Military
5:47 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

1,000 Camp Lejeune Marines Deploy To Afghanistan

Marines training at Camp LeJeune.
Credit U.S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tom Gagnier

One thousand Marines and sailors based at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville are deploying to Afghanistan this week.   Combat Logistics Batallion Six will be providing support to a larger unit already in place as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Captain Emma Frowine, one of the Marines deploying, says the Batallion found out about the deployment about six months ago.

“Most of our battalion is really eager and excited about this opportunity it’s probably one of the last opportunities to get into Afghanistan currently and see what’s going on there and be part of the bigger whole,” she says.

Soldiers began their deployments in Afghanistan in 2001 following the terrorist attacks on September 11. President Obama has committed to ending America’s military involvement there by the end of 2014.