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Aug

2014

SMMC picnic brings veteran sergeants majors to Quantico

John Hollis, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Quantico Marines welcomed back some of their own during Saturday’s 35th Annual Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Picnic at Weapons Range 3.




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Aug

2014

MCU Town Hall address parking progress

John Hollis, Marine Corps Base Quantico

An update on a much-needed parking deck was the first order of business for Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley, president of Marine Corps University, during an Aug. 13 Town Hall meeting at Breckinridge Auditorium.




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Aug

2014

Alcohol, drug screenings to be simultaneous, more frequent

Ameesha Felton, Marine Corps Base Quantico

Marines will undergo drug and alcohol testing at the same time and with greater frequency, following a policy change, outlined in Marine Administrative Message 364/14. Previously the Alcohol Screening Program required commanders to test 100 percent of the command population twice a year.




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Aug

2014

High visibility construction projects eye completion

John Hollis, Marine Corps Base Quantico

As the calendar draws closer to the start of its fourth quarter, two of the most prominent construction projects aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico are on schedule for completion.




22

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.




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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




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Aug

2014

273 wraps up training aboard Ft. Stewart

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort conducted field exercise 2-14 aboard Ft. Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., July 30 through August 8. Also participating in the exercise were Marines from Combat Logistics Company 23 and Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The tasks




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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





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