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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

1,000 Marines are deploying to Afghanistan tomorrow

Advertiser Staff

The 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment is set to depart from Marine Corps Base Hawai'i at Kāne'ohe Bay for a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.

The 1,000 Marines and sailors will deploy tomorrow.

They are being sent to Helmand province to replace the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, which is scheduled to return to Kāne'ohe next month.

A Marine Corps statement says the 3rd Battalion will participate in continuing stabilization, security and counter-terror efforts, counterinsurgency operations, and training and mentoring of Afghan national security forces.