26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Sets Sail On Unknown Mission


Imagine being told you are boarding a ship, sailing out into the open sea, all while having no idea where you're headed. That's the reality for over 2000 Marines and Sailors from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune. The shipped out Friday. Their destination and mission are not clear yet, but officials say they could end up in Iraq, Afghanistan or the Horn of Africa. The Marines and Sailors have no idea what they'll be doing either during their six month deployment, but insist their morale is high and are ready for combat. They are scheduled to return to Camp Lejeune in six months.


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