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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
ALBANY – A memorandum of agreement between Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany and Albany Technical College has been established to provide students with paid internship opportunities starting this spring.
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…
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…
DUBLIN — A 96-year-old World War II veteran, former local doctor and former mayor of Dublin received the first COVID-19 vaccine on Christmas, two days shy of his 97th birthday at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center.
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.
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 …
ALBANY — When Tara Dyer Stoyle arrived at the Pretoria Fields Brewery just before 6 a.m. Saturday morning, her disappointment was hard to hide.
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.”
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.
ATLANTA — Military members — active duty, reserves and retirees — can enjoy a visit to World of Coca-Cola free of charge year-round, but Veterans Day is extra special.
ALBANY — A program that will assist Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany military and civilian personnel with relationship and financial issues will kick off next year.
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.
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY — The office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering has selected Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany to be one of five Tranche 1 sites for the Department of Defense’s 5G to Next G Initiative.
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…
ALBANY — Former Albany-Dougherty County Economic Development Commission President Justin Strickland has been selected by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on a committee advising him on military affairs.
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.
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.
MACON — More than 250 Georgia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen will participate in training exercise Noble Partner 20 from Sept. 7-18 in the country of Georgia.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Friday is Military Appreciation Day. We in southwest Georgia, and especially Albany, are very fortunate to have a base located in our midst. serves a critical function in the defense of our great nation and is one of the area’s biggest employers.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
HAHIRA — May 27 has been established as the deadline to comment on the Enforcement Order the Georgia Environmental Protection Division issued on Valdosta for sewage spills.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — All recruiting stations within the Jacksonville Army Recruiting Battalion are shifting to mobile and virtual operations to limit in-person contact.
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.