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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
A group of Moody Airmen will be featured on a National Geographic documentary series that premieres this month. Camera crews followed the Para-rescuemen in Afghanistan as they worked to save critically injured troops and civilians.
Four months, 130 missions, and 108 lives saved. National Geographic had their cameras rolling as Para-rescuemen from Moody Air Force Base worked to save the critically injured in Afghanistan.
Their missions will be featured on a show called Inside Combat Rescue. "There's no politics involved, there no discussion of policy. It's just about heroes and what these heroes do on the front lines," said Nat Geo Communications VP Chris Albert.
For the first time ever the United States Air Force allowed cameras to follow this elite unit of rescue warriors known as PJ's. These men are some of the most highly trained emergency trauma specialists in the military.
"The whole premise of why we do what we do and our whole mission is to go out and put ourselves at risk so that other people can go home and see their families," said Barry Creel, a Moody AFB PJ.
Newcomer, Barry Creel experienced his first deployment on the show as a PJ. "I definitely love the immediate satisfaction of going out and saving someone, there's really not a better feeling you could have," said Creel.
At a moment's notice these men respond to save the wounded in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous cities, Kandahar.
Backpacks are critical to a PJ's job, in the field they can save an amputee with surgical equipment and IV fluids. Veteran PJ, Brett Taylor who's on his 6th deployment Says he's nervous but he is ready for America to see what's happening overseas.
"Hopefully this will open people's eyes and allow them to see what is still going on you know years and years later, this is still happening. But we're still over there doing our jobs and saving people's lives," said Moody AFB PJ Brett Taylor.
Known as Guardians, they live by their motto "These things I do so that others may live." The documentary airs February 18th on the National Geographic Channel.