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thedrifter
04-30-09, 04:33 PM
Camp Lejeune Marines Leaving For Afghanistan

Posted: 10:32 AM Apr 30, 2009
Last Updated: 10:32 AM Apr 30, 2009

Camp Lejeune Marines are heading to Afghanistan today as the Pentagon ramps up forces there.

One-hundred members of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade will join another 2,000 Marines already deployed to Afghanistan.


Eight thousand Marines will eventually deploy to the country, half of those coming from Lejeune.

The Marines leaving today will conduct counter-insurgency operations in southern Afghanistan in partnership with Afghan National Security Forces.

Ellie