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COLUMBUS – A discharged veteran of the military who reaped monetary benefits for faking a mental health condition triggered by a combat experience that did not occur, and who falsely claimed to have earned two of the highest honors bestowed for military service, entered a guilty plea in fede…

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-Albany – The Department of Defense is expanding in-store commissary and military exchange shopping privileges as well as access to morale, welfare and recreation facilities located on U.S. military installations starting Jan. 1.

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CAMILLA — When the topic of Young Marines comes into conversations, the first question often asked is, “What are the Young Marines of Albany and Mitchell County?”

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LEESBURG – Marine veteran David Kelley recently returned home to Leesburg with his new service dog, Bert. Bert has been trained to help Kelley manage symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that resulted from his military service.

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ALBANY — Officials at Albany’s American Legion Post 30 installation want the public to know that their facility at 2916 Gillionville Road is not reserved for use only by the Legion and its members.

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BAINBRIDGE — In honor of Veterans Day, four Decatur County veterans recently listed their service dates and divisions in the book “Korea Reborn” at the Bainbridge site library for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Southern Regional Technical College.

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LEESBURG — A chilly, overcast day following on the heels of an all-day rain on Friday led some planned participants in Saturday’s second Leesburg Veterans Day Parade to pull out — many at the last minute, to the chagrin of parade organizers — but the threat of bad weather did not keep citize…

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ATLANTA — November is National Veterans and Military Families Month and the Better Business Bureau serving metro Atlanta, Athens and northeast Georgia warns Georgia service members about “government impostor scams.”

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ATLANTA — As we celebrate Veterans Day, the American Red Cross of Georgia recognizes those who have served our country — our veterans – and offers support to them at every step – from the time a service member takes the oath, through active duty, to their transition to becoming a veteran.

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ALBANY — Senior Master Sergeant Jaquett L. (Adams) Nickens, the daughter of Victoria Adams, a native of Albany and a graduate of Dougherty Comprehensive High School Class of 1994, will retire from the United States Air Force on Jan. 31 after honorably serving more than 25 years of active duty.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN -- Lt. Donny James of Albany is serving aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford as the ship's advanced weapons elevator officer. The Ford is at sea conducting sea trials following the inport portion of its 15 month post-shakedown availability.

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY – The Department of Defense has selected Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Naval Base San Diego as the first U.S. military installations to host testing and experimentation for 5G technology.

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VALDOSTA — That big blue sky has no ceiling, no boundaries, just infinite space to perform. And perform and they do. America’s Blue Angels command their own piece of sky-high perfection as they daringly perform for mesmerized Earth-bound crowds below.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army recently introduced a new marketing campaign “What’s Your Warrior?” showcasing the breadth and depth of opportunities for today’s youths to achieve their goals in America’s largest military branch. The announcement was first made at the Association of the U…

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The event includes a 5K, one-mile fun run and a family-friendly environment with games, raffle and various vendors on site at 122 Starksville Road. 

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DAHLONEGA — High school seniors have a chance to apply for a scholarship worth more than $85,000 to attend the University of North Georgia as a member of the Corps of Cadets.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army announced at the Pentagon recently that it will achieve its nationwide recruiting goal of 68,000 new soldiers this year.

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Clean energy methods are becoming more popular not only in terms of efficiency, but also in resiliency during times of disaster that the traditional infrastructure may not be able to provide.

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ALBANY — With the help of some 120 JROTC students from Westover and Mitchell County high schools, officials with local American Legion, VFW and other veterans organizations, as well as volunteers from the Anchorage Recovery Center, raised hundreds of American flags on the grassy area adjacen…

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Col. Wilfred Rivera has taken on the reins of Marine Depot Maintenance Command, succeeding Col. Eric Livingston. The outgoing colonel had been serving as the commanding officer of MDMC since September 2016.

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ATLANTA — U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., recognized World War II’s “Merrill’s Marauders” recently prior to the 75th anniversary of the disbanding of the top-secret commando force in Burma on Aug. 10, 1944. The historic, all-volunteer unit, which today includes 11 surviving members, defe…

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SYLVESTER — Worth County schools showed their support for all military personnel deployed by wearing red as part of R.E.D. Friday. The Worth County School District has designated the second Friday of each month throughout the school year as R.E.D. Friday (Remember Everyone Deployed) to show …

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HINESVILLE — Pvt. 1st Class Terry Brown of Albany was among 330 Soldiers who were welcomed by their units into the Georgia Army National Guard during a battle handoff ceremony at Fort Stewart on Sunday.

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Hospital Corpsman Third Class Christopher Chance Finley said Navy medicine has opened a multitude of opportunities to obtain further education, leadership and a chance to inspire others to pursue their own dreams.

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DUBLIN — When Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner Kristin Horton logged into her LinkedIn account April 24, she found a message from Ashton Ridings, a former U.S. Army Ranger, who required emergency intervention on April 17. The first line of the letter read, “You guys saved my life.”

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Here’s a look at how Georgia’s members of Congress voted over the previous week.

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About 71 percent of the primary recruit target population for the Marine Corps, ages 17-21, do not meet the basic requirements — and about the same percentage of those who become Marines only stay for four years.

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY – As part of their annual visit to meet with the Georgia Congressional delegation and United States Marine Corps leadership, representatives from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce met with Lt. Gen. Charles Chiarotti, Deputy Commandant, Marine Corps Instal…

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