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Marine unit leading the fight

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http://www.military.com/news/article/marine-unit-leading-afghan-troop-boost.html …and they need to be. 2/7 Marines under the Command of LTC Hall did a great job kicking ass and taking names, along with the 24th MEU. 3/8 Marines need to keep up the fight and never let up. The 2/7 to 3/8 handover happened in November and quite honestly I think that is…

Echo 2/7 uses ‘scoot and shoot’ tactics

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Echo 2/7 uses ‘scoot and shoot’ tactics

HELMAND PROVINCE, Forward Operating Base Sangin, Afghanistan – A Marine squad on patrol through a local bazaar comes under fire from a small element of enemy fighters. Before the Marines have a chance to effectively engage the enemy, the insurgents break contact and disappear into the warren of narrow alleyways on the far side of…

2/7 Marines got more than they bargained for

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I have posted many stories about the accomplishments of 2/7 Marines, and have interviewed their Battalion Commander several times and even emailed with him personally. This story in the LA Times does a good job summarizing some of the obstacles and combat hardships they faced. The Marines of the Two-Seven were not even supposed to…

2/7 Marines battle for Shewan

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2/7 Marines battle for Shewan

Marines’ heroic actions at Shewan leave more than 50 insurgents dead, several wounded FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan – In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it. Shewan has historically been a safe haven for insurgents, who used to plan and stage attacks against Coalition Forces in…

Celebrating Corps’ 233rd birthday in Afghanistan

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‘Two battalions of Marines’ celebrate Corps’ 233rd birthday in Afghanistan Task Force 2/7 commander spends morning delivering birthday cake to Marines serving at forward operating bases; 3/8 commander addresses Marines at headquarters camp Article by Sgt. Steve Cushman Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan CAMP BARBER,…

Marines, ANP fight side-by-side to combat terrorism

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Marines, ANP fight side-by-side to combat terrorism

Article and photos by Sgt. Ray Lewis Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force — Afghanistan BALA BALUK, Farah Province, Afghanistan – Bala Baluk, a place where insurgents frequently terrorized Afghan residents, is now much safer due to the cooperative efforts of U.S. Marines and…

Afghans residents improve community with Marines’ support

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Afghans residents improve community with Marines’ support

By Sgt. Ray Lewis Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan FARAH PROVINCE, Delaram, Afghanistan – Until just recently, local residents here in Delaram have been deprived of clean drinking water. The inability to produce fresh water has caused some residents to resort to drawing filthy water…

Echo stops insurgents from impeding on ANP success

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Echo stops insurgents from impeding on ANP success

Article by Cpl. James M. Mercure Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose HELMAND PROVINCE, Sangin, Afghanistan – When the Marines here are not busy fighting against insurgents, they are spending countless hours patrolling with the Afghan National Police (ANP) to make it better at effecting change within its own community. The latter…

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