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 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,