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ATLANTA – On March 14, Gov. Brian Kemp authorized the activation of up to 2,000 members of the Georgia National Guard in order to combat COVID-19. At this time, more than 170 service members have been activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have mobilized to support requests fro…

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TIFTON — Making an academic decision after time in the armed forces of the United States can be difficult, but with Military Friendly Schools, that transition can often be accomplished without mountains of red tape.

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY — When Col. Alphonso Trimble, the commanding officer at MCLB-Albany, opened the special observance for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, he said, “On rare occasions when it comes to history, we have a chance to relive it, feel it, understand it and be part of it.…

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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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The second and last round of photos from a recent series published in The Albany Herald and albanyherald.com showing an inside look at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The series of stories and photos were from a  educators workshop at the depot that took place in June.    

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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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