II MEF Photos
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, as part of the Unit Deployment Program, fire a MK-153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon in a live-fire squad attack range during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, on Dec. 10, 2020. During this evolution of Fuji Viper, Marines demonstrated proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics through a series of distributed lethality exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ujian Gosun)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. James Leuenberger, the lead firefighter and truck master with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 271, poses for a photo at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, April 14, 2021. “Employ your personnel within their limits,“ said Leuenberger, a native of Macon, Georgia. According to his leadership, Leuenberger has used his knowledge of firefighting to provide refresher training for the 21 Marines in his section. Leuenberger has taken on the additional duties of maintaining vehicles and equipment at ITX 3-21, as well as completing monthly preventative maintenance on all vehicles. MWSS-271 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Elias Pimentel III)
Lance Cpl. Jacob B. Pickett, a landing support specialist with 2nd Transportation Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 1, 2020. “Knowledge is power that can and will put you in a position to do great thing,” said Pickett, a Rockmart, Georgia native. According to his leadership, Pickett is currently one of few lance corporals in the platoon who participates as a Team Leader during Helicopter Support Operations, as well as a Safety NCO underneath the aircraft. Pickett was distinguished as being an excellent representation of his command by the participating squadron Marine Medium Tilt-Rotor Squadron (VMM) 162. His professionalism and coordination throughout the operation successfully led to over ten day time and night time lifts being conducted at Tactical Landing Zone Phoenix with zero mishaps and injuries.. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Seaira Moore)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Drew Howell, a landing support specialist with Detachment 1, Combat Logistics Battalion 25, 4th Marine Logistics Group chains a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle onto a rail car during exercise Dynamic Cape (DC 21.1) on April 12, 2021 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. DC 21.1 is a command and control exercise simulating a contested environment to enhance operational readiness between II Marine Expeditionary Force partner nations and other Department of Defense entities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adaezia Chavez)
Cpl. Brandon M. Vogel, a foreign weapons instructor with Division Training Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division, poses for a photo on Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 9, 2021. “Failure will never overtake me, if my determination to succeed is strong enough,” said Vogel, Oakvillie, Conn., native. According to his leadership, Vogel is a driven and highly professional Marine who works daily to mold and mentor future leaders, instructing both junior Marines and his peers alike. Vogle’s strict sense of responsibility and professionalism continues to inspire the Marines under his charge. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin)
NORFOLK, Va. (Apr. 7, 2021) - Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F), speaks during a virtual Tri-Party Staff Talks conference with U.S. 6th Fleet and II Marine Expeditionary Force. C2F exercises operational authorities over assigned ships, aircraft, and landing forces on the East Coast and the Atlantic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason M. Pastrick)
Cpl. Peter J. L. Callis a satellite technician with Head Quarters Company, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, poses for a photo on Camp Lejeune, N.C., February 9, 2021. “Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish,” said Callis, a Newnan,  G.A., native. According to his leadership, Callis is a grounded and down to earth Marine who always manages to raise moral through his infectious good cheer, humor in the face of adversity, and love for his fellow Marines. Cpl Callis’ indomitable spirit was on full display during SLTE 2-21, where he worked ceaselessly to assist the successful operation of the command and control infrastructure while also supervising over 200 hours of radio watch. In garrison, Cpl Callis sets the example for and leads his fellow Marines in both the shop and during physical training through his hard work and esprit de corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennifer Reyes)
A U.S. Army soldier holds out her pocket change at Hanscom Air Force Base on April 2, 2018. (Massachusetts National Guard/Spc. Samuel Keenan)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Art Bahena, a tropospheric scatter radio multi-channel equipment operator with Marine Communications Squadron 28 (MWCS-28), poses for a photo at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, March 30, 2021. “I can do it, we can all do it” said Bahena, a native of Laguna Hills, California. According to his leadership, Bahena is a critical asset in maintaining tactical communications for enabling command and control for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW). Bahena goes above and beyond by volunteering his time to assist other operators and researching best practices on the employment his assigned equipment. He has an energetic and contagious “can do attitude”. MWCS-28 is a subordinate unit of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, which is the aviation combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Yuritzy Gomez)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1 (MRF-E), Marine Forces Europe and Africa, communicates with Marines down range during a company live-fire attack as part of Exercise Arctic Littoral Strike in Blåtind, Norway, March 30, 2021. Exercise Arctic Littoral Strike improved MRF-E’s ability to confront the challenges of anti-access, area denial capabilities posed by a notional peer adversary in a contested littoral environment. MRF-E demonstrated the ability to support joint fleet operations by providing over watch to a Norwegian submarine and destroying a notional adversary integrated air defense system. MRF-E focuses on regional engagements throughout Europe by conducting various exercises, arctic cold-weather and mountain warfare training, and military-to-military engagements, which enhance overall interoperability of the U.S. Marine Corps with allies and partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick King)
Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and loadmasters assigned to 352d Special Operations Wing prepare to on-load a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) onto an MC-130J Commando II at RAF Mildenhall on March 25, 2021 during low-visibility, night training. Special operation’s capabilities enhance the execution of HIMARS Rapid Aerial Insertion missions, extend the reach of long-range, precision strike capabilities and enable the joint force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roidan Carlson)
MCB Camp Lejeune welcomes Business Executives for National Security (BENS). BENS observed live-fire training at the new G-36 Company Battle Course on March 24. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez)
Lance Cpl. Sebastian Alfonsoarango, a food service specialist with 3rd Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, poses for a photo on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 24, 2021. “Always lead by example and do not just follow a path, create your own path,” said Alfonsoarango, a Newark, Del., native. According to his leadership, Alfonsoarango “always wants to learn and expand his knowledge not only in his job, but in the whole Marine concept. He takes an incredible amount of initiative to accomplish all tasks and always wants to do more.”  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Todd W. Ferry, right, deputy commander, Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, greets Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, left, North Carolina’s third district representative, at the John A. Lejeune Hall on MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 23, 2021. During his visit, Murphy met with MCB Camp Lejeune leaders to receive updates on range innovations and base modernization. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ginnie Lee)
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Sgt. Ethan P. Davis, a squad leader with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, poses for a photo on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 16, 2021. ““In case signals can neither be seen or perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of an enemy” said Davis, a Orlando, Fla., native. According to his leadership, Davis consistently exceeds standards in teaching and demonstrating what it means to be an Infantryman and a Marine through his leadership and personal example.  Davis is one of the company’s top performing squad leaders, and is sought out to develop and lead squad level training, field craft and camouflage techniques, and basic infantry skills. He has formed his squad into a cohesive unit through detailed training and demanding physical training, and has positively influenced the rest of the company through his personal and professional example.  His Marines are a reflection of him;  Enthusiastic, professional, and competitive.  As such, Davis has earned the trust and confidence the Marines throughout , and is much deserving of recognition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Frank Donovan, the Commanding General of 2d Marine Division, addresses the audience after awarding Sgt. Danny McDonald, scout sniper with 2d Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, the Navy and Marine Corps Medal at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 17, 2021. McDonald was awarded for his selfless actions in Surf City, N.C., May 4, 2019, where he risked his own life to save a 10-year-old child from drowning. The child was caught in a rip current that carried him approximately 300 feet from shore.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Abernathy)
Cpl. Miranda L. Sites, a supply administration and operations specialist with II Marine Expeditionary Force Support Battalion (II MSB), II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, poses for a photo on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 17, 2021. “Leading Marines is more than just a simple awareness of responsibility; it is a commitment and an obligation to those who follow," said Sites, an Amanda, Ohio, native. According to her leadership, Sites' unwavering dedication and initiative is instrumental to the accomplishment of the II MSB supply section's daily mission. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Henry Rodriguez II)
Cpl. Bree Selvey-Bailey, an embarkation specialist with II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, poses for a photo on at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Mar. 11, 2021.  “Always strive to be the best leader you would want to have,” said Selvey-Bailey, an Orlando, Fl. native. According to her leadership, Selvey-Bailey is a mature and disciplined leader who consistently performs at a level above her grade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angelo Garavito)
Brig. Gen. Dan Goldfus, Chief of Paratroopers and Infantry Corps for Israeli Defense Forces, speaks to U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Caleb Rich, the commanding officer of Advanced Infantry Training Company, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry – East, during a tour from II Marine Expeditionary Force which showcased various simulation and training facilities on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Mar. 10, 2021. The purpose of the visit was for IDF leaders to develop relationships with II MEF personnel and learn about Marine Corps training, simulators, and how they are integrated into training and exercises to create fighters and leaders for the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres)
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