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    26th Marine Expeditionary Unit      

    Camp Lejeune, NC, US  

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    01.23.2020 | Video by Lance Cpl. Gary Jayne III
    200123-M-IR130-1001 JORDAN (Jan. 23, 2020) Boatswain’s Mate First Class Elisha Chastain, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD...

    Recent News Stories

    Boatswain's Mates assist the USS Bataan into ports...

    02.13.2020 | Story by Cpl. Nathan Reyes
    When a port visit is in sight, Marines and Sailors are quick to make plans on where they want to visit once they get on land. Thankfully, the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) has dedicated Sailors who assist the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) when pulling into domestic and foreign ports before the visit begins.

    A day in the Oak

    01.31.2020 | Story by Staff Sgt. Pablo Morrison
    From sunrise to sunset, Marines assigned to the Battalion Landing Team (BLT) and Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) conduct training every day to increase their physical fitness, knowledge and lethality aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51).

    Marines Pay Ship Tax

    01.19.2020 | Story by Staff Sgt. Patricia Morris
    Marines embark on U.S. naval vessels all over the world, and while doing so, each unit has to pay taxes. Ship taxes are not the taxes you pay with money, but are paid by personnel support. Ship taxes support the Marines and Sailors aboard the vessel, and they are able to accomplish more requirements that are associated with the addition of several hundred more personnel. Each unit gets taxed based on the number of personnel aboard. This...
    It’s a TRAP

    It’s a TRAP

    10.19.2019 | Story by Cpl. Nathan Reyes
    U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s air Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) platoon are staged in their...

    Unsung heroes of the MEU

    10.11.2019 | Story by Cpl. Nathan Reyes
    It is a tough job and not everyone is lining up to work at their pace. Combat cargo Marines have one of the most demanding jobs aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). This is especially evident during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

    Recent Audio

    Col. Farrell J. Sullivan

    08.31.2017 | Courtesy Audio
    Col. Farrell J. Sullivan speaks to NBC Texas and ABC Jacksonville about Hurricane Harvey.

    Cpl. Danny Jeffries

    05.02.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Cpl. Danny Jeffries talks to a WTKF-FM reporter about joining the Marines, his responsibilities in the Marines and the IT training he received...

    Sgt. Joshmary Quiles-Reyes

    03.06.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Sgt. Joshmary Quiles-Reyes, Virginia Beach, Va., talks to a WTKF-FM reporter about her work as a supply warehouse clerk in the Marine Corps, her...

    Cpl. William O'Keefe

    02.06.2014 | Courtesy Audio
    Cpl. William O'Keefe, Ohio, talks to a WTKF reporter about his IT work with the Marine Corps, his family, his history in the military and ongoing...

    RP2 Sarah Reza

    01.23.2014 | Audio by Staff Sgt. Edward Guevara
    Religious Programs specialist Petty Officer 2nd Class Sarah Reza talks to a reporter with WTKF-FM, in Morehead City, N.C., about her duties as a...

    Lance Cpl. Shane Sink

    07.18.2013 | Courtesy Audio
    Lance Cpl. Shane Sink, Mt. Airy, N.C., talks to a WTKF reporter about his work as a rifleman in the Marine Corps, his training and life on a ship.

    Lance Cpl. Derick Murphy

    07.05.2013 | Courtesy Audio
    Lance Cpl. Derick Murphy talks to a WTKF-FM reporter about joining the Marines and his responsibilities in the Marines

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