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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit deploys with Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, starts journey across Atlantic

3/30/2012 By 24th MEU Public Affairs Office , 24th MEU

OFF THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA — The 2,300 Marines and Sailors of the Camp Lejeune-based 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are headed across the Atlantic on a scheduled eight-month deployment to serve as a theater reserve and crisis response force in support of the U.S. European, Africa and Central Commands.

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