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Nov 3, 2015

Installation officials, Marines, civilian-Marines and personnel from Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s tenant commands gather for a morning of pageants, Corps' history and cake-cutting in celebration of the Marine Corps’ 240th birthday, here, Nov. 3. The annual commemoration, which was held at the Amphitheater in Boyett Park/Covella Pond, featured Marines dressed in an array of uniforms and carrying weapons from specific eras, past to present, during a narration of the Marine Corps’ 240-year history. Col. James C. Carroll III, commanding officer, MCLB Albany, cut the traditional birthday cake and presented a slice to the installation’s oldest serving Marine present at the ceremony, Lt. Col. Walter Wilkie, who passed it to the youngest Marine present, Lance Cpl. Alandre Brown. The passing of the cake from the oldest to the youngest Marine symbolizes the passing of history and traditions to the next generation.

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