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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
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February 28, 2008
Valdosta - Welcome to B-dock X. The nerve center of operations for the 820th Security Forces Group at Moody Air Force Base.
"It's where we do our planning, coordination and supervision of our missions whether they'd be in the confines of the base or outside the wire missions," says TSgt David Patten.
It houses technology that's crucial to troops patrolling a combat zone. Like Blue Force Tracker.
Sensors are mounted to all humvees. They then transmit the location of all friendly forces to maps back at B-dock and to the vehicle mounted platform in other humvees.
"If we get into a fire fight in downtown Baghdad or something like that, we can send for help and everybody knows our location," says Senior Airmen Matthew Roland, Communications Technician.
Friendly forces are marked in blue. And using red censors, they can plot enemy points as well.
"So if you encounter a roadside bomb but you are on a mission and don't have enough time to stop and take care of that bomb, we can plot a marker there so that future patrols will know there's something there and be aware of it," Roland adds.
A tool that gives these troops a leg up over the enemy. "Going over and not having any of it? It'd be pretty rough," Roland says.
Patten agrees. "The equipment and technology you see in this building gives us a distinct advantage in the battlefield over the enemy."
The security forces say they are always on the lookout for newer technology that could potentially save lives and bring them one step closer to winning the war on terror.