2nd Marine Division

 

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted annual gunnery qualification training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 20-25, 2018.
Moving forward: Marines engage targets, complete qualifications
Cpl. Zachary Graham, a gunner with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, looks through sights and prepares to engage targets during annual gunnery qualification training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 21, 2018. The training allowed Light Armored Vehicle crew to demonstrate their proficiency in using the M242 25-millimeter Bushmaster Automatic Canon and M240B machine gun while conducting four separate live-fire courses. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted annual gunnery qualification training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 20-25, 2018.
Moving forward: Marines engage targets, complete qualifications
Cpl. Alexander Thompson, a vehicle commander with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, puts on Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during annual gunnery qualification training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 21, 2018. The unit incorporated MOPP gear into their training, which is designed to protect them from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear environments, and maintain Marines’ readiness to fight in any situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted annual gunnery qualification training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 20-25, 2018.
Moving forward: Marines engage targets, complete qualifications
Cpl. Alexander Thompson, a vehicle commander with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, engages targets with an M240B machine gun during annual gunnery qualification training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 21, 2018. The unit participates in various ranges throughout the year to continuously sharpen their skills and maintain expeditionary readiness. Each member of the crew was graded on maneuvers and accuracy while engaging various targets to include vehicle, moving and troop targets. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted annual gunnery qualification training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 20-25, 2018.
Moving forward: Marines engage targets, complete qualifications
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, maneuver a Light Armored Vehicle to the staging area during annual gunnery qualification training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., April 21, 2018. The training allowed Light Armored Vehicle crew to demonstrate their proficiency in using the M242 25-millimeter Bushmaster Automatic Canon and M240B machine gun while conducting four separate live-fire courses. The unit conducts yearly graded events to maintain expeditionary readiness for upcoming deployments and to build unit and crew cohesion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division use an exterior strip charge to gain entry through a doorway during an urban breaching range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018. The range was conducted in preparation for the platoon’s upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The range allowed Marines to get hands-on training before moving on to qualifying exercises for the MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Ross)
Element of Surprise: 2nd Recon conducts breaching range
Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division use an exterior strip charge to gain entry through a doorway during an urban breaching range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018. The range was conducted in preparation for the platoon’s upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The range allowed Marines to get hands-on training before moving on to qualifying exercises for the MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Ross)
A Marine prepares an exterior strip charge during an urban breaching range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018. The range was conducted in preparation for the platoon’s upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.  The Marine is with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Ross)
Element of surprise: 2nd Recon conducts breaching range
A Marine prepares an exterior strip charge during an urban breaching range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018. The range was conducted in preparation for the platoon’s upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marine is with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Ross)
Cpl. Samuel Valderas primes an exterior strip charge during an urban breaching range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018. The range was conducted in preparation for the platoon’s upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Valderas is a reconnaissance Marine with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Ross)
Element of surprise: 2nd Recon conducts breaching range
Cpl. Samuel Valderas primes an exterior strip charge during an urban breaching range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018. The range was conducted in preparation for the platoon’s upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Valderas is a reconnaissance Marine with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Ross)
Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division build exterior strip charges during an urban breaching range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018. The range was conducted in preparation for the platoon’s upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The range allowed Marines to get hands-on training before moving on to qualifying exercises for the MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Ross)
Element of surprise: 2nd Recon conducts breaching range
Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division build exterior strip charges during an urban breaching range at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 12, 2018. The range was conducted in preparation for the platoon’s upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. The range allowed Marines to get hands-on training before moving on to qualifying exercises for the MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Victoria Ross)
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart
Cpl. Scott Menan, an intelligence specialist with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division engages targets with an M240B machine gun during an unstabilized gunnery range as part of a deployment for training exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 16, 2018. Marines completed semi-annual gunnery qualifications to sustain proficiency and enhance maximum operational effectiveness. Marines also conducted a variety of training to include non-live fire force-on-force training, unstabilized gunnery, a machine gun range, company lane-training and tank gun tables 3 – 6. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart
An M1A1 Abrams tank with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division engages a target during semi-annual qualifications as part of a deployment for training exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 13, 2018. The DFT provides the opportunity to overcome home station range limitations as well as exercise the battalion’s capability to deploy equipment and personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart
An M1A1 Abrams tank with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division maneuvers toward its firing position during semi-annual qualifications as part of a deployment for training exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 13, 2018. The DFT provides the opportunity to overcome home station range limitations as well as exercise the battalion’s capability to deploy equipment and personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart
Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division inspect their M240B machine gun during a battalion observed event as part of a deployment for training exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 10, 2018. The DFT provides the opportunity to overcome home station range limitations as well as exercise the battalion’s capability to deploy equipment and personnel. The Marines will also complete semi-annual gunnery qualifications to sustain proficiency and enhance maximum operational effectiveness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
With boots on the ground and rounds down range, scout Marines with  2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conducted scout training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 20-21, 2018.
Eyes forward: 2nd LAR conducts scout training
Marines with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division prepare to execute the course of fire during scout training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 21, 2018. Scout Marines performed fire and maneuver tactics to improve overall unit cohesion and the ability to operate as forward reconnaissance in support of Light Armored Vehicles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leynard Kyle Plazo)
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.

 

News
Moving forward: Marines engage targets, complete qualifications By Cpl. Aaron Henson | April 25, 2018
Any clime and place: 2nd Tank Battalion trains at Fort Stewart By Cpl. Aaron Henson | February 26, 2018
Element of surprise: 2nd Recon conducts breaching range By Cpl. Victoria Ross | February 13, 2018
Closing in: 1/2 Marines conduct platoon supported attacks By Lance Cpl. Leynard Kyle Plazo | January 29, 2018
Eyes forward: 2nd LAR conducts scout training By Lance Cpl. Leynard Kyle Plazo | January 26, 2018
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Leaders

Major General John K. Love
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division
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Colonel Christian Cabaniss
Assistant Division Commander, 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/MCD/FPJ) Jody Gene Fletcher
Command Master Chief, 2nd Marine Division
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