Marines End Anbar Mission as Army Takes Lead
By Army Spc. Kayleigh Cannon
Special to American Forces Press Service
RAMADI, Iraq, Jan. 25, 2010 – The 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force transferred authority of Iraq’s largest province to the Army’s 1st Armored Division in a Jan. 23 ceremony here that marked the end of the Marine Corps’ mission in Iraq.
A color guard awaits the start of a Jan. 23, 2010, ceremony at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, in which the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force transferred responsibility for Iraq’s Anbar province to the Army’s 1st Armored Division. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kayleigh J. Cannon