8th Marine Regiment

 

8th Marine Regiment

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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A retired Marine who served with 8th Marine Regiment is escorted to place a banner on the 8th Marine Regiment flag during the unit’s 100th anniversary ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 6, 2017. Marines of past and present gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the inception of 8th Marine Regiment. The unit was established Oct. 9, 1917. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nicholas Guevara)
100 years of warfighting: 8th Marine Regiment celebrates anniversary
A retired Marine who served with 8th Marine Regiment is escorted to place a banner on the 8th Marine Regiment flag during the unit’s 100th anniversary ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 6, 2017. Marines of past and present gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the inception of 8th Marine Regiment. The unit was established Oct. 9, 1917. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nicholas Guevara)
Maj. Gen. John K. Love, the 2nd Marine Division Commanding General, speaks to Marines with the 2nd Marine Division Band after an anniversary ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 6, 2017. Marines of past and present gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the inception of 8th Marine Regiment. The unit was established Oct. 9, 1917. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nicholas Guevara)
100 years of warfighting: 8th Marine Regiment celebrates anniversary
Maj. Gen. John K. Love, the 2nd Marine Division Commanding General, speaks to Marines with the 2nd Marine Division Band after an anniversary ceremony at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 6, 2017. Marines of past and present gathered to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the inception of 8th Marine Regiment. The unit was established Oct. 9, 1917. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nicholas Guevara)
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leynard Kyle Plazo)
Two as one: 2/8 Echo Co. conducts cross training with CAAT
A Marine reloads his rifle during a cross training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 29, 2017. Marines from both Echo Company and Combined Anti-Armor Team with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment conducted cross training in preparation for Exercise Bold Alligator 17 and the units’ overall readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leynard Kyle Plazo)
The 3-D printer from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment begins to form the base layer of pack clips
2/8, first infantry battalion to 3-D print
The 3-D printer from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment prints pack clips at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 6, 2017. The printer heats the material to 205 degrees Fahrenheit and uses three fans to immediately cool to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. 2/8 is the first infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps to utilize a 3-D printer to ensure battalion readiness in the event of equipment malfunctions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley McLaughlin)
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leynard Kyle Plazo)
Two as one: 2/8 Echo Co. conducts cross training with CAAT
A Marine shoots at targets during a cross training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 29, 2017. Marines from both Echo Company and Combined Anti-Armor Team with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment conducted cross training in preparation for Exercise Bold Alligator 17 and the units’ overall readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leynard Kyle Plazo)
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment enter a building during a military operation on urbanized terrain exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 3, 2017. The Marines conducted MOUT training in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley McLaughlin)
2/8 conducts MOUT training
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment enter a building during a military operation on urbanized terrain exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 3, 2017. The Marines conducted MOUT training in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley McLaughlin)
Marines clear the area after conducting an ambush on opposing forces during defensive operations training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 31, 2017. The exercise is used by the battalion to improve proficiency with combat tactics and in preparation for future operations. The Marines are with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
Through Enemy Eyes
Marines clear the area after conducting an ambush on opposing forces during defensive operations training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 31, 2017. The exercise is used by the battalion to improve proficiency with combat tactics and in preparation for future operations. The Marines are with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
A Marine clears an area after conducting an ambush on an opposing force during defensive operations training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 31, 2017. The exercise is used by the battalion to improve proficiency with combat tactics and in preparation for future operations. The Marine is with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
Through Enemy Eyes
A Marine clears an area after conducting an ambush on an opposing force during defensive operations training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 31, 2017. The exercise is used by the battalion to improve proficiency with combat tactics and in preparation for future operations. The Marine is with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
Marines conducting an ambush, use an M240B medium machine gun to fire at opposing forces during defensive operations training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 31, 2017. The exercise is used by the battalion to improve proficiency with combat tactics and in preparation for future operations. The Marines are with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
Through Enemy Eyes
Marines conducting an ambush use an M240B medium machine gun to fire at opposing forces during defensive operations training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Aug. 31, 2017. The exercise is used by the battalion to improve proficiency with combat tactics and in preparation for future operations. The Marines are with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank with 1st Tank Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 stands by to be refueled during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug 04, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photograph by Cpl. Justin M. Smith)
ITX 5-17 1st Tank Battalion Assault
A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank with 1st Tank Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 stands by to be refueled during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug 04, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photograph by Cpl. Justin M. Smith)
Marines fire an M2 .50 caliber machine gun, mounted to an amphibious assault vehicle, at simulated enemy targets during Large scale Exercise-17 at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15-18, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces.
Melting pot: Marines with 1/1 and 2nd AAB conduct integrated live-fire range
Marines fire an M2 .50 caliber machine gun, mounted to an amphibious assault vehicle, at simulated enemy targets during Large scale Exercise-17 at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15-18, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces.
