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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, NC
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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit welcomes the Marine Corps’ first female MEU sergeant major March 14, 2014 — Sgt. Maj. Octaviano Gallegos, Jr. relinquished the duties of sergeant major of 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit to Sgt. Maj. Lanette Wright aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, March 14.  Wright became the first female MEU sergeant major in the history of the Marine Corps.  “Today is a chance for me to serve the Marine Corps at a higher level, I’m MORE
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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit welcomes Marine Corps' first female MEU sergeant major
24th MEU Marines recognize the Sgt. Maj. Gallegos legacy March 14, 2014 — The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has a long and illustrious history dating back to the early 1980s, but few would argue that the unit’s 18th sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Octaviano Gallegos Jr., hasn’t made an impact on that unit’s history. The Marines say the Gallegos legacy is simple—a “Marine’s Marine” with selfless devotion and a straightforward, MORE
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24th MEU Marines recognize the Sgt. Maj. Gallegos legacy
24th MEU remember Beirut fallen October 23, 2013 — Marines and Sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit spent Oct. 23, 2013, remembering the 241 Marines, Sailors and soldiers killed in the Beirut bombing 30 years ago.  They began the day with a memorial run at 6 a.m., the approximate time of the bombing.  Running in remembrance of those who gave all left many of the 24th MEU service members MORE
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24th MEU honor Beirut fallen
Five Camp Lejeune Marines receive highest non-combat award for heroism June 03, 2013 — Five Marines were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for their heroism while assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit during its 2012 deployment at a ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 3, 2013.   The Marines were awarded for the actions they performed immediately after one of 24th MEU's aircraft crashed while participating in MORE
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24th MEU says goodbye to commander, welcomes another March 21, 2013 — Col. Frank Donovan relinquished his duties as the commanding officer of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit to Col. Scott Benedict at a change of command ceremony held at the II Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters aboard Camp Lejeune, March 21, 2013.  Donovan, who entered the Marine Corps in 1986, took command of the unit May 6, 2011, and is MORE
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24th MEU “runs, shoots, and runs” for unit PT March 18, 2013 — Marines and sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in a “run, shoot, run” physical training exercise throughout the base, March 15. During the evolution, eight teams of four competed in the endurance-based exercise, aimed at breaking the monotony of a standard PT session.  “The purpose of doing this is to try and display MORE
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24th MEU honors family readiness “team” March 01, 2013 — The 24th MEU commanding officer, Col. Frank Donovan, and his wife, Kim, invited the 24th MEU Unit and Personal Family Readiness Program into their home Feb. 28 to thank them and present awards for their service during the unit’s 2012 deployment. MORE
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24th MEU returns from 2012 deployment December 18, 2012 — Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are currently offloading from the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and returning to homecomings in and around Camp Lejeune, N.C., after a nine-month deployment.  The 24th MEU made the ship-to-shore transit from the USS Iwo Jima, USS New York and USS Gunston Hall using MORE
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Marines, Sailors of 24th MEU prepare for next phase: post-deployment December 14, 2012 — The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit will return home next week, nine months after departing the Carolina Coast near Camp Lejeune, N.C., last March. Surely, smiles and long-anticipated embraces from friends and family members await them, but the MEU’s Marines and Sailors remain focused — they understand the mission isn’t over. “The goal is to enjoy MORE
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Faces of the 24th MEU: Navy doc makes major career change after life as beat cop December 14, 2012 — From a police officer in Kinston, Jamaica, to a barber in New York City, Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve A. Barnes, 35, has held many jobs throughout his life. But his time as a hospital corpsman with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit has tested him much differently than any of his previous life experiences.   Barnes currently serves as a corpsman MORE
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