Combat Logistics Battalion 8

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Combat Logistics Battalion 8
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Combat Logistics Battalion 8 logo
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnited States of America
BranchUnited States Marine Corps
TypeLogistics
Part ofCombat Logistics Regiment 2
2nd Marine Logistics Group
Garrison/HQMarine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
EngagementsOperation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Enduring Freedom
Commanders
Current
commander
LtCol Kenneth C. Gawronski

Combat Logistics Battalion 8 (CLB-8) is a logistics battalion of the United States Marine Corps. They are part of Combat Logistics Regiment 2 and the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. The unit is based out of the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Mission[edit]

Provide logistics support to Regimental Combat Team 8 beyond its organic capabilities in any environment and throughout the spectrum of conflict in order to allow the regiment to continue operations independent of any logistically driven operational pauses.

Subordinate units[edit]

  • Transportation Services Company
  • Engineer Services Company
  • Headquarters and Service Company

History[edit]

CLB-8 deployed to Camp Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06 from February 2005 to February 2006 and 06-08.2 from September 2007 to March 2008. The battalion deployed to Afghanistan in the spring of 2009 as part of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade.[1] They will be part of the 17,000 troop increase announced by President Obama in mid-February.[2]

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References[edit]

Notes
 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
  1. ^ Hlad, Jennifer (9 March 2008). "2/8, other Lejeune units to deploy with 2nd MEB". www.enctoday.com. Archived from the original on 14 March 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  2. ^ Page, Susan (16 February 2009). "Obama OKs adding Afghanistan forces". USA Today. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
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