FT. STEWART, GA (WTOC) - Soldiers and spouses at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield got the chance to meet with one of the key leaders in the Pentagon on Friday.
Dr. Mark Esper talked about the Army’s ongoing mission to train and equip soldiers to defend the nation wherever they’re tasked to go. He met with commanders to discuss Fort Stewart and the Third Infantry’s role in the Army’s long range plans for training troops and taking care of them and their families.
Esper, an Army veteran himself, saw a cross section of the installation from the firing range to interacting with families. He said the units he saw showed the priorities of readiness, modernization, and reform.
“Whether it was watching live fire training this morning, walking the motor pool, or spending time with our Family Readiness Groups and spouses at lunch, or doing the Town Hall, Fort Stewart is really focused on what they need to be focused on,” Dr. Esper said.
He addressed questions ranging from the role of female soldiers to Fort Stewart’s strong position if the military is faced with another round of base closures.