More than five hundred Camp Lejeune marines returned to the East Sunday after being deployed overseas for months.
Marines from the 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment arrived at Camp Lejeune Sunday afternoon.
According to a press release the marines returned from a seven month deployment in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
The battalion returns after successfully providing cannon, rocket artillery and radar target acquisition support for both the 1st and 2D Marine Division combat elements throughout Task Force Leatherneck's Area of Operations within Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Additionally, the battalion's Battery B, conducted a provisional infantry mission in which they provided security and life support for the region's Kajaki Dam.
Batteries A and C led the battalion in total missions fired, providing both conventional and GPS guided munitions in support of 2nd Marine Division Forward's maneuver forces.