Wed., April 24, 2013 6:28pm
Fort Gordon in eastern Georgia will hold a listening session tomorrow/Thursday (Noon-2pm). Officials want to hear from the community on force reductions. J.C. Matthews, a spokesman for the Fort, says the Army plans to reduce its troops by 80 thousand worldwide.
Mon., April 8, 2013 11:02am
The 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 192nd Infantry Brigade will retire its unit colors during a ceremony Monday. Three other basic training units at Fort Benning will undergo reorganization in June.
Fri., March 15, 2013 2:25pm
Georgia’s population is edging closer to 10 million, according to new data just out from the Census Bureau. The state grew just over 1 percent between July 2011 and July 2012.
Tue., February 26, 2013 8:49am
Middle Georgia officials have warned of an immediate $83 million impact around Robins Air Force base if automatic federal spending cuts take effect Friday. Retired Major General David Bockel talks more about the defense-related impacts of the federal sequester in Georgia.
Tue., February 12, 2013 4:56pm
Pres. Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday. There’s talk about whether federal lawmakers can make a deal to avoid military-related cuts as part of the sequestration. State lawmakers are concerned about cuts impacting thousands of Georgians employed in the defense industry.
Tue., February 5, 2013 8:43am
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and the Columbus City Council are expected to approve a resolution Tuesday opposing any reductions in the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. The move comes a week after the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce asked residents to voice their concerns on the possible cuts.
Fri., February 1, 2013 12:02pm
An Army report says three Georgia bases could face deep cuts in soldier and civilian jobs as the Pentagon seeks to shrink the Army's ranks by 72,000 active-duty troops by 2020.
Mon., January 28, 2013 6:33am
Three new hotels are opening in the Columbus area in the coming months. Hoteliers are banking on the new whitewater course through downtown and continued business related to Fort Benning to fill the roughly 300 new rooms.
Thu., November 8, 2012 9:12am
A team from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit has won an international sniper competition. Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne bested 35 teams from around the world to be named the best sniper duo.
Tue., October 16, 2012 7:38pm
Funeral services have been held at Fort Benning for a 92-year-old veteran of three wars. Services for Command Sgt. Basil L. Plumley were held Tuesday at the Infantry Center Chapel on Fort Benning's main post. He died Oct. 10 at Columbus Hospice.