AL ASAD, Iraq -- Lieutenant Gen. Martin R. Berndt, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic commander, talks to Marines from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 (Reinforced) during a visit to the squadron April 21. More than 20 years ago Berndt served as commanding officer of Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 26, later renamed MALS-26. Berndt also presented the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to Lance Cpl. Wesley M. Stapelman, a data systems technician assigned to the Aviation Information Systems Department of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 (Reinforced). Stapelman, a Great Falls, Mont., native, is reinforcing MALS-26 out of MALS-13 from Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. Berndt also visited the MALS-26 civilian Marines who volunteered their service in Iraq to provide high echelon maintenance on the rotor and jet aircraft of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.