Friday, October 26, 2012

Family Day

War pig/ 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion gives a family a ride during Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467’s family day on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 19. Participants said the event helped the families understand why their Marines’ work is important. photo credit Cpl, Scott L. Tomaszycki

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Monday, October 08, 2012

H&S 3rd LAR Returns Home

Capt. John Fulton, company officer, Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, with  daughters at the unit’s homecoming event. Approximately 200 3rd LAR Marines and sailors arrived at Del Valle Field Oct. 2 to a warm welcome from friends and family members  The unit deployed in April, for six months,  to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  photo credit LCpl. Ali Azimi 

Friday, October 05, 2012

At "Battle Rattle" Marine Corps Times blog, Dan Lamothe and photog Colin Kelly pay a visit to
COP Payne AFG once upon a time the battalion H.Q. for LAR units in country.

"In August, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion was replaced by Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, said Capt. Paul Mann, its company commander. The unit provides assistance as needed to Afghan Border Police units and the Marine advisers working with them.“The days of Marines doing a lot of independent operations down here are past,” Mann said."