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Georgia leaders pitch Atlanta as site for new Army command

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are urging military leaders to locate a major U.S. Army project in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia’s congressional delegation cites the city’s proximity to technology firms, universities, military bases and the world’s busiest airport.

The Army Futures Command is part of the military’s efforts to restructure how it researches, develops and acquires new equipment.

A person walks through a snow covered Piedmont Park as the midtown skyline stands in the background Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Georgia state officials are working to convince the Army to locate the Army Futures Command in the city. (David Goldman/AP)
A person walks through a snow covered Piedmont Park as the midtown skyline stands in the background Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Georgia state officials are working to convince the Army to locate the Army Futures Command in the city. (David Goldman/AP)

Military officials have said there are “multiple locations” under consideration for the Army Futures Command.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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