U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tanks with 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) depart on railroad cars during a farewell ceremony on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 31, 2020. Marines with 2d Tank Battalion bid their final farewell after nearly 80 years of service to 2d MARDIV in accordance to the future redesign of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King)
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Tanks for the Memories

U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tanks with 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) depart on railroad cars during a farewell ceremony on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 31, 2020. Marines with 2d Tank Battalion bid their final farewell after nearly 80 years of service to 2d MARDIV in accordance to the future redesign of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division patrol during Exercise Deep Water on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 29, 2020. Exercise Deep Water is a 2d Marine Regiment-led exercise designed to provide Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities, which increases lethality and combat effectiveness for future combat operations. This is the largest exercise and air-assault conducted on Camp Lejeune in decades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)
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V36 Conducts Largest Exercise on Camp Lejeune in 20 Years

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division patrol during Exercise Deep Water on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 29, 2020. Exercise Deep Water is a 2d Marine Regiment-led exercise designed to provide Marine Air-Ground Task Force capabilities, which increases lethality and combat effectiveness for future combat operations. This is the largest exercise and air-assault conducted on [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Logistics Officers Course (LOC), Logistics Operations School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, escort casualties to the combat operations center after a simulated artillery attack during the LOC Field Exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 19, 2020. The LOC Field Exercise is conducted once per course to put junior officers into real world situations and test their knowledge and decision making abilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo released/taken by Sgt. James A. Guillory)
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Logistics Officers Course Field Exercise

U.S. Marines with Logistics Officers Course (LOC), Logistics Operations School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, escort casualties to the combat operations center after a simulated artillery attack during the LOC Field Exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 19, 2020. The LOC Field Exercise is conducted once per course to put junior officers into real world situations [Read More …]

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command conduct a reconnaissance patrol during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 6, 2020. These training events assist the Marines and Sailors when working alongside partner nations in Latin America and the Caribbean with crisis response preparedness, security cooperation training, and engineering projects. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Andy O. Martinez)
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Task force Marines deploying to Latin America increase unit readiness with patrolling procedures

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command conduct a reconnaissance patrol during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 6, 2020. These training events assist the Marines and Sailors when working alongside partner nations in Latin America and the Caribbean with crisis response preparedness, security cooperation training, and engineering projects. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance (Recon) Company, 2d Recon Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct a hidesite breakdown drill on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 22, 2020. Force Recon Company conducted live-fire immediate action drills including vehicle drop-offs, vehicle pick-ups, and simulated casualty evacuations to enhance weapons familiarization and unit capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)
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Training While it’s Raining, 2d Recon Isn’t Complaining

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance (Recon) Company, 2d Recon Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct a hide site breakdown drill on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 22, 2020. Force Recon Company conducted live-fire immediate action drills including vehicle drop-offs, vehicle pick-ups, and simulated casualty evacuations to enhance weapons familiarization and unit capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)

U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, 2d Marine Division host a 21-Minute Guns Salute on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 25, 2020. The 21-Minute Guns Salute, held in honor of Memorial Day in accordance with Naval Regulations, is a brief ceremony during which guns are discharged 21 times at one minute intervals. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
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Memorial Day 21-Minute Guns Salute

U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, 2d Marine Division host a 21-Minute Guns Salute on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 25, 2020. The 21-Minute Guns Salute, held in honor of Memorial Day in accordance with Naval Regulations, is a brief ceremony during which guns are discharged 21 times at one minute intervals. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Geovanni Cotovasquez, a data systems administrator with Headquarters Company, 2d Marine Division conducts convoy operations during a Battalion Field Exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 18, 2020.The exercise focused on mission readiness, lethality, and combat effectiveness within the Division. The training included defensive combat procedures, chemical weapons readiness, communications, and convoy operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
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Chemicals, Convoys, and CASEVACs

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Geovanni Cotovasquez, a data systems administrator with Headquarters Company, 2d Marine Division conducts convoy operations during a Battalion Field Exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 18, 2020.The exercise focused on mission readiness, lethality, and combat effectiveness within the Division. The training included defensive combat procedures, chemical weapons readiness, communications, and convoy operations. (U.S. Marine Corps [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion conduct a ship-to-shore event at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 19, 2020. The annual training requirement was used to maintain and improve the unit’s readiness and proficiency while conducting amphibious operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King)
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Surf’s up: 2nd AAB conducts amphibious training event

U.S. Marines with 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion conduct a ship-to-shore event at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 19, 2020. The annual training requirement was used to maintain and improve the unit’s readiness and proficiency while conducting amphibious operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Patrick King)

U.S. Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) conduct a simulated casualty evacuation on an M1A1 Abrams tank during a Tank Table 12 qualification at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 11, 2020. The qualification requires offensive and defensive tactics to improve and test the Marines’ ability to make quick and conclusive decisions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Reine Whitaker)
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Qualified Tankers

U.S. Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) conduct a simulated casualty evacuation on an M1A1 Abrams tank during a Tank Table 12 qualification at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 11, 2020. The qualification requires offensive and defensive tactics to improve and test the Marines’ ability to make quick and conclusive decisions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance [Read More …]