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Combat Logistics Battalion 2

 

Combat Logistics Battalion 2

"KEEP THEM MOVING"

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Eleven Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, complete their culminating event for their Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course by hiking up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Eleven Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, complete their culminating event for their Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course by hiking up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Staff Sgt. Michael Reinert, a martial arts instructor with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hikes behind Marines as they complete their culminating event for their Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course by hiking up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Staff Sgt. Michael Reinert, a martial arts instructor with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hikes behind Marines as they complete their culminating event for their Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course by hiking up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, complete their culminating event for their Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course by hiking up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, complete their culminating event for their Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course by hiking up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hike up a steep slope on Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for their graduation from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor course, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hike up a steep slope on Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for their graduation from the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor course, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Merrick Killpatrick, rifleman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hikes up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor course graduation, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Cpl. Merrick Killpatrick, rifleman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hikes up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor course graduation, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hike up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor course graduation, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hike up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor course graduation, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hike up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor course graduation, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, hike up Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor course graduation, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Staff Sgt. Michael Reinert, a martial arts instructor with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, shares some motivating words for the graduating class from 182-16 Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course after they reached the top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for their graduation, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Staff Sgt. Michael Reinert, a martial arts instructor with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, shares some motivating words for the graduating class from 182-16 Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course after they reached the top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for their graduation, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Staff Sgt. Michael Reinert, a martial arts instructor with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, shares some motivating words for the graduating class of 182-16 Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course after they reached the top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for their graduation, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Staff Sgt. Michael Reinert, a martial arts instructor with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, shares some motivating words for the graduating class of 182-16 Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course after they reached the top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, for their graduation, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Lawrence Hutchens, a geospatial intelligence chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, receives the gung-ho award on top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, during their graduation, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Sgt. Lawrence Hutchens, a geospatial intelligence chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, receives the gung-ho award on top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, during their graduation, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Joshua Steinbeiser, a floor chief in maintenance with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, receives the honor graduate award on top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, during their graduation, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Sgt. Joshua Steinbeiser, a floor chief in maintenance with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, receives the honor graduate award on top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, during their graduation, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Janelle Lopez, an intelligence specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, receives her Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor certificate and belt on top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, during the graduation, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Sgt. Janelle Lopez, an intelligence specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, receives her Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor certificate and belt on top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, during the graduation, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Eleven Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, pose for a group photo the graduating class of 182-16 Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course on top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, July 21, 2016.  The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines climb volcano for MAI graduation
Eleven Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, pose for a group photo the graduating class of 182-16 Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors course on top of Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Sicily, July 21, 2016. The four-week long MAI course included intense hand-to-hand combat, physical training, and classes on additional techniques and warrior ethos. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Brandon Gaddis, and Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, the Corporals Course class First Sergeant and Gunnery Sergeant, stand in front of their formation as the class sings the Marines’ hymn before physical training at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016.  Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-AF Complete Corporals Course
Cpl. Brandon Gaddis, and Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, the Corporals Course class First Sergeant and Gunnery Sergeant, stand in front of their formation as the class sings the Marines’ hymn before physical training at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines in Corporals Course carry a litter during a casualty evacuation physical training event in the morning at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016.  Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-AF Complete Corporals Course
Marines in Corporals Course carry a litter during a casualty evacuation physical training event in the morning at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Brandon Gaddis, the Corporals Course class First Sergeant, leads his Marines in sword manual at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016.  Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-AF Complete Corporals Course
Cpl. Brandon Gaddis, the Corporals Course class First Sergeant, leads his Marines in sword manual at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, the Corporals Course class Gunnery Sergeant, practices sword manual with his Marines at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016.  Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-AF Complete Corporals Course
Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, the Corporals Course class Gunnery Sergeant, practices sword manual with his Marines at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines in Corporals Course carry a litter during a casualty evacuation physical training event in the morning at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016.  Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-AF Complete Corporals Course
Marines in Corporals Course carry a litter during a casualty evacuation physical training event in the morning at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 11, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines in Corporals Course stand with their instructors for a group photo at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 14, 2016.  Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-AF Complete Corporals Course
Marines in Corporals Course stand with their instructors for a group photo at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 14, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines in Corporals Course stand at attention with their instructors during a graduation ceremony at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 22, 2016.  Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-AF Complete Corporals Course
Marines in Corporals Course stand at attention with their instructors during a graduation ceremony at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 22, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, Sergeant Major of the Logistics Combat Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, addresses the Marines of Corporals Course before their graduation at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 22, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with SPMAGTF-CR-AF Complete Corporals Course
Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, Sergeant Major of the Logistics Combat Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, addresses the Marines of Corporals Course before their graduation at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 22, 2016. Twenty-five Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa learned leadership skills, land navigation, sword and guidon manual, fire team and squad formations, and mentoring skills during the course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the commanding officer of the Logistics Combat Element, and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, Sergeant Major for the LCE for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, stand with the Security Cooperation Team 6 for a photo in Mauritania, June 3, 2016.  Marines facilitated security force assistance in support of the Mauritanian Groupement Special d’Intervention counter-terrorism efforts by assessing and conducting advance infantry training, tactical convoy operations, vehicle operations, medical, and communications training.  (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/released)
Building partnerships through training in Mauritania
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the commanding officer of the Logistics Combat Element, and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, Sergeant Major for the LCE for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, stand with the Security Cooperation Team 6 for a photo in Mauritania, June 3, 2016. Marines facilitated security force assistance in support of the Mauritanian Groupement Special d’Intervention counter-terrorism efforts by assessing and conducting advance infantry training, tactical convoy operations, vehicle operations, medical, and communications training. (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/released)
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the commanding officer of the Logistics Combat Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, recieves a gift from the local commander of the  Mauritanian Groupement Special d’Intervention in Mauritania, June 3, 2016.  Marines facilitated security force assistance in support of the Mauritanian GSI counter-terrorism efforts by assessing and conducting advance infantry training, tactical convoy operations, vehicle operations, medical, and communications training.  (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/released)
Building partnerships through training in Mauritania
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the commanding officer of the Logistics Combat Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, recieves a gift from the local commander of the Mauritanian Groupement Special d’Intervention in Mauritania, June 3, 2016. Marines facilitated security force assistance in support of the Mauritanian GSI counter-terrorism efforts by assessing and conducting advance infantry training, tactical convoy operations, vehicle operations, medical, and communications training. (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/released)
Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, Sergeant Major of the Logistics Combat Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, recieves a gift from the Mauritanian Groupement Special d’Intervention in Mauritania, June 3, 2016.  Marines facilitated security force assistance in support of the Mauritanian GSI counter-terrorism efforts by assessing and conducting advance infantry training, tactical convoy operations, vehicle operations, medical, and communications training.  (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/released)
Building partnerships through training in Mauritania
Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, Sergeant Major of the Logistics Combat Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, recieves a gift from the Mauritanian Groupement Special d’Intervention in Mauritania, June 3, 2016. Marines facilitated security force assistance in support of the Mauritanian GSI counter-terrorism efforts by assessing and conducting advance infantry training, tactical convoy operations, vehicle operations, medical, and communications training. (U.S. Marine Corps courtesy photo/released)
RPSA Alexander Varner, a religious personnel specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, helps an employee at Marie Ausiliatrice School hang a banner in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016.  Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
RPSA Alexander Varner, a religious personnel specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, helps an employee at Marie Ausiliatrice School hang a banner in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016. Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Perry Robinson and Staff Sgt. Bryce Morgan, explosive ordnance technicians with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, help an employee clean classroom desks at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016.  Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
Sgt. Perry Robinson and Staff Sgt. Bryce Morgan, explosive ordnance technicians with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, help an employee clean classroom desks at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016. Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
RPSA Alexander Varner, religious personnel specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, and Staff Sgt. Gary Dow, a theater security cooperation logistics chief, move a merry-go-round in the courtyard at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016.  Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
