Dear Families and Friends of CLR-15 (FWD),We are rapidly approaching the half way point of our deployment and it is exciting to thinkabout our reunion with you. The Marines and Sailors of CLR-15 (FWD) continue to do amazingthings. This past month was quite challenging due to a fire that ripped through the Supply ManagementUnit and the Repairable Issue Point. Fortunately, and most importantly, everyone is doing well and wehave fully recovered. It is a distant memory and we are on our way to rebuilding and making every-thing better than before.From a personal perspective, it was painful to watch the fire that night, but it has been the besttime of my Marine Corps career in the days after the incident. I had the distinct pleasure of watching
the unit’s response and observing their positive attitude was truly special.
The resiliency demonstratedby the Marines and Sailors of CLR-15 (FWD) was remarkable and is a testament to their character andspirit. The entire Command came together to make a difference and ensure there were no interrup-tions in supply support. We just took a short operational pause and things are now back to nor-mal. With this behind us, we are clearly focused on looking ahead and continuing all the superb workwe started upon our arrival.It is heating up and consistently over 100 degrees now, yet this does not even slow us down. Wedrink a lot more water, but the mission remains and everyone perseveres. Your notes of encourage-ment continue to help us stay motivated and we are so grateful for the continual support. We are ex-tremely busy and we expect the pace to remain high until we turn over with our replacements in a fewmonths. I guarantee this, when the next group of Marines and Sailors show up in Afghanistan to turn-over with CLR-15 (FWD), they are going to be in awe of what we have accomplished. I get to see itevery day and there is nothing that makes me so proud. It is an honor and privilege to serve with suchincredible Marines and Sailors.
They probably don’t know this, but I get all of my motivation from
them.As I write this, we know you all are enjoying summer, the beaches, cookouts, and other gather-ings. I also hope you had a great Memorial Day. I know Memorial Day takes on an even more impor-tant meaning when you have a loved one serving our Nation overseas. Rest assured, your Marines andSailors are doing heroic work and you can be very proud of them. No matter the mission or the task,they respond.
One must ask, “Where do we find such fine men and women?”
The answer is simply
they are a direct reflection of you. Thank you for all you do!Semper Fi,LtCol K.J. Stewart
CLR-15 (FWD) JUNE 2010