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2nd Dental Battalion

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Active  N/A
Branch  USN & USMC
Country  United States
Type  Medical
2nd Dental Battalion
Role  Ensure dental readiness
Part of  2nd Marine Logistics Group II Marine Expeditionary Force (Bureau of Medicine and Surgery)

2nd Dental Battalion (2nd Den Bn) is unit of the United States Navy that supports United States Marine Corps forces. The battalion includes ten dental clinics and annexes spread throughout North Carolina. The unit is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and falls under the command of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group and the II Marine Expeditionary Force.

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Mission

Dental force health protection of Marines and Sailors of II MEF, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Bases East and tenant commands.

History

Activated 1 October 1979 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as 2d Dental Battalion, 2d Force Service Support Group, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic

Elements participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, August 1990-April 1991

Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic redesignated 31 July 1992 as U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic

Detachments participated in support of Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti, September 1994-March 1995

Redesignated during January 1996 as 2d Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center, 2d Force Service Support Group, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Atlantic predestinated 30 December 2005 as U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Elements participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, 2003-2008

The 2nd Dental Battalion runs dental clinics and annexes on MCB Camp Lejeune, including French Creek, Mainside, as well as satellite facilities such as Camp Johnson and Camp Geiger. The battalion also provides dental services at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

References

2nd Dental Battalion Wikipedia


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