Lejeune Forces Training In Virginia

About 2,200 Marines and sailors are conducting nearly two weeks of training around Virginia.

The Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is training at Fort Pickett in Blackstone. But officials say they also will perform smaller group exercises at other locations.

Military officials say training in towns can give the unit experience dealing with urban areas.

Residents may see Marine vehicles on roads and aircraft from the Marine unit flying overhead and practicing setting down in previously cleared landing zones until Jan. 24.

The unit is preparing for a scheduled spring deployment overseas aboard several Navy amphibious ships. The Virginia work-up is part of a 26-week training program.


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  • by J a Marine wife Location: Camp Lejeune on Jan 12, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    ooh-rah I miss you boo, hurry home and Delta what are you rambling about? lol
  • by Delta Location: G Town on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:39 AM
    TRaining in NOrth Carolina first report and now in virginia. Sounds like another tactical assault on the southern states too me. Considering the south would give the most resistance this would be location of choice. You just never know these days what to expect. Sounds stupid I know but if it where to happen atleast I could say told you so lol.
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