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Apr

2013

Marines recognized for volunteer efforts

Cpl. Matthew Manning, Ishikawa, Okinawa, Japan

When stationed abroad, it is important to be a contributing member of the local community. Volunteering can help service members open doors to new friendships during their time overseas and bring about strong, lasting friendships. Due to their volunteer efforts and involvement with the Reimei No Sato Handicap Facility, Marines and sailors of 3rd




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Apr

2013

Range Management patrolmen maintain forward posture 24/7/360

Mike DiCicco, MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO

With 51,000 acres of forests, ranges, roads, trails and facilities to patrol on the west side of Marine Corps Base Quantico, the eight patrolmen with the base’s Range Management Branch have a big backyard to manage. Some of their work is visible to the Marines and many other units that train on the base’s ranges, but a lot of it is not.  “We




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Apr

2013

The 26th MEU celebrates 46 years

Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels, USS KEARSARGE, at Sea

Marines and sailors assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, as well as sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), gathered to commemorate the 26th MEU’s 46th birthday on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge, at sea, April 24, 2013.  “It is absolutely appropriate that we are out here, afloat, embarked on this LHD,




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Apr

2013

Logistics manager earns Bronze Star Medal

Brandon L. Saunders, 04/24/2013

Marine Corps Logistics Command  After a recent deployment to Afghanistan, a Marine Corps Logistics Command employee found himself being rewarded for performing in a manner significantly above that normally expected in a combat environment.  Donald V. Roberts, a logistics manager, Weapon Systems Management Center, MCLC, is also a chief master




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Apr

2013

Security officials enforce base access policy

Public Safety Division, 04/24/2013

Editor’s note: Article provided by Public Safety Division. The article also applies to retired military members who currently work aboard this installation.  All employees aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany must produce the standard Department of Defense common access card or contractor badge at the entry gates before accessing the




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Apr

2013

Employee wins logo competition

Joycelyn Biggs, 04/24/2013

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Command Inspector General, Donnie Baggs, recently won a logo competition sponsored by the 2013 Region IV Volunteer Protection Program Participants’ Chapter Association Conference. This is Baggs’ second time winning the competition. His first win was in 2011.  The Region IV VPPPA, which covers eight different




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Apr

2013

Base officials host Unity/Multicultural Day

Erin Walkey, 04/24/2013

Marine Corps Logistics Command and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany officials, in a collaborative effort, hosted the 2013 Unity/Multicultural Day, at Boyett Park, April 18.  Themed “Embracing Our Uniqueness,” the event was open to all military and civilian personnel with base access as well as family members.  Unity/Multicultural Day featured




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Apr

2013

Volunteers important to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Lance Cpl. Cayce Nevers, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Six years ago, Philomena T. Pridgen was asked to go to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society with a friend who volunteered with the society. She willingly accepted and from that day forward has volunteered her time. “I continued to volunteer because I found that there really was a sense of family here,” said the Chesapeake, Va., native. “It is a




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Apr

2013

‘Death from Below’ practices primary mission

Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion conducted a live-fire exercise with the PL-87 Stinger missile system at Onslow Beach April 16-17. More than 70 Marines spent the two days firing 60 Stinger Missiles and 5,000 rounds of both 7.62 mm and .50-caliber machineguns at remote controlled drones provided by a contracted company. “This is a




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Apr

2013

Fly By: PFC. JOSH N. VILLALOBOS

Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C.

Job Title: Powerline Mechanic Unit: Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 Age: 19 Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio Date Joined: April 23, 2012 Pfc. Josh N. Villalobos spends mornings working hard preparing a behemoth of an aircraft for its daily duties. Villalobos is a KC-130J Hercules powerline mechanic with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport