FORT STEWART (WTOC) - An update was received Wednesday on the unique mission of thousands of soldiers from Fort Stewart currently deployed in the Republic of Georgia.
The U.S. military has a training relationship with the Republic of Georgia's Armed Forces. Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, the commander of U.S. Army Europe, said the U.S. military greatly depends on Georgia Air Guard and Georgia Army Guard to provide more capabilities and helping hands. In addition to the guardsmen, the commander said the soldiers from Ft. Stewart are vital to this mission.
"That brigade, while based out of Fort Stewart, is in Europe for six months and this is the only way we can get tanks and other armored vehicles over here, which demonstrates a real deterrent capability," said Hodges.
The Ft. Stewart soldiers deployed at the end of March will be back in October.