Fort Gordon is on the verge of becoming the headquarters for Cyber Command. At the end of 2013, The Army announced its plans to consolidate Army Cyber Command operations into a 179,000 square foot facility at Fort Gordon near Augusta. When the move is complete it will generate nearly 4,000 jobs and spark revenue growth for the metropolitan area.
Already, exciting changes are happening at Fort Gordon. Last week, the Army hired two new commandants, Colonel Thomas Pugh and Colonel Jennifer Buckner. Pugh will be the new Signal Commandant while Buckner steps up to be the first ever Cyber Commandant. These two highly qualified individuals will be responsible for leading the post during these crucial transitional periods.
In addition to the new leadership, Fort Gordon cut the ribbon on the new Cyber School Headquarters building that will train students for the new operational positions. It is exciting to think that thousands of military personnel will pass through Fort Gordon to learn how to become a cyber soldier. These warriors of today will work to protect the United states from the unseen threats on the web and beyond.
“Augusta is going to be the Silicon Valley for Army cyber security,” said retired Col. Thom Tuckey, executive director of the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon.
In the next 6-12 months, we can expect to see the Cyber Center of Excellence come to life as more cyber soldiers join the ranks here at Fort Gordon.
If you are one of these soldiers and you are looking for a great neighborhood to relocate to, Bill Beazley Homes has you covered.
Neighborhoods Near Fort Gordon
The Retreat at Storm Branch
New homes at The Retreat at Storm Branch are built with quality and luxury in mind. Their large, versatile floor plans provide comfort, style, and now incorporate smart home technology. Their beautiful interiors feature exposed beams, crown molding, wainscoting, recessed ceilings, hardwood floors, granite counter-tops, European-stained cabinets, and much more.
Manchester at Diamond Lakes
Relax and enjoy another fine estate style neighborhood in Hephzibah, Georgia at Manchester at Diamond Lakes. Homes here are both beautiful and affordable, starting in the 190’s. With quiet streets, friendly neighbors, and a convenient location near Fort Gordon, Manchester is an ideal neighborhood for those relocating to Augusta.
Southampton offers amazing homes at a great value near Fort Gordon. Aside from being near this large employer,Southampton is convenient to restaurants, shopping, and the Bobby Jones Expressway. Within walking distance you will also find a library, tennis courts, and Diamond Lakes Community Center to enjoy on your days off.
Hayne’s Station is the newest community in the Augusta, GA area. Its central location provides a quick commute to not only Fort Gordon but also downtown Augusta and many other points of interest. Among these destinations are Richmond County Magnet Schools, which can assure your children get a highly rated education from elementary school through high school.
For more information on these neighborhoods and other neighborhoods in the Augusta Metropolitan area call Bill Beazley Homes at 706-863-4888.