The mission of 2d Tank Battalion is to close with and destroy the enemy using armor-protected firepower, shock effect, and maneuver, and to provide precision direct fires against enemy armor, fighting vehicles, troops, and hardened positions.
2d Tank Battalion
PSC Box 20091
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542
OOD: (910) 451-1851
HP 415: (910) 451-3825
HP 405: (910) 451-3176
S-1: (910) 451-5188
S-2: (910) 451-3810
S-3: (910) 451-3725
S-4: (910) 451-6912
S-6: (910) 451-4651
BAS: (910) 450-7403
Family Readiness Officer (FRO):
Office: (910) 451-6343
Cell: (910) 372-2741
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Raised rough and tumble in the modest midwestern city of Mineral Point, Wis., Gunnery Sgt. Robin Baker came from an extended family dominated by males.“I grew up running around and playing in the dirt like Indiana Jones,” said Baker. “It was a lot of exploring, running around, and sports. I definitely wasn’t afraid to get dirty. That’s for sure.”It
From working as a card dealer under the bright lights in Las Vegas to combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he is no stranger to risk or its rewards. Staff Sgt. NamGary Yuan, a Marine reservist from Las Vegas, Nev., and motor transportation chief with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), committed his life to something new
They have a covenant of responsibility to tradition, mission and the Marines they lead. The ability to uphold the covenant, however, is not issued with their rank.For Marine corporals, leadership must be pondered, studied, honed and implemented by will – facts not lost on the graduates of Corporals Course Class 063-13.Leadership was already a daily
Spouses of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment participated in Jane Wayne Day, Oct. 18, 2013.
Mokapu Elementary School students participated in a bike rodeo, to learn proper riding techniques and receive a safety inspection of their bikes.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii celebrated the Navy's 238th birthday with a special lunch at Anderson Hall Dining Facility, Oct. 18, 2013.
Diane Drigot, the former senior natural resources manager at the Environmental Compliance and Protection Department, passed away Oct. 14, 2013.
During every training evolution, there is a discernible goal that is accentuated before, during and after the exercise. It serves as the incentive and motivation for Marines to accomplish a task with the most speed, intensity and efficiency possible. Aside from that, there is an unspoken yet very apparent idea that no matter how mission capable a
MCCS Hawaii offers a class on anger management to eligible active-duty and retired service members, as well as their spouses.
Security Battalion hosted their annual on base “National Drug Take Back Initiative” at Lincoln Military Housing, the Marine Corps Exchange and Barber Physical Activity Center on Oct. 23, 2013, to collect expired prescription medicine and inform base residents about proper disposal. Marine Corps Base Quantico held the event before Virginia holds its
Before a Boy Scout becomes an Eagle Scout, he must complete a final project that is a benefit to the community. Owen Lee, the son of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Walter S. Lee, built a hunting blind for disabled hunters as his final project. The low-level hunting blind has wheelchair access and does not require
“I am bound by duty to God, Country, and my fellow Marines to execute the demands of my position to and beyond what I believe to be the limits of my capabilities.”The words of the Staff Noncommissioned Officer (SNCO) Creed resonate in Master Sgt. Shawn D. Johnson, former operations chief for Marine Corps Air Station New River. Johnson retired Oct.
Standing in the shadow of its more successful siblings, the Warriors, Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Middle/High School varsity football team, has yearned to match the almost flawless performance of the school’s female volleyball team season record or the award-winning discipline of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program which has held
As Marines approach the end of their enlistments, the crucial decision-making process of what they want to do becomes more of a reality. Re-enlistment or college are most Marines’ plans and for those seeking out the college path, the Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) is there to help.“The Leadership Scholar Program provides planning, guidance, and
Sgt. Amanda King stood before a crowd of Marines, Sailors, and civilians in a softly-lit chapel to tell a story of violence and heartbreak and how she, as a survivor, could help others find the strength to recognize the signs of domestic violence and, more importantly, do something about it.Marine and Family Services aboard Marine Corps Air Station
Halloween is widely known to be full of terror and frights. It is the one day out of the year where children can dress up as their favorite super hero, a princess, or anything their hearts desire.But, it is not a day where safety should be forgotten. Small, but easily overlooked things, such as costumes, candy and placement of decorations should
Parents who took their children to a New Parent Support Program at Little Hall aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Oct. 25, 2013, found the basement venue crawling with insects, that is to say cardboard cutouts of caterpillars.In conjunction with the base healthy base initiative and inspired by the children’s book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,”
The Panic Attack Haunted Attraction in Wilmington, N.C., is one of the largest haunted attractions in the state and offers an ample amount of fear for Marines and civilians alike.Panic Attack utilizes Hollywood-quality special effects, elaborate sets and actors that will play off of and exploit your fears, said Robin Oglefey, Panic Attack haunted
In 1984, as a young man from New York, Sgt. Maj. Michael Diggs enlisted into the United States Marine Corps, unsure of the path that laid before him. Almost 30 years later, before family and friends, Diggs relinquished his role as the senior enlisted advisor for Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 22 and retired from the Corps,
Lt. Col. Nicholas A. Morris relinquished command of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 to Lt. Col. Wade J. Dunford during a change of command ceremony at the HMH-461 flight line, Oct. 18.Morris’ first duty station was Marine Corps Air Station New River in 1997, where he served as a pilot for Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron (HMHT)
Since 1947, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has distributed more than 452 million toys to more than 209 million children in need. This charitable endeavor has made the Marine Corps the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas. To donate, visit http://www.toysfortots.org/donate/Default.aspx (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga)
Marines in Delta Company aboard Camp Geiger, North Carolina began infantry training September 28th. However, there's one small change to the new cycle.
