Dec 21, 2008

Lance Cpl. Autery T. Houston, 19, Aiken, S.C., combat engineer, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5 guides a Tractor, Rubber-tired, Articulated steering, Multi-purpose vehicle to unload a generator here Dec. 21. Marines and Sailors with Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 1st Marine Logistics Group play a vital role in providing logistical support for the military, police and border transition teams in western al Anbar province. ?It?s imperative that we get (3rd Bn., 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5) the supplies they need for them to be mission capable,? said 1st Lt. Aaron L. Serrano, 28, Carlisle, Iowa, convoy commander, TS Co., CLB-2, 1st MLG. Marines with 3/7 are working everyday to develop the local economy and government in the area. ?We conduct leadership engagements with Iraqi Police chiefs, school headmasters, and city council members,? said 1st Lt. John A. Meyer, 26, Keller, Texas, executive officer, Co. K, 3/7. ?We give them guidance and advice to function as a community.?

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