MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. --
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., launched a new website Friday that gives the local community a look inside at the many things that happen here aboard the installation.
“The purpose of the new Internet site is to provide the outside public with information about our base,” said Col. Terry V. Williams, commanding officer, MCLB Albany. “As an integral part of the local area, we want people around us to know what we are all about. This will help us tell our story to the community which supports us so well.”
One of the biggest changes the public will notice is the format of the new website. Included on the home page is a large, eye-catching picture that rotates every few seconds. The pictures are of newsworthy and interesting events happening on base or of military-related events in the area.
When users click on the photos, the related story will appear with more information.
Additionally, the front page material will be updated at least once per week, and more frequently if there are major events happening.
Users will also notice an easily-navigable menu bar on the left of the page that contains command information and biographies, unit listings, a phone directory and more. A base events calendar is included on the right of the home page.
One of the most valuable links, with Georgia’s unemployment topping 10 percent last week, will be the job vacancy listings, which can be found under ‘seeking employment.’
“Our new webpage is now hosted under the Headquarters Marine Corps page,” said Sheila Barfield, webmaster, MCLB Albany. “That means that the web address will now change to www.marines.mil/units/mcieast/mclbalbany. Users should now save that link to their favorites.”
The old web address will redirect users to the new site for a period of time, after which it will be discontinued.
The base also launched a new intranet website on Friday, designed for employees who desire to share information with those who have internal network access.
“We hope that the focus on public information will lead to a better understanding of what the base does,” said Nathan Hanks, editor of the Emblem. “We play an important role not just in the local community, but the whole Marine Corps.”