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Kingman Marines donate masks

Members of the Dean W. Reiter Detachment #887 of the Marine Corps League and the Kingman Young Marines recently presented 100 face masks to the Kingman VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. From left are Cliff Oppenheim, Sr. vice commandant of the Marine Corps League and training officer for the Kingman Young Marines; Lee Elder, chaplain for the Marine Corps League; Young Marine Sgt. Carisa Carrol; Tiffany Corey, Marine Corps League associate member and Kingman Young Marines adult volunteer; and Terry Flanagan, commandant of the Marine Corps League and executive officer  of the Kingman Young Marines. (Marine Corps League courtesy photo)

Members of the Dean W. Reiter Detachment #887 of the Marine Corps League and the Kingman Young Marines recently presented 100 face masks to the Kingman VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic. From left are Cliff Oppenheim, Sr. vice commandant of the Marine Corps League and training officer for the Kingman Young Marines; Lee Elder, chaplain for the Marine Corps League; Young Marine Sgt. Carisa Carrol; Tiffany Corey, Marine Corps League associate member and Kingman Young Marines adult volunteer; and Terry Flanagan, commandant of the Marine Corps League and executive officer of the Kingman Young Marines. (Marine Corps League courtesy photo)

KINGMAN – Members of the Dean W. Reiter Detachment #887, the Marine Corps League (MCL), who also happen to be members of the Kingman Young Marines, recently presented 100 face masks to the Kingman VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).

The masks were received by VA health technician Lee Elder, who is also the chaplain for the local MCL Detachment.

In an MCL news release local Commandant Terry Flanagan noted the limited supplies of personal safety items for medical personnel, first responders and others on the front line, and explained the decision to support local veterans and the local VA.

“For whatever reason it appears that the VA is unable to obtain masks from the federal stock piles, so we felt that it is only proper that the Marines, known as the “First To Fight,” supply items that can be used by our local VA staff who serve on the front lines of this new battle,” Flanagan said in the release.

Christina Poland, assistant nurse manager for the Kingman outpatient clinic, noted that the local VA can’t just go online and purchase supplies; it must go through government procurement procedures. Any help from the community is welcome in keeping veterans safe. Masks can be dropped off at the VA outpatient clinic at 2668 Hualapai Mountain Road, Kingman.

Information provided by Dean W. Reiter Detachment #887 Marine Corps League

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