To provide tactical logistics support above the organic capabilities of supported elements of the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) and to provide task organized Logistics Combat Elements in support of MAGTF operations.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from across the Department of Defense competed in the third-annual East Coast Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the Year Competition hosted by 8th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB) on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from October 18 to 22, 2021.
Ten teams from the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps competed for five days in multiple challenges evaluating their skills as EOD technicians. While there are several EOD competitions across the country every year, this occasion marked the first time Camp Lejeune has hosted the annual event with members of the joint force.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group (MLG) and II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) supported a destructive weather mission rehearsal in support of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) requirements at Naval Base Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, from July 19 to 23, 2021.
In one of the longest military convoys in history, U.S Marines drove 18 vehicles approximately 5,500 miles in a continuous 34-day mission. The convoy, comprised of Marines from 2nd Transportation Battalion, part of 2nd Marine Logistics Group (MLG), drove from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California… and the entire way back.
In one of the longest military convoys in recent history, U.S Marines with 2nd Transportation Battalion, part of 2nd Marine Logistics Group, drove 18 vehicles approximately 2,500 miles from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.
Tough and realistic conditions are necessary pillars to ensure U.S. Marines are trained well for the future fight.
Recently various units within 2nd Marine Logistics Group, stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were exposed to cold weather training thousands of feet above sea-level at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California from October of 2020 to February 2021.
Brigadier General Forrest C. Poole entered the United States Marine Corps in 1993 after graduating from The Citadel.The commands Brigadier General Poole has served with:Motor Transportation Platoon Commander, Truck Company, 1st Marine DivisionMotor Transportation Platoon Commander, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine DivisionMotor Transportation
Colonel George Markert is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech and was commissioned a second lieutenant in December 1993.Following graduation from the Basic School and the Logistics Officer Basic Course, Lieutenant Markert was assigned to 2d Landing Support Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group (FSSG) at
Sergeant Major Gwaltney was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 3, 1976. In November 1996, he reported to Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. Upon graduation, he reported to the School Of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, California, where he attended the Light Armored Vehicle Crewman Course (MOS 0313). In May 1997,
Master Chief Richard A. Jackson enlisted in the United States Navy February, 1993. Upon completion of Basic Training at Navy Recruit Training Command Orlando, he continued on to graduated Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Diego.Prior to his selection as CMC, Master Chief Jackson’s sea duty assignments include, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine