Hundreds Of Armed Marines Invade Jones County

Hundreds of armed Marines, patrolled their streets, staked out backyards, even Invaded a medical center Tuesday. It's all part of civil affairs training for 250 Marines from the 5th Battalion 10th Regiment out of Camp Lejeune. Marines that descended upon Jones County simulated what it may be like in Iraq, working with the Iraqi people, transitioning them into their new government. They spent the day talking to government officials, visiting restaurants just getting a feel for how a typical city is run. The 250 Marines will be visiting Maysville, Trenton and Pollocksville all week as they continue their training. They will deploy to Iraq in the coming months, for one year.


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