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MCA&F Donates Kindle E-Book Readers to 13 MEU Marines
October 11, 2013
Cpl Steven Waldner (left), a 0311 squad leader with BLT 1/4, Charlie Company, enjoys reading a Kindle donated to the unit by MCAF.
The Marine Corps Association Foundation is helping to put modern-day libraries in the hands of active-duty Marines. The Foundation provided a professional library to Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 13th MEU, that included both paper copies of professional books and Kindles already loaded with professional reading.
This donation has made 1stSgt Joseph Caputo's current deployment all the better.
"It allows access to many, many books without having to pack an entire library; storage space is very limited on a ship," Caputo said. ". . . I am able to have access to many books without the burden of weight or storage concern."
The Kindle donation is part of MCAF's Commanders' Unit Library Program, which provides the Commandant's Professional Reading List to active-duty Marines. Reading these works of history and tactics helps develop more knowledgeable Marines and ultimately, a more effective amphibious force-in-readiness.
Marines must know the Corps' heritage as well as its historic leaders and battles. Learning from those past trials will equip today's generation for the present challenges both in garrison and in the field.
"I am interested in books from the professional reading list in order to broaden my knowledge of warfare, tactics, leadership and management," Caputo said. ". . . Access to these books allows me to construct reviews and guided discussions with a wide reference base."
Each year, MCAF delivers comprehensive libraries to hundreds of Marine units to establish or augment their Commanders' Unit Libraries with the aim of fostering professional development. MCAF encourages active-duty Marines to both stay abreast of current issues and embrace the Marine Corps' storied history.
"I would like to add that I think the Kindle program is great," Caputo said. " . . . Thank you for the generous donation of these devices!"
Learn more about our Commanders Unit Library Program and how to apply for your unit to receive a donation.
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