Cherry Point Marines Deploy To Afghanistan

Over 100 Cherry Point Marines have left for a deployment in Afghanistan.

The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Forward is scheduled to spend the next year at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. They will be flying all the aviation assets to support the Marines on the ground.

Families and friends stood by as Marines packed up their gear Thursday afternoon to head out.

For most of the Marines this is their first time being deployed to Afghanistan.


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  • by Michele P-G Location: Sacramento, CA on Feb 28, 2011 at 07:43 AM
    Im the mother of one of these fine Marines. It will be a long year. Be safe my love! ~Mummy
  • by Dan Location: Montana on Feb 27, 2011 at 05:45 PM
    May the good Lord keep all of our service men & women safe, we have a daughter who was among those deploying it will be a long year.
  • by Becky Location: Tennessee on Feb 26, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    Stay safe Marines! Thank you for your service to our country.
  • by ggirl on Feb 25, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    May God keep you all safe. Thanks you to you and your families for this ultimate sacrifice. We have a family member being deployed in March.
  • by REM Location: ENC on Feb 25, 2011 at 03:49 AM
    Isn't it a shame that an article about a stupid basketball game get over 100 comments, but this one only has 3 so far? ... anyway ... Thank you to those who server and protect. My thoughts and prayers are with you
  • by Marine Wife Location: Camp Lejeune on Feb 24, 2011 at 09:09 PM
    God Bless you all! You are in our thoughts and prayers!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2011 at 06:55 PM
    God speed and Semper Fi Marines!
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