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II Marine Expeditionary Force

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
II MEF Photos
U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force stand in formation during the II MEF change of command ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2019. During the ceremony, Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund relinquished his post as commanding general of II MEF to Lt. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara)
Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund passes the colors to Lt. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault during a change of command ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 13, 2019. During the ceremony, Hedelund relinquished his post as commanding general of II MEF to Beaudreault. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean J. Berry)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leyah Schlaugh, a motor transportation operator with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, refuels a Humvee during exercise Resolute Sun in N.C., June 11, 2019. Marines participated in the exercise to increase major combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while conducting joint training with the U.S. Army during a joint logistics over the shore scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Juan Burgos, a motor transportation operator with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, looks through the mirror of a logistics vehicle system replacement during exercise Resolute Sun in N.C., June 11, 2019. Marines participated in the exercise to increase major combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while conducting joint training with the U.S. Army during a joint logistics over the shore scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leyah Schlaugh, a motor transportation operator with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, refuels a logistics vehicle system replacement during exercise Resolute Sun in N.C., June 11, 2019. Marines participated in the exercise to increase major combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while conducting joint training with the U.S. Army during a joint logistics over the shore scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, clean the inside of vehicles while staged to be loaded on to the USNS Watkins (T-AKR-315) during exercise Resolute Sun at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, June 11, 2019. Marines participated in the exercise to increase major combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while conducting joint training with the U.S. Army during a joint logistics over the shore scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tiana Stevens, an embarkation specialist with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, confirms serial numbers of vehicles during exercise Resolute Sun at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., June 11, 2019. Marines participated in the exercise to increase major combat operational readiness in amphibious and prepositioning operations while conducting joint training with the U.S. Army during a joint logistics over the shore scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)
Members of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade pose for a photo before the start of Exercise Baltic Operations 2019 aboard USS Mount Whitney June 7, 2019. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, marking the 47th year of one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations. (Courtesy Photo)
Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary, commanding general, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (left) and Rear Adm. Brad Skillman, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2 (right) conduct a commander’s update brief aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney during Exercise Baltic Operation 2019. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, marking the 47th year of one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theodore Green)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer awards a challenge coin to a U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, during exercise Thunder Reindeer 19 at Setermoen, Norway, June 5, 2019. Thunder Reindeer 19 is a multilateral, combined-arms, live-fire exercise that improves interoperability between the Norwegian Armed Forces and U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Williams Quinteros)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer speaks to Brig. Gen. Lars Lervik, commander of the Norwegian Brigade North, while visiting U.S. service members with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, during exercise Thunder Reindeer 19 at Setermoen, Norway, June 5, 2019. Thunder Reindeer 19 is a multilateral, combined-arms, live-fire exercise that improves interoperability between the Norwegian Armed Forces and U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Williams Quinteros)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, briefs Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer during exercise Thunder Reindeer 19 at Setermoen, Norway, June 5, 2019. Thunder Reindeer 19 is a multilateral, combined-arms, live-fire exercise that improves interoperability between the Norwegian Armed Forces and U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Williams Quinteros)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer speaks with U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, on a Medium Girder Bridge during exercise Thunder Reindeer 19 at Setermoen, Norway, June 5, 2019. Thunder Reindeer 19 is a multilateral, combined-arms, live-fire exercise that improves interoperability between the Norwegian Armed Forces and U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Williams Quinteros)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, briefs Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer during exercise Thunder Reindeer 19 at Setermoen, Norway, June 5, 2019. Thunder Reindeer 19 is a multilateral, combined-arms, live-fire exercise that improves interoperability between the Norwegian Armed Forces and U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Williams Quinteros)
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer visits U.S. service members with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, during exercise Thunder Reindeer 19 at Setermoen, Norway, June 5, 2019. Thunder Reindeer 19 is a multilateral, combined-arms, live-fire exercise that improves interoperability between the Norwegian Armed Forces and U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Williams Quinteros)
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Danish F-16s taxi down the runway after landing during Arctic Challenge Exercise 19, a multinational training exercise with participation of U.S. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 28, 2019. The U.S. Marine Corps’ participation in Arctic Challenge 19 ensures interoperability and enables the Marine Corps to globally deploy its forces alongside partner nations and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Christin St. John)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 observes a Finnish F/A-18 Hornet prepare for a flight during Arctic Challenge Exercise 19, a multinational training exercise held at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 28, 2019. The U.S. Marine Corps’ participation in Arctic Challenge 19 ensures interoperability and enables the Marine Corps to globally deploy its forces alongside partner nations and allies. VMFA-251 is a subordinate unit of Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Christin St. John)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 prepares for a flight in a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet during Arctic Challenge Exercise 19, a multilateral training exercise held at Rovaniemi Air Base, Finland, May 27, 2019. The U.S. Marine Corps’ participation in Arctic Challenge 19 ensures interoperability and enables the Marine Corps to globally deploy its forces alongside partner nations and allies. VMFA-251 is a subordinate unit of Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Christin St. John)
U.S. Marines with the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (BLT 2/8), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), off load from an Assault Amphibious Vehicle during Realistic Urban Training (RUT) on Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 9, 2019. RUT provides an opportunity to train in an unfamiliar, urban environment as the 26th MEU’s pre-deployment training program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan Reyes)