RPSA Alexander Varner, religious personnel specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, and Staff Sgt. Gary Dow, a theater security cooperation logistics chief, move a merry-go-round in the courtyard at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016. Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Perry Robinson, an explosive ordnance technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, helps carry a roll of grass matting at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016.  Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
Sgt. Perry Robinson, an explosive ordnance technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, helps carry a roll of grass matting at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016. Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Staff Sgt. Bryce Morgan, an explosive ordnance technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, unrolls grass matting at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016 Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
Staff Sgt. Bryce Morgan, an explosive ordnance technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, unrolls grass matting at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016 Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Staff Sgt. Bryce Morgan, an explosive ordnance technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, and Staff Sgt. Gary Dow, a theater security cooperation logistics chief, run an electrical cord for a water pump at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016.  Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
Staff Sgt. Bryce Morgan, an explosive ordnance technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, and Staff Sgt. Gary Dow, a theater security cooperation logistics chief, run an electrical cord for a water pump at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016. Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Staff Sgt. Bryce Morgan, an explosive ordnance technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, passes a skateboard to a child at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016.  Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
Staff Sgt. Bryce Morgan, an explosive ordnance technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, passes a skateboard to a child at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016. Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, pose for a photo with children and staff at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016.  Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, pose for a photo with children and staff at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016. Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, are given a farewell from the head sister at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016.  Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines show care for Italian orphanage
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, are given a farewell from the head sister at Marie Ausiliatrice School in Catania, Italy, June 7, 2016. Marines volunteered their time performing general site maintenance and building an above ground pool in preparation for a summer camp at the orphanage. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the commanding officer of the Logistics Combat Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, speaks to Marines and sailors before the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the commanding officer of the Logistics Combat Element for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, speaks to Marines and sailors before the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Alex Micciche, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, runs the Memorial Day Murph challenge while wearing an EOD suit at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
Sgt. Alex Micciche, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, runs the Memorial Day Murph challenge while wearing an EOD suit at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A tribute memorial to fallen service members stands by the pull up bars as Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa complete the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another 1-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
A tribute memorial to fallen service members stands by the pull up bars as Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa complete the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another 1-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Travis Whitehouse, a loadmaster with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, drenches his face with a cup of water during the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
Cpl. Travis Whitehouse, a loadmaster with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, drenches his face with a cup of water during the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Travis Whitehouse, a loadmaster with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, drenches his face with a cup of water during the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
Cpl. Travis Whitehouse, a loadmaster with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, drenches his face with a cup of water during the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Brandon Gaddis, a digital wideband technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, encourages his team members while doing push-ups during the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
Cpl. Brandon Gaddis, a digital wideband technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, encourages his team members while doing push-ups during the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, pose for a group photo after completing the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Participants in the event ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, pose for a group photo after completing the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Participants in the event ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Janelle Lopez, an intelligence specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, runs the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016.  Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Memorial Day Murph Challenge for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
Sgt. Janelle Lopez, an intelligence specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, runs the Memorial Day Murph challenge at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 30, 2016. Marines and sailors ran one mile, completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another one-mile run, all while wearing a flak jacket. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Ethan Johnson, an electronic equipment repair specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, starts a generator to supply power to the flightline medical team at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Cpl. Ethan Johnson, an electronic equipment repair specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, starts a generator to supply power to the flightline medical team at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Oldt, an emergency physician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, addresses sailors and Marines prior to conducting a drill to practice the procedures necessary to properly handle a casualty flown in to Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Oldt, an emergency physician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, addresses sailors and Marines prior to conducting a drill to practice the procedures necessary to properly handle a casualty flown in to Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Cpl. Brandon Gaddis, a digital wideband technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, relays the strategy for his stretcher team to handle casualties at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Cpl. Brandon Gaddis, a digital wideband technician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, relays the strategy for his stretcher team to handle casualties at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa load a simualted casualty into the bed of a truck on the flightline at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa load a simualted casualty into the bed of a truck on the flightline at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Oldt, an emergency physician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gives instruction about the appropriate casualty procedures to the Marines responsible for loading and unloading the simulated casualties on the flightline at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Oldt, an emergency physician with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gives instruction about the appropriate casualty procedures to the Marines responsible for loading and unloading the simulated casualties on the flightline at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa quickly exit the truck to get the simulated casulaties into the medical bay as fast as possible at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa quickly exit the truck to get the simulated casulaties into the medical bay as fast as possible at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa give simulated medical care in a casualty drill at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa give simulated medical care in a casualty drill at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
HM2 Ashley Tockweiler, a corpsman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gives simulated medical care in a casualty drill at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
HM2 Ashley Tockweiler, a corpsman with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gives simulated medical care in a casualty drill at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa prepare to move a simulated casualty out to the flightline after receiving notional medical care at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa prepare to move a simulated casualty out to the flightline after receiving notional medical care at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa move a simulated casualty out to the flightline after receiving notional medical care at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa move a simulated casualty out to the flightline after receiving notional medical care at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa load a simulated casualty on to the bed of a truck after receiving notional medical care at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Sailors, Marines conduct drill to ensure medical readiness
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa load a simulated casualty on to the bed of a truck after receiving notional medical care at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. The Naval Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon partnered with Marines during the drill to ensure readiness in the event of receiving a casualty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Eric Abrams/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, stand with students and faculty for a group photo in front of an American and Italian cake during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016.  Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, stand with students and faculty for a group photo in front of an American and Italian cake during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, listen to a local student talk about the history of the library during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016.  Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, listen to a local student talk about the history of the library during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, walk up a narrow alleyway during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016.  Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, walk up a narrow alleyway during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
HM1 Scott Reid, a corpsman with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, takes a selfie with students during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016.  Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
HM1 Scott Reid, a corpsman with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, takes a selfie with students during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, pose for a group photo with students and faculty in the Plazzo de Centro during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016.  Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, pose for a group photo with students and faculty in the Plazzo de Centro during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Dr. Luigi Salvatore Bonelli, the mayor of Nicosia, Italy, hands off an award to Navy Lt. Arthur Briggs, the chaplain of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, and 1st Lt. Eric Abrams, the public affairs officer for SPMAGTF-CR-AF, in the Plazzo de Centro during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016.  Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
Dr. Luigi Salvatore Bonelli, the mayor of Nicosia, Italy, hands off an award to Navy Lt. Arthur Briggs, the chaplain of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, and 1st Lt. Eric Abrams, the public affairs officer for SPMAGTF-CR-AF, in the Plazzo de Centro during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, stand in the Plazzo de Centro during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, stand in the Plazzo de Centro during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, sit in a group photo with local children during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016.  Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, sit in a group photo with local children during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Mateusz Kaczynski, a maintenance management chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gives a little girl a high-five during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016.  Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Italian students lead Marines on city tour
Sgt. Mateusz Kaczynski, a maintenance management chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gives a little girl a high-five during a community project in Nicosia, Italy, May 25, 2016. Students from Instituto di Istruzione Superiore “Alessandro Volta” were able to practice their English and share their culture while leading Marines and sailors on a tour around Nicosia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. j. g. David Lane, a physician assistant with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, ignites a counter-improvised explosive device tool at range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016.  EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
EOD Marines teach counter-IED tactics
Lt. j. g. David Lane, a physician assistant with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, ignites a counter-improvised explosive device tool at range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Alex Micciche, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, and Cpl. Jessica Lucy, a combat engineer, prepare a counter-improvised explosive device tool during a range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016.  EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
EOD Marines teach counter-IED tactics
Sgt. Alex Micciche, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, and Cpl. Jessica Lucy, a combat engineer, prepare a counter-improvised explosive device tool during a range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. j. g. David Lane, a physician assistant with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, loads a round into a counter-improvised explosive device tool at range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016.  EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
EOD Marines teach counter-IED tactics
Lt. j. g. David Lane, a physician assistant with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, loads a round into a counter-improvised explosive device tool at range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Alex Micciche, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares to use an energetic tool during a counter-improvised explosive device range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016.  EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
