2nd Battalion

 

2nd Battalion

2nd Marine Regiment

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Marines, Romanians scale to new heights in Platinum Lynx exercise.
Marines and Sailors on Black Sea Rotational Force 14, with members of the Romanian Land Forces, worked together during Platinum Lynx at the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Marines and Romanians fostered knowledge through weapons familiarization classes and mountain warfare training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Young/released)
Lieutenant Col. Joel Schmidt, the battalion commander of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, cuts a ribbon during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the battalion command post aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, April 25, 2014. Also known as the NCO mess, the lounge is a place where the noncommissioned officers can participate in professional development through discussion, debate and mentorship in an environment that fosters critical thinking and education.
Warlords foster critical thinking and education with NCO lounge
Lieutenant Col. Joel Schmidt, the battalion commander of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, cuts a ribbon during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the battalion command post aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, April 25, 2014. Also known as the NCO mess, the lounge is a place where the noncommissioned officers can participate in professional development through discussion, debate and mentorship in an environment that fosters critical thinking and education.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the battalion command post of 2nd Batt¬alion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, April 25, 2014, in which an NCO lounge was dedicated to the noncommissioned officers within the battalion. The lounge was dedicated by the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Joel Schmidt, as a way to demonstrate his dedication, trust and confidence in the battalion’s NCOs.
Warlords foster critical thinking and education with NCO lounge
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the battalion command post of 2nd Batt¬alion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, April 25, 2014, in which an NCO lounge was dedicated to the noncommissioned officers within the battalion. The lounge was dedicated by the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Joel Schmidt, as a way to demonstrate his dedication, trust and confidence in the battalion’s NCOs.
Master Sgt. Scott Svetkovich, intelligence chief, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has lead Marines throughout the Corps for more than 16 years using his signature style of leadership. It’s a skill he continues to sharpen and instill in the Marines with the 15th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
Leadership 101: Marine from Pennsylvania
Master Sgt. Scott Svetkovich, intelligence chief, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has lead Marines throughout the Corps for more than 16 years using his signature style of leadership. It’s a skill he continues to sharpen and instill in the Marines with the 15th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)
Giskaas, Norway – Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division are pulled on skis by a Bandvagn 206 during a pre-environmental training field exercise to prepare them for exercise Cold Response 2014. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Warlords, Norwegians prepare for Cold Response
Giskaas, Norway – Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division are pulled on skis by a Bandvagn 206 during a pre-environmental training field exercise to prepare them for exercise Cold Response 2014. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Giskaas, Norway – Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division set up security around a Bandvagn 206 during a pre-environmental training field exercise to prepare them for exercise Cold Response 2014. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Warlords, Norwegians prepare for Cold Response
Giskaas, Norway – Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division set up security around a Bandvagn 206 during a pre-environmental training field exercise to prepare them for exercise Cold Response 2014. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Giskaas, Norway – Sergeant Michael Hall, a platoon leader with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Sharptown, Md., native cuts down a tree that blocked the route of a Bandvagn 206 during a pre-environmental training field exercise to prepare them for exercise Cold Response 2014. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Warlords, Norwegians prepare for Cold Response
Giskaas, Norway – Sergeant Michael Hall, a platoon leader with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Sharptown, Md., native cuts down a tree that blocked the route of a Bandvagn 206 during a pre-environmental training field exercise to prepare them for exercise Cold Response 2014. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other's .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live-fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Norwegian and U.S. Marine teamwork
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other's .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live-fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other's .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live-fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
.50 caliber machine gun range instruction
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other's .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live-fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other’s .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other’s weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Norwegian machine gun instruction
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other’s .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other’s weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Kahl Harmon, an Alta Loma, Calif, native and acting platoon sergeant with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division inspects a .50 caliber machine gun prior to a live fire range March 6, 2014. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Preparing the guns
U.S. Marine Cpl. Kahl Harmon, an Alta Loma, Calif, native and acting platoon sergeant with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division inspects a .50 caliber machine gun prior to a live fire range March 6, 2014. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other's .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live-fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Mounds of Norwegian ammo
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other's .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live-fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other's .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live-fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Final prep and instruction before firing
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers learn about each other's .50 caliber machine guns prior to a live-fire range March 6, 2014. The Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent the day learning each other's weapons systems and training together prior to exercise Cold Response 2014, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
A Bandvagn 206 tows a broken down BV to a road to move it to a repair locaton. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers from Host Nation Support Battalion spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
BV recovery operations
A Bandvagn 206 tows a broken down BV to a road to move it to a repair locaton. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Norwegian soldiers from Host Nation Support Battalion spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division dig a path for a Bandvagn 206 to move through the snow. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Cold Response 14 in Norway
U.S. Marines with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division dig a path for a Bandvagn 206 to move through the snow. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
A Bandvagn 206 drives over trees to provide traction over difficult terrain where it could have gotten stuck. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Bandvagn patrol
A Bandvagn 206 drives over trees to provide traction over difficult terrain where it could have gotten stuck. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
A Marine with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division secures cut down tree tunks to a Bandvagn 206 to use for traction if the vehicle gets stuck. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Arctic training
A Marine with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division secures cut down tree tunks to a Bandvagn 206 to use for traction if the vehicle gets stuck. Marines and Norwegian soldiers spent three days learning to work together and how to operate in the Norwegian winter environment to prepare the Marines and soldiers for Exercise Cold Response, which is a multinational and multilateral training exercise. The exercise will feature various types of military training including maritime, land and air operations. The location, above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, provides a unique cold-weather environment for all forces involved to learn and develop procedures from one another.
Mission

To locate, close with, and destroy the enemy, by fire and manuever, or repel the enemy assault by fire and close combat.

 

Leaders

Commanding Officer, 2d Battalion, 2d Marines
Lieutenant Colonel Elvino M. Mendonca Jr.
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Sergeant Major, 2d Battalion, 2d Marines
Sergeant Major Jeffrey Craig
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