1ST MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 6/24/2013
ALMARS Active Number: 023/13

R 241748Z JUN 13   
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 023/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/1ST MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I CONGRATULATE THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF 1ST MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP ON YOUR 66TH ANNIVERSARY.
2.  SINCE ITS ACTIVATION ON 1 JULY 1947, 1ST MLG HAS PROVIDED SUSTAINED COMBAT LOGISTICS SUPPORT TO MARINE FORCES OPERATING AROUND THE WORLD.  OVER THE LAST YEAR, 1ST MLG MARINES AND SAILORS PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE OVERALL EFFORTS TO RESET AND RECONSTITUTE THE FORCE AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE OF CONTINUOUS COMBAT.  AS A KEY ELEMENT OF OUR PARTNERED EFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN, 1ST MLG CONTINUED TO ADHERE TO ITS MOTTO, "VICTORY THROUGH LOGISTICS," SUPPORTING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND REGIONAL COMMAND SOUTHWEST.  YOUR PARTICIPATION IN LARGE SCALE EXERCISES, TO INCLUDE STEEL KNIGHT AND DAWN BLITZ, HELPED REVITALIZE AND STRENGTHEN THE COMBINED ARMS AND AMPHIBIOUS COMPETENCIES OF OUR CORPS.  YOU CAN TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT YOUR HARD WORK AND FLEXIBLE APPROACH TO COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT WERE CRITICAL TO MISSION SUCCESS
3.  AS WE SALUTE YOUR PROUD HISTORY, IT IS FITTING TO PAUSE AND REMEMBER THOSE MARINES AND SAILORS WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.  PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR FELLOW MARINES AND SAILORS APPRECIATE YOUR DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM IN ALL THAT YOU DO. 
4.  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//