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    Supply relieves Maintenance as MAGTF Support Bn. in Helmand

    Supply relieves Maintenance as MAGTF Support Bn. in Helmand

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Justin Shemanski | A Marine with 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), renders...... read more read more

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN

    09.30.2011

    Story by Sgt. Justin Shemanski 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    CAMP LEATHERNECK - Second Maintenance Battalion concluded a seven-month deployment in support of International Security Assistance Force Operations as 2nd Supply Bn. took the reins as Marine Air Ground Task Force Support Bn. 11.2 during a transfer of authority ceremony here, Sept. 30.

    As MSB 11.1, the Marines and sailors of 2nd Maintenance Bn., 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), were able to raise equipment readiness levels from 80% to 97%, while coordinating numerous operations throughout the battlespace.

    The unit completed 52 combat logistics patrols, 21 immediate response team missions and traveled a total of 10,693 miles. MSB 11.1’s surgical company was able to treat 1,104 patients, to include 352 battle-related injuries.

    Lt. Col. Kevin Scott, the commanding officer of 2nd Maintenance Bn., was eager to praise his team of dedicated professionals.

    “It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with what I believe is some of our nation’s best Marines and sailors,” proclaimed Scott.

    “As we head back home, let’s do it in the same fine fashion as when we came out.”

    Lt. Col. David Gibbs, the commander of 2nd Supply Bn. (MSB 11.2), began his remarks by thanking those in attendance, along with the staff of MSB 11.1 for their steadfast support in the turnover process.

    He then delivered a statement of intent to his own Marines and sailors.

    “This is our opportunity to perform,” he said. “It’s an honor to serve America, an honor to serve the Corps and we will provide the best support possible for [Regional Command Southwest] and II [Marine Expeditionary Force].”

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    Date Taken: 09.30.2011
    Date Posted: 09.30.2011 23:47
    Story ID: 77871
    Location: CAMP LEATHERNECK, AF 

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