EOD Marines teach counter-IED tactics
Sgt. Alex Micciche, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares to use an energetic tool during a counter-improvised explosive device range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Jessica Lucy, a combat engineer with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, ignites a counter-improvised explosive device tool at a range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016.  Lucy accompanied an explosive ordnance disposal detachment of Marines from SPMAGTF-CR-AF using precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
EOD Marines teach counter-IED tactics
Cpl. Jessica Lucy, a combat engineer with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, ignites a counter-improvised explosive device tool at a range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. Lucy accompanied an explosive ordnance disposal detachment of Marines from SPMAGTF-CR-AF using precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Perry Robinson, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares an energetic tool during a counter-improvised explosive device range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016.  EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
EOD Marines teach counter-IED tactics
Sgt. Perry Robinson, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares an energetic tool during a counter-improvised explosive device range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Perry Robinson, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares a charge during a counter-improvised explosive device range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016.  EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
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Sgt. Perry Robinson, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares a charge during a counter-improvised explosive device range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Perry Robinson, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, shows Marines an x-ray image of an IED during a counter-improvised explosive device range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016.  EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
EOD Marines teach counter-IED tactics
Sgt. Perry Robinson, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, shows Marines an x-ray image of an IED during a counter-improvised explosive device range near Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 24, 2016. EOD Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa used precision energetic tools to safely render an IED useless. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, take a photo with Mayor Enzo Bianco, children and staff at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016.  The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines give local students a reason to smile
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, take a photo with Mayor Enzo Bianco, children and staff at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, help local students practice their English at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines give local students a reason to smile
Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, help local students practice their English at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, use flash cards to test the children’s knowledge of the English language at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016.  The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines give local students a reason to smile
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, use flash cards to test the children’s knowledge of the English language at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
RPSA Alexander Varner, a religious program specialist with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, reads a book to children at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016.  The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines give local students a reason to smile
RPSA Alexander Varner, a religious program specialist with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, reads a book to children at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, watch as children at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, run through a circuit course the Marines set up on May 18, 2016.  The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines give local students a reason to smile
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, watch as children at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, run through a circuit course the Marines set up on May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, watch as children at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, run through a circuit course the Marines set up, May 18, 2016.  The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines give local students a reason to smile
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, watch as children at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, run through a circuit course the Marines set up, May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
RPSA Alexander Varner, a religious program specialist with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gets ready to run the circuit course with the children at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016.  The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines give local students a reason to smile
RPSA Alexander Varner, a religious program specialist with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gets ready to run the circuit course with the children at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, take a photo with children and staff at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016.  The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines give local students a reason to smile
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, take a photo with children and staff at 3rd Circolo Didattico ‘’Giovanni Paolo II’’ Gravina Di Catania, Italy, May 18, 2016. The Marines and sailors interacted with the children, going over some English for an upcoming test, as well as creating and participating in games during the children’s recess period. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, take a photo with children and staff at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy during a community relations event on May 5, 2016.  The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, take a photo with children and staff at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy during a community relations event on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
An Italian Student at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy takes a picture of Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, as they prepare to pass out a Sigonella newspaper on May 5, 2016.  The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
An Italian Student at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy takes a picture of Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, as they prepare to pass out a Sigonella newspaper on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, plays the piano for an excited crowd of students at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016.  The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
A Marine with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, plays the piano for an excited crowd of students at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Navy Lt. Arthur Briggs, the chaplain with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, speaks to students and faculty at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016.  The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
Navy Lt. Arthur Briggs, the chaplain with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, speaks to students and faculty at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Two Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, show students at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy various physical workouts they can do on their own, May 5, 2016.  The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
Two Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, show students at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy various physical workouts they can do on their own, May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conduct cool-down stretches with students at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016.  The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conduct cool-down stretches with students at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
HM2 Ashley Tockweiler, a corpsman with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, records Marines and students practicing crunches at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016.  The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
HM2 Ashley Tockweiler, a corpsman with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, records Marines and students practicing crunches at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conduct push-ups with students at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016.  The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, conduct push-ups with students at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Two Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, show students Marine Corps-style crunches at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
Two Marines with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, show students Marine Corps-style crunches at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
HM2 Ashley Tockweiler, a corpsman with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gives a nutrition class at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines teach nutrition, fitness, English to Italian children
HM2 Ashley Tockweiler, a corpsman with Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, gives a nutrition class at Instituto Comprensivo “Salvo Basso” Scordia, Italy on May 5, 2016. The Marines and sailors taught a class about healthy eating habits and general nutrition, then gave a physical training exercise demonstration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, take a photo with students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy, May 11, 2016. Marines and sailors gave a nutrition class, demonstrated exercise techniques and broke into small groups to help further develop the students’ English skills before enjoying a lunch provided by the school. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
SPMAGTF-CR-AF: Community Event at Culinary School
Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, take a photo with students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy, May 11, 2016. Marines and sailors gave a nutrition class, demonstrated exercise techniques and broke into small groups to help further develop the students’ English skills before enjoying a lunch provided by the school. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, a personnel administrative specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, watches as water is being poured into his glass by a student at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy, May 11, 2016. Marines and sailors gave a nutrition class, demonstrated exercise techniques and broke into small groups to help further develop the students’ English skills before enjoying a lunch provided by the school. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
SPMAGTF-CR-AF: Community Event at Culinary School
Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, a personnel administrative specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, watches as water is being poured into his glass by a student at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy, May 11, 2016. Marines and sailors gave a nutrition class, demonstrated exercise techniques and broke into small groups to help further develop the students’ English skills before enjoying a lunch provided by the school. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Mateusz Kaczynski, a maintenance management chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, engages in an English conversation with students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy during a community relation May 11, 2016.  After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
SPMAGTF-CR-AF: Community Event at Culinary School
Sgt. Mateusz Kaczynski, a maintenance management chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, engages in an English conversation with students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy during a community relation May 11, 2016. After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, a personnel administrative specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa engages in an English conversation with students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy during a community relation May 11, 2016.  After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
SPMAGTF-CR-AF: Community Event at Culinary School
Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, a personnel administrative specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa engages in an English conversation with students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy during a community relation May 11, 2016. After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, a personnel administrative specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa engages in an English conversation with students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy during a community relation May 11, 2016.  After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
SPMAGTF-CR-AF: Community Event at Culinary School
Cpl. Marcoantonio Gonzalez, a personnel administrative specialist with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa engages in an English conversation with students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy during a community relation May 11, 2016. After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa show physical training exercises to students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy to aid in healthy living May 11, 2016.  After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
SPMAGTF-CR-AF: Community Event at Culinary School
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa show physical training exercises to students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy to aid in healthy living May 11, 2016. After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa show students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy the capabilities of their EOD robot May 11, 2016. After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
SPMAGTF-CR-AF: Community Event at Culinary School
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa show students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy the capabilities of their EOD robot May 11, 2016. After nutrition classes, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. j. g. David Lane, physician assistant-certified with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa , gives a nutrition class to students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy May 11, 2016.  After the nutrition class, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
SPMAGTF-CR-AF: Community Event at Culinary School
Lt. j. g. David Lane, physician assistant-certified with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa , gives a nutrition class to students at Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, Italy May 11, 2016. After the nutrition class, Marines and sailors demonstrated exercise techniques to increase the student’s knowledge about physical fitness before breaking into small groups to help further develop their English skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
The operating table in the building of the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016.  Some of the FRSS-STP capabilities include basic trauma resuscitation with supplementation of fluids and blood products, basic general surgeries to stop internal bleeding and stabilizing fractures to prevent further injuries to a patient.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors use speed, mobility to save life
