JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County -
In time for Easter, Camp Lejeune is welcoming home Marines and Sailors with the 2nd Marine Regiment following a six-month deployment in Europe and Africa.
The Marines and Sailors arrived back on base in Jacksonville Friday
During the deployment, 2nd Marines forward-staged a contingency force of Marines in the Horn of Africa, providing crisis response in support of Operation Oaken Steel. The unit also supported Operation Odyssey Lightning in the Mediterranean providing casualty evacuation and personnel recovery provisions.
2nd Marines supported more than a dozen bi-lateral training events with various partner-nations in Europe and Africa.