11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

'Pride of the Pacific'

Camp Pendleton, CA
GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 6, 2016) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) debarks from the stern gate of the USS Somerset (LPD 25) caring U.S. Marines and their light armored vehicles during an amphibious assault rehearsal as part of exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The LCAC is one means for an amphibious ready group and a Marine expeditionary unit to conduct logistical movements, carrying troops, vehicles, and equipment from ship to shore. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th MEU is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts to ensure the free flow of commerce, freedom of navigation and regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery C. Laning)
11th MEU prepares for amphibious rehearsals, Exercise Alligator Dagger
GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 6, 2016) A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) debarks from the stern gate of the USS Somerset (LPD 25) caring U.S. Marines and their light armored vehicles during an amphibious assault rehearsal as part of exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The LCAC is one means for an amphibious ready group and a Marine expeditionary unit to conduct logistical movements, carrying troops, vehicles, and equipment from ship to shore. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and the 11th MEU is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts to ensure the free flow of commerce, freedom of navigation and regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery C. Laning)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) Amphibious assault vehicles with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit move in formation through the Gulf of Aden during an amphibious assault rehearsal as part of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will conduct amphibious operations and combat sustainment training. The ARG/MEU Navy-Marine Corps team is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations, crisis response, and theater security cooperation efforts to ensure the free flow of commerce, freedom of navigation and regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
11th MEU begins Exercise Alligator Dagger
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) Amphibious assault vehicles with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit move in formation through the Gulf of Aden during an amphibious assault rehearsal as part of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will conduct amphibious operations and combat sustainment training. The ARG/MEU Navy-Marine Corps team is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations, crisis response, and theater security cooperation efforts to ensure the free flow of commerce, freedom of navigation and regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) Amphibious assault vehicles with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) debark from the USS Comstock (LSD 45) to conduct an amphibious assault rehearsal as part of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will conduct amphibious operations and combat sustainment training throughout Dec. The ARG/MEU Navy-Marine Corps team is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations, crisis response, and theater security cooperation efforts to ensure the free flow of commerce, freedom of navigation and regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
11th MEU begins Exercise Alligator Dagger
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) Amphibious assault vehicles with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) debark from the USS Comstock (LSD 45) to conduct an amphibious assault rehearsal as part of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will conduct amphibious operations and combat sustainment training throughout Dec. The ARG/MEU Navy-Marine Corps team is operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime security operations, crisis response, and theater security cooperation efforts to ensure the free flow of commerce, freedom of navigation and regional security. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) – Amphibious assault vehicles with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) debark from the USS Comstock (LSD 45) to conduct an amphibious assault rehearsal, Dec. 6, 2016. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th MEU provide U.S. Naval Forces Central Command with a flexible, sea-based military force, readily available to respond to emerging crises and support a wide-range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
11th MEU begins Exercise Alligator Dagger
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) – Amphibious assault vehicles with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) debark from the USS Comstock (LSD 45) to conduct an amphibious assault rehearsal, Dec. 6, 2016. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th MEU provide U.S. Naval Forces Central Command with a flexible, sea-based military force, readily available to respond to emerging crises and support a wide-range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) Amphibious assault vehicles with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepare to land during the initial landing phases of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The exercise involves all three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and enables the Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU to conduct the comprehensive amphibious operations that keep their skills ready for crisis response and contingency operations throughout the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
11th MEU assault vehicles begin Expercise Alligator Dagger
