Military

  Organizers: Funeral for homeless Army veteran further highlights need to find homes for veterans in the CSRA

  Thousands enjoy Thanksgiving on Fort Gordon

  Santa visits the Fort Gordon Christmas House

  Military veterans honored at Forces United Operation Tailgate

  Veteran watches over 11 abandoned headstones that will be installed at local cemetery

  Rep. Rick Allen talks cyber security future at Fort Gordon, Lock and Dam

Continued Coverage

  Operation Headstone to honor veterans buried without military headstones

  Resolution supporting state veteran cemetery approved

Fort Gordon holds POW/MIA ceremony

  Commissioners vote to draft resolution supporting state veteran cemetery

  Get ready for some fun in the mud: Fort Gordon’s Marine Mud Challenge is Saturday!

  Charlie Norwood VA gives away gun locks to help prevent suicide

  Some Fort Gordon service members feel America is more unified, patriotic after 9/11

Wednesday, September 11 at 8:46 a.m. Fort Gordon observed two minutes of silence in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the plane crash in Pennsylvania.

  Veterans push for state veteran cemetery in the CSRA

People who've served in our nation's military say they want to see a state veterans cemetery here in the CSRA.

  FEMA personnel stage in CSRA ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian continues to inch closer to Georgia and the Carolinas. Two hundred people with FEMA are doing the same.

  Summit to connect veterans with mental health resources

One local organization is working to improve mental health services for veterans.

  Job fair for people looking to pursue a career in U.S. Army Cyber Command

  Soldier surprises 4-year-old son at school

  Charlie Norwood VA to host nurse hiring fair

  Homeless veteran, father and inventor remembered as a man who loved life

  Aiken County Public Schools earn Purple Star designation

  Augusta, Warrior Alliance launch Operation Double Eagle

  Charlie Norwood VA reaches out to veterans with healthcare options

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is reaching out to veterans about their health care options.

  Local veteran reflects on what Independence Day means to him

Local veteran shares his reflections on Independence Day

Fireworks can cause problems for veterans with PTSD

Fireworks are exciting for some but can cause anxiety for veterans who suffer from PTSD. The noise can trigger traumatic and terrifying memories of gunfire and bomb detonations.

Fort Gordon hosts annual Independence Celebration Wednesday

Fort Gordon hosted their annual Independence Celebration Wednesday.

ForcesUnited hosts PTSD community breakfast for local service members and their families

ForcesUnited hosts PTSD community breakfast for local service members and their families

Hiring Our Heroes holds career summit for servicemembers transitioning to civilian life

Military servicemembers serve our country relentlessly. And to help give back, Hiring our Heroes stopped in at Fort Gordon to host a career summit.

2nd Annual Poker Run raises thousands for veterans residing in local nursing home

Annual Poker Run raises $3,000 for local veterans

U.S. Army celebrates 244th birthday

Friday marks the U.S. Army’s two hundred and forty-fourth birthday and like many birthdays it’s a time for celebration.

New technology shown at Cyber Quest 2019

Eighteen different vendors showcased their technologies Friday at Fort Gordon for Cyber Quest 2019.

Fort Gordon and U.S. Cyber Center of Excellence have new commander

The change of command ceremony took place on post Thursday, June 6. Major General John B. Morrison relinquished his command over to incoming commander Major General Neil S. Hersey.

Daughters of American Revolution holds D-Day remembrance ceremony

Over 125 years ago the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded for women who are direct descendants of those who served for this country. To honor those brave men and women the Trenton Chapter hosted a remembrance for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Dozens of students call Fort Gordon home this week to train at Camp Semaphore

Fort Gordon hosts Camp Semaphore at Fort Gordon Monday June 3 through Friday, June 7

UPDATE: 90+ graves found for abandoned veteran grave markers

Richmond County Coroner's Office releases full list of names for markers found in abandoned funeral home.

Mission Act goes into effect in June

The Mission Act goes into effect in June

Ft. Gordon honors SPC Hilda Clayton on Memorial Day

The 15th Signal Brigade will Memorialize Building 33805 on Fort Gordon, Georgia in Honor of Specialist Hilda I. Clayton. A plaque is mounted at the entrance of the building also in her honor.

IHOP selling $1 pancakes Tuesday to benefit children of fallen service members

Customers can get an entire short stack of original buttermilk pancakes for just a dollar from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with the full dollar going to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

Fort Gordon marks annual Tribute to the Fallen run

Marines, Navy, and other military will run around Barton Field, 24 hours per day for 10 days, to honor the more than 1,500 Marines and Navy personnel who have lost their lives in the Middle East.

  Invest Augusta connects the community to people shaping Cyber City’s footprint

Invest Augusta helps develop and promote entrepreneurship and economic development in the greater Augusta,GA area. The Invest Augusta Conference showcases the companies, investors and business leaders who are making it happen, according to its website.

  Fort Gordon battalion gains national attention for marching to ‘Baby Shark’

SFC Crisler said he only meant to do Baby Shark one time, and he's surprised nobody has ever thought of marching to it before.

  Hundreds of students, faculty, staff celebrate Martinez Elementary’s STEM certification

The Columbia County School District welcomed State School Superintendent Richard Woods Monday, April 29, to two schools recently recognized for two different achievements.

  Disabled veteran in Jackson gets a new roof for family’s home

For years, Sean Falcon, a retired and disabled military veteran, has been experiencing roof issues at his home in Jackson.

