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Aug

2014

No monkey business, Cranky Monkey is hard work

David M. White, Marine Corps Base Quantico

The sun was barely up on the unseasonably cool morning Sunday as around 200 bicyclists from the base and the community gathered at Russell Elementary School aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico for the 2014 Cranky Monkey, a mountain biking race that covered 8.5 strenuous miles, looping up, down and around the hilly mainside campus.




22

Aug

2014

Remember safety during physical training

John Hollis, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Marines are encouraged to maintain their fitness through physical training while at Marine Corps Base Quantico, but need to make sure they do so safely. 




22

Aug

2014

1st MLG CG promoted to major general

Sgt. Sarah Fiocco, 8/21/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - The 1st Marine Logistics Group's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, pinned on another star as he was promoted to the rank of major general aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014. The promoting officer, Lt. Gen. David H. Berger, commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force, said Coglianese's




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Aug

2014

DoD makes changes to TA

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Military-wide changes to the military’s Tuition Assistance program will require troops to pay back funds if they perform poorly in class beginning Aug. 28. Service members taking undergraduate courses will have to achieve a grade of C or higher, and those taking graduate-level classes must obtain a grade of B or higher, or else they will be subject




22

Aug

2014

Base executive officer ends 20-year Marine Corps career

Verda L. Parker, August 21, 2014

A Marine Corps career, which began at 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 20 years ago, ended here Friday, in a ceremony held in his honor, at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. The milestone, which marked the retirement of MCLB Albany’s executive officer, Lt. Col. Daniel L. Bates,




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Aug

2014

Back to school: Clinic offers school physicals, immunizations

Lt. Cmdr. Donald Mitchell, August 21, 2014

The Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is offering school physicals and immunizations including a special clinic Saturday from 8-11 a.m., by appointment only.  Georgia law requires health exams and immunizations documentation for all K-12 students.   A school entry health exam, Form DH 3300, is required for all




22

Aug

2014

Hurricane season peaks, guard against complacency

Steven Dancer, August 21, 2014

Thoughts or concerns of a hurricane or tropical storm affecting Albany, Georgia, are quickly disregarded, often times due to the geographic location. However, awareness and preparation, specifically in inland locations, are just as important as if located on a coast.  The Southwest Georgia region, to include Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany and




22

Aug

2014

Basic emergency supply kit

www.ready.gov/kit, August 21, 2014

Editor’s note: The following information is provided by www.ready.gov/kit. A basic emergency supply kit is a collection of items a family may need in the event of an emergency. Recommended items may include but are not limited to:  * Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA  * Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both *




22

Aug

2014

Summer Reading Club rewards young readers

Verda L. Parker, August 21, 2014

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s youngest scholars and their parents filled the Town and Country Restaurant’s Grand Ballroom, Aug. 16, for the installation’s 2014 Summer Reading Club Award Ceremony. The annual event, which is a Marine Corps Community Services’ Lifelong Learning Center summer reading activity for the installation’s youth,




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Aug

2014

CPLO makes impact on community

Sgt. Candice Clark, August 21, 2014

Marines and civilian-Marines serving around Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany may take pride and passion in volunteering to better the surrounding community.   Pamela Jackson is one of the civilian-Marines who actively volunteers. Her current position as the community plans and liaison officer gives her the privilege of being the center of





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