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CMC steps onto Battlefield, surveys progress

19 Feb 2008 | Cpl. Nicholas J. Lienemann

Gen. James T. Conway, Commandant of the Marine Corps, linked up with Marines from Personal Security Detachment, Regimental Combat Team 1, for a visit to the city of Karma’s Joint Security Station, Feb. 19.

 Conway met with Marines from 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, who live and work at the station, and explained to them the importance of their mission and then opened the floor to questions.

 After meeting with the Marines and Iraqi Police, Conway toured the streets of Karma and observed the local market filled with shoppers and vendors carrying on with normal day-to-day activities. The tour offered the chance for Conway to see first-hand the progress the region has made towards stability; a feat that is owed to the efforts of both Marines from 3/3 and the local Iraqi police force.

 The PSD returned Conway to Camp Fallujah where he posed for a few quick photos and then presented each Marine in the detachment a coin.