200+ Marines, Sailors Return From Southern Afghanistan

Military families in the east have a good reason to celebrate this Friday.

Camp Lejeune said between Friday and Saturday, nearly 230 Marines and Sailors will return to Camp Lejeune.

Those service members are part of the main elements of 2nd Combat Engineering Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

The group was deployed to the southern portion of Afghanistan where officials said they worked on counter-insurgency operations alongside Afghan National Security Forces and local leaders.