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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.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns | Sen. Isakson statement added

Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson will step in as interim chief of VA

President says Shinseki told him he did not want to be a distraction.

Terrell County Vietnam veteran's treatment indicative of VA scandal

Neil Thompson got treatment for illnesses after getting non-VA-affiliated health care

A metro Albany veteran’s treatment at a Veterans Administration clinic is indicative of a national scandal.

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Vietnam soldiers' stories: Changed forever

PART 3: Vietnam changed the men who were involved in the war forever

Lingering health issues and readjustment problems are part of the legacy of the Vietnam War’s aftermath.

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Albany veterans pay respect to fallen patriots (Photo Gallery)

Salute to fallen continues despite vandalism

Veterans of the American Legion Post 30 in Albany pay their respects to the fallen patriots of Dougherty and Lee Counties.

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Vietnam soldiers' stories: One soldier, one life

PART 2: Vietnam was about the fighters, not numbers

Southwest Georgia veterans have their own unique stories about their tours of duty in Vietnam.

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Memorial Day: In remembrance of those who've fallen in battle

Memorial Day was originally created to honor those lost while fighting in the Civil War, but has now evolved to commemorate American military personnel who have died in all wars.