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26th MEU returns home after 8 month deployment

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -

Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are home after an eight month deployment.

They returned November 1-5.

The Marines and sailors were deployed aboard the ships of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, sailing around the world as the Nation’s crisis response force. They participated in a number of exercises in countries spread across Europe and the Middle East, from the France to Kuwait.

Separate parts of the MEU trained simultaneously in a number of countries. The 26th MEU took part in Exercises Agile Spirit in the Republic of Georgia, Eagle Resolve in Qatar, Eager Lion in Jordan, Sea Soldier in Oman, and Eager Falcon in Kuwait.

Click here for more details on their mission abroad.

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