(WFXG) - 2018 was a big year for our military community, with everything from celebrations and awards to education and job events. FOX 54 was there through it all. Here are some notable stories we covered in the military community.
Holiday Celebrations and Travel:
30,000 people came out to Barton Field for the Annual Independence day celebration.
A special holiday festival and tree lighting was held for soldiers and their families.
Soldiers got to visit their families for the holidays.
Fort Gordon held a remembrance ceremony for 9/11 victims.
George HW Bush’s memory was honored with a 21-gun salute.
Out of 40,000 people, an Augusta native was selected as Marine of the year.
Fort Gordon’s Ozella Gates wins Library Technician of the Year.
Education and Jobs:
National Guard Youth Challenge graduated 200 teenagers.
Transition summit helped train soldiers who were transitioning to civilian life.
Job fair brings 50 employers to Fort Gordon.
Reality Winner was sentenced to over 5 years in prison.