Interview 1: Staff Sgt. Kenneth Hayden - Combat instructor - Delta Company
Interview 2: 1st Sgt. Shawn Hebert - Delta Company 1st Sgt.
Package about the terrorist attack on the BLT 1/8 Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983 which was the single most deadly day for Marines since World War II on Iwo Jima. Produced by Marine Sgt. Jeremy Vought.
Marine veteran Sgt. Chuck Lewis wipes sweat out of his eyes as he walks down the Mt. Vernon trail. This is no ordinary walk in the nation’s capitol. Lewis isn’t just another sightseer at the National Mall. He’s completing the final 10 miles of a 3,300-mile journey he started half-a-year ago.
Col. Ben Watson presents Marine Veteran Sgt. Chuck Lewis with a challenge coin and a signed photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Lewis walked more than 3,000 miles to raise money and awareness for wounded and disabled service members. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Bowyer/Released)
Marine Veteran Sgt. Chuck Lewis leaves a shell casing that holds the ashes of a Vietnam veteran at the Vietnam memorial. Lewis placed items; he had been given, on the wall for veterans of the Vietnam War. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Bowyer/Released)
Marine Veteran Sgt. Chuck Lewis wipes tears from his face after he finished his "Walk for the Fallen," a 3,000-mile walk from Washington State to D. C. Lewis finished his walk at the Vietnam Memorial. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Bowyer/Released)
Marine Veteran Sgt. Chuck Lewis embraces his wife as he finishes his 3,000-mile walk across the United States. Lewis walked from Washington State to D.C. to raise awareness for wounded and disabled veterans. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Bowyer/Released)
Marine Veteran Sgt. Chuck Lewis walks the final hundred yards on his six-month, 3,000-mile journey across the United States. Lewis walked from Washington to Washington D. C. to raise awareness for wounded and disabled veterans. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Bowyer/Released)
Marine Veteran Sgt. Chuck Lewis meets a Marine veteran who has ran across the United States for the same cause as Lewis. Lewis walked from Washington to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for wounded and disabled veterans. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Bowyer/Released)
In hopes to make Marines more lethal, Marine Warfighting Lab conducts an experiment to find out what is the most effective technique to engage moving targets.
Marines in Delta Company aboard Camp Geiger, North Carolina began their first week of training September 28, 2013. However, there's one small change to the new cycle.
Marines with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force decontaminate horses as part of a simulated radiological attack during Exercise Scarlet Response in Perry, Ga., Aug. 18, 2013. The 48-hour exercise was designed to train the Marines in new techniques and certify them to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-yield explosives.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos is recommending to the Secretary of the Navy that two commanding generals be relieved of their duties as a result of the September 2012 insurgent attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
The first female Marines to ever attend infantry training with the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., completed the first week of training Sept. 28, 2013.
Fifteen female Marines began the training following graduation from boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., as part of ongoing research on the incorporation of women into combat-related jobs. Available in high definition.
The first female Marines to ever attend infantry training with the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., completed the first week of training Sept. 28.
Students with Infantry Training Battalion practice basic marksmanship techniques at Camp Geiger, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013. The students are part of the first ITB company to include female Marines as part of ongoing research into opening combat-related job fields to women. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler L. Main/Released)
A corpsman inspects the feet of a student with Infantry Training Battalion following a 5-kilometer hike during the first week of training at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., Sept. 28, 2013. The students will complete 10-kilometer, 15-kilometer and 20-kilometer hikes throughout their training iteration. Fifteen female Marines were given the opportunity to attend the training after boot camp for the first time in Marine Corps history as part of ongoing research into the integration of women into combat-related job fields. The female Marines go through the same training and are held to the same standards as their male counterparts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chelsea Flowers Anderson/Released)
A student with Infantry Training Battalion helps another student with his pack following a 5-kilometer hike during the first week of training at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., Sept. 28, 2013. The students will complete 10-kilometer, 15-kilometer and 20-kilometer hikes throughout their training iteration. Fifteen female Marines were given the opportunity to attend the training after boot camp for the first time in Marine Corps history as part of ongoing research into the acceptance of women into combat-related job fields. The female Marines go through the same training and are held to the same ITB standards as their male counterparts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chelsea Flowers Anderson/Released)
Senior Marine leaders have identified a deficiency in the ability of Marines to successfully engage moving hostile infantry personnel. As a result, the Marine Warfighting Lab conducted an experiment to identify the most effective technique to engage moving targets from Sept. 16 to 27, 2013 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The experiment was supported by the U.S. Army, Asymmetric Warfare Group, The Basic School and Weapons Training Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps video Lance Cpl. Ally Beiswanger)
Additional footage provided by:
Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea
Cpl. Daniel Wetzel
Range Qualification File Footage by:
Cpl. Jeffrey Scarmazzi
Cpl. Jan Bender
Read more about the experiment below:
http://www.hqmc.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/3488/Article/150925/marine-corps-warfighting-lab-experiment-may-lead-to-possible-change-in-target-e.aspx Available in High Definition.
