Base Commanding Officer's Safety Message ahead of Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2019 will be set aside as a day of remembrance for those who have died in our Nation's service. Formerly known as Decoration Day, communities in America fly their national colors at half-mast and commemorate their heroes in ceremonies across the nation. I encourage you to find an opportunity to take part in one of these ceremonies.
This long holiday also marks the start of the 101 Critical Days of Summer; Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany personnel will have the opportunity to travel outside the area, dust off their grills and gather with family and friends in the warmer weather. However, we must plan our activities with safety precautions. We need to be proactive and avoid off-duty accidents during this Memorial Day.
I expect leaders at all levels to conduct thorough pre-holiday safety briefings with their personnel prior to the holiday weekend. Our achievable goal is no accidents, no serious injuries or incidents, no acts of misconduct and no loss of life during the holiday period. Everyone should be trained in the benefits of risk management, be sure to consider the risks you may take. Ultimately, please encourage your Marines to pause on Monday and reflect on those who, in giving their all, have given us so much.
Your hard work and support to the Marine Corps mission, our Marines, civilians and their family is appreciated. Have a great Memorial Day, enjoy the time with family and friends, be safe and stay Semper Fidelis.
Buddy Fishing Tournament
The annual Buddy Fishing Tournament will be held at Covella Pond on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. and run to 10 a.m. and is open to children under the age of 16. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. or in advance at the Environmental Branch office building 5501 during normal work hours. Trophies will be awarded to children catching the biggest fish by age group and gender. Parents or guardians should bring fishing gear and bait suited to catching channel catfish. The event will be open to the public. Adults may fish after 10 a.m. and the pond will remain open for fishing until December. For more information, please call 229-639-9946.
M.C.C.S. University Summer Camp (Registration Deadline Extended)
M.C.C.S. University Summer Camp is open to Teens of authorized patrons ages 12-17 and runs from June 3 - 27 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Activities include: swimming, team sports, movies, bowling and more. Fee per child is $210, applications are available at Lifelong Learning Center, Thomason Gym, MCCS Main Office, or online here. Submit fee and completed application to MCCS Main office by April 29. Late registration fee is $225 and ends on May 17. Contact 229-639-5246 for more information.
MCLB Albany Prescribed Burning
Natural Resources will begin conducting prescribed burns across the installation beginning in February and running through July. Approximately 1,200 acres will be burned on MCLB Albany over the course of the next six months with the bulk of burning taking place between February and April. During this time expect to see fire activity and smoke, particularly during dry, sunny conditions. Motorists should slow down when driving through controlled burn areas, especially if heavy smoke is present. Natural Resources conducts burning under weather conditions that minimize the impacts to those who work and live aboard the installation, however, residual smoke is unavoidable. Please note that MCLB Albany's neighbors also conduct prescribed burns and generate smoke which may be present aboard the installation. Individuals with breathing conditions such as asthma should avoid exposure to smoke. Prescribed burning is an integral part of managing southern pine forests and maintaining healthy ecosystems. Without periodic controlled burning, forest health and wildlife habitat are negatively impacted and the accumulation of forestry debris could contribute to damaging wildfires.
All Thursday movie showings will feature $3 Thursdays (adult tickets). Small popcorn and large drink combo is also $3. Child tickets are $1.50. This promotion is open to anyone with base access. For more information, please contact 229-639-5227.
Bowling Center hours
The Bowling Center located inside of Town & Country Restaurant will be open on Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m. $4 per Game per person or $20 per Lane per hour, Includes shoe rental. Pin City Bar & Grill’s hours will be 12 to 5 p.m. as well. This service is open to anyone with base access. For more information, please contact 229-639-5227.