New Vietnam War Veteran’s Memorial unveiled in Olde Town

Augusta celebrated National Vietnam War Veteran's Day by unveiling the new memorial dedicated to those veterans in Olde Town.

Fort Gordon’s Barton Field packed for the Area 9 Special Olympic Games

Over 800 athletes from 9 Georgia counties competed in the games.

Fort Gordon breaks ground on new Cyber Center of Excellence campus

The Center is responsible for the training, education, and development of highly skilled signal, cyber, and electronic warfare professionals that support military operations at the strategic, operational, and tactical level.

Former Ft. Gordon Colonel pleads guilty to accepting bribes

A former active-duty U.S. Army colonel stationed at Ft. Gordon has pleaded guilty for his role in accepting bribes to steer military contract to a business.

  Fort Gordon hosts program for Women’s History Month

At Fort Gordon, a celebration held Monday, March 18 recognized women’s trailblazing accomplishments throughout history, in honor of Women’s History Month.

Fort Gordon to conduct all hazard response exercise

Beginning Monday March 18 through Friday March 22 expect more security searches and delays while traveling into and around the Fort Gordon installation.

  Fort Gordon and SRNS collaborate to train veterans

A new career skills program for men and women in the military offers better employment opportunities in life after the military.

Fort Gordon and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions team up to help transitioning service members

Fort Gordon and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions are collaborating to provide transitioning Service Members an opportunity to participate in an Occupational Safety and Health training program.

  Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center making history with world’s smallest pacemaker

The hospital is the first VA Hospital in the state to implant the world's smallest pacemaker.

3 sailors stationed at Ft. Gordon charged with rape

Three Navy sailors stationed at Ft. Gordon have been charged with rape.

  Charlie Norwood VA’s Recreation Therapy Department has lots to offer

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center's Recreation and Creative Arts Therapy Departmentheld an Open House today

Live fire training being conducted on Fort Gordon

Fort Gordon scheduled Live Fire Training on the southwest portion of the installation Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Augusta native serves at the largest Naval communications station in the world

Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Hankerson, a 2009 Thomas Walter Josey High School graduate and native of Augusta, Georgia, has served in the Navy for nine years and is assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific.

Fort Gordon celebrates Black History Month

Dozens gathered for a yearly program to celebrate and remember African Americans who made an impact and paved the way to today.

  Local high school student needs your help to donate to our men and women in arms

Lakeside High School senior, Taylor Buckley sat down with us to talk about her senior project "Operation Call 2 Duty".

Fort Gordon Tax Center is open for business

The center is in Darling Hall, room 224. It will be open through April 15.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

  Program helps new vets transition back to civilian life

The Veterans Curation Program is a federally funded program that hires recently separated veterans to rehabilitate Army Corp of Engineers owned archaeological collections.

  Historic Edge Moor Railway Bridge deconstructed

The historic Edge Moor Railway Bridge was torn down last night.

Charlie Norwood hiring RNs, LPNs, nurses aides

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is looking to hire for several positions.

  Operation Hand-Warmer: looking into 2019

2018 was the best year for the Operation Hand-Warmer campaign. Organizers would like to continue with that trend this year.

A look back at FOX 54s 2018 military coverage

Some highlights of the year from the military and Fort Gordon

Changes coming to military retirement plan

A big change is coming in the new year for 1.6 million active duty military members.

Thousands of Fort Gordon soldiers head home for the holidays

Almost 3,000 soldiers get to go home for the holidays. They will spend Christmas and ring in the New Year with their loved ones.

Panera Bread donates $2,300 to Forces United

When veterans have to return to civilian life, sometimes the path isn’t always clear or easy. Forces United, formerly known as the Augusta Warrior Project, works around the clock to holistically care for their needs.

  Wreaths Across America lays almost 2,000 wreaths in Aiken County

2,000 wreaths were laid at veteran graves in a total of seven cemeteries across Aiken County.

  The Hope Dealer tackles military members’ destructive patterns

The Hope Dealer travels across the country to schools, Fortune 500 companies and military installations, challenging them to make healthy choices.

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

After almost a decade of tests with the VA, the veteran sought outside care, but when he found a possible treatment, he was denied surgery twice.

Fort Gordon honors late President Bush with a 21-gun salute

The 21-gun salute is one of the highest honors. Soldiers at Fort Gordon performed the ceremony and came back to fire 50 more shots in the evening.

Augusta Regional Airport partners with America’s Adopt A Soldier® for the 2018 National Care Letter Campaign!

The cards and letters soldiers receive are drawn or written by a diverse group of individuals, from 3 years-old to the over 100 years- old.

Fort Gordon Christmas Festival held Thursday night

Fort Gordon tree lighting and Christmas Festival was on Thursday on Barton Field. It was complete with holiday music and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Missing teen from Ft. Gordon found

Fort Gordon says a 16-year-old has been missing since Friday.

  Troops to receive musical Christmas card from Stevens Creek Elementary students

Troops overseas will get the song as an MP3, DVD, or file to stream as part of a care package sent with Operation Hand Warmer.

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

Augusta Richmond County Historical Society dedicates plaques to fallen service members

The Augusta Richmond County Historical Society preserves stories about Georgians who've touched the world.Today - members held the annual Veterans Day celebration at Heroes' Overlook.

  Operation Hand Warmer collecting for care packages to overseas troops

FOX 54 is joining forces with Operation Handwarmer to send care packages to our troops overseas filled with things that keep their hands warm and hearts full. But we need your help!

Caught on camera: Two men steal Wounded Warrior donation jar

Two men caught on camera stealing Wounded Warriors donation jar.