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Expeditionary Operations Training Group

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC
Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin unravels a rope before rappelling out of a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Staff Sgt. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony
Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin unravels a rope before rappelling out of a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Staff Sgt. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Four expeditionary operations training group instructors prepare to rappel from a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony
Four expeditionary operations training group instructors prepare to rappel from a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Marines gather in front of a CH-53 Super Stallion at Landing Zone Vulture after rappelling during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony
Marines gather in front of a CH-53 Super Stallion at Landing Zone Vulture after rappelling during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Two Marines observe the CH-53 Super Stallion as it prepares to take off for a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony
Two Marines observe the CH-53 Super Stallion as it prepares to take off for a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
A Marine gives signals to the pilots of a CH-53 Super Stallion before taking off for a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony
A Marine gives signals to the pilots of a CH-53 Super Stallion before taking off for a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
A Marine supervises a rappel during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony
A Marine supervises a rappel during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin rappels out of a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony
Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin rappels out of a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin connects an instructor to a rappel line during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017.  The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine.  The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony
Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin connects an instructor to a rappel line during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
Expeditionary Operations Training Group Mission
The EOTG provides training in select special skills and conducts and evaluates collective training in order to prepare Marine Expeditionary Units, (MEU) and other designated forces to support the Geographic Combatant Commanders (CCDR).

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Maritime Raid Force lethality increases in the dark

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:53:22 -0400

The sun sets and rain begins to fall as Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force prepare for a long and rigorous night of Close Quarters Tactics training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 7, 2017.

EOTG conducts memorial Rappel

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:02:47 -0400

Marines with Expeditionary Operations Training Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force reopened Landing Zone Vulture with a commemorative rappel at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 17, 2017.

EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:54 -0400

Marines gather in front of a CH-53 Super Stallion at Landing Zone Vulture after rappelling during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:52 -0400

A Marine supervises a rappel during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:50 -0400

Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin rappels out of a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:48 -0400

Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin connects an instructor to a rappel line during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:46 -0400

Staff Sgt. Jerry Colvin unravels a rope before rappelling out of a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. Staff Sgt. Colvin is with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:44 -0400

Four expeditionary operations training group instructors prepare to rappel from a CH-53 Super Stallion during a ceremony at Stone Bay, a Camp Lejeune satellite training area, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:42 -0400

Two Marines observe the CH-53 Super Stallion as it prepares to take off for a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:58:40 -0400

A Marine gives signals to the pilots of a CH-53 Super Stallion before taking off for a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., May 17, 2017. The ceremony marks the reopening of Landing Zone Vulture, which closed Sept. 2, 2015 after a CH-53 crashed resulting in the death of one Marine. The instructors took the opportunity to memorialize their fallen Marine, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis, through the sustainment rappel. The Marines are with EOTG, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group.
EOTG Marines host memorial rappel during landing zone reopening ceremony



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