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A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
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All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
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The attorney for the family of a teenager found dead at Lowndes High School says information from paramedics contradicts what sheriff's investigators say. But the sheriff's office says there's an explanation. 17-year-oldMore >>
The attorney for the family of a teenager found dead at Lowndes High School says information from paramedics contradicts what sheriff's investigators say. But the sheriff's office says there's an explanation.More >>
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The Albany Police Department says that a woman who was walking along 8th Avenue was bitten by a dog Thursday afternoon. Here is the release provided by APD- At approximately 1:08 this afternoon, DispatchMore >>
The Albany Police Department says that a woman who was walking along 8th Avenue was bitten by a dog Thursday afternoon.More >>
Tift County- It's not everyday that not one, but two, C-130 aircraft fly into Tift County air space, and it's even more unusual to see them dropping military parajumpers.
"It's just one more way of getting to work, and then once we get down there, we do our security operations," says Ssgt. Joseph Uekesa.
More than a dozen airmen with the 820th security force at Moody Air Force Base participated in the jump as a part of regular training.
"It's all about proficiency and also your muscle memory of doing certain actions with your body when you're falling through the air. It's something you can lose if you don't practice," says Uekesa.
The jumpers try to practice at least once a month. In addition to dropping the airmen, pilots also practice dropping equipment.
"All terrain vehicles that way once we get on the ground we can go to an assembly point or rally point in a quicker fashion then try to walk through mud," says Uekesa.
"Out the rear of the ramp that we just did today it's pretty smooth, kind of like a slide," says Senior Airman Christian McKay.
It may be their job, but the airmen say parachuting out of an airplane for a living has it's perks.
"It's really quiet and you can kind of just hear the wind and that's it," says McKay. "Once you get the green light it's go, and you don't even realize and the next thing you're in the air and all right."
Staying proficient during their jumps is very serious to the airmen, but they say parajumping is both a thrill and a challege they're glad they can get paid to do.
The airmen practice jumping at several Georgia and Florida airports every month. The jumps also serve as proficiency training for the pilots.