Military Notes


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MCLB-Albany female firefighter strives to be one of the guys

Megan Cornell recently named Marine Corps Firefighter of the Year

She began her firefighting career in 2001 as an active-duty airman at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma, with follow-on assignments at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea and Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Cornell later deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as a contract firefighter and prevention specialist in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Marine Depot Maintenance Command receiving outstanding achievement award

Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment program with MDMC to receive award in December

It is the job of the TMDE team is to oversee contracts from third-party companies that build equipment and provide technical oversight during the purchase process. After the equipment is received, the staff trains and does follow-up visits to make sure Marines know how to us it.

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Annual POW/MIA Recognition Breakfast held at MCLB-Albany

The breakfast, the 29th annual event, held on conjunction with anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

The event is held to recognize all service members, living or deceased, who are ex-POWs or are listed as unaccounted for. The breakfast this year was the first since the inaugural breakfast at MCLB-Albany that no ex-POWs or MIA family members were present.

Three sentenced in military trucking fraud case

Trucking company owner gets 22 years in federal prison

Military trucking fraud defendants Christopher Whitman, Shawn McCarty and Bradford Newell are sentenced Thursday in Albany federal court.

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Never forget 9/11 | PHOTOS

American Legion Post 30 hosts 9/11 commemoration

Although it happened nearly 14 years ago, Albany’s American Legion Post 30 is dedicated to preserving the memory of those who gave their lives during the worst-ever attack on the mainland United States, and ensuring that those in Southwest Georgia never forget 9/11.

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Georgia Political Briefs

Georgia Political Briefs

U.S. Sen. Isakson, four U.S. House members touring Georgia bases; U.S. Sen. Perdue applauds North Dakota ruling against WOTUS; U.S. Rep. Bishop hosting a miliarty families summit; Georgia Ag Commissioner Black leads delegation to Panama.

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Remnants of Erika likely mean a wet week ahead for Albany area

Weather forecasters do not expect Erika to reform into a cyclone

The remnants of Erika were expected to move north just to the west of the Florida peninsula’s Gulf Coast before it reaches land somewhere along the panhandle, bringing rain to Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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MCLB-Albany, FEMA prepare for Tropical Storm Erika UPDATE: 11:15 a.m.

Officials pre-stage about 75 trailers at base in preparation for Erika, which is forecast to hit Florida on Monday

The FEMA trailers contain emergency supplies – primarily food, water and power generation equipment — that may be needed in the event the storm makes landfall early next week and impacts Georgia, or any of its neighboring states.

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Albany Marine colonel faces new child porn charges

Suspect accused of distributing images

Marine colonel Kyle Nickel faces two new child pornography charges.

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MCLB-Albany, LOGCOM hosts Media Day tour | PHOTO GALLERY

Tour included a look at Production Plant Albany

Officials at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany and Marine Corps Logistics Command hosted media representatives on a tour of the facilities on the installation Thursday morning.

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Young Marines Albany unit commander maintains passion for community youngsters

Retired Marine Nathaniel Lowman established a Young Marines presence in Albany in 1997

Nathaniel Lowman, the current commander of the Young Marines unit in Albany, was raised in Tampa, Fla. in a family of eight boys and four girls. Of the eight sons, he is the only one to avoid incarceration.

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Albany Marine colonel accused of possessing child pornography

Col. Kyle Nickel is charged with 25 counts of sexual exploitation of children for images allegedly discovered on his electronic devices.

VA hospital manager in Augusta ordered jailed

A manager at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta who faces federal charges in connection with veterans' medical care was jailed Monday.

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Georgia Public Service Commission approves solar facility at MCLB-Albany

Construction for 46 MW facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany meets PSC approval

This will be the fifth solar facility to be constructed at a Georgia military base as a result of the partnership between the Georgia Public Service Commission, Georgia Power and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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New Marines leadership team in Albany takes a look Darton State College

Maj. Gen Craig Crenshaw, Col. James Carroll III given a guided tour by Interim Darton State College President Paul Jones

Darton puts best foot forward for MCLB-Albany’s new leadership team.