8th Communication Battalion

 

8th Communication Battalion

Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC
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The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
Face Painting
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
8th Comm. BN Glow Run
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
Faces in the Crowd
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
Starting Line
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
Glow Run
The 8th Communication Battalion Glow. Friends and family took time out of their evening to enjoy a festive and lively night out while running/walking in a 5K glow run. Music, face painting, coloring, and a black light photo booth were some of the highlighted activities for families to take part in. Runners/walkers enjoyed a nice night and a great time with friends as they crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces and enjoyed some fresh fruit and conversation with new friends
U.S. Marines and their families attend a dinner at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 10, 2015. The dinner was held in honor of junior enlisted leaders. LtCol Lane stands with Marines from 8th Communication battalion as he addresses the attendees of the dinner about these outstanding young leaders. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)
II MEF Heroes Dinner
U.S. Marines and their families attend a dinner at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 10, 2015. The dinner was held in honor of junior enlisted leaders. LtCol Lane stands with Marines from 8th Communication battalion as he addresses the attendees of the dinner about these outstanding young leaders. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines and their families attend a dinner at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 10, 2015. The dinner was held in honor of junior enlisted leaders. Cpl Alvarez stands with leadership from across the command as he is honored as on of the top junior enlisted leaders.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)
II MEF Heroes Dinner
U.S. Marines and their families attend a dinner at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 10, 2015. The dinner was held in honor of junior enlisted leaders. Cpl Alvarez stands with leadership from across the command as he is honored as on of the top junior enlisted leaders.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines and their families attend a dinner at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 10, 2015. The Heroes dinner was held to honor outstanding junior leaders from within the II MHG. Cpl Mattson from 8th Communication Battalion stand for a photo with leadership from across the command.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)
II MEF Heroes Dinner
U.S. Marines and their families attend a dinner at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 10, 2015. The Heroes dinner was held to honor outstanding junior leaders from within the II MHG. Cpl Mattson from 8th Communication Battalion stand for a photo with leadership from across the command.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines and their families attend a dinner at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 10, 2015. The dinner was held in honor of junior enlisted leaders and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)
II MEF Heroes Dinner
U.S. Marines and their families attend a dinner at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 10, 2015. The dinner was held in honor of junior enlisted leaders and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion compete in the first BN field meet to take control of the new FIELD MEET TROPHY. Congrats to Service Company for taking home the prize!
8th Communication Battalion
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion compete in the first BN field meet to take control of the new FIELD MEET TROPHY. Congrats to Service Company for taking home the prize!
On 10 April 2015 8th Communication Battalion conducted a 9 mile conditioning hike to continue in a series of hikes to better prepare the Marines and Sailors of the BN for upcoming deployments.
8th Communication Battalion conditioning hike
On 10 April 2015 8th Communication Battalion conducted a 9 mile conditioning hike to continue in a series of hikes to better prepare the Marines and Sailors of the BN for upcoming deployments.
On 23 April 2015 the Marines of 8th Communication Battalion conducted a family friendly "Bring your child to work day" event. The families enjoyed seeing some of the tools and equipment utilized by their Marines as well as getting a little hands on with some heavy equipment and some weapons systems. All in all it was a great time for the families and their Marines.
Bring your child to work day
On 23 April 2015 the Marines of 8th Communication Battalion conducted a family friendly "Bring your child to work day" event. The families enjoyed seeing some of the tools and equipment utilized by their Marines as well as getting a little hands on with some heavy equipment and some weapons systems. All in all it was a great time for the families and their Marines.
On 23 April 2015 the Marines of 8th Communication Battalion conducted a family friendly "Bring your child to work day" event. The families enjoyed seeing some of the tools and equipment utilized by their Marines as well as getting a little hands on with some heavy equipment and some weapons systems. All in all it was a great time for the families and their Marines.
Bring your child to work day
On 23 April 2015 the Marines of 8th Communication Battalion conducted a family friendly "Bring your child to work day" event. The families enjoyed seeing some of the tools and equipment utilized by their Marines as well as getting a little hands on with some heavy equipment and some weapons systems. All in all it was a great time for the families and their Marines.
On 23 April 2015 the Marines of 8th Communication Battalion conducted a family friendly "Bring your child to work day" event. The families enjoyed seeing some of the tools and equipment utilized by their Marines as well as getting a little hands on with some heavy equipment and some weapons systems. All in all it was a great time for the families and their Marines.
Bring your child to work day
On 23 April 2015 the Marines of 8th Communication Battalion conducted a family friendly "Bring your child to work day" event. The families enjoyed seeing some of the tools and equipment utilized by their Marines as well as getting a little hands on with some heavy equipment and some weapons systems. All in all it was a great time for the families and their Marines.
On 10 April 2015 8th Communication Battalion conducted a 9 mile conditioning hike to continue in a series of hikes to better prepare the Marines and Sailors of the BN for upcoming deployments.