The operating table in the building of the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016. Some of the FRSS-STP capabilities include basic trauma resuscitation with supplementation of fluids and blood products, basic general surgeries to stop internal bleeding and stabilizing fractures to prevent further injuries to a patient. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Medical supplies in the operating room line the wall in easy-to-access pouches at the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon building on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016.  The mission of the FRSS-STP is to sustain life and limb, maintain a fighting force as a theater asset and respond to all medical calls.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors use speed, mobility to save life
Medical supplies in the operating room line the wall in easy-to-access pouches at the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon building on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016. The mission of the FRSS-STP is to sustain life and limb, maintain a fighting force as a theater asset and respond to all medical calls. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Large crates and boxes filled with medical supplies, part of the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon are prepared for shipping on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016.  Some of the FRSS-STP capabilities include basic trauma resuscitation with supplementation of fluids and blood products, basic general surgeries to stop internal bleeding and stabilizing fractures to prevent further injuries to a patient.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors use speed, mobility to save life
Large crates and boxes filled with medical supplies, part of the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon are prepared for shipping on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016. Some of the FRSS-STP capabilities include basic trauma resuscitation with supplementation of fluids and blood products, basic general surgeries to stop internal bleeding and stabilizing fractures to prevent further injuries to a patient. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
The Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon sailors stand for a group photo in the operating room on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016.  The mission of the FRSS-STP is to sustain life and limb, maintain a fighting force as a theater asset and respond to all medical calls.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors use speed, mobility to save life
The Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon sailors stand for a group photo in the operating room on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016. The mission of the FRSS-STP is to sustain life and limb, maintain a fighting force as a theater asset and respond to all medical calls. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. j.g. Jessica Meyers, a nurse with the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon, prepares supplies for boxes on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016.  Some of the FRSS-STP capabilities include basic trauma resuscitation with supplementation of fluids and blood products, basic general surgeries to stop internal bleeding and stabilizing fractures to prevent further injuries to a patient.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors use speed, mobility to save life
Lt. j.g. Jessica Meyers, a nurse with the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon, prepares supplies for boxes on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016. Some of the FRSS-STP capabilities include basic trauma resuscitation with supplementation of fluids and blood products, basic general surgeries to stop internal bleeding and stabilizing fractures to prevent further injuries to a patient. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
General surgeon Lt. Cmdr. Johnson Tummers and Corpsman HN Ricaley Ninobla, part of the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon, are preparing the operating table for shipping on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016.  The mission of the FRSS-STP is to sustain life and limb, maintain a fighting force as a theater asset and respond to all medical calls.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors use speed, mobility to save life
General surgeon Lt. Cmdr. Johnson Tummers and Corpsman HN Ricaley Ninobla, part of the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon, are preparing the operating table for shipping on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016. The mission of the FRSS-STP is to sustain life and limb, maintain a fighting force as a theater asset and respond to all medical calls. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Emergency physician Lt. Cmdr. Robert Oldt and anesthesiologist Lt. Cmdr. Scott Weitzel with the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon, are preparing crates and boxes, filled with medical supplies, for shipping on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016.  Some of the FRSS-STP capabilities include basic trauma resuscitation with supplementation of fluids and blood products, basic general surgeries to stop internal bleeding and stabilizing fractures to prevent further injuries to a patient.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors use speed, mobility to save life
Emergency physician Lt. Cmdr. Robert Oldt and anesthesiologist Lt. Cmdr. Scott Weitzel with the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon, are preparing crates and boxes, filled with medical supplies, for shipping on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016. Some of the FRSS-STP capabilities include basic trauma resuscitation with supplementation of fluids and blood products, basic general surgeries to stop internal bleeding and stabilizing fractures to prevent further injuries to a patient. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors with the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon are preparing crates and boxes, filled with medical supplies, for shipping on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016.  The mission of the FRSS-STP is to sustain life and limb, maintain a fighting force as a theater asset and respond to all medical calls. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sailors use speed, mobility to save life
Sailors with the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System-Shock Trauma Platoon are preparing crates and boxes, filled with medical supplies, for shipping on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 2, 2016. The mission of the FRSS-STP is to sustain life and limb, maintain a fighting force as a theater asset and respond to all medical calls. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Chris Pittman, a motor transport Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, cuts grass and overgrowth at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, on April 22, 2016, during a community relations project.  The Marines and sailors cleaned up garbage and debris on the castle grounds so the community can enjoy its beauty and landscape.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines restore castle, local community
Cpl. Chris Pittman, a motor transport Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, cuts grass and overgrowth at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, on April 22, 2016, during a community relations project. The Marines and sailors cleaned up garbage and debris on the castle grounds so the community can enjoy its beauty and landscape. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element head down an overgrown path to cut grass at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016.  Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines restore castle, local community
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element head down an overgrown path to cut grass at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016. Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. Arthur Briggs, the chaplain with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, rakes up garbage and debris at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016.  Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines restore castle, local community
Lt. Arthur Briggs, the chaplain with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, rakes up garbage and debris at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016. Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, cut overgrown grass and clean up debris at Castello di Lombardia during a community relations project on April 22, 2016.  Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines restore castle, local community
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, cut overgrown grass and clean up debris at Castello di Lombardia during a community relations project on April 22, 2016. Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, cuts overgrown grass in a courtyard at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016.  Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines restore castle, local community
A Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, cuts overgrown grass in a courtyard at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016. Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element , clean up cut grass and garbage on a path at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016.  Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines restore castle, local community
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element , clean up cut grass and garbage on a path at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016. Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, stand behind a table with lunch provided by the volunteers at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016.  Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines restore castle, local community
Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, stand behind a table with lunch provided by the volunteers at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016. Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. Arthur Briggs, the chaplain with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, receives an award on behalf of the Marines and sailors volunteering at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016.  Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines restore castle, local community
Lt. Arthur Briggs, the chaplain with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element, receives an award on behalf of the Marines and sailors volunteering at Castello di Lombardia in Enna, Sicily, during a community relations project on April 22, 2016. Marines assist local areas in various projects to build relationships with the Sicilian government and people. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 render salutes for colors before a transfer of authority at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on April 25, 2016.  Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transfers authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
U.S. Marines change commanders in Italy
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 render salutes for colors before a transfer of authority at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on April 25, 2016. Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transfers authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 render salutes for colors before a transfer of authority at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on April 25, 2016.  Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transfers authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
U.S. Marines change commanders in Italy
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 render salutes for colors before a transfer of authority at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on April 25, 2016. Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transfers authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 render salutes for colors before a transfer of authority at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on April 25, 2016.  Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transfers authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
U.S. Marines change commanders in Italy
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Combat Logistics Battalion 6 render salutes for colors before a transfer of authority at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on April 25, 2016. Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transfers authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 6, and Sgt. Maj. Dean Orial, the Sergeant Major for CLB-6 prepare to encase the battalion’s colors for transfer of authority to CLB-2 at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on April 25, 2016.  Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element provides logistical support to the entire SPMAGTF enabling the protection of U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
U.S. Marines change commanders in Italy
Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 6, and Sgt. Maj. Dean Orial, the Sergeant Major for CLB-6 prepare to encase the battalion’s colors for transfer of authority to CLB-2 at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on April 25, 2016. Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element provides logistical support to the entire SPMAGTF enabling the protection of U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, the Sergeant Major for CLB-2, uncase the battalion’s colors during the transfer of authority ceremony for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element on April 25, 2016 at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.  SPMAGTF-CR-AF LCE provides logistical support to the entire SPMAGTF enabling the protection of U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
U.S. Marines change commanders in Italy
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, the Sergeant Major for CLB-2, uncase the battalion’s colors during the transfer of authority ceremony for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element on April 25, 2016 at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. SPMAGTF-CR-AF LCE provides logistical support to the entire SPMAGTF enabling the protection of U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, the Sergeant Major for CLB-2, render a salute after uncasing the battalion’s colors during the transfer of authority ceremony for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element on April 25, 2016 at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.  SPMAGTF-CR-AF LCE provides logistical support to the entire SPMAGTF enabling the protection of U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
U.S. Marines change commanders in Italy
Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer for Combat Logistics Battalion 2, and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Wilson, the Sergeant Major for CLB-2, render a salute after uncasing the battalion’s colors during the transfer of authority ceremony for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element on April 25, 2016 at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. SPMAGTF-CR-AF LCE provides logistical support to the entire SPMAGTF enabling the protection of U.S. personnel, property and interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Maj. Gen. Niel Nelson, the Commander of Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, speaks to Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 2 after the transfer of authority ceremony on April 25, 2016, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.  Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transferred authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
U.S. Marines change commanders in Italy
