2,300 Marines, sailors to return to NC base from deployment

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune operations limited over holiday weekend for renovations (Image 1)

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The 2,300 Marines and sailors of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to return from its 2015 deployment over three days this week.

The unit is set to return Wednesday through Friday to Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN’).

The Marines and sailors were embarked on the ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and supported operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility, including Yemen. They also took part in numerous theater security cooperation and other training exercises with other countries including France, Jordan, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Greece, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

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