2nd Marine Division

 

2nd Marine Division

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course departs a field following a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course departs a field following a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Marine students undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course depart a field following a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Marine students undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course depart a field following a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course, acquires a target during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course, acquires a target during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The exercise required students to traverse approximately 1,000 meters of high grass and fire on a target, all without being detected.
Sergeants Douglas Cairn, left, and Bradley Brouwer, right, instructors in the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course, search for students during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Sergeants Douglas Cairn, left, and Bradley Brouwer, right, instructors in the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course, search for students during a stalking exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
Corporal Brighten Bell, a student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center Pre-Scout Sniper Course, prepares to move during a stalking exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course departs a field following a stalking exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Predator and prey: Pre-Scout Sniper students stalk targets
A Marine student undergoing the 2nd Marine Division Combat Skills Center’s Pre-Scout Sniper Course departs a field following a stalking exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016. The DCSC offers several infantry-based courses to enhance the combat readiness of its Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fires rounds during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
1/8 snipers conduct marksmanship assessment at ITX 1-16
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fires rounds during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fire simultaneously during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core, infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
1/8 snipers conduct marksmanship assessment at ITX 1-16
Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fire simultaneously during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core, infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment await for the command to engage man-size targets during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
1/8 snipers conduct marksmanship assessment at ITX 1-16
Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment await for the command to engage man-size targets during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fires at a target at an unknown distance drill during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
1/8 snipers conduct marksmanship assessment at ITX 1-16
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fires at a target at an unknown distance drill during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment observes snipers engaging targets during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
1/8 snipers conduct marksmanship assessment at ITX 1-16
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment observes snipers engaging targets during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, center, observes snipers engaging targets during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
1/8 snipers conduct marksmanship assessment at ITX 1-16
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, center, observes snipers engaging targets during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fires at a target with the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core, infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
1/8 snipers conduct marksmanship assessment at ITX 1-16
A Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fires at a target with the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System during the sniper marksmanship assessment as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 24, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core, infantry mission essential tasks while conducting offensive and defensive stability operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Immanuel M. Johnson/Released)
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, set up an M777A2 howitzer while conducting a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The emplacement time for the M777A2 is approximately two minutes and the displacement time is roughly two-and-a-half minutes. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Last shot 1/10 Marines fire final rounds before Cold Response
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, set up an M777A2 howitzer while conducting a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The emplacement time for the M777A2 is approximately two minutes and the displacement time is roughly two-and-a-half minutes. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, prepare an M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Last shot 1/10 Marines fire final rounds before Cold Response
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, prepare an M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fire an M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The M777A2 has an unassisted range of 15 miles. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Last shot 1/10 Marines fire final rounds before Cold Response
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fire an M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The M777A2 has an unassisted range of 15 miles. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, adjust the elevation of an M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Last shot 1/10 Marines fire final rounds before Cold Response
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, adjust the elevation of an M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fire the first round of the day out of an M777A2 howitzer, during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Last shot 1/10 Marines fire final rounds before Cold Response
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, fire the first round of the day out of an M777A2 howitzer, during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, chamber a round into an M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The weapon system typically requires a section of eight Marines, including a section chief, to accomplish the mission. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Last shot 1/10 Marines fire final rounds before Cold Response
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, chamber a round into an M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. The weapon system typically requires a section of eight Marines, including a section chief, to accomplish the mission. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, chamber a round into a M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015.The gun crews consistently practice together to conduct the loading and firing processes in the fastest time possible. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Last shot 1/10 Marines fire final rounds before Cold Response
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, chamber a round into a M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015.The gun crews consistently practice together to conduct the loading and firing processes in the fastest time possible. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Cpl. Alexander McAvoy, a field artillery cannoneer with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, waits for the command to fire the M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. McAvoy’s job is to fire the howitzer by pulling the lanyard upon command from the section chief. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
Last shot 1/10 Marines fire final rounds before Cold Response
Cpl. Alexander McAvoy, a field artillery cannoneer with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, waits for the command to fire the M777A2 howitzer during a gunnery precision and calibration exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 15, 2015. McAvoy’s job is to fire the howitzer by pulling the lanyard upon command from the section chief. The Marines conducted the training to solidify team cohesion and enhance their readiness to complete live-fire missions in preparation for Exercise Cold Response 16. Cold Response 16 is a multinational, Norwegian-led exercise that prepares more than 15,000 troops from 16 countries for support and combat operations in harsh conditions while working together to create stronger bonds between the allied forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shannon Kroening/Released)
A Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, right, receives ammunition during the counterattack of the Battalion Assault Course, the culminating event for Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 6, 2015. The BAC integrates all elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force in order to defeat a large simulated enemy force.
Charlie Company completes battalion assault course at ITX 1-16
A Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, right, receives ammunition during the counterattack of the Battalion Assault Course, the culminating event for Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 6, 2015. The BAC integrates all elements of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force in order to defeat a large simulated enemy force.
A Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment sights in during the defensive phase of the Battalion Assault Course, the culminating event for Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 6, 2015. The BAC assessed a battalion’s ability to conduct offensive and defensive operations integrating elements from the Air Combat Element and Logistics Combat Element.
Charlie Company completes battalion assault course at ITX 1-16
A Marine with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment sights in during the defensive phase of the Battalion Assault Course, the culminating event for Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 6, 2015. The BAC assessed a battalion’s ability to conduct offensive and defensive operations integrating elements from the Air Combat Element and Logistics Combat Element.
Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment await confirmation to fire during the counterattack of the Battalion Assault Course, the culminating event for Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 6, 2015. The BAC assessed a battalion’s ability to conduct offensive and defensive operations integrating elements from the Air Combat Element and Logistics Combat Element.
Charlie Company completes battalion assault course at ITX 1-16
Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment await confirmation to fire during the counterattack of the Battalion Assault Course, the culminating event for Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 6, 2015. The BAC assessed a battalion’s ability to conduct offensive and defensive operations integrating elements from the Air Combat Element and Logistics Combat Element.
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 John K. Love
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division
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Colonel John M. Barnett
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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