II Marine Expeditionary Force

 

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Readiness. Standards. Core Values.

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps practice applying tourniquets at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Instructors with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center, with guidance from Marine advisors assigned to Task Force Southwest, are preparing for an operational readiness cycle scheduled to begin May 20. More than 600 soldiers from 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade will receive instruction and conduct training on warfighting functions to enhance security and stability in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Task Force Southwest, Afghan partners prepare for operational readiness cycle
Afghan National Army soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps practice applying tourniquets at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Instructors with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center, with guidance from Marine advisors assigned to Task Force Southwest, are preparing for an operational readiness cycle scheduled to begin May 20. More than 600 soldiers from 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade will receive instruction and conduct training on warfighting functions to enhance security and stability in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center demonstrates proper application of a tourniquet to soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. More than 600 soldiers from the unit are scheduled to begin an operational readiness cycle May 20, which is designed to enhance its warfighting capabilities. Approximately 15 Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest will provide recommendations for sustainment and improvement as part of the unit’s train, advise and assist mission in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Task Force Southwest, Afghan partners prepare for operational readiness cycle
An Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center demonstrates proper application of a tourniquet to soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. More than 600 soldiers from the unit are scheduled to begin an operational readiness cycle May 20, which is designed to enhance its warfighting capabilities. Approximately 15 Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest will provide recommendations for sustainment and improvement as part of the unit’s train, advise and assist mission in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Afghan National Army soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps receive instruction on combat casualty care at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Trainers assigned to the Helmand Regional Military Training Center and Marines with Task Force Southwest are preparing for an operational readiness cycle, which is scheduled to begin May 20. The ORC is designed to enhance the warfighting capabilities of more than 600 soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade to build security and stability throughout Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Task Force Southwest, Afghan partners prepare for operational readiness cycle
Afghan National Army soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps receive instruction on combat casualty care at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 14, 2017. Trainers assigned to the Helmand Regional Military Training Center and Marines with Task Force Southwest are preparing for an operational readiness cycle, which is scheduled to begin May 20. The ORC is designed to enhance the warfighting capabilities of more than 600 soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade to build security and stability throughout Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A Marine with Task Force Southwest watches for impact on targets as an Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fires an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Approximately 15 Marine advisors, as well as ANA trainers, are scheduled to begin the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade May 20. The ORC is designed to create a capable and enduring force that protects the Afghan population and denies safe havens to the insurgents in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Task Force Southwest, Afghan partners prepare for operational readiness cycle
A Marine with Task Force Southwest watches for impact on targets as an Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fires an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Approximately 15 Marine advisors, as well as ANA trainers, are scheduled to begin the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade May 20. The ORC is designed to create a capable and enduring force that protects the Afghan population and denies safe havens to the insurgents in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Marines with Task Force Southwest observe and watch for impacts as Afghan National Army soldiers with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fire M4 carbines at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Approximately 15 Marine advisors gauged the Afghan soldiers’ weapons capabilities in preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, which is scheduled to begin May 20. The RMTC instructors will teach the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade infantry, medical and warfighting tactics with recommendations for sustainment and improvements from the Marine advisors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Task Force Southwest, Afghan partners prepare for operational readiness cycle
Marines with Task Force Southwest observe and watch for impacts as Afghan National Army soldiers with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fire M4 carbines at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. Approximately 15 Marine advisors gauged the Afghan soldiers’ weapons capabilities in preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, which is scheduled to begin May 20. The RMTC instructors will teach the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade infantry, medical and warfighting tactics with recommendations for sustainment and improvements from the Marine advisors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
A Marine with Task Force Southwest observes an Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fire an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. In preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, approximately 15 Marine advisors practiced firing and proper range protocol with Afghan RMTC trainers. The ORC, which is scheduled to begin May 20, is designed to enhance the warfighting capabilities of more than 600 soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade to build security and stability throughout Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Task Force Southwest, Afghan partners prepare for operational readiness cycle
A Marine with Task Force Southwest observes an Afghan National Army soldier with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center fire an M4 carbine at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, May 11, 2017. In preparation for the Task Force’s first operational readiness cycle, approximately 15 Marine advisors practiced firing and proper range protocol with Afghan RMTC trainers. The ORC, which is scheduled to begin May 20, is designed to enhance the warfighting capabilities of more than 600 soldiers with the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade to build security and stability throughout Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Marines stand in a formation during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
2/6 receives Chesty Puller award
Marines stand in a formation during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Marines carry an award to the front of a formation during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
2/6 receives Chesty Puller award
Marines carry an award to the front of a formation during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, presents the Chesty Puller award during an award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
2/6 receives Chesty Puller award
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, presents the Chesty Puller award during an award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, speaks to Marines during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
2/6 receives Chesty Puller award
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, speaks to Marines during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, speaks to Marines during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
2/6 receives Chesty Puller award
Major Gen. John K. Love, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, speaks to Marines during a Chesty Puller award ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 15, 2017. The Marines earned the award due to their impressive conduct in combat, garrison and in the field of innovation throughout the calendar year of 2016. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
Marines attempt to locate a notional target during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
2/2 conducts company attack exercise
Marines attempt to locate a notional target during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun at a target during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
2/2 conducts company attack exercise
A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun at a target during a company attack exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., May 1, 2017. The Marines conducted a live-fire exercise that helped improve their leadership and teamwork abilities. The Marines are with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins)
II MEF News
2nd AAB Splash to USS Arlington By Lance Cpl. Raul Torres | May 22, 2017
2/6 receives Chesty Puller award By Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins | May 16, 2017
2/2 conducts company attack exercise By Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins | May 15, 2017
2/2 Conducts Stalking Lanes By Lance Cpl. Raul Torres | May 11, 2017
2/2 sniper platoon conducts stalk training By Pfc. Abrey D. Liggins | May 10, 2017
II MEF Videos
2nd AAB Splash to USS Arlington
Marines splash from Onslow Beach to the USS Arlington in preparation for exercise Baltic Ops at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 19, 2017. The Marines are with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. Video includes interviews with 1st Lt. Chase Turner and Lance Cpl. Andrew Christy.
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