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Base officials closely monitor weather conditions to determine when to resume the Independence Day celebration, June 26.

Photo by Joycelyn Biggs

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany temporarily suspends Independence Day celebration

26 Jun 2015 | Joycelyn Biggs Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

Activities were temporarily halted due to imminent lightning in the vicinity of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany during the Independence Day celebration.

Guests were enjoying the festivities when everyone was instructed to take cover. Buildings on the base were opened to the public to provide shelter. The hallways and open office spaces were filled with citizens from the community.

“Safety is first and foremost, we want to protect all of our guests and workforce who visit the base,” Col. James C. Carroll III, commanding officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, said.

He explained although weather is one of those things that cannot be controlled, appropriate response will take place on this base.

“We regret having to temporarily postpone things for right now, but we assure you as soon as we get the all clear we will be right back out there enjoying the festivities,” Carroll said.

Carroll said the quick action of MCLB Albany staff serves as an indication this installation has plans that cover a gamut to ensure the safety of all the guests.

“At the end of the night I will be able to say to every mom and dad we did everything we could to keep your family safe while they were aboard our installation, he said.”

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