2nd Marine Division

 

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Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
A Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, looks into the rifle combat optics on his M16A4 service rifle to estimate the distances of targets July 9, 2015, aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. During the training, Marines use a variety of methods to make a decision on the range of targets, including bracketing, which allows the Marine to find an average distance based on known distances of objects in the area. Fox Co. completed the training as preparation for their upcoming assignment to the Unit Deployment Program.
2/2 Fox trains with weapons, prepares for Unit Deployment Program
A Marine with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, looks into the rifle combat optics on his M16A4 service rifle to estimate the distances of targets July 9, 2015, aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. During the training, Marines use a variety of methods to make a decision on the range of targets, including bracketing, which allows the Marine to find an average distance based on known distances of objects in the area. Fox Co. completed the training as preparation for their upcoming assignment to the Unit Deployment Program.
Lieutenant Col. Eric A. Reid, the commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, speaks to his Marines about their incredible accomplishment while holding the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition trophy presented to his Marines during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad from Alpha Company was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
Lieutenant Col. Eric A. Reid, the commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, speaks to his Marines about their incredible accomplishment while holding the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition trophy presented to his Marines during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad from Alpha Company was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
The winners of the 2nd Marine Division Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a squad representing Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, poses for a photo after an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
The winners of the 2nd Marine Division Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a squad representing Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, poses for a photo after an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards the Rifle Squad Competition trophy to Sgt. Jaymes L. Chambless, the squad leader of the winning squad from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards the Rifle Squad Competition trophy to Sgt. Jaymes L. Chambless, the squad leader of the winning squad from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
The winning rifle squad from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, stands to receive applause after being pinned with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
The winning rifle squad from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, stands to receive applause after being pinned with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
1/2 represents very best of Marine Corps infantry with physical strength and mental toughness
Major Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, awards a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition Medal during an award ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 1, 2015. The squad was declared the best rifle squad in the 2nd Marine Division after competing in the Infantry Rifle Squad Competition, a three-day physical and mental challenge that pushed the Marines to their limits and tested their abilities to work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course load an M240B medium machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. During the first week of the course the Marines spend a day on each of the machine guns, disassembling and assembling them, memorizing their nomenclature, their rate of fire and similar knowledge they would need to use should they be required to use one of the weapon systems in a combat situation.
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course load an M240B medium machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. During the first week of the course the Marines spend a day on each of the machine guns, disassembling and assembling them, memorizing their nomenclature, their rate of fire and similar knowledge they would need to use should they be required to use one of the weapon systems in a combat situation.
A Marine fires an M240B medium machine gun during the live-fire testing of the Machine Gunner’s Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. The course is one of the services offered to Marines by the Division Combat Skills Center and is a two-week course that familiarizes Marines with the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun and the MK-19 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
A Marine fires an M240B medium machine gun during the live-fire testing of the Machine Gunner’s Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. The course is one of the services offered to Marines by the Division Combat Skills Center and is a two-week course that familiarizes Marines with the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun and the MK-19 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Trayon Bowleg, a light armored vehicle crewman with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Trayon Bowleg, a light armored vehicle crewman with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Zachary Miller, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division function checks a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Zachary Miller, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division function checks a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
PFC Michael Ainsworth, a mortarman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment adjusts the sights of the 81 mm mortar system during a combined-arms raid at Army National Training Center Fort Irwin, April 11, 2015. The raid was conducted by 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion as part of exercise Desert Scimitar 2015.
Combined-Arms raid demonstrates the Corps’ combat prowess
PFC Michael Ainsworth, a mortarman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment adjusts the sights of the 81 mm mortar system during a combined-arms raid at Army National Training Center Fort Irwin, April 11, 2015. The raid was conducted by 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion as part of exercise Desert Scimitar 2015.
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course fire a M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. Teams of two Marines were assigned to each gun and given 200 rounds with which they were required to accurately aim and strike several targets. An instructor supervised each team, providing instruction and advice when necessary. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course fire a M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. Teams of two Marines were assigned to each gun and given 200 rounds with which they were required to accurately aim and strike several targets. An instructor supervised each team, providing instruction and advice when necessary. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
A Marine with the Machine Gunner’s Course adjusts the aim of a M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. Targets were placed at various distances on the range, requiring the students in the course to adjust aim in order to hit the intended target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
A Marine with the Machine Gunner’s Course adjusts the aim of a M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. Targets were placed at various distances on the range, requiring the students in the course to adjust aim in order to hit the intended target. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course fire M240B medium machine guns during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. 21 Splitting into teams of two, the Marines fired the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, and the M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course fire M240B medium machine guns during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. 21 Splitting into teams of two, the Marines fired the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, and the M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey)
