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130 Camp Pendleton Marines to deploy to Afghanistan today


Last updated 1/13/2014 at Noon

CAMP PENDLETON - About 140 Camp Pendleton Marines will say goodbye to family and friends today as they depart for Afghanistan, where they will remain until late this year.

The deploying Marines comprise about half of the I Marine Expeditionary Force's forward command element's main body and are part of the last major Marine Corps command that will deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, according to base officials.

Upon their arrival at Camp Bastion and Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan, they are scheduled to relieve Marines and sailors from Camp Lejeune, N.C., in bo...

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