ALBANY – The fall of Saigon on March 30 is considered the official end date of the War in Vietnam. Sadly, for many Vietnam veterans, their War did not end 45 years ago. In honor of their service and sacrifice, we now celebrate March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
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…
ALBANY – Anyone with an interest in the history of WWII should consider attending the monthly dinner presentation Thursday evening at American Legion Post 30.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – An Albany Sailor said he is looking forward to supporting the U.S. Navy Rhino Demonstration Team for the 2020 air show season.
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-Albany – Base officials here are scheduled to host the installation’s annual Black History Month program at the Base Chapel on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
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.
ALBANY — The Dougherty County’s new hire has some experience in helping a community recover from storm damage, the role she will taken on here.
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.…
ATLANTA — An unveiling ceremony showcasing framed photos and citations honoring the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be held in the Georgia State Capitol Rotunda at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29.
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE-ALBANY — Marines at MCLB-Albany will honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday at the base’s annual MLK Day celebration.
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…
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.”
ALBANY — On the date first set aside to remember the end of World War I, Albany American Legion organizations will honor all who have served their country in the armed forces on Monday, Veterans Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ALBANY — In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill recently that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.
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…
Military and veteran families are encouraged to apply online for help through Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program if they need financial assistance as a result of a natural disaster that occurred in the last two years.
LEESBURG – Last year’s inaugural Leesburg Veterans Day Parade in Lee County honored a group of veterans who are no longer with us, those who served in the trenches of World War I in Europe.
Parsons has worked behind the scenes delivering cybersecurity services to protect the nation’s network across defense and critical infrastructure markets.
Rear Adm. Wendi Carpenter left active duty in 1985, remaining in the Naval Reserves until being recalled to active duty multiple times after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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.
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.
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, based in Dublin, has six outpatient clinics located in Macon, Tifton, Albany, Milledgeville, Perry and Brunswick.
Following 10 years of continuous depot maintenance, the completion of the Buffalo Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected program is a significant milestone in the history of Marine Depot Maintenance Command.
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.
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…
Sgt. Maj. Johnny Higdon was relieved as the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany sergeant major and officially retired from the military on Friday while Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Young took on the role.
The National Park Service, The Ride Home, the Friends of Andersonville and Georgia Southwestern State University will present special programs on Sept. 18 and Sept. 20.
Marine Corps recruits out of Parris Island started arriving at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany Tuesday evening to evacuate from Hurricane Dorian. They began to depart Friday morning.
Marine Corps recruits take part in a variety of training events including close order drill, academic classes, land navigation, martial arts training and infantry patrol.
Leaders ordered evacuations at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and the nearby Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The recruits at Parris Island left Monday morning to take refuge at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.
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.
Under the leadership of former Georgia Military College President Maj. Gen. Peter Boylan and current President Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the college has grown in program offerings and in its footprint.
Sgt. Maj. Johnny Higdon, when he came to Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, it was his intention for that assignment to be his last stop. On Sept. 6, he transitions into retirement.
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.
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…
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 …
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.
Prospective airmen complete an eight-week program including training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.