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Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
February 20, 2003
Warner Robins-- The role women in the United States Military play is larger than ever. With war a possibility in the Middle East, American females are key to the preparation.
Colonel Barb Faulkenberry is the commander of the 19th Air Refueling Group, and these KC 135's. Faulkenberry said "The average age of a KC-135 is 43- years-old. Forty-three, which is older than me. I want that on the news."
She is in charge of a 500-member unit of both sexes that fills up military aircraft with fuel while still in flight. "Women have really been fully integrated in the air refueling and cargo capacity of our Air Force for longer than I've been around," Faulkenberry said
Faulkenberry might be a surprise to some people. The 42-year-old Clearwater, Florida native is a 21-year-veteran of the Air Force, and says gender is no longer an issue. "Quite frankly, for anyone in the Air Force, this is not a big deal at all, to have a woman commander."
The KC-135 Air Refueling planes are based out of Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, and are key to missions in the Middle East and at home. Women are a big part of the Air Force buildup for war. "We fly combat missions overseas over Afghanistan, but we also do homeland defense," Faulkenberry said. "Missions right here out of Middle Georgia, for the United States, to provide Homeland Defense capability."
The Colonel just returned after 100 days in Afghanistan. She and her unit remain on alert status for deployment. Just one of the thousands of American military women ready in defense of the nation.
"We have the support of the American public, which is critical said Faulkenberry. "And so if called we will do what we are tasked to do, and do it well, and do it proudly."
The United States Air Force is one of the few capable of mid-air refueling, and this female commander will play a vital role in the defense of the nation, keeping American war planes flying.
Nineteen percent of the United States Air Force personnel are women. In 1975 there were 33,000 women in the Air Force. Today there are more than 70,000.