Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Army National Guard soldiers performed marksmanship training at MCLB Saturday. They shot simulator weapons in different scenarios like ambushes and clearing buildings.
Sgt. Eric Lashley says they also practice squad movements to stay low during battle. Sight alignment drills also help troops hold a steady shot over a long distance.
Most everyone enjoyed the pugil training. It's the worst scenario soldiers want to be in when their weapon runs out of bullets. Troops use the pugil as a weapon to fight with. If they hit the kill spot on their opponent's vest or helmet they receive a point. My opponent Deanna Kennedy already knows the drill and she was easy on me.
"It teaches you stances and how to be quicker and think fast," said Kennedy. "It can be tough. I've been hit so hard before I saw stars."
Kennedy plans to go to her unit in Bainbridge where the Guard will pay for her education. The National Guard also pays for Jarrell Seay's on the job training.
"You shoot M4s and M16s and you get a pay check," said Seay. "I joined to see how I could take military life and training. I love it."
He'll eventually go to an Army Unit in Savannah where he'll prepare to fight in the infantry division. Several men and woman will graduate from National Guard training in March. They will head off to basic training and many will prepare for active duty in the coming months.