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 >>
October 22, 2007
Valdosta - They are the best of the best, 120 airmen hand selected by the Air Force to be a part of their Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds.
"We are chosen to come out of the regular part of the air force and represent the 514 thousand men and women who serve everyday," says Lt. Col. Rob Skelton, pilot of Thunderbird number seven.
They perform in air shows all over the country featuring in-air stunts and gut wrenching maneuvers with just a foot and half separating one another. The shows open to anyone willing to watch and in plane tours to any willing journalist with an itch for adrenaline and a stomach of steal.
Unfortunately our flight was grounded due to weather but I still got a chance to hang out with the T-bird team.
Each one must have at least 12 years experience to join. "We want to bring the folks in who've had experience, a certain amount of flying hours, professional and experience levels," Skelton says.
And still be able to enjoy every minute. "The butterflies are there, the chills are there every time I go up and fly."
And being on the road more than 200 days a year, always putting service before self and rising to each new challenge. "I was looking for a new challenge, something new, get out there and see that world and take advantage of the opportunities the Air Force has given me," says SSgt Shaun Branan, crew chief for number seven.
The Thunderbirds have now left Moody Air Force base, destined for an air show in New Orleans. By the end of the year they will have performed for five million spectators.