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The Leader’s Shield: II MHG Marines face off in Roman-inspired competition

Recent News Stories

The Leader’s Shield: II MHG Marines face off in Roman-inspired competition The Leader’s Shield: II MHG Marines face off in...
“A Praetorian dates back to the Roman days,” said Col. Thomas J. Gordon, the commanding officer of II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine...
State, Federal organizations collaborate to host II MEF Safety Expo State, Federal organizations collaborate to host II MEF...
More than 20 local, state and federal organizations from across the nation collaborated with the II Marine Expeditionary Force to host a safety expo at the Marston...
Rocktoberfest rocks Cherry Point Rocktoberfest rocks Cherry Point
Marines, Sailors and their families filled a temporary venue outside the Roadhouse here during a free concert featuring the band Sevendust at Marine Corps Air Station...
VMAQT-1 Marines conduct historic fly-by, lauded for excellence VMAQT-1 Marines conduct historic fly-by, lauded for...
Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 was recently named the recipient of the 2014 Association of Old Crows Marine Corps outstanding unit award. The...
VMGR-252 conducts FISDU, props up detachment VMGR-252 conducts FISDU, props up detachment
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 sent one KC-130J Super Hercules to Moron, Spain, on a flight in support of deployed unit Oct. 15-18.
Nilsson retires following 30 years of service Nilsson retires following 30 years of service
Sgt. Maj. Lisa K. Nilsson retired from her post as sergeant major of Marine Air Control Group 28 during a retirement ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry...


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

2/8 Fire Rockets During Live-Fire Exercise 2/8 Fire Rockets During Live-Fire Exercise
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment fire multiple rocket systems during a live-fire training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Oct. 16.
II MHG Tests Warrior Skills, Competes in Praetorian Challenge II MHG Tests Warrior Skills, Competes in Praetorian...
Marines, sailors and families with II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, participated in a “Praetorian Challenge” field meet aboard Camp Lejeune,...
Sgt. Maj. Gallegos Talks Readiness Sgt. Maj. Gallegos Talks Readiness
With the Marine Corps revitalizing efforts to ensure unit and individual Marine readiness, Sgt. Maj. Octaviano Gallegos, the sergeant major of the 2nd Marine...
BLT 1/6 Marines Return to the Bataan BLT 1/6 Marines Return to the Bataan
U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), return to the amphibious assault...
Sgt. Maj. Gallegos Talks Readiness Sgt. Maj. Gallegos Talks Readiness
With the Marine Corps revitalizing efforts to ensure unit and individual Marine readiness, Sgt. Maj. Octaviano Gallegos, the sergeant major of the 2nd Marine...
Better Leaders, Stronger Warriors: Marines Pass Through Martial Arts Crucible Better Leaders, Stronger Warriors: Marines Pass Through...
Marines with 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force pushed themselves to their limits during the unit’s grueling three-week-long Marine Corps...


Recent Photos

State, Federal organizations collaborate to host II MEF Safety Expo State, Federal organizations collaborate to host II MEF...
Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force collect informational material and practical gifts from a II MEF Safety representative during the II MEF Safety Expo at...
DOD civilian retires after 40 years of service DOD civilian retires after 40 years of service
Col. Chris Pappas III, presents Jeannie R. Johnson with career service award from the Secretary of the Navy during her retirement ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station...
MALS-29 families go 'trunk-or-treating' MALS-29 families go 'trunk-or-treating'
Lance Cpl. Melisa N. Bacott, a Continuous Process Improvement Marine for Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29, and native of St. Louis, passes out candy from the...
Nilsson retires following 30 years of service Nilsson retires following 30 years of service
Sgt. Maj. Lisa K Nilsson, center, stands at attention as her retirement warrant is read during her retirement ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.,...
VMAQT-1 flyover, a first in Marine Corps aviation VMAQT-1 flyover, a first in Marine Corps aviation
Seven EA-6B Prowlers with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 take part in an historic seven aircraft flyover of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry...
CLB-2 conducts swim qualification CLB-2 conducts swim qualification
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group climb out of the pool during their swim qualification at the Area 5...


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.