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    7th ESB Detachment deploys to Afghanistan

    7th ESB Det. Deploys to Afghanistan

    Photo By Cpl. Khoa Pelczar | First Lt. Brian J. Reed, 27, from Garden City, Mich., executive officer of Support...... read more read more



    Story by Lance Cpl. Khoa Pelczar 

    1st Marine Logistics Group

    Approximately 70 Marines with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, said goodbye to their families before loading up the buses to deploy to Afghanistan, Oct. 25.

    The 7th ESB will be deployed to Afghanistan for about seven months.

    Their mission is to "provide general engineering support of an expeditionary nature to the Marine Expeditionary Brigade, to include mobility, counter mobility and survivability enhancement, explosive ordnance disposal, and general supply support to include the handling, storage and distribution of bulk water and fuel."

    The 7th ESB recently wrapped up a month-long Enhanced Mojave Viper training at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

    Marines with 7th ESB will deploy in two groups, said Master Sgt. Alan Reid, family readiness officer for 7th ESB. The advance party deployed Oct. 25, and the second group will join 7th ESB forward in the near future.

    "I'm confident that the Marines trained hard and readied for this deployment," said Reid, 42, from Cleveland.



    Date Taken: 10.25.2009
    Date Posted: 10.27.2009 15:32
    Story ID: 40754
    Location: US

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