Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
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For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
July 31, 2007
Valdosta - At Moody Air Force Base, military working dogs deploy as often as the airmen and their mission is to save lives. "Their main mission is to go out there and find explosive, on the roadway, search vehicles, search anything," says Sgt. William Rider, a trainer with the 823rd Security Forces.
And after seven deployments, Ajax is one of the best. "From the IED's and the weapons and everything he found we estimate about 15,000 lives were saved. Just coalition not including how many Iraqi civilians in the city," says SSgt Morgan Maul, Ajax's handler.
But on his last deployment he almost lost his life while working to save others. While searching for bombs, the Iraqi heat almost got the best of him. "We ran out of AC, we ran out of water because logistically we only planned for two days and it turned into four."
And when their car broke down, he suffered from heat stroke. "His vital signs started dropping really fast and we had to put an IV on him," Maul recalls.
Ajax was airlifted to Kirkuk, his handler Morgan Maul by his side the whole time. "We spent two days at the vet under watch to make sure he was okay."
Ajax did recover but that deployment would be his last and the unit retired him as soon as he returned. But Ajax wasn't homeless for long. He was adopted by Maul. "He's been the best dog I ever had."
Showing the bond between a handler and his dog to keep each other safe is a bond for life.