The Army says three of its bases in Georgia will soon be generating some of their electricity from solar power. The Army announced Thursday it plans to install arrays of solar panels at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Fort Benning outside Columbus and Fort Gordon in Augusta.Those plans are part of an Army-wide goal to increase its reliance on renewable energy.
The U.S. Department of Defense has identified a Georgia-based U.S. Army soldier who died of injuries he suffered in Afghanistan. Officials say 26-year-old Army Spc. Nickolas Welch of Mill City, Ore. died Tuesday in Bethesda, Md.
A new top general is taking command at Fort Stewart. Army Maj. Gen. John M. Murray was scheduled to start his new job Friday as commander of the southeast Georgia base and its more than 21,000 soldiers.
Military officials say they're moving forward with a plan that will consolidate U.S. cyberspace training into a new center of excellence at Fort Gordon in east Georgia. The Army's chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, has approved the plan, which officials describe as one of the most significant reorganizations in American intelligence.
The rumble of Humvees and the buzz of choppers are already commonplace to the neighbors of Camp Merrill, an elite Army base in the rolling hills north of Dahlonega. Some worry they're about to become a lot more frequent if a north Georgia lawmaker's late legislative push succeeds.
An elite Army helicopter unit based in coastal Georgia is building a memorial to its fallen members. A ground breaking ceremony was scheduled Thursday at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah for the new memorial for the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.