Weekend Update: Dec. 14, 2013

CLB-1 Wins Unit of the Year Award


BGen Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo with Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st MLG, after presenting them the National Defense Transportation Association Unit of the Year award during Exercise Steel Knight 14 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013. USMC photo.

By Cpl Timothy Childers
Dec. 13, 2013

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Marines of Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, were presented the National Defense Transportation Association Unit of the Year award by Commanding General, BGen Vincent A. Coglianese, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 9, 2013. The battalion was awarded for providing exceptional logistics and transportation support in Afghanistan from Oct. 2011 to Dec. 2012.

Every year the NDTA recognizes a military unit that accomplishes outstanding service in the field of transportation and logistics during operations. CLB-1 exceeded all expectations of the units they supported, earning this award in a competition against logistics units throughout all branches of the military. “We’re being recognized for the work CLB-1 has put in during the last deployment and during training we have supported since,” said 1stLt Stephen C. Thomas, logistics officer, CLB-1, CLR-1, 1st MLG. “We supported operations by providing fuel, ammunition, water, chow and equipment for the 1st Marine Division,” added the Leavenworth, Kan., native.

During their deployment to the Southern Helmand province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, CLB-1 coordinated and supervised all transportation and distribution support to Regimental Combat Team 5’s four infantry battalions... To continue reading, click here.