11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

'Pride of the Pacific'

Camp Pendleton, CA
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit dig a trench to conceal network cables during the build-up of a shore-based expeditionary command post as part of MEU Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, California, April 26, 2016. MEUEX is a training event preparing 11th MEU Marines for an upcoming WestPac 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus/Released)
MEUEX: How It's Made
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit dig a trench to conceal network cables during the build-up of a shore-based expeditionary command post as part of MEU Exercise aboard Camp Pendleton, California, April 26, 2016. MEUEX is a training event preparing 11th MEU Marines for an upcoming WestPac 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Rome M. Lazarus/Released)
The graphic depicts the Rapid Response Planning Process, which is a time-constrained version of of the Marine Corps Planning Process. The R2P2 enables the MEU to plan and begin execution of certain tasks within six hours and is highly dependent on the use of standing operating procedures. Leaders from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron Five attended the Expeditionary Warfare Staff Planners course (R2P2) aboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD8) while in port at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., April 12-22, 2016.
(U.S. Marine Corps graphic illustration by GySgt. Rome Lazarus)
Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail
The graphic depicts the Rapid Response Planning Process, which is a time-constrained version of of the Marine Corps Planning Process. The R2P2 enables the MEU to plan and begin execution of certain tasks within six hours and is highly dependent on the use of standing operating procedures. Leaders from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron Five attended the Expeditionary Warfare Staff Planners course (R2P2) aboard Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and aboard the USS Makin Island (LHD8) while in port at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., April 12-22, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps graphic illustration by GySgt. Rome Lazarus)
Marines gather for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s composite ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 8, 2016. The ceremony marked the joining of the ground combat element, air combat element and logistics combat element into the MEU’s Marine Air-Ground Task Force before the MEU begins its intensive six-month training and certification period prior to their upcoming Western Pacific 16-2 deployment.
11th MEU Composite Ceremony
Marines gather for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s composite ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 8, 2016. The ceremony marked the joining of the ground combat element, air combat element and logistics combat element into the MEU’s Marine Air-Ground Task Force before the MEU begins its intensive six-month training and certification period prior to their upcoming Western Pacific 16-2 deployment.
Marines gather for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s composite ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 8, 2016. The ceremony marked the joining of the ground combat element, air combat element and logistics combat element into its Marine Air-Ground Task Force before beginning an intensive six-month training and certification period prior to its upcoming Western Pacific 16-2 deployment.
11th MEU Composite Ceremony
Marines gather for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s composite ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 8, 2016. The ceremony marked the joining of the ground combat element, air combat element and logistics combat element into its Marine Air-Ground Task Force before beginning an intensive six-month training and certification period prior to its upcoming Western Pacific 16-2 deployment.
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, stand in preparation for a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 7, 2016., The run was conducted in honor of the 11th MEU’s composition ceremony. The ceremony officially recognized the merging of the Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn, 4th Marines; Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced); and Combat Logistics Bn 11, into the MEU. The run was led by Clay Tipton, commanding officer of the 11th MEU, and Sgt. Maj. Keith Massi, sergeant major of the 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released)
11th MEU Moto Run
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, stand in preparation for a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 7, 2016., The run was conducted in honor of the 11th MEU’s composition ceremony. The ceremony officially recognized the merging of the Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn, 4th Marines; Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced); and Combat Logistics Bn 11, into the MEU. The run was led by Clay Tipton, commanding officer of the 11th MEU, and Sgt. Maj. Keith Massi, sergeant major of the 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released)
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 7, 2016. The run was conducted in preparation for the 11th MEU’s composite ceremony. The ceremony officially recognized the merging of Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn, 4th Marines; Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced); and Combat Logistics Battalion 11, into the MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/ Released)
11th MEU Moto Run
Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 7, 2016. The run was conducted in preparation for the 11th MEU’s composite ceremony. The ceremony officially recognized the merging of Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn, 4th Marines; Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced); and Combat Logistics Battalion 11, into the MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/ Released)
Before the 11th MEU gains an additional 2,000 Marines and sailors, we took some time to gather with our families and friends to build camaraderie.
“This is our family here, whether you just arrived to the MEU as an individual augment or part of a detachment, this is the core strength of the 11th MEU.” – Col. Clay Tipton, commanding officer.
A Tactical Pause
Before the 11th MEU gains an additional 2,000 Marines and sailors, we took some time to gather with our families and friends to build camaraderie. “This is our family here, whether you just arrived to the MEU as an individual augment or part of a detachment, this is the core strength of the 11th MEU.” – Col. Clay Tipton, commanding officer.
Matt Macon, a satellite communications operator contractor, shows field radio operators with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit how to use a satellite communications dish during a communications exercise (COMMEX) aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 23, 2016. The COMMEX familiarizes Marines with the 11th MEU’s standing operating procedures regarding communications as they prepare to begin training or “work-ups” leading to the upcoming deployment.
Wired Up!
