Blount Island Marines
Blount Island was not in the original master plan of the universe. Before 1930, it wasn't even an island, just disjointed marshlands on the St. Johns River near Jacksonville, Fla.
No one could have predicted it would become more than 1,200 acres of terra firma and home to the Marine Corps command that is a cornerstone of the foundation supporting United States maritime forward presence and crisis response: Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) and Marine Corps Prepositioning ProgramNorway (MCPP-N).
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