The City of Warner Robins said goodbye Tuesday to the Air Force Reserve Band, which has been stationed there for the last half century. The Pentagon is permanently deactivating the band due to budget cuts.
Georgia Tech President Dr. Bud Peterson is launching his 5th annual summer tour of the state this month. Georgia Tech is facing a lot of changes. Federal cuts due to sequestration will cost the school $40 million in federal research grants. And higher education is turning more students to online learning.
Authorities say federal budget cuts have trimmed about 75 slots from the JROTC Cadet Challenge Camp at Fort Benning in west Georgia, but 310 students will still take part in the week-long event. Students from about 30 schools will take part in the June 10-14 events, which include rappelling, water safety, and obstacle courses.
Six elementary schools and a middle school at Fort Benning will close for up to five days in September because of teacher furloughs. Department of Defense Education Activity director Marilee Fitzgerald said the furloughs will affect some 11,000 educators working in the nine-month category throughout the department.