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MCLB future may be linked to new equipment

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Commanding General of Marine Crops Installations East, Major General Robert Dickerson Commanding General of Marine Crops Installations East, Major General Robert Dickerson

June 11, 2008

Albany - The future of Albany's Marine base could lie in futuristic equipment and vehicles.

During a town hall meeting with base personnel, The commanding General of Marine Crops Installations East, Major General Robert Dickerson, told employees they shouldn't be worried about the base closing down, because it has a long-term future, which could include maintenance on emerging technologies like "smart vehicles."

He also took time to recognize long term employees like Mary Simons who has been serving Marines and their families for 40 years.

"These are people that have dedicated their life taking care of the Marines and Marine Corps Mission and coming in here and taking care of equipment for Marine Corps. So it's good to recognize those who achieve," Dickerson said.

Major General Dickerson also said the Marine Corps is investing millions of dollars in infrastructure at the Albany base and expects more than one-hundred million dollars worth of vehicle repair jobs to take place there.


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