Camp Lejeune 26th MEU Deploys As 911 Force

More than 2,000 Camp Lejeune marines are deploying this weekend with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, not for war, but to act as the corps' 911 force in Europe and Africa.

The marines will spend most of their time in the seas near Europe and Africa, acting as the marine corps' crisis response force for 6-7 months. The marines are heading to Norfolk to pick up some more sailors and additional gear this weekend, before making their way across the Atlantic next week.