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2nd LAAD remains mission ready

Recent News Stories

Chieftains link air-to-ground
Marine Air Support Squadron 1 activated July 1, 1943, as Headquarters and Service Squadron, 1st Marine Air Warning Group, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air...
2nd LAAD continues hard work through decades 2nd LAAD continues hard work through decades
2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion originated on Feb. 26, 1969, as the 2nd Forward Area Air Defense Platoon. On August 8, 1986, the unit expanded to a full...
Counter IED training keeps 2nd TSB Marines alert and ready Counter IED training keeps 2nd TSB Marines alert and ready
Motor transportation operators maintain and drive military vehicles that carry troops, supplies and munitions on and off the battlefield to keep forces well supplied...
Forward Focus: ANGLICO tests their readiness Forward Focus: ANGLICO tests their readiness
In a mock forward environment, Marines with 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, tested their readiness for...
Bombs Away: EOD Disposes of Explosive Threats Bombs Away: EOD Disposes of Explosive Threats
Thick gray smoke filled the air after the loud bang. But, don’t worry; explosive ordnance disposal technicians actually produced the blast to make the area safer.
Service members to see changes in benefits next month
Service members stationed in eastern North Carolina will see a couple of changes in their military benefits, starting Jan. 1, 2015.


Recent Publications

The Windsock - 02.13.2014
The Windsock - 02.13.2014
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing weekly news publication
The Windsock - 01.23.2014
The Windsock - 01.23.2014
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point weekly news publication
The Windsock - 01.09.2014
The Windsock - 01.09.2014
Year in Review
Field Report - 12.31.2013
Field Report - 12.31.2013
The Field report is a quarterly publication produced by the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd)
The Windsock - 12.26.2013
The Windsock - 12.26.2013
Weekly 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Cherry Point newspaper
The Windsock - 12.19.2013
The Windsock - 12.19.2013
Weekly 2nd MAW and MCAS Cherry Point news


Recent Video

Bombs Away: EOD Disposes of Explosive Threats Bombs Away: EOD Disposes of Explosive Threats
Marines from EOD Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, participated in their end of the year field training exercise Dec. 8-17, 2014, aboard Camp Lejeune, North...
This is How U.S. Marines Defeat an Enemy From the Air This is How U.S. Marines Defeat an Enemy From the Air
Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct a quick reaction force exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune,...
MWSS-272, 2/8 Build Skills, Camaraderie with Role Players MWSS-272, 2/8 Build Skills, Camaraderie with Role Players
More than 80 Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 272, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, and 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine...
2/8 Marines Conduct Embassy Reinforcement Training 2/8 Marines Conduct Embassy Reinforcement Training
Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment conducted embassy reinforcement training in preparation for their upcoming deployment with...
2/8 Marines, Sailors Secure TRAP Certifications 2/8 Marines, Sailors Secure TRAP Certifications
Marines and sailors with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participate in a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel course aboard Camp...
1/8 Marines Instill Confidence in New Marines on Range 1/8 Marines Instill Confidence in New Marines on Range
Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment practice live fire action drills with multiple weapon systems at a range aboard Camp Lejeune, North...


Recent Photos

Super Hercules takes flight Super Hercules takes flight
A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 rises toward the southwestern sky at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Dec. 17,...
Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 receives new sergeant major Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 receives new...
Lieutenant Col. Dennis W. Sampson Jr., the commanding officer for Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464, presents Sgt. Maj. David M. Leikwold, the outgoing sergeant...
Marine guides raft Marine guides raft
Corporal Joshua Hutton, a raft commander with Improved Ribbon Bridge platoon, Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, gives hand signals to steer the raft to...
Marines bring holiday spirit to families at Ronald McDonald House Marines bring holiday spirit to families at Ronald...
Lance Cpl. Angela Bean mixes cookie dough at the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville, N.C., Dec. 13, 2014. Bean helped bake more than 200 cookies for residents of the...
Load it up: CLR-2 executes port, beach operations in support of 24th MEU Load it up: CLR-2 executes port, beach operations in...
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, work with the Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary...
2nd MLG receives new sergeant major 2nd MLG receives new sergeant major
Sergeant Maj. George W. Young, Jr. (middle), the outgoing sergeant major of 2nd Marine Logistics Group, relinquishes the Sword of Office to Brig. Gen. Charles G....


Recent Audio

Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Mantio
Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Mantio talks to a Marine Corps Times reporter about leadership training for non commissioned officers.
Marine Lt. Col. Craig Clemmons and other unit members
Marine Lt. Col. Craig Clemmons, with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, and others, talk to a Marine Corps Times reporter about their unit’s NCO day.
Sgt Maj Pile
Sgt Maj Pile talks to a Marine Corps Times reporter about her role for the Non Commissioned Officers Day.
Sgt. Swords
Sgt. Swords talks to a Marine Corps Times reporter about her role as a leader for the Non Commissioned Officers Day.
Cpl. Andrew Pinkham
Cpl. Andrew Pinkham talks with WRHT-FM in Greenville, NC. reporter, about the 2nd Maintenance Battalion's Family Day Open House.
Capt. David Peck
Capt. David Peck talks with WRHT-FM in Greenville, NC. Reporter, about the 2nd Maintenance Battalion's Family Day Open House.




Recent Greetings

Cpl. Kurtis T. Schram - Sports Shoutout Cpl. Kurtis T. Schram - Sports Shoutout
Cpl. Kurtis T. Schram, a native of Newark, N.Y., shows support for his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Schram is an aircraft communications...
Cpl. Cruz - SUNY Buffalo Bulls Shoutout Cpl. Cruz - SUNY Buffalo Bulls Shoutout
Cpl. Ivan Cruz Jr., a native of Lockport, N.Y., shows support for his favorite college football team, the SUNY Buffalo Bulls. Cruz is a fixed-wing aircraft safety...
Cpl. Gale - Seattle Seahawks Shoutout Cpl. Gale - Seattle Seahawks Shoutout
Cpl. David B. Gale, a native of Kennewick, Wash., shows support for his favorite football team, the Seattle Seahawks. Gale is a Chemical, Biological, Radiological...
Cpl. Kristie M. Townley Cpl. Kristie M. Townley
Cpl. Kristie M. Townley, a native of Magnolia, Texas, shows support for her favorite football team, the Houston Texans. Townley is a aviation supply specialist with...
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit - 22nd MEU Shout Outs Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd...
VMM-263 (Rein.) Marines Unit: Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit send a shoutout from the USS Bataan.
Sgt. Brandon Jackson - 22nd MEU Shout Outs Sgt. Brandon Jackson - 22nd MEU Shout Outs
Sgt. Brandon Jackson, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, sends his greetings from the USS Bataan.