26th MEU deployed
Marines head out.
26th MEU departs for deployment at sea
Approximately 2,500 Marines and Sailors with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit departed Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, to deploy aboard the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, Feb. 6.
The MEU Marines and Sailors are deploying to support maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation, while also providing a forward expeditionary naval presence in Europe and the Middle East. The scheduled six-month deployment comes after months of predeployment training.
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