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Marines participate in Great American Cleanup

By Cpl. Denyelle D. Spillane | | April 22, 2003

Approximately 60 Albany Marines participated in the statewide Great American Cleanup Friday.

Since 1996, Georgia has held an annual statewide cleanup.

The Great American Cleanup is a collaborative effort between Keep America Beautiful affiliates, state and local governments, civic organizations and corporate partners.

The Marines loaded a bus at 7 a.m. to begin cleaning. Their designated areas were on the base and it's perimeter.

Gunnery Sgt. James Cully, Headquarters Battalion Gunnery Sergeant, assigned 14 different routes to different teams.

The bus dropped the teams off to their respective areas and the cleaning began.

"This is a great opportunity for the Marines," said Cpl. Lamont Snow, administrative clerk. "We are keeping the base clean while participating in an event with the community."

Since 1999, the cleanup has removed almost five million pounds of garbage from the communities.

The teams finished their respective areas and reported back to Cully. Each Marine was given a shirt for their efforts.