Maj. Gen. Niel Nelson, the Commander of Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, speaks to Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 2 after the transfer of authority ceremony on April 25, 2016, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transferred authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, stands at parade rest with the Battalion’s guidon during the transfer of authority ceremony on April 25, 2016, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.  Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transferred authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
U.S. Marines change commanders in Italy
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, stands at parade rest with the Battalion’s guidon during the transfer of authority ceremony on April 25, 2016, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. Lt. Col. Matthew Hakola, the Commanding Officer for CLB-6, transferred authority of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa Logistics Combat Element to Lt. Col. Randall Jones, the Commanding Officer of CLB-2. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A riot control squad, comprised of Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, faces a notional opposing force during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
A riot control squad, comprised of Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, faces a notional opposing force during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 detain a protester during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 detain a protester during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 detain a protester during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 detain a protester during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
A riot control squad, comprised of Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, faces a notional opposing force during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
A riot control squad, comprised of Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, faces a notional opposing force during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
A riot control squad, comprised of Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, confronts a notional opposing force during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
A riot control squad, comprised of Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, confronts a notional opposing force during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 walk down a non-lethal weapons training range during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 walk down a non-lethal weapons training range during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
A riot control squad, comprised of Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, battles a notional opposing force during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group, in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
A riot control squad, comprised of Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, battles a notional opposing force during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group, in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 walk down a non-lethal weapons training range during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 walk down a non-lethal weapons training range during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
An opposing force kneels in front of a riot control squad with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group, in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training
An opposing force kneels in front of a riot control squad with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 during the unit’s non-lethal weapons training final exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 25, 2016. The battalion had to qualify through the Expeditionary Operations Training Group, in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
A non-lethal weapons instructor with Expeditionary Operations Training Group instructs Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 about safety and operation tactics with the X26 TASER during a qualification and exposure course at the EOTG compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016. Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2: Training Through Tasing
A non-lethal weapons instructor with Expeditionary Operations Training Group instructs Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 about safety and operation tactics with the X26 TASER during a qualification and exposure course at the EOTG compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016. Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 is hit with two prongs from an X26 TASER cartridge during a qualification and exposure course at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016.  Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2: Training Through Tasing
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 is hit with two prongs from an X26 TASER cartridge during a qualification and exposure course at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016. Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 is hit with two prongs from an X26 TASER cartridge during a qualification and exposure course at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016. Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2: Training Through Tasing
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 is hit with two prongs from an X26 TASER cartridge during a qualification and exposure course at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016. Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Two brothers, Cpl. James Wiganowsky and Cpl. Jeffery Wiganowsky, both landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 are exposed to an X26 TASER attached to their boots during a qualification and exposure course at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016.  Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2: Training Through Tasing
Two brothers, Cpl. James Wiganowsky and Cpl. Jeffery Wiganowsky, both landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 are exposed to an X26 TASER attached to their boots during a qualification and exposure course at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016. Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 shoots a dummy with the X26 TASER during a qualification and exposure course at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016.  Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2: Training Through Tasing
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 shoots a dummy with the X26 TASER during a qualification and exposure course at Expeditionary Operations Training Group compound on Marine Corps Base Stone Bay, March 18, 2016. Marines and sailors went through the course as pre-deployment training in preparation for the upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A notionally-displaced American citizen is searched by a Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
A notionally-displaced American citizen is searched by a Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Sgt. Brandyn Knight, the Evacuation Control Center entry point noncommissioned officer in charge with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, briefs notionally displaced American citizens as they prepare to enter the ECC to be evacuated during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
Sgt. Brandyn Knight, the Evacuation Control Center entry point noncommissioned officer in charge with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, briefs notionally displaced American citizens as they prepare to enter the ECC to be evacuated during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps illustration by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Notionally-displaced American citizens with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 wait in line to complete their check-in process at the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
Notionally-displaced American citizens with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 wait in line to complete their check-in process at the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James Aliviado, a hospital corpsman with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, evaluates an injury of a notionally displaced American citizen as he enters the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James Aliviado, a hospital corpsman with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, evaluates an injury of a notionally displaced American citizen as he enters the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Marine landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 assist a notionally displaced American citizen with disembarking a hostile foreign country during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
Marine landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 assist a notionally displaced American citizen with disembarking a hostile foreign country during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Cpl. Alex Valdez, an electro-optical ordnance repairman and the Evacuation Control Center holding noncommissioned officer in charge, searches a detainee during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
Cpl. Alex Valdez, an electro-optical ordnance repairman and the Evacuation Control Center holding noncommissioned officer in charge, searches a detainee during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
U.S. Navy Seaman Andrew Sibley, a hospitalman with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 treats a role player as he enters the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
U.S. Navy Seaman Andrew Sibley, a hospitalman with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 treats a role player as he enters the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Lance Cpl. Dean Rosas, a motor vehicle operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, gets scanned while playing the role of a notionally-displaced citizen in need of evacuation from a foreign country in the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
Lance Cpl. Dean Rosas, a motor vehicle operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, gets scanned while playing the role of a notionally-displaced citizen in need of evacuation from a foreign country in the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, verify the identity of a notionally-displaced citizen at the first station of the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: ECC team conducts CERTEX
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, verify the identity of a notionally-displaced citizen at the first station of the Evacuation Control Center during the battalion’s certification exercise, at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., March 10, 2016. The battalion is slated to deploy on Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
A CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to pick up its intended cargo during a helicopter support team exercise, aided by Marines with Landing Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training allows squadron pilots to practice loading and unloading cargo from a CH-53 Super Stallion without touching the ground, as well as allow the Marines with CLB-2 to sharpen their reaction times while helping load and unload cargo. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion all have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground  to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
CLB-2 HST Training
A CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to pick up its intended cargo during a helicopter support team exercise, aided by Marines with Landing Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training allows squadron pilots to practice loading and unloading cargo from a CH-53 Super Stallion without touching the ground, as well as allow the Marines with CLB-2 to sharpen their reaction times while helping load and unload cargo. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion all have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 move quickly to attach cargo to a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, they work together to attach the equipment on the ground  to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. In real world events, helicopter support team missions are critical to mission accomplishment because they provide the ability to quickly and efficiently provide support to Marines on the ground, loading and unloading important equipment such as small vehicles, supplies, and food rations in a moment’s notice.   (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
CLB-2 HST Training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 move quickly to attach cargo to a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, they work together to attach the equipment on the ground to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. In real world events, helicopter support team missions are critical to mission accomplishment because they provide the ability to quickly and efficiently provide support to Marines on the ground, loading and unloading important equipment such as small vehicles, supplies, and food rations in a moment’s notice. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
A CH-53E Super Stallion lifts cargo during a helicopter support training exercise, aided by Marines with Landing Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016.  Helicopter support team missions are critical to mission accomplishment because they provide the ability to quickly and efficiently provide support to other Marines on the ground, and they assist with the loading and unloading of important equipment such as small vehicles, supplies, and food rations in a moment’s notice. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
CLB-2 HST Training
A CH-53E Super Stallion lifts cargo during a helicopter support training exercise, aided by Marines with Landing Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. Helicopter support team missions are critical to mission accomplishment because they provide the ability to quickly and efficiently provide support to other Marines on the ground, and they assist with the loading and unloading of important equipment such as small vehicles, supplies, and food rations in a moment’s notice. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
A CH-53E Super Stallion lifts cargo during a helicopter support training exercise aided by Marines with Landing Support platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines underneath the Super Stallion all have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground  to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them.  In real world events, helicopter support team missions are critical to mission accomplishment because they provide the ability to quickly and efficiently provide support to Marines on the ground, loading and unloading important equipment such as small vehicles, supplies, and food rations in a moment’s notice. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
CLB-2 HST Training
A CH-53E Super Stallion lifts cargo during a helicopter support training exercise aided by Marines with Landing Support platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines underneath the Super Stallion all have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. In real world events, helicopter support team missions are critical to mission accomplishment because they provide the ability to quickly and efficiently provide support to Marines on the ground, loading and unloading important equipment such as small vehicles, supplies, and food rations in a moment’s notice. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
Marines with CLB-2 wait for the command to rush the cargo after it has been dropped by a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground  to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. The training allows squadron pilots to practice loading and unloading cargo from a CH-53 Super Stallion without touching the ground, as well as allow the Marines with CLB-2 to sharpen their reaction times while helping load and unload the cargo. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
CLB-2 HST Training
