II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)

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03/27/2011

Ladies and gentlemen, with the Regional Command Southwest transfer of authority ceremony this week Major Gen. Toolan and the rest of II MEF (FWD) have officially assumed command of RC SW. For further updates on II MEF (FWD) Marines and sailors throughout their deployment, please follow us on the Regional Command Southwest page. Semper Fidelis.

03/27/2011
II MEF takes the helm of Regional Command Southwest

Ladies and gentlemen, with the Regional Command Southwest transfer of authority ceremony this week Major Gen. Toolan and the rest of II MEF (FWD) have officially assumed command of RC SW. For further updates on II MEF (FWD) Marines and sailors throughout their deployment, please follow us on the Regional Command Southwest page. Semper Fidelis.

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), assumed command of Regional Command Southwest in a ceremony here, March 26.

03/27/2011
RCSW Transfer of Authority Ceremony, Package

RCSW Transfer of Authority Ceremony, Package

Package made from "RCSW Transfer of Authority Ceremony" B-roll about a transfer of authority ceremony between Maj. Gen. John Toolan and Maj. Gen. Richard Mills at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Produced by Sgt. Jeremy Ross. Also available in high definition.

03/26/2011
Battle Sight Zero, Camp Leatherneck (March 23, 2011)

Marines and sailors with II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) sight in their weapons aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Camp Lejeune-based unit arrived in Camp Leatherneck over the past month to assume control of Regional Command Southwest.

Marines and sailors with II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) sight in their weapons aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan. The Camp Lejeune-based unit arrived in Camp Leatherneck over the past month to assume control of Regional Command Southwest

Cpl. Justin C. Johnson, a counter improvised explosive device instructor with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, leads a per...
03/26/2011

Cpl. Justin C. Johnson, a counter improvised explosive device instructor with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, leads a period of instruction covering the THOR III Dismount Jammer for Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), here March 24. After arriving to Camp Leatherneck March 19, Marines of II MEF (Fwd) spent their first days in Afghanistan receiving briefs and classes to provide them with information critical to their mission and survival. The counter-IED training included several classes and practical application exercises strengthening their knowledge of the information. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz)

03/26/2011
3rd LAR Marines attack key insurgent border hub

3rd LAR Marines attack key insurgent border hub

Marines from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion struck a key insurgent illicit trafficking hub along the Helmand-Pakistan border March 14-17. The attack marked the opening of Operation Rawhide II, an effort to stem the flow of narcotics, weapons, and fighters in to, out of, and around southe

03/20/2011

Marines, sailors and civilians from II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) landed safely on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 19.

03/09/2011

"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."
-Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army

03/04/2011

"Marines don't know how to spell the word defeat."
- Gen. James Mattis.

03/01/2011

"Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on the defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat."
- Navy Rear Adm. Jay R. Stark, Nov. 10, 1995.

02/28/2011

On this day in Marine Corp history, in 1991, Operation Desert Storm ended when President George Bush declared a cease-fire.

02/24/2011

"We signed up knowing the risk. Those innocent people in New York didn't go to work thinking there was any kind of risk."
Pvt. Mike Armendariz-Clark, out of Afghanistan, Sept. 20, 2011

02/18/2011

“You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth- and the amusing thing about it is that they are.”
- Father Kevin Keaney, 1st Marine Division Chaplain, Korean War.

Official U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz.
02/17/2011

Official U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz.

Official U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz.

02/17/2011

This day, in 1967, in Marine Corps history, was the first full day of the Vietnam War’s Operation DECKHOUSE VI, which lasted until March 3. The operation was conducted by Marines from 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, as well as the Vietnamese Marines near Quang Ngai, along the Mekong River Delta.

02/16/2011

Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller was awarded his first Navy Cross for his actions while assigned to the Nicaraguan National Guard detachment from February 16 to Aug. 19, 1930. While attached to this detachment, he led five successful engagements against superior numbers of armed bandit forces. This was the first of five Navy Crosses he would be awarded during his 37 years of honorable service.

Official U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz.
02/15/2011

Official U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz.

Official U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Wulz.

02/15/2011

“A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine.”
-Gen. James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps.

02/14/2011

On this day in Marine Corps history, in 1943, the Women's Reserve was founded.

02/11/2011

On this day in Marine Corps history in 1922, Brig. Gen. John H. Russell was appointed U.S. High Commissioner and personal representative of the President to the government of Haiti. This nine-year assignment placed this future commandant in supreme command of both the occupying American force and the Haitian Gendarmerie.

II MHG going away ceremony (Feb. 9, 2011)
02/09/2011

II MHG going away ceremony (Feb. 9, 2011)

(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Bryan J. Nygaard.)
02/09/2011

(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo taken by Lance Cpl. Bryan J. Nygaard.)

02/08/2011

On this day in Marine Corps history in 1944, the island of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands was secured after the determined defense of Roi-Namur, a neighboring island, left only 51 native survivors of an original garrison of 3,500. The islands relatively easy capture demonstrated U.S. amphibious capabilities and showed the changes to training and tactics after the blood battle of Tarawa had been effective.

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We haven't forgotten Marines in Afghanistan