January 11 2011
The Pentagon has named two more units to deploy to Afghanistan, reports the Dept. of Defense.
About 500 personnel from the headquarters unit of the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Lejeune, N.C., have been tapped for duty, along with 5,000 Marines from Regimental Combat Team 8 (RCT-8), also based at Camp Lejeune.
The Marines will deploy early this year for a 12-month stint in Afghanistan, said a Pentagon release.
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