The Defense Department is taking a look at how it educates military children. And two Georgia military bases are part of the study. The department's education officials will be looking at graduation rates, test results and community involvement at Ft. Benning in Columbus and Ft. Stewart near Savannah.
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.
An Army investigator says a Fort Stewart soldier got more than $500,000 in life insurance and benefits from the death of his pregnant wife. Prosecutors say hours after she died, he told an old girlfriend via text message "we'll have plenty of money."
Commanders at Fort Stewart are trying to prepare Army families for a blow to services with more than 2,800 civilian workers expected to begin taking furlough days next month. Brig. Gen. John Hort and other leaders planned a town hall meeting Friday for those who live and work on Fort Stewart.
With the U.S. Army developing plans to cut 80,000 troops from its active-duty roster, one military expert says it will be nearly impossible for Georgia’s three major Army bases to avoid some reduction in personnel. The question is what those cuts will look like, said Gary Jones a retired Army colonel and now executive vice president for military affairs at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
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.