March 20, 2016
Release # 20160320-02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ASIA — In consultation with the Government of Iraq, Combined Joint Task
Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) has assigned a detachment
of U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the support
of Iraqi Security Force and Coalition ground operations.
detachment from the 26th MEU will add to the Marines and Sailors
currently in Iraq in support of the CJTF-OIR campaign to defeat Da'esh.
26th MEU is currently deployed to maintain regional security in the
U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations - the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian
Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean.
For additional information, contact the CJTF-OIR Press Desk at CJTF-OIRmedia@mail.mil