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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Georgia-based Army soldier who lost a leg while fighting in Iraq is getting ready to compete at the Paralympics in London. Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson, an Army marksman stationed at Fort Benning, will compete in two rifle events.