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Hawaii-based Marines to return from Afghanistan

 

More than 800 Hawaii-based Marines are due to return from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in the next few days.

About 150 Marines from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment are scheduled to arrive at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay tomorrow morning.

The unit participated in the seizure of a Marjah, a Taliban held town. They also conducted counterinsurgency operations and helped train members of the Afghan national security force.

 

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