Marine Lt. Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, II Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, and Sgt. Maj. Richard D. Thresher, II MEF sergeant major, presented the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit with the Chesty Puller Award on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, March 29. The 24th MEU was recognized for continuously evaluating and emphasizing the core ideals of force preservation, promoting unit and individual safety, and creating a positive command climate, thus enhancing unit readiness throughout 2018.