Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
April 30, 2003
Valdosta-- More military men and women are returning to American soil. An Air Force unit from Moody Air Force Base touched down at Valdosta Airport today for a long-awaited homecoming.
Eight men and one woman came back from Operation Iraqi Freedom. A day before President Bush is expected to declare the fight is over in Iraq. The unit that returned fixes aircraft like C-130's.
Family members waited patiently to give their airmen gifts, kisses and hugs. Wives, husbands and children waiting at the Valdosta Airport for their special airman to get back on south Georgia soil.
Natasha McCabe is waiting for her husband, Kreg McCabe. "It's been difficult, a little bit to get used to not having him around because it's only the two of us," said Natasha. "It's real lonely. I bought him a rose and a large strawberry banana milkshake from Checkers waiting for him."
Finally, she gets a glimpse of Kreg. Tears start falling. In no time, her husband grabs the milkshake. "The milkshake was good. My last one was 60 days ago," said Airman Kreg McCabe. Asked what he missed the most, he replied, "Freedom."
These heroes are Airmen with the 347th Maintenance Squadron, deployed with the 71st Rescue Squadron out of Moody Air Force Base.
Kelly Sheakes is one of the airmen working hard in the Middle East. "A lot of wind storms," she said. "Half of the tents fell down." She's been away for four months.
Kelly: "It's pretty different, the food wasn't all that great, like pig slop." Like many troops, Sheakes will have to adjust. "I don't even know how to live in a house anymore, so used to living in a tent."
Others jumped right in, grabbing a beer out of the cooler. "That's the first thing I'll do, take a shower."
Looking at these happy faces, this Delta tag with the word HOME printed on it, means a whole lot more to these airmen, compared to the average traveler.
Moody Air Force Base has another unit coming home Thursday.