Thu., April 26, 2012 8:12am
Georgia is making it easier for military children to enroll in a new school when their parents move between states. Gov. Nathan Deal signed an interstate compact Wednesday during a visit to Fort Benning. Georgia is now one of 42 states to agree to the compact.
Thu., March 15, 2012 7:00am
The U.S. Navy is heading to court in Georgia Thursday, where environmental groups say plans for an offshore range for military training poses threats to endangered right whales. The Navy says it already takes precautions to avoid harming whales and the judge should strongly consider its needs for military readiness.
Mon., February 27, 2012 1:00pm
Officials say construction to repair three military buildings damaged by a tornado should be completed by April 15, one year after the storm struck at Fort Benning. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that work crews are repairing Building 5124 and Building 2122, both barracks.
Fri., February 24, 2012 6:19pm
In funeral homes across the country cremated remains, some belonging to former veterans, sit on shelves unclaimed. That's according to the American Legion's Missing in American Project.
Mon., January 30, 2012 7:00am
Around Georgia’s nine military bases, companies that cater to the military are bracing for millions of dollars in Defense Department budget cuts. President Obama will release a budget next month that’s likely to include $500 million in cuts to the Defense Department.
Wed., December 21, 2011 4:07pm
Troops are arriving home just in time for the holidays.
Wed., June 8, 2011 1:52pm
The news came after two Army soldiers returning from Afghanistan complained in an online video that Delta charged their unit a total of $2,800 when some of them checked a fourth bag.
Fri., May 13, 2011 11:40am
Intended for the base’s C-130 maintenance program, the hanger can house up to four of the transport aircraft at one time. Robins Air Force Base performs regular maintenance on the planes, completing work on six to seven C-130’s per month before returning them to normal service.
Mon., April 4, 2011 9:12am
A new initiative aims to help combat veterans transition to civilian life. It will be based at Callaway Gardens near Columbus, and the idea is to bring service members and their families for recreation and counseling to help with the return from combat. The program’s creators say they’re trying to reduce record levels of divorce in the military and a suicide rate four times that of the civilian population.
Wed., January 26, 2011 5:19pm
President Obama's plan to freeze federal spending could have big budget implications in Georgia. The state is expected to spend about $11 billion of federal funds in the coming year. Most of it goes to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor and disabled. But about a billion also goes to education.