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  • Honoring Our Military Heroes 2018

    Honoring Our Military Heroes 2018

    It's the stories you'll hear, the places we'll go and the people you'll meet again. They've given years, sometimes decades, to ensure our freedom, and now they're giving back, helping rebuild and inspire others in our community. These are the men and women you nominated for Heroes Among Us. Ten soldiers who continue to serve every day. Join us as we take a deeper look at the impact they've made and which one won a getaway!

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    It's the stories you'll hear, the places we'll go and the people you'll meet again. They've given years, sometimes decades, to ensure our freedom, and now they're giving back, helping rebuild and inspire others in our community. These are the men and women you nominated for Heroes Among Us. Ten soldiers who continue to serve every day. Join us as we take a deeper look at the impact they've made and which one won a getaway!

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  • Albany Marines stress volunteering in the community

    Albany Marines stress volunteering in the community

    Thursday, July 5 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-07-05 23:00:26 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)
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    There are approximately 300 active duty Marines stationed at the MCLB Albany base right now. But though they are small in number, they are making a big impact on the community by their volunteerism.  

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    There are approximately 300 active duty Marines stationed at the MCLB Albany base right now. But though they are small in number, they are making a big impact on the community by their volunteerism.  

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  • Heroes Among Us: Jonathan Whitlock

    Heroes Among Us: Jonathan Whitlock

    Thursday, May 31 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-05-31 20:03:42 GMT
    For marine corps veteran Jonathan Whitlock, the sacrifices of going to war were more than simply putting his life on the line. (Source: Family photo)For marine corps veteran Jonathan Whitlock, the sacrifices of going to war were more than simply putting his life on the line. (Source: Family photo)
    (Source: Family photo)(Source: Family photo)

    For Marine Corps veteran Jonathan Whitlock, the sacrifices of going to war were more than simply putting his life on the line.

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    For Marine Corps veteran Jonathan Whitlock, the sacrifices of going to war were more than simply putting his life on the line.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Warren Robinson

    Heroes Among Us: Warren Robinson

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:02:29 GMT
    Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself, until 2017. (Source: WALB)Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself, until 2017. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself. That is, until last year.

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    Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself. That is, until last year.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Henry Obester

    Heroes Among Us: Henry Obester

    Thursday, March 29 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-03-29 17:37:14 GMT
    Henry Obester, who now lives in Lakeland, served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. (Source: WALB)Henry Obester, who now lives in Lakeland, served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. (Source: WALB)
    Henry Obester, who now lives in Lakeland, served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. (Source: WALB)Henry Obester, who now lives in Lakeland, served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. (Source: WALB)

    "You put down the typewriter and picked up a rifle," explained Henry Obester of his service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

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    "You put down the typewriter and picked up a rifle," explained Henry Obester of his service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Ben Henry Evans

    Heroes Among Us: Ben Henry Evans

    Thursday, March 1 2018 9:27 PM EST2018-03-02 02:27:57 GMT
    Ben Henry Evans enlisted in the Army at age 17. (Source: Family Photos)Ben Henry Evans enlisted in the Army at age 17. (Source: Family Photos)
    (Source: Family Photos)(Source: Family Photos)

    Ben Henry Evans enlisted in the Army at age 17.

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    Ben Henry Evans enlisted in the Army at age 17.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Nathaniel Williams Jr.

    Heroes Among Us: Nathaniel Williams Jr.

    Thursday, January 25 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-01-25 22:15:44 GMT
    Nathaniel Williams Jr. is a hero among us. (Source: WALB)Nathaniel Williams Jr. is a hero among us. (Source: WALB)

    Nathaniel Williams Jr. was a specialist in the Military Police, tasked with protecting the lives and property of Army installations.

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    Nathaniel Williams Jr. was a specialist in the Military Police, tasked with protecting the lives and property of Army installations.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Delaney Bourlakov

    Heroes Among Us: Delaney Bourlakov

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:44 PM EST2017-12-12 21:44:45 GMT
    Delaney Bourlakov is a hero among us (Source: Bourlakov)Delaney Bourlakov is a hero among us (Source: Bourlakov)

    Delaney Bourlakov is a first lieutenant of the United States Marine Corps, and has dedicated her free time to serving the Albany and Dougherty County community. 

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    Delaney Bourlakov is a first lieutenant of the United States Marine Corps, and has dedicated her free time to serving the Albany and Dougherty County community. 

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  • Heroes Among Us: Cheyenne Fields

    Heroes Among Us: Cheyenne Fields

    Thursday, November 30 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-11-30 20:00:24 GMT
    Cheyenne Fields is a hero among us (Source: Cheyenne Fields)Cheyenne Fields is a hero among us (Source: Cheyenne Fields)

    Cheyenne Fields not only fought for our country, but also served communities in Albany. Now, he works as a trainer for the Marine Corps Logistics Base Police Department, and still finds time to dedicate to his very large, loving family.  

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    Cheyenne Fields not only fought for our country, but also served communities in Albany. Now, he works as a trainer for the Marine Corps Logistics Base Police Department, and still finds time to dedicate to his very large, loving family.  

