New stamps celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon landing

WASHINGTON — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, the U.S. Postal Service is pleased to reveal two stamp designs commemorating that historic milestone.

Additional details are coming about the date, time and location for the first-day-of issue ceremony.

One stamp features a photograph of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in his spacesuit on the surface of the moon. The image was taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong. The other stamp, a photograph of the moon taken in 2010 by Gregory H. Revera of Huntsville, AL, shows the landing site of the lunar module in the Sea of Tranquility. The site is indicated on the stamp by a dot. The selvage includes an image of the lunar module.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp art.

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Defendant Charged With Assaulting A South Georgia Postal Worker Has Initial Hearing In Federal Court

ALBANY, GA – A man charged in the assault of a federal postal employee Wednesday had an initial appearance today, announced Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Traveyon Devante Wilcox, of Donalsonville, GA, had his initial appearance before The Honorable Thomas Q. Langstaff, U.S. Magistrate Judge. Mr. Wilcox is facing one count of Assault on a Federal Employee, a charge that carries up to 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Mr. Wilcox is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt. A bond hearing before Judge Langstaff is expected within three business days.

According to the facts presented to the Court, Mr. Wilcox is accused of assaulting a postal worker on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. while the postal worker was on the job in Donalsonville (Seminole County), delivering mail in an official capacity. The defendant is accused of entering the postal vehicle during the assault.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Donalsonville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Leah E. McEwen is prosecuting the case for the United States. Questions can be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603 or Melissa Hodges, Public Affairs Director (Contractor), United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 765-2362.