Marines Deploying Today

More than 100 Marines from 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) will begin their deployment to Afghanistan Thursday. They'll say goodbye to friends and family members at Cherry Point in Havelock.

The 2nd MAW is deploying to Afghanistan for the first time. The last time it was activated, the Marines were sent to Iraq, which was in2009.

These Marines are scheduled to relieve the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) as the aviation combat element in the Afghan southwestern regional command combined team with a primary mission of commanding and controlling all Marine Corps aviation assets.

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  • by Kim Location: Byrum on Feb 24, 2011 at 04:48 PM
    God Bless You all thanks for all you do to keep us safe and all of you will be in my prayers From the Mom of a Cherry Point Marine Show em what you working with guys. PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.
  • by Lola Location: ENC on Feb 24, 2011 at 03:16 PM
  • by Kalyn Location: Goldsboro on Feb 24, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    Why would you post this? OPSEC
  • by J Location: NC on Feb 24, 2011 at 07:05 AM
    God bless all of you!

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