January 3, 2019 

Press Release

This is the second year in a row a community in Georgia’s Eighth District has received this honor.

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today released the following statement upon the Middle Georgia region being named to the 2019 Class of Great American Defense Communities by the Association of Defense Communities. This is the second year in a row that a community in Georgia’s Eighth District has received this honor, with the South Georgia region near Moody Air Force Base being named last year.

“Georgia’s Eighth District plays a pivotal role in our nation’s national security and defense, and I am very proud to see this announcement naming Middle Georgia a member of the 2019 Class of Great American Defense Communities,” said Rep. Scott. “This is the second year in a row that a community in Georgia’s Eighth District has received this recognition, further highlighting the great impact Middle and South Georgia have on our nation’s security and on the lives of our servicemembers, veterans, and military families. I join all Georgians in wishing Middle Georgia congratulations on this honor.”

The Great American Defense Communities program highlights regions that make a difference in the lives of our nation’s veterans, servicemembers, and their families.

Last year, the South Georgia region was named to the 2018 Class of Great American Defense Communities. Click here to read more.

Along with Middle Georgia, communities named into the 2019 class include: Bay County, Florida; Clovis, New Mexico; the Greater Columbia Region, South Carolina; and the North Country-Fort Drum Region, New York.

Click here for more information on the 2019 Class of Great American Defense Communities.