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Honors and Lineage


Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer with two bronze stars

National Defense service streamer with one bronze star

Global War on Terrorism service streamer



April 1996

CBIRF activated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as Chemical Biological Incident Response Force and assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force.


Summer 2000

CBIRF relocated To Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland.


October 2001

CBIRF participated in response To the Anthrax Crisis in Washington, D.C.


October 2001

CBIRF reassigned to 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Anti-Terrorism).


April 2002

CBIRF participated in response to a tornado in La Plata, Maryland.


February 2004

CBIRF participated in response to the Ricin Crisis in Washington, D.C.


February 2006

4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (Anti-Terrorism) deactivated.

CBIRF reassigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force


April 2011

CBIRF participated in response to Japan tsunami/ Fukushima nuclear disaster

Operation Tomodachi.


June 2015

CBIRF reassigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command.