling Baghdad. "Of course, we look at it differently now." Seven months after the Fort Stewart-based 3rd Infantry deployed, the death toll during...
  • See The World (A Soldier's Perspective)

    07/04/2005 10:09:55 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 338+ views
    A Soldier's Perspective blog ^ | July 1st, 2005 | CJ
    You know, a lot of people join the military to see the world, only to get disillusioned and get out because it didn’t happen. Since joining the military, I’ve been to Mexico, Canada, Panama, Ecuador, Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq (not necessarily in exotic order). With that said, even if a soldier never leaves the country, I’m willing to bet they’ve seen things and been places they hadn’t been and seen before. Now, listen to the story of the boy from Texas (although, I’m a military brat myself and had already seen the world as a teen): For instance, I...
  • Soldier denied as conscientious-objector

    04/29/2005 10:10:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 455+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/5 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Army said Friday it has denied conscientious objector status for a soldier who refused to deploy to Iraq for a second tour, saying he became morally opposed to war during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Sgt. Kevin Benderman, 40, filed his objector application Dec. 28, just 10 days before he skipped his unit's deployment flight. The Army mechanic faces a court-martial May 12 on charges of desertion and missing movement. The conscientious-objector denial came Wednesday from the Army's Headquarters Department, Fort Stewart spokesman Lt. Col. Robert Whetstone said. Benderman and his military attorney, Maj. Scott Sikes, did...
  • Army Sgt. Arrested As Deserter in FL. (Had notebook with anti-American and Anti Semitic writing)

    05/05/2005 11:31:38 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 38 replies · 1,223+ views
    WINS News ^ | 5/5/05
    WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) -- An Army sergeant who left his Georgia post six months ago was tracked down at his parents' home after a notebook with anti-American and anti-Semitic writings was found in his discarded backpack. Karim Iraq, 25, was arrested as a deserter and is being held without bail at the Palm Beach County Jail, sheriff's officials said. His father said the soldier fled Fort Stewart after the Army extended his enlistment because he had soured on the U.S. military mission in Iraq. The father said the soldier was also harassed over his Palestinian heritage. "He was feeling rejected...
  • 3rd ID Soldiers in Iraq Reenlist en Masse

    05/01/2005 1:48:48 AM PDT · by W04Man · 14 replies · 1,175+ views
    Military Living Publications ^ | 04/30/05 | Military Living Publications Newsletter
    The largest single mass re-enlistment to date in Iraq and in the history of the 3rd Infantry Division occurred at the Camp Taji airfield 3 April when 177 Soldiers from the 3ID Aviation Brigade re-enlisted during a ceremony. General Dan K. McNeill, Commander, Forces Command, FORSCOM, conducted the ceremony, accompanied by Major General William G. Webster, commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division. The mass re-enlistment was the largest ever for the division, and the largest of any Army unit while serving in the Iraqi theater. The previous record was held by the 101st Airborne Division which re-enlisted 158 Soldiers 4 July...
  • Soldier Charged With Staging Shooting

    12/17/2004 2:10:40 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 4 replies · 365+ views
    11 Alive ^ | 12/16/2004
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested after he had his cousin shoot him so he wouldn’t have to return to Iraq, police said Thursday. Army Spc. Marquise J. Roberts, of Hinesville, Ga., suffered a minor wound to his left leg from a .22 caliber pistol on Tuesday, police said. He was treated at a hospital, then arrested after he and his cousin allegedly confessed to having made up a story about the shooting. “They just broke down and confessed that they concocted the whole story so he didn’t have to go back to the war,” said Lt....
  • Officer Says Soldier Left As Peril Grew

    05/20/2004 3:18:58 PM PDT · by bin2baghdad · 34 replies · 371+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2004 | Russ Bynum
    FORT STEWART, Ga. - A soldier who said he refused to return to duty because he opposes the war in Iraq left his unit as its job became more dangerous, his commanding officer testified Thursday. Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, an infantryman with the Florida National Guard, is charged with desertion after failing to return to his unit in Iraq after a two-week furlough in October. He said his experiences in Iraq turned him against the war, and he claims he deserted his unit partly to avoid orders to abuse Iraqi prisoners. Capt. A.J. Balbo, the lead prosecutor, said in his...
  • Operation Tribute to Freedom ~ Homecoming Photographs: * Florida Army National Guard *

