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SCSQUARED halfBy Carla Hogan

Our Marines and Sailors continue to do an amazing job. We currently have more than 300 Marines and Sailors in specialty schools from cold weather training in northern California, to the infantry schools on the East Coast. They are coming back to our battalion better trained, more capable and confident. These niche capabilities will make us stronger as we prepare for our future deployment. We had the privilege of promoting more than 30 Marines to higher ranks and presenting more than 15 awards. I couldn’t be prouder of serving next to these great Americans!

Since the holiday season, the battalion has executed and returned from a hard-earned holiday leave period. Marines and Sailors from the 2/4 travelled across the country to visit with family and friends and have returned motivated and ready to continue training and are looking forward to our deployment. Immediately upon returning from leave, the battalion began training with the Expeditionary Operations Training Group here in Camp Pendleton as well as Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific in Coronado, California. This training is focused on conducting offensive operations from the land, sea and air. The Marines are doing a great job planning, communicating and coordinating actions across the Marine Corps and Navy team.

Additionally, our Marines successfully completed our Marine Corps-driven inspections. We had nearly 20 Marines or Sailors recommended for awards for their outstanding work and dedication. We have been deemed a great unit that is ready to deploy when our nation calls.

Thank you for your continued support for your Marines and Sailors. If you would like to see pictures of our training or updates on our battalion, please “like” us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/2dBattalion4thMarines.

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