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Deployments in the Persian Gulf

Marines from 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment patrols through the streets of Falluja, Iraq, on March 21, 2005. The unit is currently deployed in Falluja to conduct security and stability operations.  
2nd Marine Division

Home camp: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Deployed: Al Anbar Province, Iraq

Units: The 2nd Marine Division is comprised of more than 15,000 enlisted Marines and sailors and 1,000 officers. The division includes the following units, most of which are currently deployed:
• The 2nd 6th and 8th Marine Regiments are the division's infantry units.
• The 10th Marine Regiment is the division's artillery force.
• 2nd Tank Battalion
• 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion
• 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion • Headquarters Battalion
• 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion
• 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

Duties: The 2nd Marine Division's headquarters assumed responsibility for operations in Al Anbar Province in western Iraq from the 1st Marine Division in March 2005. The province is part of the "Sunni Triangle," where the Iraqi insurgency has been very active, and includes the cities of Falluja and Ramadi.

The 2nd Marine Division is the backbone of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, which is assuming command of Marine forces in Iraq. A Marine division is typically organized into three infantry regiments, one artillery regiment, one tank battalion, one anti-aircraft battalion, one combat engineering battalion and one light-armored battalion.

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