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Jul

2014

2nd Marine Logistics Group welcomes new commander

Lance Cpl. Sullivan Laramie, CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

Brigadier Gen. Charles G. Chiarotti assumed command of 2nd Marine Logistics Group from Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta during a change of command ceremony.  “2nd MLG is what allows II Marine Expeditionary Force to do anything, anywhere,” said Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, commanding general of II MEF. “They have done an incredible job of making sure we can




17

Jul

2014

Off-base road project causes temporary detour

Verda L. Parker, July 17, 2014

For the past several weeks, personnel, residents and visitors accessing Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany from the west end of Fleming Road have witnessed the road signs, roadwork and machinery in the one-block area between Mock Road and west of Short Street. Up to this point, traffic has not been drastically impeded during this process; however,




17

Jul

2014

Local leaders honor top Marines, sailors

Pamela Jackson, July 17, 2014

More than 30 Marines and sailors gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Albany, Georgia, July 10, for the annual Military Appreciation Rise and Shine Breakfast.   Hosted by the Military Affairs Committee of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, this event is designed to give the community an opportunity to show appreciation for Marine Corps




17

Jul

2014

NJROTC cadets experience Marine life

Joycelyn Biggs, July 17, 2014

Coffee County High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets ages 14 to 18, converged on Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany July 9-11 for their annual basic leadership training.  The 26 cadets gained basic leadership training, learned teamwork, practiced drill training and experienced living on a military installation, according to




17

Jul

2014

Base sets deer hunting requirements

Nathan L. Hanks Jr., July 17, 2014

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s fall dear season begins Sept. 13 but before getting into a tree stand, all hunters must attend the 2014-2015 hunting season brief and pass the base hunter’s qualification course. Separate sessions have been set aside for returning hunters and those new to the base, according to Julie Robbins, natural resource




17

Jul

2014

Phrogs take flight, depart Quantico forever

Sgt. Melissa Karnath, MARINE CORPS AIR FACILITY QUANTICO, Virginia

Four CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters of Marine Helicopter Squadron One took to the air for the final time from Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico July 16, 2014.  The dual-propeller aircraft were flown to Florida where they will be transferred to the State Department.  “The 46 is one of those aircrafts that’s probably the most stable platform that you




17

Jul

2014

Department of Defense, Department of Justice improve sexual assault response advocate training

Department of Defense news, WASHINGTON

The Defense Department teamed up with the Justice Department to produce an advanced training program for advocates who provide support to military victims of sexual assault, senior Department of Defense and Justice Department officials said.  DoD collaborated with the Justice Department's Office for Victims of Crime to develop a curriculum that




17

Jul

2014

Walt Sides; Retired Marine larger than life, louder than thunder

Lance Cpl. Eric Keenan, FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Maryland

For the last 27 years, the streets of D.C. have erupted with the roar of countless engines as the city is flooded with motorcyclists on Memorial Day weekend. The hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists travel from across the country to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder run. Walt Sides, a retired Marine first sergeant with 21 years in the




17

Jul

2014

Midshipmen ascend to new heights at Mountain Warfare Training Center

Navy Lt. Matthew Comer, MARINE CORPS MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER BRIDGEPORT, Calif.,--

Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps  Marine-option and U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen began summer training at the U. S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, July 12.            The 155 NROTC Midshipmen from 62 colleges and universities and 23 Naval Academy midshipmen were scheduled to train for 10 days in the Sierra Nevada Mountain




16

Jul

2014

Warrior Wednesday: Marine from Charleston, South Carolina

Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos, MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.

Corporal Ashton Tyler has always believed that music has the power to lift anyone’s spirit through any hardships.  Tyler, a warehouse clerk for the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, uses music to not only encourage herself to be the best Marine she can be, but to inspire those around her.  In this interview the 22 year old from Charleston, South





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