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Aug

2014

Base plans upgrades to its Industrial Waste Treatment Plant

Marti Gatlin, July 31, 2014

Considered a critical component of Marine Depot Maintenance Command/Production Plant Albany’s daily operations, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Industrial Waste Treatment Plant may undergo upgrades, which will save energy, money and time, officials said. The IWTP removes harmful chemicals used by PPA to repair military vehicles and small arms




01

Aug

2014

Reservists in action: Marines hone MOS skills during annual training

Nathan L. Hanks Jr., July 31, 2014

College students, businessmen and police officers took a break from their civilian professions to focus on their skills of being a Marine reservist. Some honed their warehouseman proficiency by sorting through gear returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and learned the Corps’ latest equipment accountability system, while others donned welding helmets




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Aug

2014

Paint seals 2014 championship title

Verda L. Parker, July 31, 2014

In a heated matchup at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Crouch Field, July 23, Paint Shop battled Weapons for the 2014 softball championship title in the final game of the season, winning 5-3. On championship game day, there were three teams left in the running, Paint Shop, Weapons and Hard Chargers. Game One In game one of the double header




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Jul

2014

A slice of ‘Slife’ – the sergeant with a mouth

Cpl. Henry Antenor, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan

Sergeant Levi J. Slife is a talker. He loves to talk while he fixes his truck and motorcycle back home in Littleton, Colorado. His Marine buddies say he ran his mouth during a firefight in Afghanistan while enemy rounds were chipping away at brick walls inches above his head. His Marines  claim he talks like Usain Bolt runs. He talks because it is




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Jul

2014

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducts long-range insert

Courtesy Story, USS MAKIN ISLAND, Pacific Ocean

Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, supported by sailors from Amphibious Squadron 5 and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, conducted a long range insertion of more than 800 nautical miles into Bellows Training Area, Hawaii, July 31, 2014.  Four MV-22B Ospreys, refueled en route by a KC-130J Super Hercules, departed the USS Makin




31

Jul

2014

PRESS RELEASE #14-009 LSE-14

Capt. Staci Reidinger, MARINE CORP BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

United States and Canadian military forces are scheduled to participate in a Large Scale Exercise (LSE-14) from 8-14 August 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.  As a 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (I MEB) led bilateral training exercise, LSE-14 is designed to develop U.S. and Canadian military force crisis




31

Jul

2014

Water technicians keep Camp Dwyer afloat

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan

For service members deployed to the middle of a desert in Helmand province, Afghanistan, water is a valuable commodity. Troops depend on water for hydration, food preparation, showering and keeping vehicles and gear clean. A small team of eight water support technician Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 and Combat Logistics Battalion 7 are




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Jul

2014

Eid al-Fitr ceremony held aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

Sgt. Jessica Ostroska, CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan

Coalition service members and civilian contractors came together during an Eid al-Fitr ceremony held aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 28, 2014. The ceremony marked the end of Ramadan, which is a monthlong holiday that millions of Muslims observe each year by fasting from morning to evening. During the fasting period,




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Jul

2014

Marines, sailors with Charley Company ensure Camp Dwyer’s safety in Helmand province

Cpl. Cody Haas, CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan

Improvised explosive devices and small arms fire from insurgents remain a threat to units patrolling in Helmand province. Marines with Charley Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted an operation near commonly traveled routes near Camp Dwyer and the surrounding area in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 19-20. Insurgents have been




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Jul

2014

Making the NAE a readiness engine

Headquarters Marine Corps, WASHINGTON

This July marks ten years since the establishment of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, a partnership of Navy and Marine Corps aviation leaders working together to advance readiness at an affordable cost. Since 2004, Naval Aviation leaders have been—and still are—collaborating across commands and service branches to target cost drivers and readiness





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