Military Notes


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Base commander speaks of the future at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany

VA hospital, National Guard presence among the things hoped for at MCLB

Col. Don Davis made an appearance at the Albany Rotary Club on Thursday, during which he opened the forum for questions from members of the club — with many of the questions centering on what may be in store at the base in the coming years.

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Family of late Montford Point Marine accepts Congressional Gold Medal at Albany Marine base

Family of Pfc. James Windom accepts highest civilan honor posthumously

Pfc. James Windom became a member of the Montford Point Marines in June 1943. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in August 1949.

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MCLB-Albany contractor adding 250 jobs by Oct. 1

The jobs carry hourly pay ranges from $16.99 to $25.68, depending upon the position

URS has immediate openings for 250 new employees at its military vehicle maintenance center at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Turned down for jobs, Albany veteran creates his own business

Marine, partner create 'Odd Jobber' business when rebuffed for employment

A 31-year-old Marine declared 80 percent disabled says he’s too young to remain idle, despite VA diagnosis.

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Albany native receives award from Marine Corps Systems Command

Deidre Hooks receives Excellence in Program Management Award

Hooks was the senior program analyst who led a team that navigated an enhanced combat helmet through qualification testing, initial production and fielding. In doing so, she worked with military counterparts and industry partners to meet newly introduced test criteria.

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Dougherty graduate Jeremy Haynes seriously wounded in Afghan insider attack

Maj. Gen. Harold Green was killed in the attack in which 15 NATO soliders were wounded.

Albany native Jeremy Green is wounded in Afghanistan attack in which A U.S. Army general died.

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Michelle Nunn, Sam Nunn visit Albany as part of campaign tour | VIDEO

Senate hopeful and her father help out at Albany food bank warehouse

Michelle Nunn was joined by her father, former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, at the Second Harvest of South Georgia food bank warehouse in East Albany during her “What Washington Can Learn From Georgia: Strong Bases, Strong Communities” statewide campaign tour.

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Sylvester American Legion post receives charter

Sylvester American Legion members active in community

The commander of the Albany American Legion Post 30 steps down to open a new post in Sylvester.

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Joseph Odom American Legion Post 512 Auxiliary to install officers

The ceremony is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Sunday at Post 512

The installation will be followed by a reception.

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Fourth of July is a different holiday for Leesburg Marine wife

Leesburg woman says her perspective on Independence Day has changed since marrying to a Marine

The Fourth of July for Madison Williams now goes beyond applying sunscreen, enjoying watermelon and having a good time. It means that her spouse will be honored for the sacrifices he has made, and it’s an opportunity to thank other service members for what they do and the sacrifices they make.

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss urges White House to declassify info on exchanged Gitmo prisoners | VIDEO & POLL

Five Afghan nationals labeled as high-risk were sent to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss says President Barack Obama should explain why the five prisoners were being held, what was found in their annual reviews by the administration and the risks associated with their release.

RiverQuarium and Thronateeska to offer free admission to military

Albany attractions join national museum network in honoring military

Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany hosting Buddy Fishing tournament

The Buddy fishing tournament is set for the Albany Marine base pond

The event has been held on the base for more than 20 years, and in recent years, there have been as many as 2,500 fish stocked in the pond for the tournament.

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Georgia's U.S. senators concerned over release of terrorist suspects | POLL

Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson say Congress was left out of the loop on prisoner swap

The senators say they are glad to see Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to the U.S., but question the release of five members of the Taliban, imprisoned since 2002, who the Pentagon has described as high-risk and dangerous.

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Marine Corps Logistics Command employee earns Above and Beyond Award

State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee presents Above and Beyond Award to LOGCOM employee Andrew Trout

Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM) employee Andrew Trout was recognized Wednesday for his support of Marine reserve employees by being presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve State Committee’s (ESGR)Above and Beyond Award.