HomeUnitsMEF Headquarters Group
II MEF Headquarters Group

 

II MEF Headquarters Group

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC
Maj. Marc Walker, operations officer, 8th Communication Battalion, and 1st Sgt. Hernandez, first sergeant, Co, 8th Comm. Bn., lead Marines with 8th Communication Battalion during the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, July 4, 2016. Marines marched directly behind the sailors of the USS Arlington and Navy officer candidates from Naval Officer Training Command Newport, RI. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Fourth of July celebration 2016 hosts Marines, sailors
Maj. Marc Walker, operations officer, 8th Communication Battalion, and 1st Sgt. Hernandez, first sergeant, Co, 8th Comm. Bn., lead Marines with 8th Communication Battalion during the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, July 4, 2016. Marines marched directly behind the sailors of the USS Arlington and Navy officer candidates from Naval Officer Training Command Newport, RI. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion march during the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, July 4, 2016. The annual celebration has a history dating back to 1785, when Henry Wight, a Revolutionary War veteran, conducted the first patriotic exercises. The parade itself is believed to have formally begun in the 1800s. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Fourth of July celebration 2016 hosts Marines, sailors
Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion march during the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, July 4, 2016. The annual celebration has a history dating back to 1785, when Henry Wight, a Revolutionary War veteran, conducted the first patriotic exercises. The parade itself is believed to have formally begun in the 1800s. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Marines with 8th Communication Battalion prepare to march during the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, July 4, 2016. The annual celebration has a history dating back to 1785, when Henry Wight, a Revolutionary War veteran, conducted the first patriotic exercises. The parade itself is believed to have formally begun in the 1800s. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Fourth of July celebration 2016 hosts Marines, sailors
Marines with 8th Communication Battalion prepare to march during the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, July 4, 2016. The annual celebration has a history dating back to 1785, when Henry Wight, a Revolutionary War veteran, conducted the first patriotic exercises. The parade itself is believed to have formally begun in the 1800s. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Spouses and family members of U.S. Marines learn how to properly load the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The spouses and family members spent a few hours at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer getting the opportunity to safely operate the different weapons systems that the Marine Corps uses. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
In Their Boots Day: Family members and spouses experience the Marine Corps
Spouses and family members of U.S. Marines learn how to properly load the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The spouses and family members spent a few hours at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer getting the opportunity to safely operate the different weapons systems that the Marine Corps uses. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
Family members and spouses shoot the M9 Service Pistol during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The spouses and family members spent a few hours at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer getting the opportunity to safely operate the different weapons systems that the Marine Corps uses. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
In Their Boots Day: Family members and spouses experience the Marine Corps
Family members and spouses shoot the M9 Service Pistol during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The spouses and family members spent a few hours at the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer getting the opportunity to safely operate the different weapons systems that the Marine Corps uses. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
Observing from a safe distance, family members and spouses observe the operation of the M240 Bravo Light-Machine Gun and the .50 Caliber Machine Gun during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The Marines also demonstrated talking guns, utilizing two M240s and a .50 Caliber Machine Gun. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
In Their Boots Day: Family members and spouses experience the Marine Corps
Observing from a safe distance, family members and spouses observe the operation of the M240 Bravo Light-Machine Gun and the .50 Caliber Machine Gun during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. The Marines also demonstrated talking guns, utilizing two M240s and a .50 Caliber Machine Gun. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
A U.S. Marine with II Marine Headquarters Group goes over the course of fire with the spouses and family members during II MHG’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. During the course of fire, they shot in the standing, kneeling and prone position and received any needed corrections from the Marine assigned to them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
In Their Boots Day: Family members and spouses experience the Marine Corps
A U.S. Marine with II Marine Headquarters Group goes over the course of fire with the spouses and family members during II MHG’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. During the course of fire, they shot in the standing, kneeling and prone position and received any needed corrections from the Marine assigned to them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
Jill Lane, a spouse, receives positives comments after completing the course of fire during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. During the course of fire, they shot in the standing, kneeling and prone position and received any needed corrections from the Marine assigned to them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
In Their Boots Day: Family members and spouses experience the Marine Corps
Jill Lane, a spouse, receives positives comments after completing the course of fire during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. During the course of fire, they shot in the standing, kneeling and prone position and received any needed corrections from the Marine assigned to them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
Spouses and family members climb into the back of 7 tons and go on a short tour of the training area during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. From eating Meals Ready to Eat to conducting a live fire range, family members and spouses experienced what the Marine Corps is all about. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
In Their Boots Day: Family members and spouses experience the Marine Corps
