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Apr

2014

Retiree dedicates ceremony to soul mate

Verda L. Parker, April 17, 2014

Dedicated to the memory of her late husband, “best friend and soul mate” Ralph (Randy) Linahan, Marine Corps Logistics Command retiree, Glenda Hanson, said farewell to her staff, to the command and to a 30-year, nine-month civilian career at a ceremony held in her honor. A supervisory information technology specialist, Information Acquisition




18

Apr

2014

DoCo Crusaders get jump on Base team

Verda L. Parker, April 17, 2014

Bouncing basketballs and screeching sneakers were the amplified sounds heard during the spring season’s final play-off game held in Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Thomason Gym, April 10. The DoCo Crusaders and MCLB Albany’s basketball teams faced off in a head-to-head, toggle game for the championship title. From the jump, the unstoppable




18

Apr

2014

SP-MAGTF Africa Marines continue donating to relief society

Sgt. Ed Galo, NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy

Every year between March and April, Marines and sailors participate in an annual fund drive for the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society.  The NMCRS provides financial assistance to service members with the Navy and Marine Corps, their family members, widows and survivors.  According to 1st Lt. Wes Roberts, the adjutant for Special-Purpose Marine




18

Apr

2014

4th ANGLICO works alongside British 16th Air Assault Brigade

Cpl. J. Gage Karwick, WEST FREUGH, Scotland

Marines with 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company took part in exercise Joint Warrior 14, alongside the British 16th Air Assault Brigade, April 1 -10, 2014.  During the exercise, the Marines and their British counterparts traded military concepts and training techniques to better increase interoperability between the two nations.  “This is the




18

Apr

2014

U.S., Estonian service members meet with Latvian high school students

Lance Cpl. Scott Whiting, CAMP ADAZI, Latvia

United States Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14, are currently in Latvia training with the local army for exercise Summer Shield along with Estonian and Lithuanian service members, but they were able to make a special trip to a small school in the rural Latvian countryside




17

Apr

2014

Service members care for Alaska natives

Sgt. Frans E. Labranche, KODIAK, Alaska

In the 1992 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton challenged Americans with his “Rebuild America” initiative. As president, he tasked the Department of Defense to search for innovative programs, which would serve American communities in need and provide realistic military training benefits. The Innovative Readiness Program does just that.  For many




17

Apr

2014

Competition heats up at Boiling Points cooking challenge

Cpl. Brianna Christensen, DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS, Calif.

Chefs from the Marine Corps Installations West region took first place against three other services in the Boiling Points cooking competition held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 16.  The teams’ dish, which consisted of an appetizer of fried eggplant and seared scallop caprese, and an entrée of seared duck, sweet potatoes and a fruit medley with a




17

Apr

2014

June industry briefing postponed; new date to be determined

MCSC Corporate Communications, April 17, 2014

By MCSC Corporate Communications  The Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry originally scheduled for June has been postponed. A new date has not yet been set, but the event will likely not take place in 2014, according to Marine Corps Systems Command officials. More information will be provided when available via the MCSC website and Facebook




17

Apr

2014

Leaving Nimroz, Combat Logistics Battalion 7 returns Marines, sailors, equipment to Camp Leatherneck

Sgt. Frances Johnson, FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM II, Afghanistan

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were instrumental in returning more than 302,000 pounds of equipment and supplies as well as the last of the Marines and sailors of Security Force Assistance Advisor Team 4-215 back to Camp Leatherneck from Forward Operating Base Delaram II in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, April 7 and 8.  Combat




17

Apr

2014

Las Vegas native gets his chance to fight war on terrorism

Cpl. Joseph Scanlan, FORWARD OPERATING BASE SABIT QADAM, Afghanistan

Earned by few, envied by many, the title Marine appeals to individuals in several different ways. The prestige of the Marine Corps especially appealed to one individual when he enlisted at the age of 17.  “There are a lot of people who have given their lives for this country,” said Lance Cpl. Kyler Nielson, a rifleman and mine sweeper with Charley





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