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course load an M240B medium machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. During the first week of the course the Marines spend a day on each of the machine guns, disassembling and assembling them, memorizing their nomenclature, their rate of fire and similar knowledge they would need to use should they be required to use one of the weapon systems in a combat situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
Marines with the Machine Gunner’s Course load an M240B medium machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. During the first week of the course the Marines spend a day on each of the machine guns, disassembling and assembling them, memorizing their nomenclature, their rate of fire and similar knowledge they would need to use should they be required to use one of the weapon systems in a combat situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
A Marine fires an M240B medium machine gun during the live-fire testing of the Machine Gunner’s Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. The course is one of the services offered to Marines by the Division Combat Skills Center and is a two-week course that familiarizes Marines with the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun and the MK-19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines send rounds down range training with machine guns
A Marine fires an M240B medium machine gun during the live-fire testing of the Machine Gunner’s Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 23, 2014. The course is one of the services offered to Marines by the Division Combat Skills Center and is a two-week course that familiarizes Marines with the M249 squad automatic weapon light machine gun, M240B medium machine gun, M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun and the MK-19 40mm automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, reassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course, the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, reassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course, the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Christian Herbeck, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Trayon Bowleg, a light armored vehicle crewman with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Trayon Bowleg, a light armored vehicle crewman with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, disassembles a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Zachary Miller, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division function checks a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines learn the ins and outs of maintaining machine guns
Lance Cpl. Zachary Miller, a motor vehicle operator with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division function checks a Mk-19 automatic grenade launcher during a Machine Gunners Course at the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 15, 2015. During the course the Marines were trained how to properly disassemble, reassemble and maintain the M249 squad automatic weapon, the M240B machine gun, Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Pfc. Kevin J. Oronaponce, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, wraps a facial wound on a mannequin during the final test for the Combat Trauma Care Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. The additional stress from interactive mannequins and working under a time limit for the evacuation provided a more realistic environment to better prepare the Marines in case they would be called upon to use these techniques in real life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey)
Marines train to save lives
Pfc. Kevin J. Oronaponce, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, wraps a facial wound on a mannequin during the final test for the Combat Trauma Care Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. The additional stress from interactive mannequins and working under a time limit for the evacuation provided a more realistic environment to better prepare the Marines in case they would be called upon to use these techniques in real life. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey)
Pfc. Kevin J. Oronaponce, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, applies a tourniquet to a mannequin during the final test for the Combat Trauma Care Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. The mannequins were equipped with a system that allows artificial blood to bleed from various wounds and recorded voices to talk, providing a more realistic experience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines train to save lives
Pfc. Kevin J. Oronaponce, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, applies a tourniquet to a mannequin during the final test for the Combat Trauma Care Course aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. The mannequins were equipped with a system that allows artificial blood to bleed from various wounds and recorded voices to talk, providing a more realistic experience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Lance Cpl. Kyle Ward, a mortarman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, drags a simulated casualty to an evacuation site during the final exam for the Combat Trauma Care Course with the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. During the test, the Marines were required to run the length of a softball field and reach one of three mannequins. Under the watch of the instructors, the Marines treated the individual wounds on each of the bodies before calling in for evacuation and preparing them for transport. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines train to save lives
Lance Cpl. Kyle Ward, a mortarman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, drags a simulated casualty to an evacuation site during the final exam for the Combat Trauma Care Course with the Division Combat Skills Center aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. During the test, the Marines were required to run the length of a softball field and reach one of three mannequins. Under the watch of the instructors, the Marines treated the individual wounds on each of the bodies before calling in for evacuation and preparing them for transport. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Petty Officer First Class David Baumbach, a Navy Corpsman with the Division Combat Skills Center, pumps artificial blood into a mannequin for the Combat Trauma Care class aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. During the week-long course, corpsmen working with the DCSC went over the basics of providing immediate treatment to wounds such as gunshots, hemorrhaging and similar wounds suffered during combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Marines train to save lives
Petty Officer First Class David Baumbach, a Navy Corpsman with the Division Combat Skills Center, pumps artificial blood into a mannequin for the Combat Trauma Care class aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 24, 2015. During the week-long course, corpsmen working with the DCSC went over the basics of providing immediate treatment to wounds such as gunshots, hemorrhaging and similar wounds suffered during combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. David N. Hersey/Released)
Mission

Today 2nd Marine Division is a multi-role, expeditionary ground combat force. The Division is employed as the ground combat element (GCE) of II MEF or may provide task-organized forces for assault operations and such operations as may be directed. The 2nd Marine Division must be able to provide the ground amphibious forcible entry capability to the naval expeditionary force (NEF) and to conduct subsequent land operations in any operational environment.

 

Leaders

Major General Brian D. Beaudreault
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division
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Colonel Barry J. Fitzpatrick Jr.
Chief of Staff, 2nd Marine Division
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Sergeant Major David Bradford
Sergeant Major, 2nd Marine Division
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Master Chief (FMF/SW) Russell W. Folley
Command Master Chief, 2nd Marine Division
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