Jack Kingston was at the National Infantry Museum on Monday speaking to local leaders about the strategic and economic importance of maintaining a strong military.
Kingston is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that will be open when Saxby Chambliss retires. Kingston faces David Perdue in the primary runoff July 22.
Kingston spoke about veteran treatment, arming the military and keeping jobs at Fort Benning.
A new U.S. Army assessment is calling for cutting nearly 11,000 military and civilian jobs at Fort Benning by the year 2020, with the total job loss in the region on and off post estimated at just under 14,000.
-- Stephanie Pedersen