Military Notes


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Crane at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany up for online auction

Rough terrain, 90 ton crane formerly used for construction to be auctioned off this week

Through, the Department of Defense will be auctioning off the crane, used exclusively by MCLB-Albany for on and off base construction projects. It is no longer needed by the military but considered far from unusable in the private sector.

Blakely native promoted to colonel

Col. Shawn A. Harris was promoted to his present rank with the Michigan Army National Guard in September.

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COL. DONALD J. DAVIS: Motivation and inspiration through service is two-way street

GUEST COMMENTARY: I came to teach and was taught; I came to show and was shown

MCLB Albany volunteers were there to lead Boys Scouts aboard the base for their camporee. The vigor and a can-do attitude displayed was contagious. Marines were there to teach them about Marine Corps Leadership Traits and Principles, while the Scouts were there to show theirs. Life really is a two-way street where service to others practiced by all is always returned in kind.

Government contract dispute idles 127 contractors at Marine Corps Logistics Command

Prime Tech International employees sent home while contract dispute is resolved

Under Federal Acquisition Law, when an awarded contract is disputed a stay, or work stoppage, has to be placed on the contract work until the matter is resolved by the Government Accountability Office.

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Albany Marines begin their 2014 Toy for Tots campaign

The familiar white collection boxes will soon begin popping up around Albany

Marines, Salvation Army begin 2014 Toys for Tots campaign. The 2013 effort collected nearly 15,000 donated toys and brought a happier Christmas to 3,400 Southwest Georgia children.

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Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month | VIDEO

Albany Marine base kicking off month long domestic violence awareness campaign

The MCLB Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation and Motorcycle Ride was held Tuesday. The riders started their ride from the parking lot adjacent to the installation’s main gate and went onto Fleming Road and Mock Road before arriving at the base chapel for a program meant to begin a month of educational activities at MCLB-Albany to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Ribbon cut at Veterans Affairs clinic on Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany | VIDEO

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic formally introduced

The almost 6,000 veterans in the region now have on-base access to care from VA providers. This takes place alongside the existing care from Navy providers to the approximately 1,300 active duty military and their families, and 2,800 civilians at the installation.

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Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany hosts POW/MIA recognition breakfast | VIDEO

Annual recognition breakfast held to acknowledge former prisoners of war and those missing in action

As of Sept. 9, the Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office had a total of 83,189 personnel listed as unaccounted for from World War II onward. More than 73,000 were from World War II, 7,880 were from the Koren War, 126 were from the Cold War, 1,641 were from the Vietnam War and six were from Iraq and other conflicts.

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MCLB-Albany commemorates 9/11 terrorist attacks on America | VIDEO

MCLB-Albany Commanding Officer Col. Don Davis urged the crowd to remember the fallen of that day and the ones who have fallen since, so their deaths will not have been in vain.

MCLB-Albany holds ceremony commemorating the 9/11 terrorists attacks

Labor Department to help fill jobs for MCLB-Albany contractor

Recruitment event set Saturday at Career Center

The company is recruiting electronic maintenance technicians, heavy mobile equipment mechanics, and auto painters.

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Flags at Albany Mall honor Georgia's fallen

American Legion presents Albany 9/11 ceremony

An Albany veterans’ group presents a special ceremony to honor Georgia’s fallen warriors.

Drivers needed for Albany VA clinic patients

Volunteers south to assist local veterans

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is looking for volunteer drivers to assist veterans in the Albany area with getting to their appointments at the Albany VA clinic.

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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in Ashburn | VIDEO

The final day of the exhibit in Ashburn is today

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is a replica of the monument in Washington, D.C. It has been on exhibit in Ashburn since Thursday, with a final day today before it is taken to its next stop.

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PDA approves biomass plant at Albany Procter & Gamble campus

MCLB-Albany hopes to join partnership on green energy initiative

The Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority approves a resolution needed to bring a $230 million biomass plant to Procter & Gamble’s Albany campus.

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Albany native promoted to lieutenant colonel in United States Army Reserve

Felix Childs received new rank earlier this year

The lieutenant colonel was promoted to his current rank in the 98th Training Division of the Army Reserve. In this capacity, he serves as the deputy chief of staff, chief information officer stationed at Fort Benning in Columbus.