April 26, 2017 --
Naval Branch Health Clinic-Albany Sailors and civilian personnel took to the stage to commemorate African-American heritage in a celebration at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, recently.
The event, commenced with a feast of traditional African-American culinary dishes at the clinic, followed by a lineup of speakers and performers in a program at the installation’s Base Theater.
Lt. Chase Seubert, dentist, Dental Clinic, aboard MCLB Albany, who served as emcee for the celebration, extended greetings, words of welcome and introduced performers to the audience.
Shenika Clyde, accompanied on keyboard by Suporah Murray, kicked off the program with a vocal solo and musical performance, which brought a roaring round of applause and cheers from attendees.
Other participants, who entertained the crowd, were: Dr. Linda Walden, VA Clinic; Petty Officer 2nd Class Chloee Cuevas; Petty Officer 2nd Class Pete Otchere and Petty Officer 1st Class Rickey Cuevas.
The clinic’s officer-in-charge, Lt. Cmdr. Jeremey Pyles, in his closing remarks, congratulated program participants on their “talented performances.”
The commemoration ended with a private showing of the movie, “Hidden Figures,” which is based on a true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, African-American women working at NASA.
The trio was credited as “the brains” behind the successful launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
To view more photos from the event, visit MCLB Albany’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Marine-Corps-Logistics-Base-Albany-512695405469372/.