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Dougherty County -- Marine Base employees tell us they're relieved by Friday's BRAC announcement, but many say they were never worried.

Albany's Marine Base has more than 18-hundred civilian employees with an average salary of 49-thousand dollars a year.

Jack Freeman just started working at the Base and said he was glad to hear the good news. "I'm glad I won't have to look for another job, and try to sell my house."

 Edrean Ausby said "I'm happy, I'm so happy, I don't have to try to find another job."

Many employees said they knew their work is too vital to the war effort for Albany's Marine Base to be closed.

A few said the amount of equipment returning from Iraq that they must refurbish will require base expansion.

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