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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, NC


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BLT 3/6, 24th MEU, conducts mechanized raids 24th MEU ‘raids’ by air, land, sea

By Lance Cpl. Joey Mendez and Cpl. Devin Nichols | 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
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24th MEU Marine 'knuckles up' 24th MEU Marine 'knuckles up'

By Cpl. Devin Nichols | 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
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NEO: 24th MEU Marines, Sailors train for turmoil NEO: 24th MEU Marines, Sailors train for turmoil

By Cpl. Devin Nichols | 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
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Provide geographic combatant commanders with a forward-deployed, rapid-response force capable of conducting conventional amphibious and selected maritime special operations at night or under adverse weather conditions from the sea, by surface and/or by air while under communications and electronics restrictions.



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