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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

A Certain Force in an Uncertain World

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
26th MEU News
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Swansboro school gets Marine reinforcements March 24, 2014 — The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducts a wide range of operations to fulfill the mission of the Marine Corps. Sometimes these responsibilities lie outside the field of battle and diplomacy, and instead focus on the needs of their local community. The MEU is sponsoring Swansboro Elementary School, which involves volunteers helping with math, MORE
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26th MEU communicates globally with GATRs March 21, 2014 — Weighing less than 300 pounds, inflatable and two-man operable; the ground to air transmit and receiver (GATR) provides critical communication capabilities to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. “We align the [GATR] to a satellite in space,” said Sgt. Kenton Ciesla, 26th MEU cyber network chief. “When we’re connected, we have a certain amount of MORE
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GATR Demonstration
26th MEU conducts CBRN training March 14, 2014 — The words “EVEN THE BRAVE CRY HERE” are painted in a bold stencil format and displayed on a sign that hangs over the Camp Lejeune gas chamber.   Beyond the sign, a trail with obstacles waits for Marines to traverse its path and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialists lay in wait with canisters of MORE
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CBRN Training
The light at the end of the tunnel is a train: ending my active service January 23, 2014 — I never really expected to be done with all of this. I mean, intellectually, I know that four years isn’t that long. High school was four years. College should’ve been four years, if it wasn’t cut short. Four years isn’t a long time. But four years in the Marine Corps acts like dog years – artificially stretching the time into an infinity of MORE
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Sailor motivates Marines to keep up January 10, 2014 — Acting in support of a chaplain, a religious programs specialist assists Marines and sailors with finding the right support, counseling and religious help they may require.  Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Reza is one of the few sailors with these duties.  Reza is currently assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. She deployed with the MEU to MORE
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Leading Marines to lead to success December 20, 2013 — CBRN specialists are trained to react to and qualify Marines for these catastrophic scenarios and provide critical support in wide array of disaster scenarios. Their responsibilities are numerous and provide for the better defense of our military, allies and nation.  Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) promotes mission MORE
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Leading Marines to lead to success
Creating orders for his future December 17, 2013 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – The Marine Corps accomplishes its goals thanks to personnel trained in a variety of skill sets, combat oriented and non-combat oriented. Administrative specialists provide the necessary support that assists Marines by taking accountability, handling orders, managing awards and personal military MORE
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26th MEU Distinguished Visitor visit
Landing right on target December 11, 2013 — Artillery is critical military occupational specialty (MOS) in the Marine Corps that impacts the tide of battle with an array of long-ranged weaponry designed to wreak havoc on our nation’s enemies.  Lance Cpl. Tayevion Edwards, a Cleveland native, is a Forward Observer with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Edwards works with Advanced MORE
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Changing his future byte by byte December 11, 2013 — The Department of Defense utilizes a wide array of data systems that are essential to mission accomplishment and enable Marines to conduct successful defense of our nation and its allies. Sgt. Xavier Velez has the responsibility of running many of those systems.  The Terryville, Conn., native is a data systems specialist with 26th Marine MORE
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Breaking down the MEU: reinforcements return to parent commands December 06, 2013 — The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will decomposite after an eight-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets areas of responsibility Dec. 6, 2013. During this stage, the MEU is afforded the opportunity to better assist and prepare its Marines and sailors in the transition from a deployed to a non-deployed environment to.   “Going decomposite MORE
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Homecoming

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