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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA (WALB) –Airmen at Moody Air Force Base have been ordered to deploy to Haiti. Seventy airmen are now being processed for immediate departure to Charleston by bus.
From South Carolina, they'll get on a plane and will arrive in Port-au-Prince within 24 hours.
The airmen from the 823rd Security Forces Squadron will provide security for the airport in Port-au-Prince. Squadron commander Major Tyrell Mayfield says security is important because it's really the only viable airhead in Haiti.
"We'll be taking with us everything we need to be self-sufficient for about 14 days," said Maj. Mayfield. "We'll be packing in our own food, our own water, all our own tentage, all the equipment we need to conduct airfield operations and ensure a secure environment."
The squadron will be in contact with the 820th Security Forces Group.
Once they're in Haiti they'll assess how long their supplies will last and will coordinate for resupply from Moody.