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II Marine Expeditionary Force

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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.
Mission Statement

The mission of the Expeditionary Operations Training Group (EOTG) is to provide training in select special skills. It conducts and evaluates collective training in order to prepare Marine Expeditionary Units and other designated forces to support Combatant Commander requirements. The EOTG executes Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) training requirements, as directed.

 The EOTG is organized to plan, coordinate, conduct, evaluate, and supervise specified training for the MEF and is organized into branches and sections by function and associated training sets. The branches and sections are organized into cadres of instructors, and support personnel. Instructors are organized around closely associated skills.

 The EOTG is employed by branch, section, and cadre to accomplish the specified training mission. Selected members of the branches, sections, and cadres are task-organized to accomplish the supported commander's and combatant commanders directed missions.

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