10 Apr. 2008

PR# 2008-135

Marines begin operations in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – The last of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Marines and Sailors are arriving and the unit is beginning operations after weeks of flowing personnel and equipment here.

The 2,300-strong unit is conducting operations in support of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force.  The MEU will be employed as a Theater Tactical Force, a position which allows the commander of ISAF to deploy rapidly the MEU wherever it’s needed to conduct full-spectrum operations from humanitarian assistance missions to combat operations.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/