An important message to Emblem readers:
After careful consideration, deliberation and weighing the
options within our current informational environment, I plan to discontinue the
hard copy, print version of the base newspaper, The Emblem, with the turn of
the New Year, 2015.
Print newspapers are declining as a communication tool at
military installations nationwide. Among 28 U.S. Marine Corps commands, only 12
still print hard copy newspapers. Shrinking budgets and saving time are often
cited as contributing reasons for this occurrence. We are in the Information
Age and the utilization of the Web and social media mediums are becoming the
primary, and perhaps the better, venue for communicating to internal and
I feel this decision will keep Marine Corps Logistics Base
Albany effective, current and with the times by taking full advantage of the
communication tools, i.e. social media, available. The last Emblem newspaper
will be published on Dec. 18, 2014.
I ask that our audience continue to follow the overall
mission, events and activities aboard the installation, to include those of our
tenant commands, on our web-based communication resources:
www.albany.marines.mil, our Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Facebook page,
twitter, and Flickr sites.
Additionally, we will look to continue expanding in the
future with YouTube as well as other web-based communication tools.
Thank you in advance for your continued support,
understanding and all that you do to make MCLB Albany and the surrounding
community a wonderful place to serve and call home!
Col. Don Davis
Commanding Officer, MCLB Albany