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Federal prosecutors say a construction company executive was paid at least $436,000 in kickbacks in a scheme involving multimillion-dollar contracts at two military bases in Georgia.

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The federal government will not be opening a facility to house migrant children in Georgia after initially considering the state.

 

Fort Benning, near Columbus, was one of several potential sites that federal officials toured last week in the search for more space to house unaccompanied migrant children.

 

 


President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, is greeted by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife Marty, as they arrive on Air Force One at Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, Ga., Friday, March 8, 2019.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, federal officials visit Fort Benning to explore whether the massive military base would be a suitable location for housing immigrant children apprehended without parents at the Southern border. Could Georgia become a focal point for the controversy over how the administration cares for immigrant children?


Women Get Chance To 'One-Up' The Men In Mixed Infantry Units

Nov 27, 2017
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The young Army infantry recruits lined up in full combat gear, guns at the ready. At the signal, a soldier in front kicked in the door and they burst into the room, swiveling to check around the walls for threats.

"You're dead!" one would-be enemy yelled out from a dark corner, the voice slightly higher than the others echoing through the building.

It was 18-year-old Kirsten, training at Fort Benning, Georgia, to become one of the Army's first women serving as infantry soldiers.

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An Army spokesman says "multiple" drill sergeants at a Georgia post have been suspended as the military investigates allegations that trainees were victims of sexual assault and other sexual misconduct.

Fort Benning spokesman Ben Garrett said Wednesday that Army criminal investigators were notified immediately of the allegations at the post in Columbus. Fort Benning conducts basic training and is home to the Army's infantry and armor schools. About 17,000 trainees are stationed there.