Marines

2D AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY

1940 – 1959

ACTIVATED 1 JUNE 1949 AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA, AS AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY, FLEET MARINE FORCE, UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROL OF THE 2D MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE KOREAN WAR, SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 1950

REDESIGNATED 1 FEBRUARY 1951 AS 2D AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REASSIGNED DURING APRIL 1951 TO FORCE TROOPS, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DETACHMENTS WERE ASSIGNED TO EACH OF THE BATTALION LANDING TEAMS DURING THE INTERVENTIONS IN LEBANON, JULY – OCTOBER 1958

1960 – 1979

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE LANDINGS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, APRIL 1965

REDESIGNATED 1 JULY 1972 AS SEPARATE BRIGADE PLATOON, 2D AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY, FORCE TROOPS, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REDESIGNATED 1 JUNE 1975 AS 2D AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY, FORCE TROOPS, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REASSIGNED DURING OCTOBER 1975 TO FORCE TROOPS/2D FORCE SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DETACHED FROM FORCE TROOPS/2D FORCE SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP DURING JULY 1978

1980 – 1997

ELEMENTS PARTICPATED AS PART OF THE MULTINATIONAL PEACE-KEEPING FORCE IN LEBANON, AUGUST 1982 – FEBRUARY 1984

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE LANDINGS ON GRENADA – CARRIACOU, OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 1983

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS IN THE PERSIAN GULF, APRIL 1988

REASSIGNED DURING MAY 1988 TO II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

REASSIGNED DURING FEBRUARY 1989 TO 2D SURVEILLANCE RECONNAISSANCE INTELLIGENCE GROUP

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, SOUTHWEST ASIA, AUGUST 1990 – MARCH 1991

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION PROVIDE COMFORT, IRAQ, MAY – OCTOBER 1991

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, HAITI, SEPTEMBER 1994

1998 – 2009

REDESIGNATED 25 SEPTEMBER 1998 AS MARINE LIAISON ELEMENT, II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE HEADQUARTERS GROUP, II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

DEPLOYED DURING FEBRUARY 2003 TO KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, MARCH – MAY 2003, FEBRUARY – SEPTEMBER 2005, FEBRUARY – SEPTEMBER 2006, SEPTEMBER 2007 – MARCH 2008

REDESIGNATED 11 JULY 2003 AS 2D AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, AFGHANISTAN, 2008 INTO 2009

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, DURING 2009

HONORS

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER, IRAQ, 2003

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS, SOUTHWEST ASIA, 1990 – 1991

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS, IRAQ,  2004 – 2005

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS, IRAQ, 2006 – 2007

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR, LEBANON AND GRENADA, 1982 – 1984 &  1995 – 1998

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STARS

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAM WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

IRAQ CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER
II Marine Expeditionary Force