Marines with CLB-2 wait for the command to rush the cargo after it has been dropped by a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. The training allows squadron pilots to practice loading and unloading cargo from a CH-53 Super Stallion without touching the ground, as well as allow the Marines with CLB-2 to sharpen their reaction times while helping load and unload the cargo. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
Marines with CLB-2 prepare to attach cargo to a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground  to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them.  The training allows squadron pilots to practice loading and unloading cargo from a CH-53 Super Stallion without touching the ground, as well as allow the Marines with CLB-2 to sharpen their reaction times while helping load and unload the given cargo. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening
CLB-2 HST Training
Marines with CLB-2 prepare to attach cargo to a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. The training allows squadron pilots to practice loading and unloading cargo from a CH-53 Super Stallion without touching the ground, as well as allow the Marines with CLB-2 to sharpen their reaction times while helping load and unload the given cargo. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening
Marines with Landing Support platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 connect the line to a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion all have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground  to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. The training allows squadron pilots to practice loading and unloading cargo from a CH-53 Super Stallion without touching the ground, as well as allow the Marines with CLB-2 to sharpen their reaction times while helping load and unload the cargo. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
CLB-2 HST Training
Marines with Landing Support platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2 connect the line to a CH-53E Super Stallion during a helicopter support team exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The Marines working underneath the Super Stallion all have critical roles in ensuring mission accomplishment, working together to attach the equipment on the ground to the helicopter while it hovers in the air about 10 feet above them. The training allows squadron pilots to practice loading and unloading cargo from a CH-53 Super Stallion without touching the ground, as well as allow the Marines with CLB-2 to sharpen their reaction times while helping load and unload the cargo. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shannon Kroening)
A Marine with Explosive Ordnance Disposal  Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, prepares to lay down a sandbag during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training served as the last field operation prior to the battalion’s upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
EOD conducts final field exercise in preparation for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
A Marine with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, prepares to lay down a sandbag during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training served as the last field operation prior to the battalion’s upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
A TALON robot, operated by Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal  Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, scouts an area for improved explosive devices during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. Marines used equipment such as compact metal detectors, bomb suits and a TALON robot to locate and handle ordnance, which took the form of a simulated IED, ammunition or artillery shell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
EOD conducts final field exercise in preparation for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
A TALON robot, operated by Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, scouts an area for improved explosive devices during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. Marines used equipment such as compact metal detectors, bomb suits and a TALON robot to locate and handle ordnance, which took the form of a simulated IED, ammunition or artillery shell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
A TALON robot, operated by Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal  Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, scouts an area for improved explosive devices during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training served as the last field operation prior to the battalion’s upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
EOD conducts final field exercise in preparation for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
A TALON robot, operated by Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, scouts an area for improved explosive devices during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training served as the last field operation prior to the battalion’s upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
A Marine with  Explosive Ordnance Disposal  Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, prepares ordnance for detonation during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training served as the last field operation prior to the battalion’s upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
EOD conducts final field exercise in preparation for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
A Marine with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, prepares ordnance for detonation during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training served as the last field operation prior to the battalion’s upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
A Marine with  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, places a sandbag during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. Marines used equipment such as compact metal detectors, bomb suits and a TALON robot to locate and handle ordnance, which took the form of a simulated IED, ammunition or artillery shell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
EOD conducts final field exercise in preparation for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
A Marine with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, places a sandbag during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. Marines used equipment such as compact metal detectors, bomb suits and a TALON robot to locate and handle ordnance, which took the form of a simulated IED, ammunition or artillery shell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
A Marine with  Explosive Ordnance Disposal  Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, operates the command console for a TALON robot to sweep for improvised explosive devices during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training served as the last field operation prior to the battalion’s upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
EOD conducts final field exercise in preparation for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
A Marine with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, operates the command console for a TALON robot to sweep for improvised explosive devices during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. The training served as the last field operation prior to the battalion’s upcoming deployment with the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal  Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, utilize a compact metal detector to sweep for improvised explosive devices during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. Marines utilized equipment such as compact metal detectors, bomb suits and a  TALON robot to locate and handle ordnance, which took the form of a simulated IED, ammunition or artillery shell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
EOD conducts final field exercise in preparation for SPMAGTF-CR-AF
Marines with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, utilize a compact metal detector to sweep for improvised explosive devices during a field exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2, 2016. Marines utilized equipment such as compact metal detectors, bomb suits and a TALON robot to locate and handle ordnance, which took the form of a simulated IED, ammunition or artillery shell. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team shakes hands and greets a role-player at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team shakes hands and greets a role-player at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team play a game of soccer with African military role players at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team play a game of soccer with African military role players at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team goes through a security check before entering a simulated village at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team goes through a security check before entering a simulated village at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team give a weapons handling class to role players acting as a partner African military force at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team give a weapons handling class to role players acting as a partner African military force at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team have a meeting with simulated African military role players at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team have a meeting with simulated African military role players at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team posts security with a simulated African military role player during an exercise at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 24, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team posts security with a simulated African military role player during an exercise at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 24, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team check communication and security outside a building with simulated African military role players at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team check communication and security outside a building with simulated African military role players at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team go through a security checkpoint with simulated African military role players at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 24, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team go through a security checkpoint with simulated African military role players at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 24, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team stands guard outside a building while simulated African military role players receive a class at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 24, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
TSC Teams prepare for SP-MAGTF-CR-A
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 from a Theater Security Cooperation team stands guard outside a building while simulated African military role players receive a class at the Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 24, 2016. Marines with the battalion practiced the type of training they would provide to a partner African military force in preparation for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Sgt. Dereck Ford, a technician with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, teaches Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 how to power up and recalibrate a metal detector during an improvised explosive device training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. CLB-2 Marines learned how to recognize signs of an IED and use the detector to identify the type of IED that may be present as they conducted hands-on training in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa.
EOD Marines teach CLB-2 Marines about IEDs in preparation for a deployment
Sgt. Dereck Ford, a technician with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, teaches Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 how to power up and recalibrate a metal detector during an improvised explosive device training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. CLB-2 Marines learned how to recognize signs of an IED and use the detector to identify the type of IED that may be present as they conducted hands-on training in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa.
A metal detector, used by a Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, sweeps the ground during an improvised explosive device training exercise taught by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. The Marines learned how to recognize signs of an IED during hands-on training in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron K. Fiala/Released)
EOD Marines teach CLB-2 Marines about IEDs in preparation for a deployment
A metal detector, used by a Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, sweeps the ground during an improvised explosive device training exercise taught by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. The Marines learned how to recognize signs of an IED during hands-on training in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron K. Fiala/Released)
Sgt. Dereck Ford, a technician with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, teaches Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 how to power up and recalibrate a metal detector during an improvised explosive device training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. CLB-2 Marines learned how to recognize signs of a buried IED and use the detector to identify the type of IED as they conducted hands-on training in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa.
EOD Marines teach CLB-2 Marines about IEDs in preparation for a deployment
Sgt. Dereck Ford, a technician with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, teaches Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 how to power up and recalibrate a metal detector during an improvised explosive device training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016. CLB-2 Marines learned how to recognize signs of a buried IED and use the detector to identify the type of IED as they conducted hands-on training in preparation for their upcoming deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 attempt to hold off a crowd during non-lethal riot control training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
CLB-2: Riot Control Training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 attempt to hold off a crowd during non-lethal riot control training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Cpl. Joey Mendez)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice formations during non-lethal riot control training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 18, 2016.  The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year.
CLB-2: Riot Control Training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice formations during non-lethal riot control training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 18, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice formations during non-lethal riot control training at  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 18, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year.
CLB-2: Riot Control Training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice formations during non-lethal riot control training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 18, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 prepare to deescalate a crowd during non-lethal riot control training at  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The focus of the training was to teach the Marines how to  deescalate situations without resorting to weapons that can injure or kill.
CLB-2: Riot Control Training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 prepare to deescalate a crowd during non-lethal riot control training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The focus of the training was to teach the Marines how to deescalate situations without resorting to weapons that can injure or kill.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 attempt to hold off a crowd during non-lethal riot control training at  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year.