Spouses and family members climb into the back of 7 tons and go on a short tour of the training area during II Marine Headquarters Group’s: “In Their Boots Day” aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 29, 2016. From eating Meals Ready to Eat to conducting a live fire range, family members and spouses experienced what the Marine Corps is all about. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)
Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion prepare to confront possible hostiles at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 9, 2016. This kind of training allows 2nd LEB to develop and practice all the capabilities that the unit brings to the Marine Expeditionary Unit. The obstacles that they faced included rugged environments, improvised explosive devices and ambushes by the enemy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Luke Hoogendam/Released)
Marines with 2nd LEB conduct policing operations for an upcoming deployment with the 24th MEU
Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion prepare to confront possible hostiles at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 9, 2016. This kind of training allows 2nd LEB to develop and practice all the capabilities that the unit brings to the Marine Expeditionary Unit. The obstacles that they faced included rugged environments, improvised explosive devices and ambushes by the enemy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Luke Hoogendam/Released)
Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force wait before entering the gas chamber at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 8. As of fiscal year 2015, Marines qualify bi-annually in preparation for deployment. The chamber is a routine exercise to ensure the durability of each Marine's gear while exposed to chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS gas.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald/Released)
Marines await the gas chamber
Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force wait before entering the gas chamber at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 8. As of fiscal year 2015, Marines qualify bi-annually in preparation for deployment. The chamber is a routine exercise to ensure the durability of each Marine's gear while exposed to chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS gas.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald/Released)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Shillingburg, center, and Lance Cpl. Mason Foth, right, execute a three-mile conditioning hike with other U.S. Marines and British soldiers during Exercise Phoenix Odyssey II near Edinburgh, U.K., Oct. 30, 2015. Shillingburg and Foth are both intelligence specialists with 2nd Intelligence Battalion. The Marines and their British counterparts are currently working to enhance joint intelligence operations and military skills for potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins/Released)
U.S. Marines, British Army team up for military skills exercise
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Shillingburg, center, and Lance Cpl. Mason Foth, right, execute a three-mile conditioning hike with other U.S. Marines and British soldiers during Exercise Phoenix Odyssey II near Edinburgh, U.K., Oct. 30, 2015. Shillingburg and Foth are both intelligence specialists with 2nd Intelligence Battalion. The Marines and their British counterparts are currently working to enhance joint intelligence operations and military skills for potential real-world contingencies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins/Released)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Intelligence Battalion and British soldiers search for a checkpoint during Exercise Phoenix Odyssey II near Edinburgh, U.K., Oct. 30, 2015. The service members executed a three-mile conditioning hike and shooting competition as part of the exercise, which is designed to enhance joint intelligence operations. (U.S. Marines Corps photo by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins/Released)
U.S. Marines, British Army team up for military skills exercise
U.S. Marines with 2nd Intelligence Battalion and British soldiers search for a checkpoint during Exercise Phoenix Odyssey II near Edinburgh, U.K., Oct. 30, 2015. The service members executed a three-mile conditioning hike and shooting competition as part of the exercise, which is designed to enhance joint intelligence operations. (U.S. Marines Corps photo by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins/Released)
U.S. Marine Sgt. Kyle Bailey, left, and 1st Lt. Conn Wiseman, center, discuss possible routes with a British soldier while trying to complete a three-mile conditioning hike during Exercise Phoenix Odyssey II near Edinburgh, U.K., Oct. 30, 2015. Bailey is an intelligence specialist, and Wiseman is an air intelligence officer, both with 2nd Intelligence Battalion. The exercise is designed to enhance joint intelligence operations, while also building military skills in preparation for potential real-world crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins/Released)
U.S. Marines, British Army team up for military skills exercise
U.S. Marine Sgt. Kyle Bailey, left, and 1st Lt. Conn Wiseman, center, discuss possible routes with a British soldier while trying to complete a three-mile conditioning hike during Exercise Phoenix Odyssey II near Edinburgh, U.K., Oct. 30, 2015. Bailey is an intelligence specialist, and Wiseman is an air intelligence officer, both with 2nd Intelligence Battalion. The exercise is designed to enhance joint intelligence operations, while also building military skills in preparation for potential real-world crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lucas Hopkins/Released)
Marines and Sailors with II Marine Expeditionary Force give accountability following a conditioning hike aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 5, 2015. Marines with II MEF hiked more than seven miles to maintain combat readiness, build unit cohesion, increase overall physical fitness, and encourage esprit de corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Shawn Valosin/Released)
Pavement Pounders: II MEF hikes Camp Lejeune to maintain combat readiness, build unit cohesion
Marines and Sailors with II Marine Expeditionary Force give accountability following a conditioning hike aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., August 5, 2015. Marines with II MEF hiked more than seven miles to maintain combat readiness, build unit cohesion, increase overall physical fitness, and encourage esprit de corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Shawn Valosin/Released)
Marines with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company scan the area to locate enemy targets in order to provide joint tactical air control for Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 12, 2015. Marines with 2nd ANGLICO conduct exercises involving close air support at least once a month in order to maintain combat readiness and excellence. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
2nd ANGLICO conducts joint tactical air control operations
Marines with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company scan the area to locate enemy targets in order to provide joint tactical air control for Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 12, 2015. Marines with 2nd ANGLICO conduct exercises involving close air support at least once a month in order to maintain combat readiness and excellence. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
