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Civilian Marines fly out of Albany

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David Beaver says goodbye to his family David Beaver says goodbye to his family

Ten Albany Marine Base Maintenance Center employees went overseas to repair equipment that protects troops from explosives. 

The Civilian Marines will spend a year in Afghanistan or Kuwait working on the M-RAPS: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles.

They are credited with saving many Marines lives.

Weld inspector David Beaver told us it'll be hard to be away from his wife and kids, but he knows keeping those M-RAPS rolling is vital to the Marine Corps.

"They really do the job, and it's really good to be somewhat on the front lines to get these vehicles repaired and back to the troops," he said.

Seven of the ten Maintenance Center workers headed to the MIddle East flew out of Albany's airport late Thursday morning.

 

 

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