Military

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.

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

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

New Vietnam War Veteran’s Memorial unveiled in Olde Town

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

Fort Gordon breaks ground on new Cyber Center of Excellence campus

Former Ft. Gordon Colonel pleads guilty to accepting bribes

Continued Coverage

  Fort Gordon hosts program for Women’s History Month

Fort Gordon to conduct all hazard response exercise

  Fort Gordon and SRNS collaborate to train veterans

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

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

3 sailors stationed at Ft. Gordon 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

Fort Gordon Tax Center is open for business

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

  Program helps new vets transition back to civilian life

  Historic Edge Moor Railway Bridge deconstructed

Charlie Norwood hiring RNs, LPNs, nurses aides

  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.

Joint Base Charleston C-17 accidentally drops Humvee on North Carolina town

Military officials say a C-17 from Joint Base Charleston accidentally dropped a Humvee on a North Carolina town Wednesday afternoon.

  With evidence of Russian buildup in European foothold, US military is at the ready

With concern that Russia is upgrading its capabilities at NATO’s doorstep, the U.S. is increasingly on guard.

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who saved fellow Marines during Vietnam battle

Canley fended off numerous attacks during the Battle of Hue and repeatedly charged across fire-swept battle grounds to take wounded marines to safety.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson becomes first woman to lead largest command in US Army

The command Richardson will lead, United States Army Forces Command, is composed of 776,000 soldiers.

Augusta native wins Marine of the Year

MSGT Bryan D. Smith, of South Augusta, was awarded 2017 Marine of the Year. He was given the award September 25th, 2018.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon says there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information of military and civilian personnel

Grovetown Military Day set for November

Grovetown is hosting its Military Day event in November.

  Who’s Hiring: At least 70 companies in the CSRA searching for employees

Dozens of companies in the CSRA are looking for fresh faces.

Augusta VA launches new Same-Day Rapid Clinic

Veterans now have access to a ‘Same-Day Rapid Clinic’ at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. The doors opened on Monday, allowing veterans to get their medical needs addressed without waiting.

Fighter pilot ejects safely from F-35 plane crash in Beaufort County, SC

A military plane crashed on Friday around 11:45 a.m. in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Officials do not know if anyone was injured.

Veteran undergoes breakthrough surgery at Charlie Norwood VA

A veteran being treated at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is the first person in the CSRA to undergo a breakthrough medical procedure.

  National POW/MIA Recognition Day: Local vets share their stories at Fort Gordon ceremony

A POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony was held Friday, Sept. 21 at Fort Gordon, in conjunction with the national recognition, to honor and remember the sacrifices by prisoners of war and those declared missing in action. The day is a national observance held on the third Friday of September each year.  WFXG FOX 54's Jasmine Anderson was at Fort Gordon as folks gathered at the POW/MIA monument located at the intersection of Kilbourne Street and Chamberlain Ave. Retired Colonel...

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

  Purple Heart recipient reflects on 9/11 anniversary at Purple Heart Community sign unveiling

Tuesday's historic anniversary of thousands injured and killed during one of America's most tragic terrorist attacks serves as a reminder to another generation of those who sacrificed their lives while protecting our country's freedom. In Aiken, South Carolina, a group gathered to unveil a memorial dedicated to Purple Heart recipients. #HappeningNow: #Aiken, SC is a #PurpleHeart City. City leaders & a #veteran (Purple Heart recipient) unveiled this new sign along Richland ...

U.S. Army Golden Knight killed in Swainsboro plane crash

The U.S. Army has confirmed that a member of the Golden Knights parachute team was killed in Saturday's deadly plane crash in Swainsboro.

  Wheelchair athlete wins gold on and off the court

25 wheelchair athletes from the Charlie Norwood VA Hospital competed in the National Veterans Wheelchair games in Orlando, Florida on the week of August 2. These athletes competed in various sports, ranging from bowling to table tennis to softball to quad rugby, and so much more. One of these athletes won gold with his team, but that is not his only accomplishment since suffering a spinal injury in 2004.