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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, NC
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A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules taxis at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, April 6, 2019. The aircraft transported Marines and equipment with the aviation combat element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa. SPMAGTF-CR-AF provides an autonomous, self-deploying, and highly mobile crisis response force to U.S. AFRICOM. The aircraft is with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark E Morrow Jr)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa prepares to unload cargo from a U.S. Marine KC-130J Super Hercules at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, April 6, 2019. The aircraft transported Marines and equipment with the aviation combat element for SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2, whose mission is to provide an autonomous, self-deploying, and highly mobile crisis response force to U.S. AFRICOM. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark E Morrow Jr)
U.S. Marine Col. Thomas Dodds, left, the commanding officer of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.1, transfers the unit colors to, Col. Eric Cloutier the commanding officer of SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Morón Air Base, Spain, April 6, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, extracts from the landing zone on an MV-22B Osprey during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise in Troia, Portugal, April 5, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. The aircraft is with SPMAGTF-CR-AF, Marine Forces Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, post security during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise in Troia, Portugal, April 5, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
A U.S. Navy corpsman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, administers medical care to a simulated casualty during a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise in Troia, Portugal, April 5, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Margaret Gale)
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey taxis at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 29, 2019. The aircraft, from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, will serve as the aviation combat element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, as they prepare to take authority from 19.1 for operations within the area of responsibility.  SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey rests at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 29, 2019. The aircraft, from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, will serve as the aviation combat element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, as they prepare to take authority from 19.1 for operations within the area of responsibility. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey is unloaded from the MV Green Ridge March 29, 2019, at Naval Station Rota, Spain. The aircraft were delivered in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2 as they prepare to take authority of SPMAGTF-CR-AF from 19.1 for operations within the area of responsibility. The MV-22 increases SPMAGTF-CR-AF’s operational reach and can swiftly project U.S. Marine combat power to emerging crises. The aircraft is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey is unloaded from the MV Green Ridge March 29, 2019, at Naval Station Rota, Spain. The aircraft were delivered in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2 as they prepare to take authority of SPMAGTF-CR-AF from 19.1 for operations within the area of responsibility. The MV-22 increases SPMAGTF-CR-AF’s operational reach and can swiftly project U.S. Marine combat power to emerging crises. The aircraft is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit execute physical training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 28, 2019. The training was held to promote unit cohesion and readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Camila Melendez)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit execute physical training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 28, 2019. PT was held to promote unit cohesion and increase physical readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Camila Melendez)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit execute physical training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 28, 2019. The training was held to promote unit cohesion and readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Camila Melendez)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit execute physical training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 28, 2019. The training was held to promote unit cohesion and readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Larisa Chavez)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit execute physical training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 28, 2019. The training was held to promote unit cohesion and readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Larisa Chavez)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit execute physical training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 28, 2019. The training was held to promote unit cohesion and readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Larisa Chavez)
Marines board an MV-22 Osprey during Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 1, 2019. TRAP training enhances combat readiness and crisis response skills by preparing Marines to confidently enter potentially combative areas, tactically extract personnel, and recover aircraft, retrieve or destroy sensitive material. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Larisa Chavez)
Sgt. Liam Lynch communicates during Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 1, 2019. TRAP training enhances combat readiness and crisis response skills by preparing Marines to confidently enter potentially combative areas, tactically extract personnel, recover aircraft, and retrieve or destroy sensitive material. Lynch is an Infantry Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Larisa Chavez)
Lance Cpl. Jacob Deryke  provides security during Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 1, 2019. TRAP training enhances combat readiness and crisis response skills by preparing Marines to confidently enter potentially combative areas, tactically extract personnel, recover aircraft, and retrieve or destroy sensitive material. Deryke is an Infantry Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Larisa Chavez)
Marines with 1/8 participate in TRAP training