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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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VALDOSTA – U.S. Senator David Perdue, R-Ga., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Moody Air Force Base this week to receive an update on base operations.

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SAVANNAH — Just 75 years ago, in 1945, a series of momentous events were bringing the worst cataclysm in human history — World War II — to an end. The war officially began on Sept. 1, 1939, when Germany brutally invaded Poland. However, their allies, the Japanese and Italians, had already be…

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, supported Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

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ALBANY – All it took Tuesday was a quick glance at front row of dignitaries attending the Change of Command and Retirement ceremony at Marine Corp Logistics Base-Albany to know something was out of the ordinary.

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ALBANY – Command is considered one of the greatest roles a military officer can assume. Col. Alphonso Trimble not only transferred his command of Marine Corp Logistics Base-Albany Wednesday, he also retired from the Corps.

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ATLANTA – U.S. Senator David Perdue, R-Ga., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced Wednesday that 23 Georgia students nominated by his office, including one Albany State University student, will attend U.S. military service academies this fall.

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ALBANY -- Veteran Walt Specht of Leesburg raised his flag in honor of fallen veterans just prior to noon Monday. Specht said he "couldn't display my father's burial flag because it got moved when we redid the floors and closets and I can't find it. It is here somewhere and I will find it bef…

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SAVANNAH — Every June 6 for many years, no matter where I might be, I would make a respectful phone call to my wife’s Uncle Chuck. I simply wanted to let him know that I was thinking about him on the anniversary of the most important day of the twentieth century – D-Day, June 6, 1944. As a y…

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MACON – On Memorial Day, Charlie Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, will observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. and invites all citizens to pause from their activities and join with him to pay tribute to our fallen heroes with a minute of silence.

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MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS COMMAND-Albany – Workers at Marine Depot Maintenance Command’s production plant in Albany began to return to work Monday as part of a phased, conditions-based plan, intended to bring the depot back to full operational capability, while ensuring the health and safety of…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – While social distancing remains a part of daily life throughout the nation, U.S. Army recruiters in Jacksonville are using online applications and virtual interviews to help interested individuals plan for the future and pursue full-time or part-time careers in the military.

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TYBEE ISLAND — On May 8, 75 years ago, virtually the entire world took a massive, collective sigh of relief. That was the long-anticipated day that the surviving leadership of Nazi Germany accepted President Franklin Roosevelt’s demand of “unconditional surrender” shortly after Adolf Hitler …

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ALBANY — He didn’t star in the movie classic “Top Gun” with Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Iceman (Val Kilmer) that features Navy jets (F-14 Tomcats) rocketing off and landing with pinpoint precision onto aircraft carriers, but we have in southwest Georgia someone who is connected to The Top Gun School.

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DUBLIN – With COVID-19 sweeping through the nation, hospitals and medical centers are reaching near capacity or requiring special areas to cope. Some of the nation’s most vulnerable patients who live in those facilities face possible exposure.

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SYLVESTER -- The Worth County/Sylvester American Legion Post placed 275 flags throughout the city as a COVID-19 morale booster to show that "AMERI-CAN."

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ALBANY -- More than 1,800 members of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard and volunteers from the State Defense Force are currently supporting the COVID-19 response effort. The Georgia National Guard Joint Task Force has deployed more than 30 Infection Control Teams to long-term care …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — All recruiting stations within the Jacksonville Army Recruiting Battalion are shifting to mobile and virtual operations to limit in-person contact.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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