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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

'Pride of the Pacific'

Camp Pendleton, CA
The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine air-ground task force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations, to include enabling the introduction of follow-on forces and designated special operations in order to support the theater requirements of geographic combatant commanders.
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11th MEU Begins Cougar Voyage 15

By Cpl. Demetrius Morgan | October 21, 2014

As the United States continues to reaffirm their commitment to allied forces working around the globe, Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are doing their part to help strengthen military-to-military relationships with partner nations.   One way the 11th MEU and Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) MORE
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11th MEU remembers Cpl. Spears Marines and Sailors Honor Cpl. Spears

By Cpl. Demetrius Morgan | October 14, 2014

Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Sailors with the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) gathered on the flight deck of the Makin Island to honor the life and memory of Cpl. Jordan Spears, Oct. 8. Spears, a Memphis, Indiana native, who was lost at sea Oct. 1 during flight operations originating from the Makin Island, was a tilt rotor MORE
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11th MEU Mourns the Loss of Cpl. Spears

By Capt. Josh Diddams | October 06, 2014

The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit mourn the loss of one of their own. Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, a tiltrotor crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, died while supporting operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Oct. 1.   Spears enlisted in the MORE
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Search, Rescue Operation Underway for Missing Aircrew in Arabian Gulf

By MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) | October 02, 2014

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the North Arabian Gulf are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who went into the water at 2:10 p.m. (GMT), today, when the aircraft the member was aboard lost power on takeoff from USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Two air crewmen bailed out of the aircraft into the Arabian Gulf with MORE
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11th MEU and Malaysian Armed Forces conduct MALUS AMPHEX 14 11th MEU and Malaysian Armed Forces conduct MALUS AMPHEX 14

By Sgt. Melissa Wenger | September 08, 2014

Two nations joined forces and jumped in the same boat in the name of enhanced maritime skills and infantry operational excellence.  Approximately 320 U.S. Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalian, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, trained alongside Malaysian Armed Forces Aug. 27 to Sept. 2 during Malaysia-United MORE
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11th MEU Contact Information
11th MEU Company Duty Office:

11th MEU Command Chaplain:
760-763-3832 (office)
757-705-4984 (mobile)

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
P.O. Box 555361
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5361