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2nd Battalion 14th Marines
2nd Battalion 14th Marines insignia
2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment insignia
Country United States
Branch United States Marine Corps
Service history
Active 26 March 1943 - present
Role Artillery of 4th Marine Division
Part of 14th Marine Regiment
4th Marine Division
Battles World War II
* Battle of Kwajalein
* Battle of Tinian
* Battle of Iwo Jima
War in Southwest Asia
Iraq Campaign
Commanders
Commanders LtCol Weydan Flax
Insignia

2nd Battalion, 14th Marines (2/14) is a reserve artillery battalion comprising three firing batteries and a headquarters battery. The battalion headquarters is based in Grand Prairie, Texas. As of 2006 the battalion has become the first fully operational HIMARS battalion in the Marine Corps. Fox Battery, based in Oklahoma City, OK. was deployed in July 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and has the distinction of being the first Marine Corps HIMARS battery to deploy into combat.

MissionEdit

Augment and reinforce active Marine forces in time of war, national emergency or contingency operations.

Current unitsEdit

  • Headquarters Battery - Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Battery D — El Paso, Texas
  • Battery F — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Battery K — Huntsville, Alabama

HistoryEdit

The Battalion was activated on 26 March 1943 as 2nd Battalion, 14th Marines, at Camp Pendleton, California. On 19 August 1943, 2/14 was assigned to the 4th Marine Division. During January 1944, 2/14 was deployed to the Marshall Islands and participated in the following World War II Pacific campaigns: Battle of Kwajalein, Battle of Tinian and the Battle of Iwo Jima. They were redeployed during October 1945 to Camp Pendleton, California and deactivated on 15 November 1945.

The 2/14 was reactivated on 1 July 1962 at the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center in Dallas, Texas. In February 1966, the 2/14 was assigned to the 4th Marine Division, USMCR. They relocated to Fort Worth, Texas in 1988.

The battalion participated in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, November 1990-April 1991. 2/14 has additionally deployed batteries in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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