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) Amphibious assault vehicles with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepare to land during the initial landing phases of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The exercise involves all three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and enables the Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU to conduct the comprehensive amphibious operations that keep their skills ready for crisis response and contingency operations throughout the Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) A landing craft air cushion with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (MKI ARG) moves through the Gulf of Aden during the initial landing phases of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The MKI ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit will conduct amphibious operation rehearsals to maintain a high level of readiness in the event there is a need for an immediate response to a crisis. The exercise will focus on: amphibious assaults; helo-borne raids; visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations; air strikes; defense of the amphibious task force; mechanized movements with tanks and light armored vehicles; tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel; ground reconnaissance; and quick reaction force and casualty evacuation rehearsals. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
11th MEU assault vehicles begin Exercise Alligator Dagger
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 6, 2016) A landing craft air cushion with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (MKI ARG) moves through the Gulf of Aden during the initial landing phases of Exercise Alligator Dagger, Dec. 6, 2016. The MKI ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit will conduct amphibious operation rehearsals to maintain a high level of readiness in the event there is a need for an immediate response to a crisis. The exercise will focus on: amphibious assaults; helo-borne raids; visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations; air strikes; defense of the amphibious task force; mechanized movements with tanks and light armored vehicles; tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel; ground reconnaissance; and quick reaction force and casualty evacuation rehearsals. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)
TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Nov. 23, 2016) A Sri Lankan Navy Special Boat Squadron Sailor prepares to slide down a fast rope during a Theater Security Cooperation engagement at Sri Lanka Naval Base, Trincomalee, Nov. 23, 2016. The Maritime Raid Force trained 40 Sri Lankan SBS Sailors on how to fast rope out of a helicopter or from a static tower. Both the United States and Sri Lanka have a continuing interest in strengthening their partnership based on common interests related to maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness, and the security and stability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown/Released)
Sri Lanka and U.S. Marines Fast Rope Training
TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Nov. 23, 2016) A Sri Lankan Navy Special Boat Squadron Sailor prepares to slide down a fast rope during a Theater Security Cooperation engagement at Sri Lanka Naval Base, Trincomalee, Nov. 23, 2016. The Maritime Raid Force trained 40 Sri Lankan SBS Sailors on how to fast rope out of a helicopter or from a static tower. Both the United States and Sri Lanka have a continuing interest in strengthening their partnership based on common interests related to maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness, and the security and stability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown/Released)
TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Nov. 23, 2016) Sri Lankan Navy Special Boat Squadron Sailors fast rope out of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a Theater Security Cooperation engagement at Sri Lanka Naval Base, Trincomalee, Nov. 23, 2016. The SBS Sailors conducted multiple fast rope repetitions during the training exercise.  The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting the exchange with Sri Lankan forces to enhance tactical skillsets and disaster relief capabilities while strengthening the overall relationship between the two militaries.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by
Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown/Released)
Sri Lanka and U.S. Marines Fast Rope Training
TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Nov. 23, 2016) Sri Lankan Navy Special Boat Squadron Sailors fast rope out of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a Theater Security Cooperation engagement at Sri Lanka Naval Base, Trincomalee, Nov. 23, 2016. The SBS Sailors conducted multiple fast rope repetitions during the training exercise. The Marines and Sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting the exchange with Sri Lankan forces to enhance tactical skillsets and disaster relief capabilities while strengthening the overall relationship between the two militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown/Released)
TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Nov. 23, 2016) Sri Lankan Navy Special Boat Squadron Sailors are instructed how to safely maneuver through the UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a Theater Security Cooperation engagement at Sri Lanka Naval Base, Trincomalee, Nov. 23, 2016. A majority of the SBS Sailors has never conducted fast rope techniques from an actual helicopter, so understanding the safety procedures and familiarizing themselves with the Huey prior to loading the aircraft was critical to the training event and everyone's safety. This bilateral training provides an opportunity for Sri
Lanka and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps teams to further enhance military ties and improve their capability and proficiency to respond to crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown/Released)
Sri Lanka and U.S. Marines Fast Rope Training
TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Nov. 23, 2016) Sri Lankan Navy Special Boat Squadron Sailors are instructed how to safely maneuver through the UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a Theater Security Cooperation engagement at Sri Lanka Naval Base, Trincomalee, Nov. 23, 2016. A majority of the SBS Sailors has never conducted fast rope techniques from an actual helicopter, so understanding the safety procedures and familiarizing themselves with the Huey prior to loading the aircraft was critical to the training event and everyone's safety. This bilateral training provides an opportunity for Sri Lanka and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps teams to further enhance military ties and improve their capability and proficiency to respond to crises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (October 21, 2016) - A Marine fires an M4A1 at targets during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s sustainment exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 21, 2016.  Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, conducted battle sight zero on their weapons to align their optics for ranges later in the day. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado)
SUSTEX Range
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (October 21, 2016) - A Marine fires an M4A1 at targets during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s sustainment exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 21, 2016. Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, conducted battle sight zero on their weapons to align their optics for ranges later in the day. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado)
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (October 21, 2016) - Cpl. Ryan Honeycutt fires his M4A1 rifle to obtain an accurate battle sight zero during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s sustainment exercise training aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 21, 2016. Factors such as temperature and humidity can affect a weapon’s trajectory, necessitating a new BZO when Marines enter different climates. Honeycutt is a military policeman with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado)
SUSTEX Range
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (October 21, 2016) - Cpl. Ryan Honeycutt fires his M4A1 rifle to obtain an accurate battle sight zero during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s sustainment exercise training aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 21, 2016. Factors such as temperature and humidity can affect a weapon’s trajectory, necessitating a new BZO when Marines enter different climates. Honeycutt is a military policeman with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Marine Corps by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado)
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (October 21, 2016) - Seaman Cody McDonald exits a passageway before conducting squad rushes during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s sustainment exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 21, 2016. During SUSTEX, Marines conducted squad rushes, call-for-fire drills, and went through an infantry immersion trainer. McDonald is a corpsman with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado)
SUSTEX Range
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (October 21, 2016) - Seaman Cody McDonald exits a passageway before conducting squad rushes during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s sustainment exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 21, 2016. During SUSTEX, Marines conducted squad rushes, call-for-fire drills, and went through an infantry immersion trainer. McDonald is a corpsman with Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado)
USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 30, 2016) From left to right, Sgt. Coleman Sefalmai, Petty Officer 3rd Class Dakota LeVine, Capt. Kirby Mills, and Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Carney participate in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon aboard the USS Somerset Oct. 30, 2016 at sea. The Marine Corps Marathon organization makes special considerations allowing Marines and Sailors who are deployed to officially run the marathon wherever they are in the world, even on an amphibious landing dock ship. Sefalmai, LeVine, Mills, and Carney are with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, currently underway during their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery C. Laning/Released)
Marines, Sailor run 41st Marine Corps Marathon Underway
USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 30, 2016) From left to right, Sgt. Coleman Sefalmai, Petty Officer 3rd Class Dakota LeVine, Capt. Kirby Mills, and Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Carney participate in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon aboard the USS Somerset Oct. 30, 2016 at sea. The Marine Corps Marathon organization makes special considerations allowing Marines and Sailors who are deployed to officially run the marathon wherever they are in the world, even on an amphibious landing dock ship. Sefalmai, LeVine, Mills, and Carney are with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, currently underway during their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery C. Laning/Released)
USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 30, 2016) Marines and a sailor participate in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon aboard the USS Somerset Oct. 30, 2016 at sea. The Marine Corps Marathon organization makes special considerations allowing Marines and Sailors who are deployed to officially run the marathon wherever they are in the world, even on an amphibious landing dock ship. The Marines and Sailor are with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, currently underway during their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery C. Laning/Released)
Marines, Sailor run 41st Marine Corps Marathon Underway
USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 30, 2016) Marines and a sailor participate in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon aboard the USS Somerset Oct. 30, 2016 at sea. The Marine Corps Marathon organization makes special considerations allowing Marines and Sailors who are deployed to officially run the marathon wherever they are in the world, even on an amphibious landing dock ship. The Marines and Sailor are with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, currently underway during their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery C. Laning/Released)
USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 30, 2016) Marines and a sailor participate in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon aboard the USS Somerset Oct. 30, 2016 at sea. The Marine Corps Marathon organization makes special considerations allowing Marines and Sailors who are deployed to officially run the marathon wherever they are in the world, even on an amphibious landing dock ship. The Marines and Sailor are with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, currently underway during their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Brown Jr./Released)
Marines, Sailor run 41st Marine Corps Marathon Underway
USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 30, 2016) Marines and a sailor participate in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon aboard the USS Somerset Oct. 30, 2016 at sea. The Marine Corps Marathon organization makes special considerations allowing Marines and Sailors who are deployed to officially run the marathon wherever they are in the world, even on an amphibious landing dock ship. The Marines and Sailor are with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, currently underway during their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Brown Jr./Released)
USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 30, 2016) Marines and a sailor participate in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon aboard the USS Somerset Oct. 30, 2016 at sea. The Marine Corps Marathon organization makes special considerations allowing Marines and Sailors who are deployed to officially run the marathon wherever they are in the world, even on an amphibious landing dock ship. The Marines and Sailor are with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, currently underway during their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Brown Jr./Released)
Marines, Sailor run 41st Marine Corps Marathon Underway
USS SOMERSET, At sea – (Oct. 30, 2016) Marines and a sailor participate in the 41st Marine Corps Marathon aboard the USS Somerset Oct. 30, 2016 at sea. The Marine Corps Marathon organization makes special considerations allowing Marines and Sailors who are deployed to officially run the marathon wherever they are in the world, even on an amphibious landing dock ship. The Marines and Sailor are with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit/Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, currently underway during their Western Pacific 16-2 deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Brown Jr./Released)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., (September 13, 2016) – Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Detachment 113, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, load pallets of food for a Foreign Humanitarian Assistance training mission during the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th MEU’s Certification Exercise Sept. 13, 2016. An FHA can include provision of food water, clothing, beds and bedding, temporary shelter and housing, medical material, medical and technical services, and essential service restoration CERTEX is the last exercise in the MEU’s six-month pre-deployment training cycle in which the ARG/MEU team will be tested then certified as deployable prior to their WestPac 16-2 deployment to the Western Pacific and Central commands’ areas of operations. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released)
CLD-113 Certification FHA
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., (September 13, 2016) – Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Detachment 113, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, load pallets of food for a Foreign Humanitarian Assistance training mission during the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th MEU’s Certification Exercise Sept. 13, 2016. An FHA can include provision of food water, clothing, beds and bedding, temporary shelter and housing, medical material, medical and technical services, and essential service restoration CERTEX is the last exercise in the MEU’s six-month pre-deployment training cycle in which the ARG/MEU team will be tested then certified as deployable prior to their WestPac 16-2 deployment to the Western Pacific and Central commands’ areas of operations. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (September 13, 2016) – Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Detachment 113, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, carry boxes of food for a Foreign Humanitarian Assistance training mission during the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th MEU’s Certification Exercise Sept. 13, 2016. An FHA can include provision of food water, clothing, beds and bedding, temporary shelter and housing, medical material, medical and technical services, and essential service restoration. CERTEX is the last exercise in the MEU’s six-month pre-deployment training cycle in which the ARG/MEU team will be tested then certified as deployable prior to their WestPac 16-2 deployment to the Western Pacific and Central commands’ areas of operations. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released)
CLD-113 Certification FHA
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (September 13, 2016) – Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Detachment 113, Combat Logistics Battalion 11, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, carry boxes of food for a Foreign Humanitarian Assistance training mission during the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th MEU’s Certification Exercise Sept. 13, 2016. An FHA can include provision of food water, clothing, beds and bedding, temporary shelter and housing, medical material, medical and technical services, and essential service restoration. CERTEX is the last exercise in the MEU’s six-month pre-deployment training cycle in which the ARG/MEU team will be tested then certified as deployable prior to their WestPac 16-2 deployment to the Western Pacific and Central commands’ areas of operations. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released)
