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Water Intoxication: How much is too much?

Water Intoxication: How much is too much?

(WXIA) After the tragic death of a Douglas County High School football player, some are asking is there such thing as drinking too much water?

The rule-of-thumb for an average adult is thought to be eight 8-ounce cups of water a day to maintain normal bodily functions.

According to Mayo Clinic, the amount of water an individual consumes a day depends on varying factors. If you're someone who exercises each day, is pregnant or breastfeeding or lives in a hot or humid climate, you need to consume more than eight cups per day.

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New commander at Air Logistics Complex

New commander at Air Logistics Complex

Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex now has a new commander.

Brig. General Walter Lindsley took over as commander of the industrial complex today in a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation.

Lindsley replaces Brig. General Cedric George, who is moving on to a job at the Pentagon.

He says Robins is making steady progress and doesn't intend to change their way of doing business.

Pentagon: Effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq remains limited


The Pentagon's top war planner said the military campaign's impact remains limited after four days of airstrikes in northern Iraq, and the Islamic militants continue to be a powerful force capable of terrorizing Iraqi civilians and seizing territory.

"I in no way want to suggest that we have effectively contained, or that we are somehow breaking the momentum of [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant]," said Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, the director of operations, or "J-3" for the Joint Staff, told reporters Monday.

"They are very well organized. They are very well equipped. They coordinate their operations and they have thus far showed the ability to attack on multiple axis. This is not insignificant," Mayville said at a Pentagon briefing.

Air Force planes have dropped 75,000 meals to displaced Iraqis

Air Force planes have dropped 75,000 meals to displaced Iraqis

By Brian Everstine, Air Force Times

Three Air Force C-130s and a C-17 conducted the fourth airdrop of food and water for thousands of threatened Iraqi citizens on Sunday.

The aircraft, escorted by U.S. fighter jets, dropped 88 bundles of supplies for displaced Yazidis who had fled local cities to nearby mountains after death threats from Islamic State fighters, according to U.S. Central Command. To date, U.S. aircraft have dropped more than 74,000 meals and 15,000 gallons of drinking water.

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Robins plans workplace-safety partnership


Robins Air Force Base officials say they're working with a federal agency and two unions to improve workplace safety.

Base officials are scheduled to formally enter into the alliance Friday with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 987 and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local F107.

Base spokesman Roland Leach said the groups' goal is a safer and healthier workplace.

Defense Department sets up Ebola task force


The Defense Department is closely watching the Ebola epidemic, establishing a small internal task force to evaluate ways to support international efforts to stop the outbreak, the Pentagon's top spokesman said Tuesday.

Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said DoD already is helping in Liberia, with a small number of military and civilian public health officials from U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, or USAMRIID, providing support.

"Clearly, we're watching this as closely as everybody else is and it's an interagency effort here in the United States," Kirby said. "It's not just the Pentagon, it's CDC, USAID, it's State Department. We're all talking about this and working on this."

Job opening in Bonaire, Centerville

Job opening in Bonaire, Centerville

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.