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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, NC
24th MEU News
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24th MEU fast-ropes toward deployment September 04, 2014 — Marines and Sailors with Limaand Weapons Companies, both from Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6thMarine Regiment, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Ground Combat Element, receivedfast-rope qualifications by fast-roping from a 60-foot tower and an MV-22B tilt-rotoraircraft, August 20-21, 2014, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.The Fast Rope MORE
24th MEU conducts PMINT August 15, 2014 — Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit caught their firstglimpse of what their life will consist of while deployed aboard the USS IwoJima, USS New York, or the USS Fort McHenry, during Amphibious Squadron/ MarineExpeditionary Unit Integration, or PMINT, August 6—13. PMINT is theMEU’s second major pre-deployment exercise and is MORE
24th MEU completes first major 'work-up' August 04, 2014 — The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit wrapped up a weeks-long training event July30, 2014, with a long-range raid into Moyock, North Carolina, successfullyputting an end to Realistic Urban Training, the unit’s first majorpre-deployment training exercise.The purpose of RUT was to insert 24thMEU forces into unfamiliar places outside the normal training MORE
24th MEU begins first major “work-up” exercise July 21, 2014 — A contingent of Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 8 were busy from July 12-18, 2014, training for maritime interdiction operations at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The event was part of Realistic Urban Training, the first major exercise in the 24th MEU’s pre-deployment training package, MORE
24th MEU ‘raids’ by air, land, sea July 02, 2014 — During the Revolutionary War, Continental Marines raided the British rum supply in the Bahamas: their first amphibious operation. A century-and-a-half later, they stormed the bloody beaches of Iwo Jima and raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi in one of the most iconic images in U.S. history. They turned the tide in Korea, landing at MORE
24th MEU Marine 'knuckles up' June 30, 2014 — The Marine’s eyes were focused. His forehead glistened with sweat and, although his fists were clenched, the rest of his body was as relaxed as possible. The rock music, which pulsed the ground as he approached the cage, slowly drifted away and he became alone with his silence. His opponent remained under his own lonely spotlight just a few MORE
NEO: 24th MEU Marines, Sailors train for turmoil June 16, 2014 — On July 12, 2006, two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hezbollah militants at the Israeli/Lebanon border. The next day, Israel responded by blockading Lebanon’s ports and bombing the airport in Beirut along with several major roads and bridges. On July 14, the Department of State and Department of Defense began plans to evacuate American MORE
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
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
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 with MORE

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