Posts Tagged “2/7 Marines”

MG Cone thanks 2/7 Marines

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MG Cone thanks 2/7 Marines

CAMP BARBER, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command –Afghanistan, visited the Marines and sailors of Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Afghanistan, Oct. 25. During his address to the troops, the two-star general emphatically stated that “no…

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2/7 Marine amputee rejoins battalion; returns to combat after near death experience

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2/7 Marine amputee rejoins battalion; returns to combat after near death experience

Article and photos by Sgt. Ray Lewis Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force CAMP BARBER, Helmand Province, Afghanistan – There was blood in the water. It was a grim addition to the Iraqi sewage canal usually littered with dead sheep and festering fish. That’s…

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2/7 Marines guard against IED threat

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2/7 Marines guard against IED threat

HELMAND PROVINCE, Forward Operating Base Sangin, Afghanistan – Staff Sgt. Hoskie T. Attson, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, assigned to Company E, Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan, and Farmington, N.M., native, cautiously uncovers the components of an improvised explosive device (IED) near Patrol Base…

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Bloggers Roundtable with LTC Hall from 2/7 Marines

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Yesterday I participated in a Bloggers Roundtable with 2/7 Marines Battalion Commander, LTC Rich Hall. I have had the chance to interview LTC Hall several times through this tour from the very beginning when he got there. There was only one other blogger on the call with me, but this was good becuase we had…

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TF 2/7 fights with ‘ACE in the hole’

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TF 2/7 fights with ‘ACE in the hole’

Blog entry by Sgt. Steve Cushman Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan A Marine company engaged in battle against insurgent forces approach a fortified position. Minutes after a radio call is made for more fire support, the Marines hear the sound of rotors. An attack helicopter…

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2/7 Marines aid in efforts to educate Afghan youths

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2/7 Marines aid in efforts to educate Afghan youths

Article by Sgt. Ray Lewis Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force — Afghanistan FARAH PROVINCE, Delaram, Afghanistan – School officials here were only hours away from reopening a boys’ school when Taliban members crept to the school site at night and etched death threats into the newly-constructed…

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STP extends the ‘golden hour’ to keep Marines in the fight

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STP extends the ‘golden hour’ to keep Marines in the fight

Article by Cpl. James M. Mercure Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Afghanistan HELMAND PROVINCE, Now Zad, Afghanistan — Corpsman Up! It’s a simple phrase used by Marines in combat to let corpsmen fighting alongside them know they need help, and FAST. Since the Marines have been…

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2/7 Marines host MCFCC Deputy CDR

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2/7 Marines host MCFCC Deputy CDR

TF 2/7 impresses MARCENT general; assumes lead role in OEF support Article by Cpl. James M. Mercure Task Force 2d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix HELMAND PROVINCE, Camp Barber, Afghanistan – The deputy commander of Marine Corps Forces Central Command visited with service members of Task Force 2d…

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