Marine unit leading the fight …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

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

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

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

‘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, […]