8th Marine Regiment

 

8th Marine Regiment

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Afghan children follow Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) during a patrol to 6th Sub District Headquarters in Bost Kalay, Afghanistan, March 17, 2018. The movement allowed Marine advisors with TFSW to build rapport with their counterparts in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to enhance the unit’s train, advise and assist mission in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean J. Berry)
Marines, Afghan forces continue combined patrols in Helmand
Afghan children follow Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) during a patrol to 6th Sub District Headquarters in Bost Kalay, Afghanistan, March 17, 2018. The movement allowed Marine advisors with TFSW to build rapport with their counterparts in the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to enhance the unit’s train, advise and assist mission in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean J. Berry)
A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) provides security during a key-leadership engagement at Camp Nolay, Afghanistan, April 7, 2018. TFSW advises at the brigade level to enable the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces during near continuous combat operations to increase the stability for the local populace.
 (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Conner Robbins/ Released)
Task Force Southwest Key-Leader Engagement With The 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps
A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) provides security during a key-leadership engagement at Camp Nolay, Afghanistan, April 7, 2018. TFSW advises at the brigade level to enable the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces during near continuous combat operations to increase the stability for the local populace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Conner Robbins/ Released)
U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) ride aboard a CH-47 Chinook after a security shura at the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, March 27, 2018. The meeting allowed Marine advisors with TFSW to build rapport with their counterparts to further the train, advise, assist mission in preparation for Operation Nasrat I in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean J. Berry)
Marines fly to advise in Lashkar Gah
U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) ride aboard a CH-47 Chinook after a security shura at the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, March 27, 2018. The meeting allowed Marine advisors with TFSW to build rapport with their counterparts to further the train, advise, assist mission in preparation for Operation Nasrat I in Helmand Province. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sean J. Berry)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct pre-deployment training aboard Twentynine Palms, Ca.
3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, enhance readiness in a kinetic environment while engaging in pre-deployment training aboard Twentynine Palms, Ca.
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct pre-deployment training aboard Twentynine Palms, Ca.
3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, enhance readiness in a kinetic environment while engaging in pre-deployment training aboard Twentynine Palms, Ca.
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct pre-deployment training aboard Twentynine Palms, Ca.
3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, enhance readiness in a kinetic environment while engaging in pre-deployment training aboard Twentynine Palms, Ca.
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)
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 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.
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)
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2/8 conducts MOUT training October 10, 2017
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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