VIPs tour MCLB Albany
By Sgt. Phuong Chau
| | February 6, 2003
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY,Ga. -- More than 50 members of the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Center's board of directors visited MCLB Albany Jan. 30.
The Southwest Georgia RDC is a state planning agency that covers a 14-county, 44-city region. Agency personnel help plan zoning ordinances, economic development, human services and transportation.
The directors' visit was primarily educational because the base is a primary employer in the region, said Jack Powell, chairman of the board.
The group also wanted to show support for the base, especially with the current war on terrorism, said Powell. He knows the importance of the base to the Marine Corps and the war on terrorism, and who wanted to get a firsthand look at its operation.
The visitors toured the Maintenance Center and rode in a Light Amphibious Vehicle. They also attended a formal dinner that doubled as an organizational business meeting at the Base Conference Center that evening.
Many of the visitors said they enjoyed their time at the base. Some liked the ride aboard an LAV best, whiled others most enjoyed the tour of the Maintenance Center.
The visitors left MCLB Albany with a more thorough understanding of its importance to the Marine Corps mission and to the nation's defense.