Local Marines Heading To Afghanistan

Family members and friends will have to say their goodbyes to 150 marines who are set to leave eastern Carolina for a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

We're told approximately 150 marines and sailors from the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, based at Camp Lejeune will leave Thursday afternoon.

They will be deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The battalion will conduct counter-insurgency operations in partnership with Afghan national security forces.