Marines with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company set up communications and prepare to provide joint tactical air control for Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 12, 2015. Marines with 2nd ANGLICO conduct exercises involving close air support at least once a month in order to maintain combat readiness and excellence. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
2nd ANGLICO conducts joint tactical air control operations
Marines with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company set up communications and prepare to provide joint tactical air control for Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115, and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 12, 2015. Marines with 2nd ANGLICO conduct exercises involving close air support at least once a month in order to maintain combat readiness and excellence. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
Lieutenant Colonel Jon L. Bradley, the commanding officer of 2nd Radio Battalion, introduces Cindy Pyeatt, Sgt. Lucas Pyeatt’s mother, during the memorial run aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 1, 2015. Lieutenant Col. Bradley reminded his Marines of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and honored the legacy each one left behind.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
2nd Radio Marines ‘Run to Remember’ Sgt. Pyeatt
Lieutenant Colonel Jon L. Bradley, the commanding officer of 2nd Radio Battalion, introduces Cindy Pyeatt, Sgt. Lucas Pyeatt’s mother, during the memorial run aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 1, 2015. Lieutenant Col. Bradley reminded his Marines of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and honored the legacy each one left behind. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
Participants run in honor of Sgt. Lucas Pyeatt and other fallen service members aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 1, 2015. The annual run has been hosted by the battalion for three years and commemorates Pyeatt and other fallen service members.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
2nd Radio Marines ‘Run to Remember’ Sgt. Pyeatt
Participants run in honor of Sgt. Lucas Pyeatt and other fallen service members aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 1, 2015. The annual run has been hosted by the battalion for three years and commemorates Pyeatt and other fallen service members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
A Marine with 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, helps prepare another Marine with his parachute during parachute operations at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Sept. 2, 2015. The Marines jumped from an altitude of 1,250 feet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez/ Released)
2nd Rad. Bn. remains ready
A Marine with 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, helps prepare another Marine with his parachute during parachute operations at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Sept. 2, 2015. The Marines jumped from an altitude of 1,250 feet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez/ Released)
Marines from 2nd Radio Battalion gather for a photo before a memorial run in honor of Sgt. Lucas Pyeatt aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 1, 2015. The annual run has been hosted by the battalion for three years and commemorates Pyeatt and other fallen service members.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
2nd Radio Marines ‘Run to Remember’ Sgt. Pyeatt
Marines from 2nd Radio Battalion gather for a photo before a memorial run in honor of Sgt. Lucas Pyeatt aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 1, 2015. The annual run has been hosted by the battalion for three years and commemorates Pyeatt and other fallen service members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Erick Galera/Released)
Corporal Eduardo Tovar (left) and Lance Cpl. Tim Kerschner (right), military policemen with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, patrol around GSRA FOB, looking for possible intruders aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, August 5, 2015. The company conducted a week long exercise, from August 4-7, in preparation for an upcoming deployment, where they will have to take on the roles of security forces and protect valuable assets.
Patrolling around the compound
Corporal Eduardo Tovar (left) and Lance Cpl. Tim Kerschner (right), military policemen with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, patrol around GSRA FOB, looking for possible intruders aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, August 5, 2015. The company conducted a week long exercise, from August 4-7, in preparation for an upcoming deployment, where they will have to take on the roles of security forces and protect valuable assets.
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, escort a detained suspect out of a sensitive area during at GSRA FOB aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, August 5, 2015. The company conducted a week-long exercise, from August 4-7, in preparation for an upcoming deployment, where they will have to take on the roles of security forces and protect valuable assets.
Escorting the suspect
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, escort a detained suspect out of a sensitive area during at GSRA FOB aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, August 5, 2015. The company conducted a week-long exercise, from August 4-7, in preparation for an upcoming deployment, where they will have to take on the roles of security forces and protect valuable assets.
Private First Class Aaron Urbanski, a geographical intelligence specialist with Battlefield Surveillance Company, 2nd Intelligence Battalion, looks at data gathered by the base Global Positioning System during a geodetic survey of Landing Zone Lark aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 28, 2015. Marines with the company are responsible for gathering information from each training area aboard Camp Lejeune, allowing pilots to determine whether the area is safe to land in or not.
Water covers two-thirds of Earth; 2nd Intel covers the rest
Private First Class Aaron Urbanski, a geographical intelligence specialist with Battlefield Surveillance Company, 2nd Intelligence Battalion, looks at data gathered by the base Global Positioning System during a geodetic survey of Landing Zone Lark aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 28, 2015. Marines with the company are responsible for gathering information from each training area aboard Camp Lejeune, allowing pilots to determine whether the area is safe to land in or not.
Featured Stories
Fourth of July celebration 2016 hosts Marines, sailors By Cpl. Paul S. Martinez | July 4, 2016
To take charge of this post; LEB heads up security during MEF CPX By Cpl. Michelle Reif | April 22, 2016
Crime stoppers: 2nd LEB maintains investigation awareness By LCpl. Samuel Guerra | March 4, 2016
Even Marines Cry Here: II MEF conducts gas chamber By Lance Cpl. Preston McDonald | January 12, 2016
Moving with a purpose: 8th Comm hikes for charity By Cpl. Immanuel Johnson | December 18, 2015
2nd ANGLICO conducts joint tactical air control operations By Pfc. Erick Galera | August 12, 2015
Featured Videos

 

Information





 Click here to learn more.

 

 

 Click here to learn more.