Students attended the Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Sept. 24 and 25 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.
The Field Testing Branch from the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory’s Experiment Division began testing techniques for engaging moving targets during the Moving Target Technique Limited Objective Experiment 2 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 16.
The Marine Corps is transitioning from Marine Online’s Training Management System, or MOL, to the Marine Corps Training Information Management System, or MCTIMS, beginning Sept. 1, 2014.
Lance Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz travels to Joint Base Langley-Eustis to show a first-hand look into the Department of Defense's latest advancement in non-lethal technology, the Active Denial System.
Segment of the Corps Report:
Video by Lance Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz
Courtesy footage by Sgt. Justin Boling and Staff Sgt. Andrew Milner
A Marine sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, prepares to enter another house in Fallujah, Iraq.
There have been 30 suicides in the Marine Corps so far this year, putting the service on track to match last year’s 48 suicides, which was the worst year for the Corps since the Pentagon started filing annual reports in 2008.
Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, testified to and answered questions from the House Armed Service Committee during a hearing on Sequestration planning for fiscal year 2014 in Washington, Sept. 18.
The Active Denial System had its first demonstration of power aboard an Army vessel at Joint Base Langley-Eustis September 12,2013.
Video by Lance Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz.
It cannot be heard, seen or smelled, but those in its sights will know it by the intolerable heating sensation they feel from head to toe.
Chemical Biological Incident Response Force Marines are the Nation's first responders to any incident or attack in the National Capital Region. They constantly train to stay in top condition and can be called up to any situation domestic or abroad.
Lance Cpl Beer with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment from Bushnell, Ill. talks to a McDonough County Voice reporter about why he joined the Marines, how he got injured from sniper fire, and receiving the Purple Heart medal.
Typhoon Jelawat formed as a tropical disturbance east or Guam september 17th. After nearly two weeks of moving across the Pacific, Jelawat made landfall over the Ryukyu Islands. Marine Corporal Alisa Helin shows us the aftermath of 2012’s most destructive typhoon. Soundbites include A1C Eric Gandall – Kadena Resident and A1C Bianca Ortiz - Arroyo. Produced by Cpl Alisa Helin.
Semper Style prepares military spouses for the Marine Corps Ball. Soundbite includes Tina Henson – Marine Family Readiness Trainer. Produced by LCPL Trevor Phillips.
Marines and Sailors have begun constructing the second floor of an elementary school. By working alongside soldiers from the Bangladesh Army, the two side have not only learned to cooperate but have also shared in construction knowledge. This international humanitarian project has allowed both Bangladesh soldiers and American service members a chance to cooperate and meet. Soundbites include PFC Jon Biersdorf - Combat Engineer
; LCpl Emilio Hernandez - Combat Engineer and
LCpl Nelson - Utilities. Produced by LCpl Joshua DeFour.
Typhoon Sanba was projected to hit Okinawa as a super typhoon with annular characteristics. But, as the storm pulled closer to the island, its winds weakened and the storm’s movement began to slow and act more like a traditional typhoon. Marine Corporal Caz Krul has more on the island’s recovery efforts. Soundbites include SrA Jared Sims - 18th civil Engineer Squadron and AF SSgt Lauren Snyder – 18th Weather Flight Analyst. Produced by Cpl Caz Krul.
Boys & Girls Club hosts a special day for kids which includes free food, bounce houses and face painting. Soundbites include Toni Pollard - Club Program Assistant; PFC Daisy Zamora - volunteer and Sunshine Imunoz - Parent. Produced by LCpl Amy Douglas.
The confidence course is required training for all Marines in the proper use of protective gear against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks. Lance Corporal Trevor Phillips went inside the gas chamber on Air Station Iwakuni to bring us the story. Soundbite includes PFC Shelby Baron – Confidence Course Instructor. Produced by LCpl. Trevor Phillips.
Two of Air Station Iwakuni units faced off in the Annual Fall Classic Football Game. Lance Corporal Haley Foret went to the football field to bring us the story. Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuniís Head Quarters and Head Quarters Squadron played a football game against Marine Air Ground Task Force 12. Soundbites include Sgt Otneil Abrae - H&HS Football Player and Gunnery Sergeant Scott Hayman - H&HS Coach. Produced by LCpl. Haley Foret.
Cpl. Christofer Baines, combat correspondent with Defense Media Activity - Marines, talks to a WABE-FM reporter, in Atlanta, Ga., about his duties as a broadcast journalist during a deployment to Afghanistan, earning Journalist of the Month and how he feels about the different aspects of his job.
Sgt. William J. Woitowicz posthumously-awarded Silver Star citation is read during the ceremony at The National Museum of the Marine Corps.