FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(ATHENS, Ga.) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm will enter the 2020 NFL Draft, the junior announced on Wednesday.Fromm posted his decision on Twitter, saying it is time for him to “take on the next challenge in my life and pursue my lifelong dream of playing in the NFL.”After taking over the starting job for the Bulldogs during his freshman season, Fromm led Georgia to their first SEC championship in 12 years. The team reached the College Football Playoff National Championship, where they lost to Alabama. Fromm and the Bulldogs won the SEC’s Eastern Division title each of the next two years as well, with the team going 35-6 along the way. Fromm also tallied a 13-5 record against opponents ranked in the AP top-25.ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Fromm as the fifth-best quarterback in this year’s draft — behind LSU’s Joe Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oregon’s Justin Herbert, and Washington’s Jacob Eason. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 8, 2020 /Sports News – National Georgia QB Jake Fromm entering 2020 NFL Draft Beau Lund Written by
Coalition embedded partnering teams in Helmand province continue to mentor and train Afghan National Army soldiers to operate independently. A logistics partnering team at Camp Leatherneck was recently tasked with training, advising and mentoring the 5th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps – a national army logistics battalion – on the functions of tactical logistics support, while preparing the Afghan soldiers for unilateral operations, according to Marine Capt. Victor Kamantauskas, a partnering team member. “We have definitely seen a paradigm shift in the [Afghan National Army] where they are more willing to take on their own tasks,” said Kamantauskas. “They are building their confidence and ability to conduct independent operations day by day.” The Kandak soldiers are responsible for providing logistics support to three national army infantry battalions throughout Helmand province. The embedded partnering team conducts daily mentoring sessions spanning a wide-range of logistics and military topics. They also go on partnered combat logistic patrols to provide the soldiers the skills to become a self-sufficient logistics battalion. “We’re taking a ‘back-seat’ approach right now, letting the [Afghan National Army] lead, but eventually we’ll wean off of that,” said Marine Capt. Redmond B. Gautier IV, embedded partnering team executive officer. “That’s not to say our replacing unit won’t have a job, there’s still work to be done. The [Afghan National Army is] definitely taking the lead – more than we expected – and that’s a positive thing.” Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Amanullah Kohbandi, the Kandak’s commanding officer, believes the joint efforts of Afghan and coalition forces will help make a better country for his people. “I’m thankful the Marines are here to help,” said Kohbandi, speaking through an interpreter. “[As a logistics battalion] we’re the heart of the brigade. If the heart stops pumping, the blood stops flowing.” A passion for success is apparent in Kohbandi’s parting words: “As long as there is one drop of blood left in my veins … I will continue to stand and defend my country.” By Dialogo November 29, 2010
ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Grippen Park boat launch will be closed for nearly a month to allow for construction. The Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services says the boat launch will be closed from July 20 to mid-August. The Dorchester Park boat launch will remain open. For more info on boat launches, click here.