Feb 28, 2011

(From right to left) Sergeant Major William E. Heyob, Capt. Brandon J. Gorman, Cpl. John D. Carney and Sgt. Joseph M. Perez, all with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to receive personal awards from Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton, commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Feb. 28, 2011. The Marines received the awards for their heroic actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010. The Marines and sailors of the 22nd MEU are in their pre-deployment training program, which is a series of progressively complex exercises designed to train and test the MEU's ability to operate as a cohesive and effective Marine Air Ground Task Force.

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22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit