Mon., September 3, 2012 10:00am (EDT)

Evacuated Troops Leave Albany Base
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ALBANY, Ga.  —  
Nearly 4,000 troops started leaving a Marine Corps Logistics base in Albany on Saturday to return to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. The troops had been moved north as Hurricane Isaac threatened the Gulf Coast. (Photo Courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps.)
Nearly 4,000 troops started leaving a Marine Corps Logistics base in Albany on Saturday to return to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla. The troops had been moved north as Hurricane Isaac threatened the Gulf Coast. (Photo Courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps.)
Thousands of troops who were evacuated to Georgia because of Hurricane Isaac are returning to their normal posts.

Nearly 4,000 troops started leaving a Marine Corps Logistics base in Albany on Saturday to return to the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

Those troops had been evacuated northward as Hurricane Isaac approached the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico.

Marine Col. Jim Sherrill said Pensacola was spared major damage. While the base received high winds and rains, the damage was light compared to other parts of the Gulf.