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9th Engineer Support Battalion prepares for deployment to Afghanistan

By Lance Cpl. Brandon C. Suhr | Marine Corps Installations Pacific | May 24, 2013

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, OKINAWA, Japan -- Many Marines have served valiantly during combat operations in Afghanistan. The lessons learned are continuously passed from one generation of Marines to the next, laying the foundation for less experienced Marines to deploy to Afghanistan, complete the mission, and return home safely.
Marines with Company F, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, completed a field training exercise May 15-17 on Camps Hansen and Schwab, and the Central Training Area in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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