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Deployments in the Persian Gulf

Marines of the 1st Intelligence Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Headquarters Group, on a seven-mile march on December 31, 2002. The group left their compound at Camp Commando, Kuwait for several hours on New Year's Eve to participate in the hike.  
Camp Commando

Location: 20 miles north of Kuwait City

Units: This base is the headquarters for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), including elements of the 1st Marine Division, 1st Force Service Support Group and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. The rest of the 45,000-strong 1st MEF are spread around Kuwait at various desert camps.

Role: The camp was constructed in October and November 2002 as a headquarters for Marine planners, senior commanders and logistical staff.
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