    03/10/2004 6:59:06 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 18 replies · 795+ views
    Defend America ^ | March 10, 2004
          A soldier from the Florida Army National Guard's Company A, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, says a quick prayer after stepping on American soil for the first time in more than a year. The soldiers, stationed in Hollywood, Fla., were reunited with family and friends at Fort Stewart, Ga., after serving more than a year in Iraq. While working in Ar Ramadi, the soldiers seized weapons, arrested suspects and conducted foot patrols. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Southerland       A soldier from the Florida Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment,...
  • Waves Of Soldiers Return After Year In Iraq

    02/02/2004 9:56:16 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 36 replies · 198+ views
    Waves Of Soldiers Return After Year In Iraq POSTED: 10:28 p.m. EST February 1, 2004 FORT STEWART, Ga. -- The families of many Florida National Guard soldiers are celebrating the return of their loved ones, as waves of soldiers return to the United States. Nearly 100 jet-lagged Orlando soldiers from C-Company 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment arrived at Fort Stewart late Saturday to the cheers of families and the music of an Army band. C-Company was called to active duty shortly after Christmas 2002. Seven hundred National Guard soldiers are due back from war duty, after long months of...
  • Fort Stewart to increase its deploying units by 66 percent

    01/21/2004 12:43:25 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 25 replies · 391+ views
    Army News Service ^ | Jan. 21, 2004 | Sgt. 1st Class Marcia Triggs
      Fort Stewart to increase its deploying units by 66 percentBy Sgt. 1st Class Marcia Triggs (Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles on Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker's focus areas. This one discusses "Modularity.") WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 20, 2004) - "It's like breaking China," said the commanding general who has proposed to make his division larger, diversify his brigades and turn all his Soldiers into riflemen. Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., seized Baghdad and helped in the stabilization of Fallujah. They know what tactics work against...
  • Lenders Sink U.S. Soldiers Into Debt

    12/16/2003 3:39:16 PM PST · by BBell · 23 replies · 805+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | December 16, 2003 | RUSS BYNUM
    Lenders Sink U.S. Soldiers Into Debt By RUSS BYNUM ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - On Gen. Screven Way, the one-mile strip of fast-food joints and pawn shops leading to the front gate of Fort Stewart, getting a cash loan of $100 to $500 is about as easy as buying a cheeseburger. Numerous strip-mall businesses bear names like Check Into CA$H ("Need Cash Today? It's Easy as 1-2-3"), First American Cash Advance, Gold Check C.S. Payday Advance, and PJ Cash ("Civilian and Military Welcome"). Fort Stewart has declared these so-called payday lenders enemies at its gate, accusing them of...
  • Senator: We'll hold Army accountable; vowing to make sure the Army helps hundreds of sick, injured

    11/06/2003 4:58:36 PM PST · by Brian S · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Senator: We'll hold Army accountable By Mark Benjamin Investigations Editor Published 11/6/2003 4:14 PM WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A key senator is vowing to make sure the Army helps hundreds of sick and injured soldiers waiting weeks and sometimes months to see doctors at U.S. Army bases. Many of those soldiers served in Iraq. Missouri Republican Sen. Kit Bond told United Press International that Acting Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee has given his word that the Army will help the soldiers, stuck in what the Army calls "medical hold" at places like Fort Stewart, Ga. "I am from...
  • Brownlee reviews needs of returning OIF troops

    10/28/2003 4:17:48 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 7 replies · 223+ views
    Army National Guard ^ | 10/28/2003 | Sgt. Raymond Piper
    News Brownlee reviews needs of returning OIF troops10/28/2003 - Army Public AffairsBy Sgt. Raymond Piper Les Brownlee, acting Secretary of the Army, talks with Sgt. Bobby Reynolds, a medical hold soldier from the 890th Engineer Battalion Oct. 25 at Fort Stewart, Ga FORT STEWART, Ga - Acting Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee and other top Army officials visited Fort Stewart Oct. 25 to review the needs of soldiers returning from Iraq, especially those on medical-hold status. “We … recognize our obligation to take care of soldiers after they return from overseas, and we’re here to assess how we...
  • Senators: Conditions `unacceptable for sick reservists at Fort Stewart

