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.
The rumble of Humvees and the buzz of choppers are already commonplace to the neighbors of Camp Merrill, an elite Army base in the rolling hills north of Dahlonega. Some worry they're about to become a lot more frequent if a north Georgia lawmaker's late legislative push succeeds.
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.
The US Army is expanding its unmanned aerial vehicle program at Ft. Stewart near Savannah. The project will include construction of new facilities for what is already the largest military base on the East Coast. Officials say the buildings under construction include a training center and storage area for the Army's latest weapon in the global war on terror.
Savannah Republican Jack Kingston says the chances of Congress funding Georgia's long-awaited harbor deepening project are 50-50. A U.S. Army decision last week approving the project came without Congressional dollars.