Dec 11, 2013

Sgt. Xavier Velez, a data systems specialist with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Terryville, Conn., native, poses for a photo outside of the MEU's command post aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 11, 2013. Velez deployed for eight-months with the MEU in the Fifth and Sixth Fleet areas of operation. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his accomplishments and contributions to mission success throughout the duration of the deployment.

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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable)