Military suite opens at the local airport

Military suite opens at the local airport

Military personnel and their families going through Augusta Regional Airport now have a comfortable place to relax in-between travels.

Members of the military community and Augusta Regional Airport staff held a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting April 5 at the airport to commemorate the Maj. Gen. Harry Greene Military Family Hospitality Suite opening.

Greene was killed Aug. 5, 2014, during an attack at Camp Qargha in Kabul, Afghanistan. At the time of his death, he was the deputy commanding general of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. He is the highest-ranking American officer to be killed in combat while serving in the Global War on Terrorism.

The suite was a collaborative effort between America’s Adopt A Soldier, the Greene family, Fort Gordon, and Augusta Regional Airport staff. It features a 74-inch TV, computer stations, new sofas, freshly painted walls, new carpet, a mini-fridge stocked with beverages, and personalized touches including some of Greene’s challenge coins.

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