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Sep

2014

‘Day’ to remember: Civil servant retires after nearly four decades of service to country

Marti Gatlin, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

After nearly four decades of military and civil service that spanned at least 10 of the United States’ conflicts and wars, Fred Day ended a calling on Aug. 28 that was mainly spent preparing the warfighter for conflict.Marines, civilian-Marines, family members and contractors bid farewell to the project officer, Global Combat Support Systems Marine




04

Sep

2014

Thirty-one year journey ends in retirement

Verda L. Parker, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

In a retirement ceremony held in her honor, Margaret Henry, a management and program analyst with the Supply Chain Management Center, Marine Corps Logistics Command, closed one chapter of her life to pursue another.Family, friends and colleagues gathered at Blackbeard’s Restaurant in Albany, Georgia, recently, to pay tribute to the civilian-Marine,




04

Sep

2014

Missfits attend Military World’s Softball Tournament

Sgt. Candice Clark, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

The Missfits, a men’s softball team combined of active-duty and retired Marines and one Department of Defense civilian, participated in the Military World’s Softball Tournament held in Panama City, Florida, Aug. 14-18.The Missfits have been competing for three years in the tournament, which is part of the United States Specialty Sports Association




04

Sep

2014

‘The Walking Dead’ roll up their colors

Lance Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

First Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, earned the nickname “The Walking Dead” in Vietnam for the high number of casualties it sustained in some of the toughest fighting of the war. More than 50 years later, the time of the “The Walking Dead” ended during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aug. 29,




04

Sep

2014

Corps begins pilot for resident-like Career Course

Ameesha Felton | Marine Corps Base Quantico, Training and Education Command

Staff sergeants now have an opportunity to participate in a resident-like Professional Military Education with the new Career Course Seminar, developed by the College of Distance Education and Training at Marine Corps University.Previously, the multimedia distance learning version of the course was the only option available for staff sergeants who




03

Sep

2014

Mr. Olympia visits Combat Center

Cpl. Kathryn Seiler, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

Four time Mr. Olympia winner, Jay Cutler visited Marines Aug. 27 in the Main Exchange at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms to show his appreciation for military service members. Marines, civilians and international military members stood in line for a chance to meet a world-renowned bodybuilder who has inspired them for more




03

Sep

2014

Combat Center returns to Grid Iron

Cpl. Kathryn Seiler, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

Felix Field is now a place for all Combat Center patrons to enjoy Americas favorite fall sport: football. Semper Fit has started up its intramural tackle football league after a two-year hiatus due to field construction. After more than two years of field construction, four teams comprised of personnel from different units competed in a preseason




03

Sep

2014

What I've Learned: Jade Lopez

Cpl. Alejandro Bedoya, G-5 Community Plans and Liaison / Public Affairs

·         Two of my biggest hobbies are hunting and playing soccer. I grew up with both of them and I still try and do both as much as possible.·         Soccer was always around because of friends and family but I didn’t really fall in love with it until high school. My highschool coach taught me everything that I know. He taught me everything




03

Sep

2014

Final Flight of Huey for 'Red Dogs'

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

After more than 40 years of service, the Marine Corps retired the aging UH-1N Huey helicopter during a “sundown ceremony” Aug. 28, 2014, aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans.The UH-1N Huey is a twin engine, utility helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopters in 1969.  Bell began the delivery of 205 UH-1N helicopters, to the Navy




02

Sep

2014

Malavet takes command of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Lance Cpl. Carson Gramley, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade welcomed aboard their new commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet, during a change of command ceremony August 29, 2014.The mission of 1st MEB is to composite and deploy as a Marine Air Ground Task Force in support of combatant commander requirements for contingency response and





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