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26th MEU change of command July 10, 2014 — The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a change of command ceremony formally recognizing the transfer of command from Col. Matthew G. St. Clair to Col. Robert C. Fulford, aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 25, 2014.  The ceremony featured the 2nd Marine Division Band and guest speaker Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, the commanding general of MORE
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26th MEU Change of Command Ceremony
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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26th MEU FRO, a family friend August 31, 2013 — Marines and sailors deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit make selfless sacrifices on a daily basis. Often times, what goes without thought is the sacrifices the family members and loved ones also endure. Going day-to-day worrying about the well-being of their Marine or sailor, often time going weeks with little to no communication. MORE
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Over the hump party
VMM-266 (Rein.) replaces old with new August 31, 2013 — During the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s 2013 deployment, the aircraft belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266 (Reinforced), have gone through hundreds of flight hours. Parts are constantly checked, maintained and if need be, replaced.  Most recently Marines assigned to VMM-266 (Rein.) replaced two drag pins on an MV-22B Osprey MORE
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VMM-266 airframe mechanics conduct maintenance
Combat cargo Marines keep it moving August 02, 2013 — During their 2013 deployment to the Fifth and Sixth Fleet areas of responsibility the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit rides aboard ships that make up the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. They conduct training with various countries in the area while standing guard, ready to respond to a crisis in a moment’s notice.  When and if called upon, the MORE
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Painting a legacy July 31, 2013 — The fight against corrosion on aircraft is a never ending battle than cannot be disregarded. The degradation of aircraft and its parts could potentially cause aircraft to become inoperable, and at the extreme, pose a threat to the Marines and sailors aboard them.  “We treat all the corrosion that occurs on aircraft,” said Cpl. Nicolas M. Belmer, a MORE
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BLT 3/2 develops new way to lower gear during HRST operations July 25, 2013 — A matter of chance gave Gunnery Sgt. Paul Riley, platoon sergeant of Combined Anti-Armor Team 1, Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, the ability to unify skillsets from multiple military courses to help develop a technique to aid lowering gear during Helicopter Rope Suspension Technique exercises and operations. Riley said MORE
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CBRN trains to search and rescue in every clime and place (Part 3 of 3) May 25, 2013 — In this day and age chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats are a disastrous risk with potentially devastating impacts. Fortunately, to more effectively limit, defend against, and at times eliminate these threats, a new breed of assessment consequence management team is deployed with the 26th MEU during their 2013 deployment. This MORE
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Company K Marines, sailors begin mechanized raid course October 15, 2012 — Forming up at their armory long before the sun rose, the Marines and sailors of Company K drew weapons as autumn’s cold winds blew, chilling the company as they shivered and stamped their feet, trying to warm up. Weapons drawn and accountability complete, the Marines hiked out to rendezvous with the Amphibious Assault Vehicles of AAV Platoon – MORE
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