We enjoyed a proud moment here in South Georgia when our own Pamela Green-Jackson received a Citizens Medal from President Obama.
Ms. Green-Jackson, who works at MCLB Albany, was honored for her Youth Becoming Healthy program, which she started as a tribute to her brother who died because of diabetes.
The Citizens Medal is the second highest civilian honor for service to our nation.
We congratulate her for her program and for the recognition she received from the president.
Another Albanian was on Capitol Hill last week, too.
United Way CEO LaKisha Bryant testified before the House, Ways, and Means committee about the proposed changes to the federal tax break for donations.
We congratulate both women on their outstanding leadership locally but more importantly, we thank them for putting a positive spotlight on Albany and Southwest Georgia.
South Georgia Rescue Experts
Moody Air Force base para-rescue jumpers are being featured on a National Geographic show called “Inside Combat Rescue.”
These airmen jump out of airplanes and helicopters to help rescue Americans from enemy terroritory or from the wilderness.
They treat their wounds if they’re injured, and get them safely back to American bases.
The upcoming series marks the first time the Air Force will allow cameras to follow this elite unit of rescue warriors known as PJ’s.
In Afghanistan as they worked to save critically injured troops and civilians. The “PJ’s” conducted 130 missions, and saved 108 lives.
Known as Guardians, they live by their motto “These things I do so that others may live.”
We salute the brave and skilled men of the Para-rescue Jumpers team, who represent South Georgia so well, and serve our nation so honorably.
Written by Jim Wilcox, general manager of WALB.