MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA --
2d Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) will be conducting a deployment for training (DFT) starting today, May 19, 2021, at Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center, Va.
Marine LAR battalions conduct combined-arms reconnaissance and provide an amphibious force projection solution to unit commanders. A unique facet of LAR units is that unit tactics primarily involve the LAV-25 (Light Armored Vehicle-25), which is an amphibious, eight-wheeled, armored vehicle designed to transport mechanized infantry, unit commanders, vehicle recovery equipment, and various weapon systems.
Please be aware that this exercise requires Marines to drive LAV-25s from Camp Lejeune, N.C. to Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center, Va., utilizing mostly public roadways. 2d LAR will be using these public roadways only as a means to commute from Camp Lejeune to Ft. Pickett.
For more information on this exercise, please contact 2nd Lt. Paul Ortiz at (910) 451-2074, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Official Website: https://www.2ndmardiv.marines.mil/