8th Communication BN Conditioning Hike
On 10 April 2015 8th Communication Battalion conducted a 9 mile conditioning hike to continue in a series of hikes to better prepare the Marines and Sailors of the BN for upcoming deployments.
Marines of 8th Communication Battalion are awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for their outstanding contributions to the Marine Corps and its mission. Great job Marines!
Awards formation
Marines of 8th Communication Battalion are awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for their outstanding contributions to the Marine Corps and its mission. Great job Marines!
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion Motor Transport conducting wrecker training at LZ Falcon during the II MHG Field Exercise on 13 March 2015.
8th Comm Motor T Operations getting some on LZ Falcon
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion Motor Transport conducting wrecker training at LZ Falcon during the II MHG Field Exercise on 13 March 2015.
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion Motor Transport conducting wrecker training at LZ Falcon during the II MHG Field Exercise on 13 March 2015.
8th Comm Motor T Operations getting some on LZ Falcon
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion Motor Transport conducting wrecker training at LZ Falcon during the II MHG Field Exercise on 13 March 2015.
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion Motor Transport conducting wrecker training at LZ Falcon during the II MHG Field Exercise on 13 March 2015.
8th Comm Motor T Operations getting some on LZ Falcon
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion Motor Transport conducting wrecker training at LZ Falcon during the II MHG Field Exercise on 13 March 2015.
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion Motor Transport conducting wrecker training at LZ Falcon during the II MHG Field Exercise on 13 March 2015.
8th Comm Motor T Operations getting some on LZ Falcon
Marines from 8th Communication Battalion Motor Transport conducting wrecker training at LZ Falcon during the II MHG Field Exercise on 13 March 2015.
Spouses from 8th Communications Battalion got together on the 2nd of March 2015 to enjoy a night out at Spirited Art in Jacksonville, NC. all those who attended had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing more participation at family events in the future.
2015 Spirited Art Night
Spouses from 8th Communications Battalion got together on the 2nd of March 2015 to enjoy a night out at Spirited Art in Jacksonville, NC. all those who attended had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing more participation at family events in the future.
Newly appointed Sgt. Maj. Bradley Simmons (left), Sgt. Maj. of 8th Communication Battalion, 2nd Marine Headquarters Group, receives the Non-Commissioned Officer Sword from Lt. Col. Derek Lane, (center), the unit’s commanding officer. The passing of the NCO Sword signifies the passing of responsibilities from the outgoing sergeant major to the incoming. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dalton Precht/Released)
8th Communication Battalion welcomes new Sergeant Major
Newly appointed Sgt. Maj. Bradley Simmons (left), Sgt. Maj. of 8th Communication Battalion, 2nd Marine Headquarters Group, receives the Non-Commissioned Officer Sword from Lt. Col. Derek Lane, (center), the unit’s commanding officer. The passing of the NCO Sword signifies the passing of responsibilities from the outgoing sergeant major to the incoming. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dalton Precht/Released)
Congratulations to SSgt Sullivan and Cpl Buckley for successfully completing the training and earning their certification as Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival (MCIWS) instructors. These Marines completed three weeks of intense training and testing to earn their certification. Job well done!
MCIWS Graduates 13 Jan 2015
Congratulations to SSgt Sullivan and Cpl Buckley for successfully completing the training and earning their certification as Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival (MCIWS) instructors. These Marines completed three weeks of intense training and testing to earn their certification. Job well done!
Sgt. Minter Drives to the basket for a layup during a recent intermural basketball game at the field house aboard Camp Lejeune, NC.
Intermural Basketball Feb 12 2014
Sgt. Minter Drives to the basket for a layup during a recent intermural basketball game at the field house aboard Camp Lejeune, NC.
Marines with 8th Communication Battalion, HQ Company complete a 12 mile conditioning hike aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Both the Battalion and the individual Companies conduct hikes regularly to increase morale and help with overall readiness.
Conditioning Hike
Marines with 8th Communication Battalion, HQ Company complete a 12 mile conditioning hike aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Both the Battalion and the individual Companies conduct hikes regularly to increase morale and help with overall readiness.
Marines with 8th Communication Battalion, HQ Company complete a 12 mile conditioning hike aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Both the Battalion and the individual Companies conduct hikes regularly to increase morale and help with overall readiness.
Conditioning Hike
Marines with 8th Communication Battalion, HQ Company complete a 12 mile conditioning hike aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Both the Battalion and the individual Companies conduct hikes regularly to increase morale and help with overall readiness.
On the 21st of January the 8th Communication Battalion held a ceremony to deactivate the General Support Company as part of a Battalion wide reorganization intended to streamline efficiency as a battalion in support of the II MHG.
General Support Guideon
On the 21st of January the 8th Communication Battalion held a ceremony to deactivate the General Support Company as part of a Battalion wide reorganization intended to streamline efficiency as a battalion in support of the II MHG.
The unit basketball team representing 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II MEF poses for a photo Feb. 04, 2014.
8th Communication Basketball Team
The unit basketball team representing 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II MEF poses for a photo Feb. 04, 2014.
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Mission Statement

On order, 8th Communication Battalion will deploy task-organized communication detachments capable of installing, operating, maintaining, and defending communication networks in support of CG II MEF or CG 2d MEB or a Combined / Joint Task Force headquarters; and MEU Commanders in order to enable the commander's ability to command and control assigned forces.

 

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