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Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. More >>
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Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night. Sgt. Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department says the single-vehicle crashMore >>
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As new teachers in the Butler County school system introduced themselves to the community Thursday night, the school board also introduced and approved its new strategic plan- its five year plan for improvement.More >>
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FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -
The Old Guard performed at a graduation ceremony on Fort Benning on Friday, Feb. 7.
The Old Guard is one of the oldest premiere units of the U.S. Army, dating back to 1784. It was designated as a ceremonial unit in the 20th century.
Today, they performed at the graduation ceremony of the F Company of the 198th Infantry Brigade.
The drills are performed without vocal cadence, command or musical cues. The team's intricate maneuvers are the result of discipline, training and constant practice.
"We do this up to 4 times a week, it just depends on the season and the number of requests that we receive," said Capt. Leonidas Marin, drill team commander.
The drill team is considered a specialty platoon within the old guard.
They conduct memorial affairs to honor our fallen soldiers as well as perform at NFL and other major professional teams, as well as J ROTC competitions and basic training graduations.