Military Notes


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Marine Corps Logistics Command welcomes new commanding general

Maj. Gen. John Broadmeadow leaving LOGCOM, Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw to take over command

Lt. Gen. William Faulkner, deputy commandant for Installations and Logistics, presided over the ceremony during which LOGCOM Sgt. Maj. Joseph Davenport III passed the LOGCOM colors to Maj. Gen. John Broadmeadow. Broadmeadow in turn passed them over to Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw, symbolizing the change of command.

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Strengthening the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, Southwest Georgia bond

A Table With a View - Pamela Jackson

At the base, she started out in the public affairs office. In 2013, she was moved on to the Office of Commanding Officer as his community plans and liaison officer. She also deals with government external relations, making her responsibilities outside the fenceline more than most compared to others either at the base or within its primary tenant, Marine Corps Logistics Command.

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Freedom Alliance reaching out to veterans

Leesburg resident Michael NeSmith among veterans helped by Freedom Alliance

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Freedom Alliance is a charitable organization which provides help and support to wounded troops and military families.

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Former Albany Marine Band historical showcase unveiled by LOGCOM

Marine Corps Logistics Command honors former band with display showcase, ceremony

The Albany Marine Band, first established in 1990, was considered an integral part of the installation, including all commands, as well as the Albany community, when it was here. The band was formally deactivated in February 2012, one of two out of the 12 total Marine bands at the time to be cut.

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Veteran: 2014 law hasn't cured health care access problems

Veterans Access Act is supposed to make accessing health care easier for American war veterans

A Terrell County veteran is frustrated that civilian health care providers are not allowing coverage under a law Congress passed in 2014 to improve health care access for U.S. military veterans.

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Col. William 'Earl' Cooper, former Albany resident killed in Vietnam War, buried with honors at Arlington Cemetery

Killed while on an air strike mission in 1966, remains of Col. William 'Earl' Cooper was positively identified in 2014

After his plane was hit by surface to air missles near a tiny village in North Vietnam over four decades ago, former Albany resident, and decorated Air Force pilot Col. William “Earl” Cooper was finally laid to rest last week at Arlington National Cemetary, giving peace to the members of his family who once believed they’d never receive closure.

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Albany Civil Air Patrol squadron holds ceremony | PHOTO GALLERY

Air Force Auxiliary group holds change-of-command, ribbon-cutting programs

The Albany Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron holds a change-of-command ceremony at its new headquarters.

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LOGCOM general leaving May 12

LOGCOM general post changing hands at upcoming change of command ceremony

Broadmeadow, who has been the commanding general of LOGCOM since July 26, 2013, came into the post after serving as commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade Camp Pendleton.

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Col. Don Davis, MCLB-Albany commanding officer, preparing to leave for next assignment

A change-of-command event is planned for MCLB-Albany in late May

Officials with the base confirmed Wednesday that Col. Don Davis, commanding officer of MCLB-Albany, would be leaving following a change of command that is to take place in late May. he is to continue his career with U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colo. A formal announcement from the installation is expected in the coming days regarding the change of command.

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Barney's Run to provide service dogs to veterans raises enough for two canines

The companion animals are trained to help veterans with PTSD or brain injury

Dr. Lois Hunkele with Westover Animal Hospital, the chair of the event, said there were about 120 participants in the 10K, 5K and one-mile events held Saturday at MCLB-Albany.

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Camo and the Barfields, saving each other's lives

Barney's Run, which will happen again Saturday at MCLB, helps changes lives

After struggling with post traumatic stress disorder for years, the life of United States Navy veteran Larry Barfield did an about face thanks to the love and support of his faithful service dog Camo.

Albany Area Lifestyle News - March 22, 2015

Community news and events

GLASS director to speak at Leesburg library; Young Marines collecting DVDs for military personnel; Humane Society of Terrell County seeks donations, plans yard sale.

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Battle Color Detachment entertains audience at MCLB Albany | VIDEOS | PHOTO GALLERY

The Marines of 8th and I comes to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany for Battle Color ceremony

Comprised of three performing ceremonial units from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. including the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, the Battle Color Detachment travels and performs for hundreds of thousands of spectators annually.

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Procter & Gamble biomass plant a team effort

P&G biomass plant will generate over 50 permanent jobs

The addition of the $200 million energy co-generation plant will allow Procter and Gamble (P&G) to move toward it’s goal of becoming more energy efficient and reduce it’s environmental footprint.

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Veterans demonstrate for better health care in Albany

Demonstrators say money is primary concern of VA officials

A small contingent of U.S. military veterans demonstrated Wdnesday for better VA health care services.