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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's Marine Base paused to remind troops and civilian employees to be safety conscious during the summer months.

The Base hosted its 2nd Annual Logistics Command Safety Stand-Down Thursday, emphasizing the 101 critical days of summer.

Marines and employees were encouraged to tour safety demonstrations and displays by community groups and businesses, ranging from motorcycle and recreational vehicle safety, boating and swimming, lawn and garden tips, and heat injury protection.

Officials say summer time brings more chance of injury. "They are out in the environment, they are up later at night, and doing more recreational activities," said Michael Madden, Logistics Command Exec. Deputy.

Last year, more Marines died in motorcycle crashes than in combat.

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