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  • Heroes Among Us: Candita Stanley

    Heroes Among Us: Candita Stanley

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:57:26 GMT
    Candita Stanley (Source: WALB)Candita Stanley (Source: WALB)

    Candita Stanley served four years in the Marine Corps, working behind the scenes to make sure marines who were deployed had what they needed to be safe and successful. 

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    Candita Stanley served four years in the Marine Corps, working behind the scenes to make sure marines who were deployed had what they needed to be safe and successful. 

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  • Heroes Among Us: Clarence Eady

    Heroes Among Us: Clarence Eady

    Thursday, September 28 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-09-28 19:06:27 GMT
    Clarence Eady is this month's military hero (Source: WALB)Clarence Eady is this month's military hero (Source: WALB)

    Clarence Eady served 24 years in the military: in the army and in the National Guard. Clarence was injured while serving in Iraq in 2005, and returned home a changed man. But he refuses to let his disability control his life.

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    Clarence Eady served 24 years in the military: in the army and in the National Guard. Clarence was injured while serving in Iraq in 2005, and returned home a changed man. But he refuses to let his disability control his life.

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  • Heroes Among Us: Larry Owen

    Heroes Among Us: Larry Owen

    Thursday, August 31 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-08-31 16:00:24 GMT
    Retired army major Larry Owen (Source: WALB)Retired army major Larry Owen (Source: WALB)

    On Heroes Among Us, we will spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service for our country goes beyond the battleground.  Larry Owen is a retired army major, whose leadership and dedication are truly admirable.  

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    Each month, we will spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service for our country goes beyond the battleground.  

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  • Heroes Among Us: Latresa Steward

    Heroes Among Us: Latresa Steward

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:50:06 GMT

    Lieutenant Colonel Steward is an executive officer in the Marine Depot Maintenance Command. But her path to where she is now was nothing short of difficult.  

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    Lieutenant Colonel Steward is an executive officer in the Marine Depot Maintenance Command. But her path to where she is now was nothing short of difficult.  

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  • Heroes Among Us: Lamar Petties

    Heroes Among Us: Lamar Petties

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:06:56 GMT

    Lamar Petties served in the Marine Corps for 21 years.  Since then, he has dedicated every second of every day to serving others and sharing his love and faith in God.  

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    Lamar Petties served in the Marine Corps for 21 years.  Since then, he has dedicated every second of every day to serving others and sharing his love and faith in God.  

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  • IT'S HERE: Heroes Among Us

    IT'S HERE: Heroes Among Us

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 3:25 PM EST2017-01-25 20:25:46 GMT

    WALB is launching a new campaign for 2017, called Heroes Among Us.

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    WALB is launching a new campaign for 2017, called Heroes Among Us.

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  • Military dad surprises daughters at Albany track meet

    Military dad surprises daughters at Albany track meet

    Friday, April 8 2016 10:27 PM EDT2016-04-09 02:27:27 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2016 10:31 PM EDT2016-04-09 02:31:39 GMT
    Staff Sgt. Jimmy James surprises his daughters at the Westover Relays. (Source:WALB)Staff Sgt. Jimmy James surprises his daughters at the Westover Relays. (Source:WALB)

    A military dad deployed overseas for months surprises his two daughters Friday night at their track meet in Albany. Staff Sgt. Jimmy James says he's surprised his daughters before, but with the help of his wife says this surprise is the best one yet. 

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    A military dad deployed overseas for months surprises his two daughters Friday night at their track meet in Albany. Staff Sgt. Jimmy James says he's surprised his daughters before, but with the help of his wife says this surprise is the best one yet. 

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  • Ealum introduces bill to support military families

    Ealum introduces bill to support military families

    Friday, February 5 2016 11:15 PM EST2016-02-06 04:15:27 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 11:17 PM EST2016-02-06 04:17:26 GMT

    A South Georgia State Representative introduced a bill to make sure schools give military families the support they need. Military families usually don't stay in one place very long.  Representative Darrel Ealum wants to make sure those students have a smooth transition when they move to Georgia through the "Educating Children of Military Families Act." 

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    A South Georgia State Representative introduced a bill to make sure schools give military families the support they need. Military families usually don't stay in one place very long.  Representative Darrel Ealum wants to make sure those students have a smooth transition when they move to Georgia through the "Educating Children of Military Families Act." 

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  • Non-profit organization helps military families become homeowners

    Non-profit organization helps military families become homeowners

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 10:21 PM EST2016-02-03 03:21:23 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 10:21 PM EST2016-02-03 03:21:23 GMT

    A non-profit organization is helping a military family in Albany become a homeowner. Operation Homefront is accepting applications from military families for a mortgage free home.

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    A non-profit organization is helping a military family in Albany become a homeowner. Operation Homefront is accepting applications from military families for a mortgage free home.

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  • Mayor's forum introduces MCLB leadership

    Mayor's forum introduces MCLB leadership

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 11:16 PM EST2015-11-18 04:16:54 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 11:18 PM EST2015-11-18 04:18:23 GMT
    Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard's Coalition for Economic Development hosted a forum this afternoon focusing in the importance of the Marine Corps Logistics Base to our economy.More >>
    Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard's Coalition for Economic Development hosted a forum this afternoon focusing in the importance of the Marine Corps Logistics Base to our economy.More >>
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