Maintenance window scheduled to begin at February 14th 2200 est. until 0400 est. February 15th

(e.g. yourname@email.com)

Forgot Password?

    Or login with Facebook

    I MHG transfers authority to II MHG

    I MHG transfers authority to II MHG

    Photo By Cpl. Mark Garcia | Col. Michael M. Sweeney, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward)...... read more read more

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN

    03.02.2011

    Story by Lance Cpl. Mark Garcia 

    Regional Command Southwest

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward) assumed command from I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward) during a transfer of authority ceremony here, March 2.

    During the ceremony Col. Lori E. Reynolds, I MHG (Fwd.) commander, transferred authority to Col. Michael M. Sweeney, II MHG (Fwd.).

    During I MHG’s tour at Camp Leatherneck the Marines, sailors and contractors attached to it constructed permanent living structures, paved roads, pushed the perimeter of the base to allow an airfield to be built, constructed chow halls for coalition forces, and conducted security operations.

    The guest speaker at the ceremony was Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commander of Regional Command Southwest.

    “It’s a great day to see a great unit finish up its tour here and return back home, and another great unit take its place and carry on its mission,” said Mills.

    Mills said the support I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) received from I MHG has been outstanding and, because of their efforts, Marines have a base in which they can truly take pride.
    “We inherited a tent city. We now have a metropolis because of the efforts of the Marine Headquarters Group,” said Mills.

    “The support we received has been nothing short of magnificent. The security here has been absolutely airtight. They have put a camp together that we can be proud of.”

    LEAVE A COMMENT

    NEWS INFO

    Date Taken: 03.02.2011
    Date Posted: 03.02.2011 11:40
    Story ID: 66333
    Location: CAMP LEATHERNECK, AF 

    Web Views: 475
    Downloads: 3

    PUBLIC DOMAIN