Military

Fort Benning’s first African American commanding general departs for Pentagon

The change of command ceremony took place Friday morning at Fort Benning’s Maneuver Center of Excellence with Maj. Gen. Gary Brito passing the baton to Maj. Gen. Patrick Donahoe.

  MCLB welcomes new commander during ceremonial Changing of Command

MCLB commander to relinquish command

  COVID-19 impacts Memorial Day ceremony plans in Valdosta

  Moody Pet Guardian Angel program seeks volunteers

Moody AFB set to host Nigerian AF training

MCLB implements new health condition protection

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WWII vet in Valdosta awarded ‘Quilt of Valor’

Fort Stewart families welcome home deployed soldiers

Remains of N.C. soldier arrive in the United States

MLK Elementary School student surprised as soldier brother comes home to Columbus

  Barney’s Run for Warriors to benefit veterans with PTSD, brain injuries

Lowndes Co. school hosts Veterans Day parade

Honoring those that served: Veterans Day 2019 slideshow

Scroll through to see photos of our viewers' favorite veterans.

  Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park honors past and present veterans

Fathers , Mothers and children all gathered at the Georgia Veteran’s State Park to honor all veterans, past and present.

  Albany Tech celebrates Veterans Day early in special ceremony

Albany Technical College held a special ceremony today to thank the men and woman who served in the military.

Former Ft. Benning Ranger breaks world record near anniversary of mom’s death

A retired ranger from Fort Benning successfully broke the Guinness World Record for the most pull-ups in 24 hours. Brandon Tucker is the man who braved the challenge.

Ga. man walking from coast to coast to raise awareness of veterans’ issues

  Veteran’s family plans event to raise awareness for veteran suicide

  Vehicles being sent from MCLB to help overseas

Parris Island marines sent to Albany because of Dorian head back

A new leader in town: MCLB changes command Friday

  Heroes Among Us: Billy Davis

Georgia Southern offers new online tool to match course credit for military experience

Veterans and active-duty military will have an easier path to getting credit at Georgia Southern University.

  Albany solider recognized with medal from National Guard

Private 1st Class Terry Brown was among the soldiers recognized with an Army Achievement Medal.

Turner Co. native begins military career

Deidra Hall is a 2017 graduate of Turner County High School in Ashburn.

ASU alum graduates from USAF basic training

Rona-Monae Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in 2017 from Albany State University.

  Tifton veteran museum to open soon

Inside, they have meaningful artifacts with a lot of history.

  DOCO leaders advocate for more funding for MCLB

Dougherty County leaders are working to get more funding for the Marine Corps Logistics Base. County Chairman Chris Cohilas and members of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce met with state leaders in Washington, D.C.

  Retired Marine celebrates a milestone

A Montford Point marine and Albany native celebrated a big milestone.

Tifton native becomes U.S. Air Force airman

Juan Mejia graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

  Valdosta City Council honors WWII veteran

On the 75th anniversary of d-day, the City of Valdosta is honoring a World War II veteran, who is stopping in South Georgia on his cross country run.

  Connecting military generations on Memorial Day

One young woman was honored by an Albany American Legion chapter aspiring to join the marines, and hoping to leave her mark in the military.

  New Marine Force Storage Command activated and ready to assist on global scale

The Marine Corps Logistics Command (MCLC) in Albany reached a new milestone Thursday as it added a third command to its list in a special ceremony.

  Proposed bill would create lottery game to help homeless veterans

A proposed bill in the Georgia House of Representatives could soon help homeless military veterans.

Valdosta Marine receives high honors

Stephen Roberts becomes one of only six Marines in his military occupational specialty to currently hold his rank.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

After almost a decade of tests with the VA, the veteran sought outside care, but when he found a possible treatment, he was denied surgery twice.

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

  With evidence of Russian buildup in European foothold, US military is at the ready

With concern that Russia is upgrading its capabilities at NATO’s doorstep, the U.S. is increasingly on guard.

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who saved fellow Marines during Vietnam battle

Canley fended off numerous attacks during the Battle of Hue and repeatedly charged across fire-swept battle grounds to take wounded marines to safety.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson becomes first woman to lead largest command in US Army

The command Richardson will lead, United States Army Forces Command, is composed of 776,000 soldiers.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon says there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information of military and civilian personnel

Toys for Tots kicks off 71st annual campaign in partnership with MCLB

The Marine Corps Reserve kicked off the 71st annual Toys for Tots drive at the base in Albany Monday morning.

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

Former Tornado completes USAF Basic

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shakari Paige graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, according to the Joint Hometown News Service.

Albany Marines stress volunteering in the community

There are approximately 300 active duty Marines stationed at the MCLB Albany base right now. But though they are small in number, they are making a big impact on the community by their volunteerism.

Heroes Among Us: Jonathan Whitlock

For Marine Corps veteran Jonathan Whitlock, the sacrifices of going to war were more than simply putting his life on the line.

Heroes Among Us: Warren Robinson

Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself. That is, until last year.

Heroes Among Us: Henry Obester

"You put down the typewriter and picked up a rifle," explained Henry Obester of his service with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

Heroes Among Us: Ben Henry Evans

Ben Henry Evans enlisted in the Army at age 17.

Heroes Among Us: Nathaniel Williams Jr.

Nathaniel Williams Jr. was a specialist in the Military Police, tasked with protecting the lives and property of Army installations.

Heroes Among Us: Delaney Bourlakov

Delaney Bourlakov is a first lieutenant of the United States Marine Corps, and has dedicated her free time to serving the Albany and Dougherty County community.

Heroes Among Us: Cheyenne Fields

Cheyenne Fields not only fought for our country, but also served communities in Albany. Now, he works as a trainer for the Marine Corps Logistics Base Police Department, and still finds time to dedicate to his very large, loving family.

Heroes Among Us: Candita Stanley

Candita Stanley served four years in the Marine Corps, working behind the scenes to make sure marines who were deployed had what they needed to be safe and successful.

Remembering a hero among us: Charlie Philips

WALB would like to remember a previous military hero whose story was one of WALB News 10's Catherine Patterson's favorites to share.

Heroes Among Us: Clarence Eady

Clarence Eady served 24 years in the military: in the army and in the National Guard. Clarence was injured while serving in Iraq in 2005, and returned home a changed man. But he refuses to let his disability control his life.

Heroes Among Us: Larry Owen

Each month, we will spotlight an active duty man or woman, a veteran, or a fallen hero whose service for our country goes beyond the battleground.

IT'S HERE: Heroes Among Us

WALB is launching a new campaign for 2017, called Heroes Among Us.