CLB-2: Riot Control Training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 attempt to hold off a crowd during non-lethal riot control training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 attempt to hold off a crowd during non-lethal riot control training at  Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year.
CLB-2: Riot Control Training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 attempt to hold off a crowd during non-lethal riot control training at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The training is in preparation for the unit’s upcoming Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa deployment later this year.
Marines with the Evacuation Control Center team from Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice Mechanical Advantage Control Holds as part of a riot control exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. These techniques use an opponent’s momentum and position as tools to subdue the individual and maintain control of the situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Marines with the Evacuation Control Center team from Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice Mechanical Advantage Control Holds as part of a riot control exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. These techniques use an opponent’s momentum and position as tools to subdue the individual and maintain control of the situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Tyler Muscat, a non-lethal instructor with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, attempts to break through a riot shield wall as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Cpl. Tyler Muscat, a non-lethal instructor with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, attempts to break through a riot shield wall as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice riot shield formations as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice riot shield formations as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with the Evacuation Control Center team from Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice Mechanical Advantage Control Holds as part of a riot control exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. These techniques use an opponent’s momentum and position as tools to subdue the individual and maintain control of the situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Marines with the Evacuation Control Center team from Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice Mechanical Advantage Control Holds as part of a riot control exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. These techniques use an opponent’s momentum and position as tools to subdue the individual and maintain control of the situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion attempt to break through a riot shield wall as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2015 The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion attempt to break through a riot shield wall as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2015 The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice riot shield formations as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice riot shield formations as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2016. The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with the Evacuation Control Center team from Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice Mechanical Advantage Control Holds as part of a riot control exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. These techniques use an opponent’s momentum and position as tools to subdue the individual and maintain control of the situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Marines with the Evacuation Control Center team from Combat Logistics Battalion 2 practice Mechanical Advantage Control Holds as part of a riot control exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. These techniques use an opponent’s momentum and position as tools to subdue the individual and maintain control of the situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Cpl. Jose Becerril, a distributor with the Evacuation Control Center team from Combat Logistics Battalion 2, practices Mechanical Advantage Control Holds as part of a riot control exercise for on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. These techniques use an opponent’s momentum and position as tools to subdue the individual and maintain control of the situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Cpl. Jose Becerril, a distributor with the Evacuation Control Center team from Combat Logistics Battalion 2, practices Mechanical Advantage Control Holds as part of a riot control exercise for on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016. These techniques use an opponent’s momentum and position as tools to subdue the individual and maintain control of the situation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion practice an extraction team drill as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2015. The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
CLB-2 smashes riot control training
Marines with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion practice an extraction team drill as part of a riot control exercise for the Evacuation Control Center team with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 19, 2015. The ECC team will stand ready to extract U.S. personnel from a hostile situation in the AFRICOM area of responsibility during CLB-2’s upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Cpl. Alexander Mitchell/released)
Lance Cpl. Cody White, a heavy equipment operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, drops off a heating unit for the command operations center during a Deployment for Training exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. The Marines battled the elements while creating the COC and maintaining weapon and vehicle proficiency during their training at A.P. Hill. The base allowed the unit to train on a larger scale and build unit cohesion before their deployment to Okinawa, Japan.
Unloading equipment
Lance Cpl. Cody White, a heavy equipment operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, drops off a heating unit for the command operations center during a Deployment for Training exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. The Marines battled the elements while creating the COC and maintaining weapon and vehicle proficiency during their training at A.P. Hill. The base allowed the unit to train on a larger scale and build unit cohesion before their deployment to Okinawa, Japan.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 unload gear off a Medium Tactical Replacement Vehicle at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. A detachment of over seventy Marines, attached to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, provided support during a two-week Deployment For Training exercise. The Marines used MTVR’s to transfer gear in harsh winter conditions to areas that would otherwise be unfeasible to reach.
CLB-2 supports 3/2 at Fort A.P. Hill
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 unload gear off a Medium Tactical Replacement Vehicle at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. A detachment of over seventy Marines, attached to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, provided support during a two-week Deployment For Training exercise. The Marines used MTVR’s to transfer gear in harsh winter conditions to areas that would otherwise be unfeasible to reach.
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 ground guides a Medium Tactical Replacement vehicle at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. During a two-week Deployment For Training exercise, a detachment of approximately 70 Marines provided support to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, transferring gear and personnel in harsh winter conditions. The exercise allowed both battalions to work side by side and familiarize themselves with the organization of each other’s units.
CLB-2 supports 3/2 at Fort A.P. Hill
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 ground guides a Medium Tactical Replacement vehicle at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. During a two-week Deployment For Training exercise, a detachment of approximately 70 Marines provided support to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, transferring gear and personnel in harsh winter conditions. The exercise allowed both battalions to work side by side and familiarize themselves with the organization of each other’s units.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 enter the gates to Afghan Village in a tactical convoy at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. A detachment of approximately 70 Marines travelled to Virginia to support 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment in a Deployment For Training exercise. While at A.P. Hill, CLB-2 used Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements to transfer gear and personnel to areas that would otherwise be unfeasible to reach. The DFT is just one of many exercises the battalion has supported in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
CLB-2 supports 3/2 at Fort A.P. Hill
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 enter the gates to Afghan Village in a tactical convoy at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. A detachment of approximately 70 Marines travelled to Virginia to support 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment in a Deployment For Training exercise. While at A.P. Hill, CLB-2 used Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements to transfer gear and personnel to areas that would otherwise be unfeasible to reach. The DFT is just one of many exercises the battalion has supported in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 work to unload generators and equipment off Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. CLB-2 spent over two weeks in Virginia, providing support to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment as they conducted a Deployment For Training exercise. The battalion played a large role in logistics and transportation, allowing for 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines to train knowing that their gear would arrive when needed.
CLB-2 supports 3/2 at Fort A.P. Hill
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 work to unload generators and equipment off Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Jan. 29. CLB-2 spent over two weeks in Virginia, providing support to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment as they conducted a Deployment For Training exercise. The battalion played a large role in logistics and transportation, allowing for 3rd Bn., 2nd Marines to train knowing that their gear would arrive when needed.
Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, prepare to recover a staged flipped vehicle during a live-fire scenario as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. Military police from 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion provided security during the exercise, allowing the wrecker team to focus on the mission at hand.
CLB-2 takes on live-fire vehicle recovery during ITX 1-16
Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, prepare to recover a staged flipped vehicle during a live-fire scenario as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. Military police from 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion provided security during the exercise, allowing the wrecker team to focus on the mission at hand.
Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, move quickly to recover a staged flipped vehicle during a live-fire exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015.  The training scenario tested the Marines’ ability to effectively recover a downed vehicle while engaging the enemy in a live-fire scenario.
CLB-2 takes on live-fire vehicle recovery during ITX 1-16
Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, move quickly to recover a staged flipped vehicle during a live-fire exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The training scenario tested the Marines’ ability to effectively recover a downed vehicle while engaging the enemy in a live-fire scenario.
Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, work to recover a staged flipped vehicle during a live-fire exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The training scenario tested the Marines’ ability to effectively recover a downed vehicle while engaging the enemy in a live-fire scenario.
CLB-2 takes on live-fire vehicle recovery during ITX 1-16
Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, work to recover a staged flipped vehicle during a live-fire exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The training scenario tested the Marines’ ability to effectively recover a downed vehicle while engaging the enemy in a live-fire scenario.
Corporal Herbert Creecy IV, a motor transport maintenance Marine with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, prepares to load a staged wrecked vehicle during a live-fire exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015.  During ITX, Marines demonstrate core essential tasks and conduct offensive and defensive stability operations.
CLB-2 takes on live-fire vehicle recovery during ITX 1-16
Corporal Herbert Creecy IV, a motor transport maintenance Marine with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, prepares to load a staged wrecked vehicle during a live-fire exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core essential tasks and conduct offensive and defensive stability operations.
Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, load a wrecked vehicle during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core essential tasks and conduct offensive and defensive stability operations.
CLB-2 takes on live-fire vehicle recovery during ITX 1-16
Marines with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, load a wrecked vehicle during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. During ITX, Marines demonstrate core essential tasks and conduct offensive and defensive stability operations.
