Camp Lejeune Marines Among 12,000 Heading To Afghanistan

The Pentagon says 12,000 more troops are heading to Afghanistan.

That includes 8,000 Marines from Camp Lejeune's 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Pentagon says those Marines will deploy in late spring.

The Obama administration announced that one additional Army brigade and the Marines will head to help with the flagging war.

It is the first installment on a larger influx of U.S. forces that have been widely expected this year. It would get a few thousand troops in place in time for the increase in fighting that usually comes with warmer weather and ahead of national elections this summer.

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  • by Marines Baby<3 on Feb 27, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    My boyfriend is in Camp Legeune and I am very worried he may get deployed to Afghanistan. But he is graduating from his MOS school today. I don't want him to go over there. I feel for everyone who knows someone in the military, wives, fiances, girlfriends, moms, dads, brothers, sisters. Sepmer Fi marines!
  • by Marines girl Location: California on Feb 22, 2009 at 02:12 AM
    Obama is just another Bush. IDK why he got our hopes up in bring our boys home but like the looks of it he sending them somewheres. All the people want is to have our boys home. I know I want my Marine back home. So like many other Marine Girlfriends,Fiances, Wives and families. This news broke my heart... But am thankful and proud of our Marines... Semper Fi!!! OORAH!
  • by T Location: ENC on Feb 21, 2009 at 09:41 AM
    WITN.. I posted earlier, and for some reason my comment is not there. Just curious. SEMPER FI my brothers and sisters.
  • by To Marinesoon 2be Location: ENC on Feb 21, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    Semper fi leatherneck.. Some, not all, of these people have no clue as to military service. As usual, they run their mouths about something they know jack about. Do any of you realize the impact it would make on the Taliban/terrorist if we find Bin Laden the same way Saddam was found? It would be very demoralizing for the enemy. I realize for every Bin Laden, there is another that will take his place, but to drag his sorry self out of a hole, cave,etc. would be huge for moral. I spent 15 months in Al Anbar Prov. (Camp Ramadi), and I saw firsthand what I hope none of you will ever have to see. Simply put,our service men and women know the dangers. They do not need people like some of you telling them about more dead soldiers. Believe me, they are well aware of the possibility of dying. Bin Laden MUST be found. It seems some of you have forgotten 9/11. You all have your right to opinions, and I respect that. We are the worlds police force, and if we do not use it, we will loose it.
  • by Marine soon2 be Location: Virginia on Feb 19, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    I'm sorry to hear about the military parents or families out there but if obama us going to send troops it was bound to happen. No matter what we were going to stay over there no matter what because no matter who was going to be president we would have stayed there anyways but that's what happens when we want to change a society the way we want it to be. I'm leaving in august for boot camp but I'm actually excited about making a difference in another country plus its a great way of life wanting people to be like us and yes we are changing their culture but the middle east was doing horribly before we came over there and there hasn't been any attacks on America. So, the American people should give thanks to these soldiers cause they are giving there lives so that we can live a happy life!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Mother Location: Houston on Feb 18, 2009 at 10:44 PM
    I am sicken by all of this as you see my son is one of these marines. :o(
  • by Sick of the haters Location: Greenville on Feb 18, 2009 at 10:11 PM
    I'm sick of reading the comments on every single thing that McCain voters say. It is not going to happen over night, if he did bring the troops home as fast as we hoped he would, then September 11th would happen all over again. Change is not going to happen over night (& he clarified this) so shut up and get over it. Accept the fact that he won and change will happen. It irritates me to read about "blah blah blah Obama said this and haha I thought Obama said this" Shut up!!!
  • by Bill Location: Washington on Feb 18, 2009 at 02:20 PM
    We tried to tell you non taxpaying liberals...Change you can believe in...yeah right
  • by seamonkey Location: camp lejeune on Feb 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM
    my husband is a marine at camp lejeune and im a bit nervous... although i did not vote for Obama.. i never doubted the fact that his "lets bring the troops home" was really what he meant. my heart goes out to all who have loved one in the military
  • by Buzz Location: Mill Creek on Feb 17, 2009 at 06:10 PM
    I guess this will be a "Media Approved" conflict, since the big "O" sez it's OK. I just hope the coolaid sippers are still having fun, I know I am. Buzz-
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