Augusta, GA 30905, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

  FORT GORDON Location Fort Gordon is just a few miles southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia, in Augusta-Richmond County. The post’s Gate 2 is only a few hundred yards from Columbia County. Fort Gordon is 122 miles from the historic streets of Savannah; 138 miles from the charm


  Welcome to Georgia! Known as the Classic South, Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties are in eastern Georgia near the Georgia-South Carolina state line. Augusta-Richmond County is a consolidated city-county with a population of more than 197,000 and is home to Fort Gordon. Columbia County has approximately 144,000 residents. The legal

Getting To & Around

  Cozied up to the South Carolina border on their eastern edges, Georgia’s Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties easily link the Augusta metropolitan region with other parts of the states and the rest of the nation. Most people traveling in the area choose to drive, enjoying the scenic roads throughout the

Housing & Real Estate

  Relocating to a new home can be one of the most stressful situations in life. Whether moving across town or across the nation, preparation and organization can make all the difference. First, decide whether to use a professional moving company or make it a do-it-yourself (DIY) operation. For a

Employment & Economy

  Although the trade and service sectors supply the majority of jobs in Georgia, manufacturing and agriculture remain important to the state’s economy. Cotton, once Georgia’s most valuable crop, has declined in importance; in the 1990s, it was rivaled by peanuts, tobacco and corn. The manufacture of textiles and textile

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. The state of Georgia currently does not have a state-run health exchange, where you can get quotes directly. Instead, the federal

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties because

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children


  There is plenty to do in Georgia. Augusta-Richmond and Columbia counties boast a variety of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Relax in the 800-foot lazy river at Splash in the Boro, for instance, tee off at the world-famous Augusta National Golf Club or watch


Signal Warrant Officer signs off the net one last time

Story by Maj. Byron Coward on 05/10/2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 7, 2017) The D.C. National Guard held a retirement ceremony to honor its former Command Chief Warrant Officer at the D.C. National Guard Armory today. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Janice L. Fontanez, an Athens, Georgia native, retired from the D.C.

Suter receives prestigious Surgeon General's Award for Military Academic Excellence

Story by Ken Holder on 05/08/2017 CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar Col. Robert Suter, commander, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) Forward, U.S. Army Central, received the prestigious Major General Lewis Aspey Mologne Award recently in a ceremony held at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. The Army surgeon general selected Suter to receive

Army band performs, inspires at Sonic Boom

Story by Mary Rall on 05/08/2017 By Mary M. Rall U.S. Army Alaska Public Affairs U.S. Army Alaska's 9th Army Band performed alongside more than 2,000 Anchorage School District sixth-graders at Sonic Boom, the crescendo of the students' first year of band and orchestra education, May 4 at the Sullivan
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