U.S. Marines with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-8 fire an M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System  during Large Scale Exercise  2017 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces.
LSE 2017 Sierra Battery 5/11 shoots HIMARS
U.S. Marines with 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-8 fire an M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Large Scale Exercise 2017 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces.
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, hike during Mountain Training Exercise 4-17 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., August 2, 2017. Marines with 2/8, based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Margaret Gale)
"America's Battalion" attend training at MCMWTC
Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, hike during Mountain Training Exercise 4-17 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., August 2, 2017. Marines with 2/8, based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Margaret Gale)
Marines fire a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile at simulated hostile vehicle positions during Large scale Exercise-17 at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15-18, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces.
Melting pot: Marines with 1/1 and 2nd AAB conduct integrated live-fire range
Marines fire a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile at simulated hostile vehicle positions during Large scale Exercise-17 at Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15-18, 2017. LSE-17 is a multinational exercise, led by 2nd Marine Division, with elements from the United Kingdom, France, Canada and II Marine Expeditionary Force, focused on integrating all capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and coalition forces.
Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, hike to a potential climbing route for their night climb during Mountain Training Exercise 4-17 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., August 1, 2017. Marines with 2/8, based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Margaret Gale)
"America's Battalion" attend training at MCMWTC
Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, hike to a potential climbing route for their night climb during Mountain Training Exercise 4-17 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., August 1, 2017. Marines with 2/8, based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Margaret Gale)
Pfc. William Brooks, machine gunner, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, sights in his M240B during Mountain Training Exercise 4-17 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., August 2, 2017. Marines with 2/8, based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Margaret Gale)
"America's Battalion" attend training at MCMWTC
Pfc. William Brooks, machine gunner, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, sights in his M240B during Mountain Training Exercise 4-17 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., August 2, 2017. Marines with 2/8, based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Margaret Gale)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF-8) fire a mine clearing line charge (MCLIC) for a Tank Mechanized Assault Course (TMAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 28, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
ITX 5-17 Tank Mechanized Assault Course
U.S. Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF-8) fire a mine clearing line charge (MCLIC) for a Tank Mechanized Assault Course (TMAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 28, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Dustin S. Miller, Crew Chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Air Ground Task Force 8 (MAGTF) conducts pre-operation flight checks on a UH-1Y Huey Helicopter before beginning a close air support drill during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 21, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
ITX 5-17 UH-1Y Huey Close Air Support Drills
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Dustin S. Miller, Crew Chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Air Ground Task Force 8 (MAGTF) conducts pre-operation flight checks on a UH-1Y Huey Helicopter before beginning a close air support drill during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 21, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF-8) fire a mine clearing line charge (MCLIC) for a Tank Mechanized Assault Course (TMAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 28, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
ITX 5-17 Tank Mechanized Assault Course
U.S. Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF-8) fire a mine clearing line charge (MCLIC) for a Tank Mechanized Assault Course (TMAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 28, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Dustin S. Miller, Crew Chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Air Ground Task Force 8 (MAGTF) searches for a potential target area from a UH-1Y Huey Helicopter before beginning a close air support drill during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 21, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
ITX 5-17 UH-1Y Huey Close Air Support Drills
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Dustin S. Miller, Crew Chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Air Ground Task Force 8 (MAGTF) searches for a potential target area from a UH-1Y Huey Helicopter before beginning a close air support drill during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 21, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams main battle tank with 1st Tank Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF-8) maneuvers to the next objective while conducting a Tank Mechanized Assault Course (TMAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 28, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
ITX 5-17 Tank Mechanized Assault Course
A U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams main battle tank with 1st Tank Battalion, Marine Air Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF-8) maneuvers to the next objective while conducting a Tank Mechanized Assault Course (TMAC) during Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 28, 2017. The purpose of ITX is to create a challenging, realistic training environment that produces combat-ready forces capable of operating as an integrated MAGTF. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller shakes hands with Lance Cpl. Johnathan Sullivan, a fire team leader with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif, July 19, 2017. Neller met with senior leadership of MAGTF-8 to impart his guidance and leadership philosophy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)
ITX 5-17 Commandant of the Marine Corps Visit
Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller shakes hands with Lance Cpl. Johnathan Sullivan, a fire team leader with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Air-Ground Task Force-8 (MAGTF), during Integrated Training Exercise 5-17 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif, July 19, 2017. Neller met with senior leadership of MAGTF-8 to impart his guidance and leadership philosophy. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza)
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Leaders

Commanding Officer, 8th Marine Regiment
Colonel John Armellino
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Sergeant Major, 8th Marine Regiment
Sergeant Major Jason K. Jones
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Mission

The 8th Marines Regimental Headquarters conducts Command and Control of subordinate, attached, and reinforcing units in order to facilitate operations across the range of military operations and to concurrently prepare subordinate units to meet Set The Globe requirements.

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