    10/26/2003 4:56:19 AM PST · by tomball · 1 replies · 141+ views
    Access NorthGA.com ^ | October 26, 2003 | Associated Press
    More than 600 sick and injured Army reservists enduring long waits for medical treatment while living in spartan barracks should be sent to less crowded military facilities closer to their homes, two U.S. senators said in a report Friday.The report by Sens. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., blamed Army commanders for ignoring requests from Fort Stewart for additional medical staff to handle the needs of more than 20,000 active-duty and reserve troops who returned from Iraq in late summer.It also said the Army needs to renovate the concrete barracks _ with open bunks, detatched toilets and often...
  • Senators: Conditions `unacceptable for sick reservists at Fort Stewart

    10/24/2003 4:49:46 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 107+ views
    AP ^ | 10/24/03 | AP
    More than 600 sick and injured Army reservists enduring long waits for medical treatment while living in spartan barracks should be sent to less crowded military facilities closer to their homes, two U.S. senators said in a report Friday. The report by Sens. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., blamed Army commanders for ignoring requests from Fort Stewart for additional medical staff to handle the needs of more than 20,000 active-duty and reserve troops who returned from Iraq in late summer. It also said the Army needs to renovate the concrete barracks _ with open bunks, detatched toilets and...
  • Sick, wounded U.S. troops held in squalor

    10/17/2003 2:10:36 PM PDT · by tomball · 130 replies · 1,166+ views
    UPI ^ | Oct. 17, 2003 | MARK BENJAMIN
    FORT STEWART, Ga., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Hundreds of sick and wounded U.S. soldiers including many who served in the Iraq war are languishing in hot cement barracks here while they wait -- sometimes for months -- to see doctors. The National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers' living conditions are so substandard, and the medical care so poor, that many of them believe the Army is trying push them out with reduced benefits for their ailments. One document shown to UPI states that no more doctor appointments are available from Oct. 14 through Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day. "I...
  • America's unheralded victory (Iraq)

    10/05/2003 4:53:38 AM PDT · by veronica · 21 replies · 1,701+ views
    JPost ^ | 10-5-03 | CAROLINE GLICK
    FORT STEWART, Georgia I arrived at Fort Stewart, the home of the US Army's 3rd Infantry Division, early this week to meet with the soldiers and officers of the 2-7 Mechanized Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade, who had recently returned home after completing their deployment in Iraq. It was with these men that I hitched a ride through Iraq as an embedded reporter during the major combat phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 3rd Infantry was the main combat force in Iraq from the March 19 invasion through the fall of Baghdad on April 9. After the city's fall, the 1st...
  • Troops get a presidential 'hoo-ah'

    09/13/2003 2:11:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 167+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/13/03 | Joseph Curl
    <p>FORT STEWART, Ga. — President Bush yesterday rallied U.S. troops for the continuing war against terror, earning a resounding "hoo-ah" from 15,000 camo-clad soldiers, a day after leading the nation in a somber remembrance of the September 11 terrorist attack victims.</p>
  • Bush to Laud Troops That Stormed Baghdad

    09/12/2003 6:38:20 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 3 replies · 190+ views
    AP via The Las Vegas Sun ^ | September 12, 2003 | DEB RIECHMANN
    President Bush is saluting troops that stormed Baghdad and ousted Saddam Hussein's regime, a day after he visited an Army hospital to pin the Purple Heart on soldiers wounded in the war on terrorism. The president was to fly on Friday to Fort Stewart, Ga., home of the 3rd Infantry Division, which has suffered more casualties than any other American military division in Iraq. "The president will personally express his gratitude to the troops of the 3rd Infantry for the sacrifices that they have made in defending freedom in Afghanistan and, more recently, Iraq," White House press secretary Scott McClellan...
  • Bush awards Presidential Citation to Georgia unit

