8th Marine Regiment

 

8th Marine Regiment

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force march in formation during Exercise Juniper Cobra in Israel, Feb. 13, 2016. JC is a combined Israeli-U.S. exercise designed to improve interoperability between the two countries' armed forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kelly L. Street, 2D MARDIV COMCAM/Released)
Juniper Cobra- Unit Run
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force march in formation during Exercise Juniper Cobra in Israel, Feb. 13, 2016. JC is a combined Israeli-U.S. exercise designed to improve interoperability between the two countries' armed forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kelly L. Street, 2D MARDIV COMCAM/Released)
A U.S. Marine with Black Sea Rotational Force adjusts a rifle combat optic M4 after reviewing his shot group during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
BSRF 16.1: Zero Range
A U.S. Marine with Black Sea Rotational Force adjusts a rifle combat optic M4 after reviewing his shot group during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force engage targets during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
BSRF 16.1: Zero Range
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force engage targets during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force review their shot groups during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
BSRF 16.1: Zero Range
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force review their shot groups during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force move to the 100 yard line to shoot their conformation group during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
BSRF 16.1: Zero Range
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force move to the 100 yard line to shoot their conformation group during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force prepare to move down range to review their shot groups and make adjustments to their individual weapons during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
BSRF 16.1: Zero Range
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force prepare to move down range to review their shot groups and make adjustments to their individual weapons during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force move up range after reviewing the shot groups of their M240B light machine guns during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
BSRF 16.1: Zero Range
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force move up range after reviewing the shot groups of their M240B light machine guns during a live-fire exercise aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force receive their ammo before zeroing their individual weapons, Feb. 2, 2016, at Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
BSRF 16.1: Zero Range
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force receive their ammo before zeroing their individual weapons, Feb. 2, 2016, at Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force fire M240B light machine guns during a live-fire exercise to confirm their zero aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
BSRF 16.1: Zero Range
U.S. Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force fire M240B light machine guns during a live-fire exercise to confirm their zero aboard Mihail Kognalniceanu Air Base, Romania, Feb. 2, 2016. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conducted battle sight zeroes on various individual weapons systems, to prepare for future BSRF exercises and contingencies.
Leaders

Commanding Officer, 8th Marine Regiment
Colonel Martin F. Wetterauer III
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Sergeant Major, 8th Marine Regiment
SgtMaj Steven L. Lunsford
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Mission
To successfully conduct full spectrum operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, MEUs, and other operations in support of combatant commanders as directed.

Our primary task is to prepare infantry battalions for deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the MEUs, or other contingencies as directed - this means man, train, equip and deploy the battalions subordinate to 8th Marine Regiment.

Our secondary task is to prepare the regimental headquarters for potential future deployment where we must be able to conduct command, control, and other combat and counter-insurgency related functions in a full spectrum environment against an asymmetric adversary.