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Marines clean up community as part of Earth Day

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   About 15 Marines took part in a trash pickup on South Mock road Thursday morning.

They worked both sides of the road, all the way from Oglethorpe Boulevard back toward Fleming Road.

They decided to get off the base and pay back the community which has embraced the Marines and supported them in their mission. 

"We try to get out there more and interact with the civilians out here and show them that we are a part of the community and we appreciate them," said SSgt Chris Callier. "The Marine Corps is trying to do its part in trying to help keep Albany beautiful since they sponsor us. The city takes care of us, so we're trying to do our part."

In addition to cleaning up the road side on Mock Road, trees and flowers were planted at the base, and a recycling competition took place at the base earlier this week.

 

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