1st Lt. Noah Tobias, platoon commander for 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, provides security during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The Marines of 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion are embedded with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, to provide security during the exercise, allowing the wrecker team to focus on the mission.
CLB-2 takes on live-fire vehicle recovery during ITX 1-16
1st Lt. Noah Tobias, platoon commander for 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, provides security during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The Marines of 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion are embedded with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, to provide security during the exercise, allowing the wrecker team to focus on the mission.
Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, provide security during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The Marines of 2nd LEB are embedded with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, to provide security during the exercise, allowing the wrecker team to focus on the mission.
CLB-2 takes on live-fire vehicle recovery during ITX 1-16
Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, provide security during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The Marines of 2nd LEB are embedded with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, to provide security during the exercise, allowing the wrecker team to focus on the mission.
A Marine with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, carries a simulated casualty to an MV-22 Osprey for a medical evacuation during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The training tested the Marines’ ability to effectively recover a downed vehicle while engaging the enemy in a live-fire scenario.
CLB-2 takes on live-fire vehicle recovery during ITX 1-16
A Marine with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, carries a simulated casualty to an MV-22 Osprey for a medical evacuation during a live-fire vehicle recovery exercise as part of Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 at Marine Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015. The training tested the Marines’ ability to effectively recover a downed vehicle while engaging the enemy in a live-fire scenario.
Marines with the Logistics Combat Element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force practice vehicle recovery operations during Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 23-Nov. 15, 2015. The LCE allows the MAGTF to have self-sustaining and self-recovering capabilities.
8th Marines demonstrate the MAGTF’s abilities at ITX 1-16
Marines with the Logistics Combat Element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force practice vehicle recovery operations during Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 23-Nov. 15, 2015. The LCE allows the MAGTF to have self-sustaining and self-recovering capabilities.
Marines with the Marine Air-Ground Task Force load a simulated casualty on to a waiting MV-22 Osprey during Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 23-Nov. 15, 2015. The Aviation Combat Element provides additional mobility, reconnaissance and firepower capabilities to the MAGTF.
8th Marines demonstrate the MAGTF’s abilities at ITX 1-16
Marines with the Marine Air-Ground Task Force load a simulated casualty on to a waiting MV-22 Osprey during Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Oct. 23-Nov. 15, 2015. The Aviation Combat Element provides additional mobility, reconnaissance and firepower capabilities to the MAGTF.
Marines with the Marine Air-Ground Task Force load a simulated casualty on to a waiting MV-22 Osprey during Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 23-Nov. 15, 2015. The Aviation Combat Element provides additional mobility, reconnaissance and firepower capabilities to the MAGTF.
8th Marines demonstrate the MAGTF’s abilities at ITX 1-16
Marines with the Marine Air-Ground Task Force load a simulated casualty on to a waiting MV-22 Osprey during Integrated Training Exercise 1-16 aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 23-Nov. 15, 2015. The Aviation Combat Element provides additional mobility, reconnaissance and firepower capabilities to the MAGTF.
Lance Cpl. Jacob Burnette, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302, prepares to conduct external lifts in conjunction with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The crew chief’s responsibilities when conducting external lifts are to direct the pilot and co-pilot as they attach the load to the CH-53E Super Stallion allowing the pilot to solely focus on maneuvering the aircraft.
HMHT-302, CLB-2 conduct external lifts
Lance Cpl. Jacob Burnette, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302, prepares to conduct external lifts in conjunction with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The crew chief’s responsibilities when conducting external lifts are to direct the pilot and co-pilot as they attach the load to the CH-53E Super Stallion allowing the pilot to solely focus on maneuvering the aircraft.
Cpl. Cody Vitols, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302, prepares to conduct external lifts in conjunction with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The crew chief’s responsibilities when conducting external lifts are to direct the pilot and co-pilot as they attach the load to the CH-53E Super Stallion allowing the pilot to solely focus on maneuvering the aircraft.
HMHT-302, CLB-2 conduct external lifts
Cpl. Cody Vitols, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302, prepares to conduct external lifts in conjunction with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The crew chief’s responsibilities when conducting external lifts are to direct the pilot and co-pilot as they attach the load to the CH-53E Super Stallion allowing the pilot to solely focus on maneuvering the aircraft.
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 prepare to conduct external lifts in conjunction with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The Marines with CLB-2 are responsible for directing the aircraft from the ground and attaching the load with help from the crew chief.
HMHT-302, CLB-2 conduct external lifts
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 prepare to conduct external lifts in conjunction with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The Marines with CLB-2 are responsible for directing the aircraft from the ground and attaching the load with help from the crew chief.
CH-53E Super Stallion hovers over the landing zone prior to conducting external lifts in conjunction with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The CH-53E is the go to aircraft in the Marine Corps for lifting heavy loads of cargo of up to 16 tons for 50 miles and back.
HMHT-302, CLB-2 conduct external lifts
CH-53E Super Stallion hovers over the landing zone prior to conducting external lifts in conjunction with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The CH-53E is the go to aircraft in the Marine Corps for lifting heavy loads of cargo of up to 16 tons for 50 miles and back.
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 conduct external lifts in conjunction with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The Marines with CLB 2 are responsible for directing the aircraft from the ground and attaching the load with the help from the crew chief, thus giving them the capability to move heavy loads in a combat environment.
HMHT-302, CLB-2 conduct external lifts
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 conduct external lifts in conjunction with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The Marines with CLB 2 are responsible for directing the aircraft from the ground and attaching the load with the help from the crew chief, thus giving them the capability to move heavy loads in a combat environment.
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 conduct external lifts in conjunction with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The Marines with CLB 2 are responsible for directing the aircraft from the ground and attaching the load with the help from the crew chief, thus giving them the capability to move heavy loads in a combat environment.
HMHT-302, CLB-2 conduct external lifts
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 conduct external lifts in conjunction with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The Marines with CLB 2 are responsible for directing the aircraft from the ground and attaching the load with the help from the crew chief, thus giving them the capability to move heavy loads in a combat environment.
Lance Cpl. Jacob Burnette, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302, looks out the window as he prepares to conduct external lifts in conjunction with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The crew chief’s responsibilities when conducting external lifts are to direct the pilot and co-pilot as they attach the load onto the CH-53E Super Stallion allowing the pilot to solely focus on maneuvering the aircraft.
HMHT-302, CLB-2 conduct external lifts
Lance Cpl. Jacob Burnette, a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 302, looks out the window as he prepares to conduct external lifts in conjunction with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The crew chief’s responsibilities when conducting external lifts are to direct the pilot and co-pilot as they attach the load onto the CH-53E Super Stallion allowing the pilot to solely focus on maneuvering the aircraft.
Marines conduct external lifts on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The Marines, assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, were responsible for directing the aircraft from the ground and attaching a load with help from a crew chief. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Erick Galera
External Lifts
Marines conduct external lifts on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 6, 2016. The Marines, assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, were responsible for directing the aircraft from the ground and attaching a load with help from a crew chief. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Erick Galera
MISSION
The mission of CLB-2 is to provide direct support tactical logistics to 2d Marine Division and its subordinate units in order to sustain units training for and engaging in combat operations. The Marine Corps is the country's expeditionary force in readiness, and CLB-2 is part of its Logistics Combat Element. Task organized to provide the full range of combat logistics functions and capabilities necessary, CLB-2 helps to maintain the continued readiness and sustainability of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force as a whole.

 

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Unit Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Randall K. Jones, USMC
Commanding Officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 2
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Sergeant Major Daniel J. Wilson
Sergeant Major, Combat Logistics Battalion 2
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Unit Mailing Address
Rank, Last/First Name
(Section)
Combat Logistics Battalion 2
PSC Box 20189
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0189
Officer of the Day
(910) 467-2780
Family Readiness Officer 
(910) 451-0593

Chaplain
(910) 450-9303

Individual Sections: 
S-1: (910) 451-0493
S-2: (910) 451-2156
S-3: (910) 451-4930
S-4: (910) 451-4928
S-6: (910) 450-6769


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