2nd Marine Division

 

2nd Marine Division

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Payton Johnson, a percussion instrumentalist with Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV), poses for a photograph at Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Nov. 10, 2019. Johnson has been in the Marine Corps for a year. He said he enjoys the Marine Corps because, “The Marine Corps has given me a different outlook on life, I’ve learned how to appreciate people like my friends and family.” Johnson said the Marine Corps was an opportunity to travel the world. Johnson and the band participated in MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-20 as a security force. MWX was the largest exercise conducted by 2d MARDIV in several decades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesse Carter-Powell)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tiana Kemp, right, and Lance Cpl. Briana Kemp, both supply administration specialists with Combat Logistics Regiment (CLR) 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (MLG), pose for a photograph at Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Nov. 8, 2019. The Kemp twins participated in the MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-20 together. MWX was 2nd Marine Division’s largest unscripted, force-on-force, exercise in several decades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stormy Mendez)
An MQ-1C Grey Eagle prepares to be moved at the Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 28, 2019. MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-20 will give 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV) the opportunity to exercise joint capabilities. MWX is set to be 2d MARDIV’s largest operation in decades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesse Carter-Powell) (Portions of this image were obscured for security reasons)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Song Le, a tank crewman with Charlie Company, Second Tank Battalion, Second Marine Division, poses for a photograph on top of an M1A1 Abrams tank at Camp Wilson, Marine Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 19, 2019. Le, a Vietnam native, gained his U.S. citizenship after completing Marine Corps Recruit Training. As Le approaches the end of his contract in the Marine Corps, he plans on reenlisting to continue his career. “I just want to set a nice foundation and let the Marine Corps guide my path in life,” Le Said.
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, II Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, discusses the capabilities of the MQ1C Grey Eagle at the Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 25, 2019. Beaudreault visited 2nd Marine Division in Twentynine Palms in order to show his support to the Marines participating in MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-20. MWX is set to be the division’s largest exercise in decades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Stormy Mendez)
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion, center, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 266, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) taxis before takeoff from the Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 23, 2019. VMM-266 will be supporting the 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV) in the execution of MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-20. MWX is set to be the largest exercise conducted by the 2d MARDIV in several decades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Patrick King)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Gilbert Barrett with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, operates the Instant Eye Small Unmanned Air System at Range 230 for Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 23, 2019. The purpose of ITX 1-20 is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz)
U.S. Marines with Company C., 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment conduct live-fire Military Operations in Urban Terrain training at Range 230 for Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 1-20 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 22, 2019. The purpose of ITX 1-20 is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz)
A U.S. Marine with the commanding general’s JUMP Platoon, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division (2d MARDIV) prepares to conduct a convoy at Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 26, 2019. The JUMP Platoon Marines are tasked to provide security and transportation for the commanding general throughout the MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX) 1-20. MWX is set to be the largest exercise conducted by the 2d MARDIV in several decades. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Patrick King)
Mission
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.

 

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Major General David J. Furness
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division
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Sergeant Major Alex M. Dobson
Sergeant Major, 2nd Marine Division
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Command Master Chief (FMF) Christopher Rebana
Command Master Chief, 2nd Marine Division
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