MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga --
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany celebrated its second Employee Appreciation Day at Boyett Park, here, Nov. 17.
Many base employees watched their co-workers receive awards, enjoyed each other’s company and participated in numerous team- building events.
More than 120 awards were presented, including a Navy Commendation Medal, certificates of commendation, letters of appreciation, time-off awards, length of service awards, safety awards, physical fitness awards and the Employee of the Year award.
Robbin Lamb, spectrum and land mobile radio manager, Communication and Information Systems Division, MCLB Albany, received MCLB Albany’s Employee of the Year Award for 2011.
“I was shocked and surprised to have been nominated for the award,” Lamb said. “(It) validates what I do.”
Lamb, one of nine employees nominated for the recognition, received the award for saving the command a large sum of money and providing hand-held and vehicular radios, at no cost, to all first responders and tenant commands.
Look for an upcoming article about the Employee of the Year in a future issue of The Emblem.
Kent Morrison, executive director, MCLB Albany, praised Lamb’s accomplishments and congratulated employees on the great job they have done despite the base’s many challenges over the past year.
“We are living in challenging times,” Morrison said. “From the hiring freeze to fiscal challenges, each one has stepped up and we have seen some remarkable efforts by a lot of people. On behalf of the Commanding Officer, Colonel Terry (V.) Williams, and the command, thank you for all you do.”
After the presentation and lunch, the employees participated in team-building exercises, including an egg toss, pop the balloon race, bean bag toss relay, find your shoes relay, dizzy izzy relay and tug-of-war.
Morrison and Lt. Col. Daniel L. Bates, executive officer, from the MCLB Albany command suite, won the egg toss, leaving Sgt. Maj. Conrad Potts with egg on his hands while CISD won the tug-of-war contest for the second consecutive year.
“It is always great to publicly recognize Marines and civilian-Marines for their hard work,” Williams said. “The mission here is very important and we can’t do what we do without their help.”