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Aug

2014

More upgrades coming to Quantico 50M pool next season

Ameesha Felton, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.,

More improvements are on the horizon at the Quantico 50M Pool. The pool will close for the season Sept. 2. However, Lindsay Leach, aquatics director, said they’re already working on new items and renovations that will improve user experience next summer.   The Olympic-sized pool will be outfitted with new ladders, lounge chairs and children’s




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Aug

2014

475 compete in 2nd annual Quantico Tri

Sgt. Rebekka S. Heite, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.,

Approximately 475 athletes signed up to compete in the 2nd annual Quantico Tri, the Marine Corps Marathon Event Series triathlon, on Aug. 24 on Marine Corps Base Quantico. The results for 388 competitors are available on www.marinemarathon.com.  Luis Morales, a wounded warrior featured in last week’s paper, finished in 187th place with an overall




28

Aug

2014

Marine Shooting Team heads to England for international competition

John Hollis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.,

The weapons they use will be somewhat different, but members of the U.S. Marine Corps Shooting Team say the principles will remain constant when the head to England next month to compete in the Royal Marines Operational Shooting Competition.  “That’s why we train,” said Sgt. Thomas Cruz, U.S. Marine Corps Shooting Team, Weapons Training Battalion.




28

Aug

2014

Creative, strategic thinking key to effectively leading in warfighting arena

Ameesha Felton, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.,

Although Marine Corps commanders have a wealth of experience, the challenge many face is taking their accumulated knowledge and adapting it on a strategic level. That’s because of a gap in Professional Military Education between Top Level School, which most take as lieutenant colonels, and the Capstone, which is a general officers course.   To help




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Aug

2014

Montford Point Marine earns Congressional Gold Medal

Joycelyn Biggs, August 28, 2014

A Montford Point Marine was honored posthumously when his widow received the Congressional Gold Medal Friday at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.  Pfc. James Windom, one of the original Montford Point Marines, served as an infantry rifleman during World War II in the Marine Corps. His military career began




28

Aug

2014

Corps values: Preparing for promotion boards

Verda L. Parker, August 28, 2014

Many things factor into preparing for a promotion board, whether studying Marine Corps history, brushing up on current events or just scrolling through an individually-generated checklist. No matter one’s current rank in the Corps, at the end of the day, a “squared-away” Marine is in pursuit of getting selected for that next grade. Some of the




28

Aug

2014

Quantico’s Marine Corps War Memorial undergoes restoration

Ameecha Felton, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.,

The Marine Corps War Memorial just outside the main gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico is undergoing a six- to eight-week restoration project to repair damage caused by vandalism in previous years and weathering. A construction fence was put up Aug. 18, and work will begin soon.   The stone statue of Marines raising the American flag at Iwo Jima




28

Aug

2014

Base sets sights on VPP star status

Joycelyn Biggs, August 28, 2014

Striving for safety excellence, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is on a mission to become a Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Programs Star Site.  Merrill Dickinson, installation safety manager, Risk Management, MCLB Albany, stressed being a star site is a rigorous but worthwhile undertaking. Currently, Marine Corps Logistics Base




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Aug

2014

Civilians honored for often-unheralded efforts

John Hollis, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.

They are often hailed as the glue that keeps things running smoothly at Marine Corps Base Quantico, so it was appropriate that base civilians were given their proper due with the Civilian Appreciation Day picnic on Aug. 21.  Roughly 700 employees from all over the base gathered at Barnett Field to share an afternoon of food, dancing and




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Aug

2014

20-year anniversary: Albany remembers flood tragedy

Sgt. Candice Clark, August 28, 2014

July marked the 20th Remembrance of the 1994 Flood that submerged Albany, Georgia, and local residents remember and describe the tragedy like it occurred yesterday. Members of the Public Affairs Office, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, recently toured the Flood of Memories exhibit at Thronateeska Heritage Center in Albany, Georgia. The exhibit





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