Matt Macon, a satellite communications operator contractor, shows field radio operators with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit how to use a satellite communications dish during a communications exercise (COMMEX) aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 23, 2016. The COMMEX familiarizes Marines with the 11th MEU’s standing operating procedures regarding communications as they prepare to begin training or “work-ups” leading to the upcoming deployment.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Clay Tipton, commanding officer, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, presents a plaque to Col. Yoshiyuki Goto, regimental commander, Western Army Infantry Regiment (WAIR), Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), at Camp Pendleton, March 1, 2016, during the closing ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2016. The ceremony concluded the 11th iteration of Exercise Iron Fist, an annual bilateral amphibious training exercise conducted by the USMC and JGSDF. Over the course of five weeks, Marines with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit worked alongside the soldiers of the WAIR to complete an aggressive and progressive training schedule designed to improve their amphibious operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Two Cultures, One Warrior Spirit
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Clay Tipton, commanding officer, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, presents a plaque to Col. Yoshiyuki Goto, regimental commander, Western Army Infantry Regiment (WAIR), Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), at Camp Pendleton, March 1, 2016, during the closing ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2016. The ceremony concluded the 11th iteration of Exercise Iron Fist, an annual bilateral amphibious training exercise conducted by the USMC and JGSDF. Over the course of five weeks, Marines with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit worked alongside the soldiers of the WAIR to complete an aggressive and progressive training schedule designed to improve their amphibious operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, post a security perimeter and provide suppressive fire during the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 26, 2016. This year’s PHIBLEX is a bilateral, battalion-sized ship-to-shore amphibious landing using AAVs to seize a beachhead and then transition to ground operations further inland to secure additional objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: PHIBLEX
Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, post a security perimeter and provide suppressive fire during the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 26, 2016. This year’s PHIBLEX is a bilateral, battalion-sized ship-to-shore amphibious landing using AAVs to seize a beachhead and then transition to ground operations further inland to secure additional objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) lands ashore to employ Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 26, 2016. This year’s PHIBLEX is a bilateral, battalion-sized ship-to-shore amphibious landing using AAVs to seize a beachhead and then transition to ground operations further inland to secure additional objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by  Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: PHIBLEX
Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) lands ashore to employ Marines with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 26, 2016. This year’s PHIBLEX is a bilateral, battalion-sized ship-to-shore amphibious landing using AAVs to seize a beachhead and then transition to ground operations further inland to secure additional objectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and Japan Ground-Self Defense Force soldiers practice fire and maneuver drills during an Exercise Iron Fist training event, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: 3rd AABN and JGSDF Practice Fire and Maneuver
U.S. Marines with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and Japan Ground-Self Defense Force soldiers practice fire and maneuver drills during an Exercise Iron Fist training event, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/Released)
A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldier rappels down a tower during helicopter rope suspension training, during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016. Rappelling is a controlled descent from a great height using a harness and ropes as a pulley system. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: HRST
A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldier rappels down a tower during helicopter rope suspension training, during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016. Rappelling is a controlled descent from a great height using a harness and ropes as a pulley system. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
A Marine with 1st Reconnaissance Bn., 1st Marine Division, explains the importance of concealment when creating a ghillie suit to soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016.  Concealment minimizes the possibility of detection and/or identification of troops, materiel, equipment, and position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Field Craft January 28
A Marine with 1st Reconnaissance Bn., 1st Marine Division, explains the importance of concealment when creating a ghillie suit to soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016. Concealment minimizes the possibility of detection and/or identification of troops, materiel, equipment, and position. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Sgt. Christopher Benson, a reconnaissance man with 1st Reconnaissance Bn., 1st Marine Division, explains the functions of the defense advanced GPS receiver (DAGR) to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers during vector binocular training for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27. Vector binoculars are used to gather distance and direction via laser application and provide long distance observation capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Reconnaissance Field Craft
Sgt. Christopher Benson, a reconnaissance man with 1st Reconnaissance Bn., 1st Marine Division, explains the functions of the defense advanced GPS receiver (DAGR) to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers during vector binocular training for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27. Vector binoculars are used to gather distance and direction via laser application and provide long distance observation capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
U.S. Navy Corpsman HM2 Travis Gregoire talks with a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) medic about Japan during a lunch break at the unknown distance live-fire event during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27.  Exercise Iron Fist not only helps improve the two militaries' bilateral capabilities, it also provides the Marines and soldiers the opportunity to forge personal bonds and appreciations for each other’s cultures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado/ Released)
Exercise Iron Fist: Unknown Distance Live-Fire
U.S. Navy Corpsman HM2 Travis Gregoire talks with a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) medic about Japan during a lunch break at the unknown distance live-fire event during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27. Exercise Iron Fist not only helps improve the two militaries' bilateral capabilities, it also provides the Marines and soldiers the opportunity to forge personal bonds and appreciations for each other’s cultures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado/ Released)
Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Sgt. Yoichi Nasu sights-in with the special application scope rifle during a static display for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27. The static display was set up to show the capabilities of varying optics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Reconnaissance Field Craft
Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Sgt. Yoichi Nasu sights-in with the special application scope rifle during a static display for Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 27. The static display was set up to show the capabilities of varying optics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) 2nd Lieutenant Issei Shima dons the MK-25 underwater breathing apparatus (UBA) during training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016. The training is a part of Exercise Iron Fist 2016, an annual bilateral training exercise between the USMC and JGSDF designed to improve planning, communication, and conducting of amphibious operations between the two militaries. The MK-25 UBA is employed for clandestine reconnaissance missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Exercise Iron Fist 2016 Dive Study
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) 2nd Lieutenant Issei Shima dons the MK-25 underwater breathing apparatus (UBA) during training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016. The training is a part of Exercise Iron Fist 2016, an annual bilateral training exercise between the USMC and JGSDF designed to improve planning, communication, and conducting of amphibious operations between the two militaries. The MK-25 UBA is employed for clandestine reconnaissance missions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)
Maj. Tomotake Nagamura (left), company commander with Western Army Infantry Regiment, shakes the hand of Lt. Col. Matthew Lundgren, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment at Range 223B, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016. Marines with Dougherty’s battalion facilitated the use of the range, both allowing the soldiers of Nagamura’s unit to practice their skills in an unfamiliar training environment as well as share tactics and skills with their U.S. counterparts.
Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Bilateral Attack at Range 223B
Maj. Tomotake Nagamura (left), company commander with Western Army Infantry Regiment, shakes the hand of Lt. Col. Matthew Lundgren, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment at Range 223B, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016. Marines with Dougherty’s battalion facilitated the use of the range, both allowing the soldiers of Nagamura’s unit to practice their skills in an unfamiliar training environment as well as share tactics and skills with their U.S. counterparts.
A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Western Army Infantry Regiment looks out from the driver’s seat of an amphibious assault vehicle onto a simulated battlefield during training during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 26. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise designed to improve U.S. Marine Corps and JGSDF’s ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. The exercise provides valuable training to warriors from different cultures, and the opportunity to build camaraderie between the U.S. and Japanese militaries.
Iron Fist 2016: Amphibious Assault Vehicle Gunner Simulator
A soldier with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Western Army Infantry Regiment looks out from the driver’s seat of an amphibious assault vehicle onto a simulated battlefield during training during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 26. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise designed to improve U.S. Marine Corps and JGSDF’s ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. The exercise provides valuable training to warriors from different cultures, and the opportunity to build camaraderie between the U.S. and Japanese militaries.
U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers gather to discuss daily events during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016. This meeting takes place every morning in order to ensure that both militaries understand the day's sequence of operations.
Exercise Iron Fist Synchronization Meeting
U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers gather to discuss daily events during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016. This meeting takes place every morning in order to ensure that both militaries understand the day's sequence of operations.
United States Marines and Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers stand side-by-side in formation during the opening ceremony commemorating the beginning of Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise, held in Southern California, between the USMC and the JGSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ Released)
Exercise Iron Fist Opening Ceremony
United States Marines and Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers stand side-by-side in formation during the opening ceremony commemorating the beginning of Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise, held in Southern California, between the USMC and the JGSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ Released)
Harry H. Horinouchi (left), the Consul-General of Japan, Los Angeles, speaks with Japan Ground Self Defense Force Col. Yoshiyuki Goto, Western Army Infantry Regimental Commander, following the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. Exercise Iron Fist is an annual, U.S. Pacific Command, Commander Marine Forces Pacific directed, I Marine Expeditionary Force executed, bilateral amphibious training exercise, held in Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ Released)
The Honorable Harry H. Horinouchi and Col. Yoshiyuki Gato
Harry H. Horinouchi (left), the Consul-General of Japan, Los Angeles, speaks with Japan Ground Self Defense Force Col. Yoshiyuki Goto, Western Army Infantry Regimental Commander, following the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016. Exercise Iron Fist is an annual, U.S. Pacific Command, Commander Marine Forces Pacific directed, I Marine Expeditionary Force executed, bilateral amphibious training exercise, held in Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garrett White/ Released)
Sgt. Jose Mendoza, a systems administrator with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), sights in with the M249 light machine gun during crew served weapons training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Crew served weapons training develops Marines efficiency with the M240B machine gun and M249 light machine gun, and reinforces combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal)
11th MEU: Crew Served Weapons Training
Sgt. Jose Mendoza, a systems administrator with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), sights in with the M249 light machine gun during crew served weapons training at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Crew served weapons training develops Marines efficiency with the M240B machine gun and M249 light machine gun, and reinforces combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal)
A U.S. Marine with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fires an M4 Carbine as part of combat marksmanship training during the 11th MEU Command Element field exercise (CEFEX) at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Combat marksmanship training teaches Marines weapon familiarity and marksmanship enhancement, as well as maintaining developed skills in preparation for the WestPac 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal)
11th MEU CEFEX - Combat Marksmanship Training
A U.S. Marine with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fires an M4 Carbine as part of combat marksmanship training during the 11th MEU Command Element field exercise (CEFEX) at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Combat marksmanship training teaches Marines weapon familiarity and marksmanship enhancement, as well as maintaining developed skills in preparation for the WestPac 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal)
Mission
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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