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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced Tuesday the Georgia National Guard, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Community Health, will deploy 105 personnel to hospitals throughout the state, including Albany’s Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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DUBLIN – The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will co-host a joint event with the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank in Macon to provide food items for local veterans. The event is scheduled for Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at buildings 34/35 on the Dublin VAMC campus. Donations will be distri…

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-Albany – An initiative from Marine Corps Installations Command is in place to bring electric vehicles onto the Marine base here, officials at the base announced. A presidential executive order came down earlier this year mandating an all-electric federal fleet.

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A memorandum of agreement between Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany and Albany Technical College was established in February of this year to provide students with paid internship opportunities starting this spring and continuing through fall 2021. The collaboration for paid internships prov…

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY – Marine Corps Logistics Command, Marine Force Storage Command and Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany supported the Department of Defense’s 5G-to-Next-G Early Capabilities Demonstration recently in Arlington, Va.

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ATLANTA — The state of Georgia’s June net tax collections totaled $2.5 billion for an increase of $563.1 million, or 29.1 percent, compared to June 2020 when net tax collections totaled nearly $1.94 billion. For the fiscal year that ended June 30, net tax collections totaled almost $26.90 bi…

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY – Officials at the Marine base here sent out a notice to area residents who fly unmanned aircraft systems such as drones or model aircraft reminding them that it is illegal to fly such systems or drones over the installation.

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY – A new forklift simulator, complete with virtual reality goggles and a two-sided screen, allows for those in forklift training aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany to see what they would see — and perform the same maneuvers — as if they were on a real…

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ALBANY — Squadron and family members gathered at the Albany Composite Squadron headquarters, located in the old fire station by the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport on Tuesday night to thank and support several long-serving members of the local squadron.

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PHILIPPINE SEA — Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Braden McDonald, right, from Colquitt, fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise on the fantail of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., and Congressman Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., introduced legislation recently to name the new Department of Veterans Affairs’ community-based outpatient clinic in Columbus as the Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic.

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ALBANY — When it comes to books, movies, and TV shows, I am drawn to action and adventure. So when CBS came out with the new war-drama “SEAL Team” a few years ago, I watched the first few episodes and was hooked. I liked how the Navy SEALs were inserted into a hot zone by helicopter, watercr…

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ATLANTA -- The U.S. Air Force soon will replace its 30-year-old fleet of JSTARS aircraft based at Robins Air Force Base with modernized technology to meet today’s threats, the Air Force and members of Georgia’s congressional delegation announced Friday.

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ALBANY – Sergeant Major Jeffry A. Young passed the sword of office to Sergeant Major Auburne I. Edwards II on Thursday. Following this exchange, a retirement ceremony was held for Young, signaling an end to his 29 years of service in the United States Marine Corps.

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DUBLIN – Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Director David. L. Whitmer said in a news release that Dublin VA is partnering with the Veterans Benefits Administration, enabling three VBA employees to work at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Tifton.

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WASHINGTON — President Biden said he believes that as Americans, all have a sacred obligation to care for our nations’ veterans and their families – both while they are deployed and after they return home. Biden said in a news release his American Jobs Plan will help meet this obligation by …

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY – Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Young, sergeant major for Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, will relinquish his post as the Base Sergeant Major to Sgt. Maj. Auburne I. Edwards II on Thursday at 10 a.m. during a ceremony aboard the installation.

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DUBLIN — The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center was one of 12 approved VA medical centers and health care systems to receive a Fisher House for future construction via a competitive application process. Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Director David L. Whitmer announced the details to stakeholders …

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY — The aqueous film-forming foam, or AFFF, used in Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany Fire & Emergency Services’ trucks, until recently, had an unknown amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The unknown factor presented a possible health risk.

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SAN DIEGO — A 2007 Terrell Academy graduate and Sylvester native returned to San Diego recently, marking the end of a more than 10-month deployment aboard Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.

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WASHINGTON — Adding to the growing list of Albany State University alumni who continue to excel in their professional fields, ASU alumnus Rear Admiral Cedric B. Guyton was appointed recently as assistant surgeon general for the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Services.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. — U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jim Kennedy each year heads up a group of veterans who oversee the Suwannee Lights military display during Christmas season at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak.

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DUBLIN — Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Director David L. Whitmer will host a virtual town hall via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/VADublin) Thursday at 6 p.m. Whitmer will discuss the facility’s current vaccination plan, the opening of the center’s newest vaccine clinic at the Georgia VECTR…

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DUBLIN — The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is collaborating with the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center located in Warner Robins to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans 65 and older who currently are enrolled at the Dublin VAMC.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Austin Scott, R-Ga., a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the a statement upon General Lloyd Austin III of Thomasville in Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the next Secretary of Def…

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DUBLIN – The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center has announced that Freedom’s Path at Dublin has been awarded a 10-year, $625,000-per-year Housing Tax Credit by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for 2020. Two existing buildings on the main campus will be renovated to include 22 studio an…

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ALBANY — Federal service to the United States Marine Corps, whether in a civilian capacity or in uniform, is an extraordinary privilege that few have the honor of experiencing. It’s an honor Trent Blalock reflected on during his retirement ceremony after 31 years of service.

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DUBLIN — The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will hold a town hall meeting via Facebook Live for veterans, their families and other stakeholders Monday at 6 p.m. The main topics will be an update on goals and objective from the medical center’s strategic plan, the facility’s COVID-19 response …

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ALBANY – At 5:45 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice was signed between the Allied forces and Germany to go into effect at 11 a.m. on the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.”

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ALBANY – The United States Marine Corps celebrated the 245th Birthday of the Corps Wednesday at Marine Corps Logistic Base-Albany with the traditional cake-cutting ceremony and a uniform pageant recognizing Marines who fought to preserve our freedom in the past and those that are currently serving.

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ATLANTA — Georgians are turning out to vote in record-breaking numbers both by mail and at local polling places during the early voting period less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election.

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THOMASVILLE – The Georgia National Guard 1230th Transportation Company, also known as the “Road Hawgs,” deployed for a mission on Sunday from its home base in Thomasville. In continuing with its long-standing efforts to support the guard during deployment, the city of Thomasville provided op…

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ALBANY — American Legion Post 512 Commander Etris Smith Jr. and Post 30 Commander Dan Brewer received a proclamation Wednesday from Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas recognizing the day as American Legion Day in the county.

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ALBANY — On the eve of one of the most somber days in recent American history, Albany Mayor Bo Dorough signed a proclamation Thursday afternoon designating Sept. 16 as The American Legion Day in the city.

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COLUMBUS – A veteran who reaped federal monetary benefits for faking a mental health condition and who falsely claimed to have earned two of the highest honors bestowed for military service was sentenced to the top of his sentencing guideline range and will pay restitution for his crimes, Un…

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