    09/12/2003 11:27:56 AM PDT · by Republican Red · 9 replies · 387+ views
    Bush awards Presidential Citation to Georgia unit Ben Gray / AJC Fort Stewart, Ga. -- President Bush saluted the Army's 3rd Infantry that stormed Baghdad and ousted Saddam Hussein's regime, telling the troops on Friday: "You made history. You made our nation proud." Members of the 3rd Infantry, which suffered more casualties than any other American military division Iraq, stood at attention in desert fatigues and black berets as Bush strode onto a stage at Fort Stewart. There, an estimated 15,000 troops, families and area citizens burst into cheers. The troops repeatedly yelled "hoo-ah," a universal Army response, in approval...
  • Film Star Meets the Local Troops: Gary Sinise Volunteers with USO to Boost Troop Morale

    09/09/2003 8:57:10 AM PDT · by dixierose · 20 replies · 361+ views
    Savannah Morning News ^ | 09/09/2003 | Noelle Phillips
    Soldiers just couldn't resist greeting actor Gary Sinise as Lt. Dan, his character from the movie "Forest Gump." "We had to," Sgt. 1st Class Bridgette Mills said. "He laughed. You've got to say it country, like Forest Gump." The actor was in Savannah Monday to thank troops from the 3rd Infantry Division for their service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sinise volunteers with the United Service Organizations to visit troops around the world. He'll be at Fort Stewart today to eat with troops and stop by Winn Army Community Hospital. Sinise never served in the military, saying "I've been in war...
  • Bush planning to visit Fort Stewart

    09/03/2003 12:42:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 2 replies · 193+ views
    AP ^ | 09/03/03
    SAVANNAH -- President Bush is planning a trip to Fort Stewart this month to congratulate the soldiers who led the assault on Baghdad, The Associated Press has learned. Sources with advance knowledge of the president's schedule said Wednesday that no final date has been set for the visit, although one source said it could be as early as Sept. 12. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity.The White House does not disclose Bush's schedule until 48 hours in advance.The presidential visit, first reported by the Savannah Morning News, has been widely expected. Residents of neighboring Hinesville have speculated since the...
  • Warriors return to Fort Stewart

    08/08/2003 12:23:29 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 301+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/08/03 | CATHERINE E. SHOICHET and RON MARTZ
    FORT STEWART -- The bulk of Charlie Company is expected to receive a joyous homecoming later this afternoon as it and other units from the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) return home from Iraq.A flight carrying 294 3rd Infantry Division soldiers, including 58 from the Charlie Company group that led the thunder run into Baghdad, touched down at 1:50 p.m. today at Hunter. The soldiers have gone through Customs and have turned in their weapons. They now are waiting to board buses for the 35- to 40-minute ride to Fort Stewart. Some members of Charlie Company, a unit that led the...
  • Tournament to fund military (KIA in Iraq) scholarship

    05/01/2003 8:39:48 AM PDT · by eyespysomething · 3 replies · 193+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | 5-1-03 | Rob Peecher
    Tournament to fund military scholarship Money raised in fishing competition will go to children of soldiers who died in Iraq By Rob Peecher Telegraph Staff Writer MILLEDGEVILLE -Before the statues of the former dictator came crashing down in Baghdad, Comer Gheesling had decided he wanted to do something for the soldiers fighting in Iraq. He wanted to show his appreciation, but particularly he wanted to do something for the families of those soldiers who lost their lives. So Gheesling decided the best thing to do was go fishing. Gheesling, who owns Little River Park on Lake Sinclair, hosts bass-fishing tournaments...
  • Desert-Trained U.S. Troops to Head for Gulf (3d ID Update)

    01/01/2003 9:59:14 AM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 35 replies · 382+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 01, 2003 | Charles Aldinger
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military ordered more than 11,000 desert-trained Army troops from the 3rd Infantry Division to begin moving to the Gulf in coming days in the kickoff of a major build-up of American ground forces for a possible war with Iraq, defense officials said on Wednesday. Army officials in Washington and at division headquarters in Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, Georgia, said the 1st and 3rd brigades of the division would soon begin moving to join the 2nd brigade of more than 4,000 troops, who are now training in Kuwait. The movement, including tanks and attack helicopters,...