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II Marine Expeditionary Force

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Marine buddies hug each other after returning from a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. The SPMAGTF-CR-AF mission is to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. The Marines and Sailors returning are with Combat Logistics Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
On American Soil: SPMAGTF-CR-AF returns home
Marine buddies hug each other after returning from a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. The SPMAGTF-CR-AF mission is to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. The Marines and Sailors returning are with Combat Logistics Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
A Marine surprises his two children following a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Marines and sailors with SPMAGTF-CR-AF return home after completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. The Marines and sailors returning are with Combat Logistics Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
On American Soil: SPMAGTF-CR-AF returns home
A Marine surprises his two children following a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Marines and sailors with SPMAGTF-CR-AF return home after completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. The Marines and sailors returning are with Combat Logistics Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
A Marine embraces a loved one during Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa’s homecoming at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. After completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa, Marines returned home safely from their nine-month deployment. The Marines and sailors returning are with Combat Logistic Battalion 2 (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
On American Soil: SPMAGTF-CR-AF returns home
A Marine embraces a loved one during Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa’s homecoming at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. After completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa, Marines returned home safely from their nine-month deployment. The Marines and sailors returning are with Combat Logistic Battalion 2 (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
Son of PO1 Scott Reid shows off the sign him and his brother made for the return of their father at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Reid was on a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa; a rotation in place to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. Reid is a Corpsman with 2nd Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
On American Soil: SPMAGTF-CR-AF returns home
Son of PO1 Scott Reid shows off the sign him and his brother made for the return of their father at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Reid was on a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa; a rotation in place to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. Reid is a Corpsman with 2nd Marine Logistics Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
Lance Cpl. Priscilla Lopez and son Hector are reunited at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017 after a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa. The SPMAGTF-CR-AF goal is to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. Lopez is a food service specialist with Combat Logistic Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
On American Soil: SPMAGTF-CR-AF returns home
Lance Cpl. Priscilla Lopez and son Hector are reunited at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017 after a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa. The SPMAGTF-CR-AF goal is to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. Lopez is a food service specialist with Combat Logistic Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
A sailor holds his daughter for the first time at a homecoming at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa returned home after completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. The Marines and sailors returning are with Combat Logistics Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
On American Soil: SPMAGTF-CR-AF returns home
A sailor holds his daughter for the first time at a homecoming at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa returned home after completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. The Marines and sailors returning are with Combat Logistics Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
Sgt. Brent Lefever drops his bags to embraces a loved one during a homecoming at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Lefever is returning from a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa; a rotation in place to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. Lefever is a field radio operator with Combat Logistic Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
On American Soil: SPMAGTF-CR-AF returns home
Sgt. Brent Lefever drops his bags to embraces a loved one during a homecoming at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Lefever is returning from a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa; a rotation in place to protect U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. Lefever is a field radio operator with Combat Logistic Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
Family and friends of Marines and sailors hold up their signs as the buses carrying their loved ones arrive at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Marines and sailors returned after completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa as part of a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa. The Marines and sailors arriving are with Combat Logistic Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
On American Soil: SPMAGTF-CR-AF returns home
Family and friends of Marines and sailors hold up their signs as the buses carrying their loved ones arrive at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017. Marines and sailors returned after completing the mission of protecting U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa as part of a nine-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa. The Marines and sailors arriving are with Combat Logistic Battalion 2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Miranda Faughn)
Marines place a detonation cord linear charge on a door for an urban assault breaching range during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 8, 2016. The purpose of the training was to prepare the Marines for real-world scenarios in assault breaching. The Marines are with Charlie Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clemente C. Garcia)
3/8 and 2nd CEB burst into action with explosives
Marines place a detonation cord linear charge on a door for an urban assault breaching range during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 8, 2016. The purpose of the training was to prepare the Marines for real-world scenarios in assault breaching. The Marines are with Charlie Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clemente C. Garcia)
Marines craft together a detonation cord linear charge for an urban assault breaching range during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 8, 2016. The training gave the Marines an opportunity to practice making and applying donut charges, oval charges and uli knot slider charges. The Marines are with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clemente C. Garcia)
3/8 and 2nd CEB burst into action with explosives
Marines craft together a detonation cord linear charge for an urban assault breaching range during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 8, 2016. The training gave the Marines an opportunity to practice making and applying donut charges, oval charges and uli knot slider charges. The Marines are with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clemente C. Garcia)
Marines take cover while setting off a detonation cord linear charge for an urban assault breaching range during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 8, 2016. The range was an opportunity for the Marines to practice the fundamentals of their job in an assault breaching. The Marines are with Charlie Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clemente C. Garcia)
3/8 and 2nd CEB burst into action with explosives
Marines take cover while setting off a detonation cord linear charge for an urban assault breaching range during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 8, 2016. The range was an opportunity for the Marines to practice the fundamentals of their job in an assault breaching. The Marines are with Charlie Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clemente C. Garcia)
Lance Cpl. Navarro J. Merriman engages targets during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 3, 2016. The Marines conducted an urban-assault course in order to become tactically and technically proficient while operating in an urban environment. Merriman is a field radio operator assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
Setting the standard
Lance Cpl. Navarro J. Merriman engages targets during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 3, 2016. The Marines conducted an urban-assault course in order to become tactically and technically proficient while operating in an urban environment. Merriman is a field radio operator assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
Pfc. Jacob T. Caiello looks on as Marines perform a movement-to-contact drill during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 4, 2016. The range was designed for Marines to prepare for their upcoming deployment to Okinawa, Japan. Caiello is a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
Setting the standard
Pfc. Jacob T. Caiello looks on as Marines perform a movement-to-contact drill during a deployment for training exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Dec. 4, 2016. The range was designed for Marines to prepare for their upcoming deployment to Okinawa, Japan. Caiello is a rifleman with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
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