Yesterday, at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon, Brigadier General Jeff Phillips cheerfully spoke about the great relationship between Fort Stewart and Hinesville, GA; as well as the plans for the 77,413 Troops and families.
"Hinesville is a warm and friendly place for military families to live," General Phillips said that is what Washington told him when he received orders to PCS to Fort Stewart. Those words are now General Phillip's personal belief after he has lived it for himself and why he now calls Hinesvlle his home. His appreciative and sincere comments included Fort Stewart seeing "fabulous support that the Hinesville Community as giving," and the City of Hinesville's recurring harmonious system to work with.
Good news for Fort Stewart troops was in abundance during his presentation as we not only expect "1,000 or so"more troops to be added to the 3rd ID family but also welcome home over 10,000 troops between September and December. On behalf of the ARMY, General Phillips expressed the regretfulness of the ARMY not being able to bring a 5th Brigade to Fort Stewart, and in encouraging words explained that he does not see Fort Stewart getting smaller. Fort Stewart offers many resources to the ARMY and has important functionalities parallel to the massive base of Fort Hood in Texas. General Phillips continued with great news that the ARMY plans on launching "Campaign Continuity", where they will keep 3 units at home for every 1 unit deployed. This will have a very good impact on business in Hinesville.
Genral Phillips gave an amazing presentation that was honest, positive, and mirrored the inevitable fact that Hinesville is growing. Thank you General Philips for your invigorating presentation.
Thank a soldier, thank a soldier's spouse and family. They face the ulitmate challenges and endure countless sacrifices. God Bless the military and their families.
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