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Robins Airman to Receive Bronze Star Medal with Valor

Robins Airman to Receive Bronze Star Medal with Valor

Master Sgt. Gene B. Jameson III receives a Bronze Star medal with valor this week for his service in Afghanistan, according to a Robins Air Force Base news release.

While in Afghanistan, Jameson directed heavy equipment efforts to combat a 5-acre fire caused an enemy rocket attack.

 "On his fourth trip into the compound, he discovered two crates of grenades and shoulder-launched missiles only 10 feet from advancing flames.  His crisis leadership during the five-hour ordeal prevented the munitions from detonating and saved the lives of 50 personnel battling the blaze," according to the release.

Colonel Joseph Scherrer, the 689th Combat Communications Wing Commander, presents the medal to Master Sgt. Jameson Thursday at 2 p.m. That's in Robins' South training area.

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

ELECTION DAY | Last Minute Voter Information

Tuesday marks Election Day.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

When you go to vote, be sure to take your Georgia license, passport or military photo ID. You'll need to show that before voting.

If you need to doublecheck your polling location, enter your information and the database will show you where you're registered.

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What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Houston County Ranks Better Than Georgia Average in Unemployment

Houston County Ranks Better Than Georgia Average in Unemployment

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rates in Houston County is 7.4 percent for May.

That's below Georgia's overall unemployment rate of 8.9 percent.

Metro Macon rose to 9.4 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in April, a Georgia Department of Labor news release says.

The rate was 10.1 percent in May 2011. 

Overall, Georgia's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May in 2011 and is down from May 2010, where the unemployment rate was 9.8 percent.

General McMahon Set to Retire Friday

General McMahon Set to Retire Friday

General McMahon is set to relinquish command of the Warner Robins Logistics Center and retire after 34 years of service Friday, a Robins Air Force Base news release says.

Leave your well wishes for General McMahon here as he plans to retire right here in Central Georgia.

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Send General McMahon Your Well-Wishes

Send General McMahon Your Well-Wishes

Major General Robert McMahon will retire in June from Robins Air Force Base.

In the Fall of 2010, McMahon took command of the Air Logistics Center and the 16,000 people who make it work

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Wins Air Force Award

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Wins Air Force Award

The Museum of Aviation’s exhibit Tuskegee Airmen: A Proud Heritage has received the 2012 U.S. Air Force Heritage Award.  The exhibit was also recognized earlier this year when it won the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries (GAMG) Museum Exhibition of the Year Award.

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