Just when you thought the war in Iraq was "over", your Marines are headed back! Its called "Operation Conquest" (16.2) where the Iraqi War was 16.1. Nothing has changed, we just took a few years off to let them rebuild…..Time for a C-Gar
“Put simply, our 16.2 rotation of Marines and sailors will be carrying out the same mission as 16.1, providing a broad range of capabilities to the [head of U.S. Central Command],”
A new Marine rotational force has landed in the Middle East as the U.S. ramps up the fight against Islamic State group militants.
The final contingent of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command 16.2 departed Camp Pendleton, California, last week en route to the region to begin a nine-month deployment to directly and indirectly bolster Iraqi forces in their fight against ISIS.
Members of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines will be the ground combat element of the task force, with air support from squadrons of the 2nd and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wings. They’ll be led by the 5th Marine Regiment with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 lending logistical support. Read full story here