Marines dismount from a Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle to raid a compound during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Combined Arms Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2016. Well-planned and aggressive training like this prepares the individual Marine to fulfill their role on the team, which in turn builds unit cohesion and increases the speed of mission accomplishment. MEUCAX is conducted to maintain a high level of combat readiness prior to the MEU’s Western Pacific 16-2 deployment later this year. The Marines are with LAR Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery Laning/Released)
MEUCAX: LAR Training
Marines dismount from a Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle to raid a compound during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Combined Arms Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2016. Well-planned and aggressive training like this prepares the individual Marine to fulfill their role on the team, which in turn builds unit cohesion and increases the speed of mission accomplishment. MEUCAX is conducted to maintain a high level of combat readiness prior to the MEU’s Western Pacific 16-2 deployment later this year. The Marines are with LAR Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery Laning/Released)
Lance Cpl. Michael Webster signals to his team while conducting a raid during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Combined Arms Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2016. MEUCAX enables Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines to refine their offensive and defensive tactics at the company and battalion levels. This training enables the Marines to practice transitioning from an offensive attack to the defense position, both during day and night operations. The culminating event will involve a battalion ground offensive in coordination with Marine aviation close-air support. MEUCAX is conducted to maintain a high level of combat readiness prior to the MEU’s Western Pacific 16-2 deployment later this year. Webster is a rifleman with LAR Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery Laning/Released)
MEUCAX: LAR Training
Lance Cpl. Michael Webster signals to his team while conducting a raid during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Combined Arms Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2016. MEUCAX enables Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines to refine their offensive and defensive tactics at the company and battalion levels. This training enables the Marines to practice transitioning from an offensive attack to the defense position, both during day and night operations. The culminating event will involve a battalion ground offensive in coordination with Marine aviation close-air support. MEUCAX is conducted to maintain a high level of combat readiness prior to the MEU’s Western Pacific 16-2 deployment later this year. Webster is a rifleman with LAR Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery Laning/Released)
1st Lt. Austin Finnell (left) and Cpl. Jon Philips peer through an opening while conducting a raid during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Combined Arms Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2016. A raid is an operation, usually small scale, involving a swift penetration of hostile territory to secure information, confuse the enemy, or to destroy his installations. MEUCAX is conducted to maintain a high level of combat readiness prior to the 11th MEU’s Western Pacific 16-2 deployment later this year. Finnell is an infantry officer and Philips is a light armored vehicle repairer; both are with LAR Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery Laning/Released)
MEUCAX: LAR Training
1st Lt. Austin Finnell (left) and Cpl. Jon Philips peer through an opening while conducting a raid during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Combined Arms Exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 12, 2016. A raid is an operation, usually small scale, involving a swift penetration of hostile territory to secure information, confuse the enemy, or to destroy his installations. MEUCAX is conducted to maintain a high level of combat readiness prior to the 11th MEU’s Western Pacific 16-2 deployment later this year. Finnell is an infantry officer and Philips is a light armored vehicle repairer; both are with LAR Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery Laning/Released)
USS MAKIN ISLAND, Singapore (November 22, 2016) The Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, The Secretary of the Navy, speaks with Marines and Sailors of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit during a meal as part of his visit to the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), moored at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, Nov. 22, 2016. Mabus visited the ship following the MKI ARG/11th MEU’s port call to Singapore, prior to the ARG/MEU resuming its transit to Central Command’s areas of operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)
SecNav visits MKI ARG/11th MEU
USS MAKIN ISLAND, Singapore (November 22, 2016) The Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, The Secretary of the Navy, speaks with Marines and Sailors of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit during a meal as part of his visit to the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), moored at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, Nov. 22, 2016. Mabus visited the ship following the MKI ARG/11th MEU’s port call to Singapore, prior to the ARG/MEU resuming its transit to Central Command’s areas of operation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)
USS MAKIN ISLAND, Singapore (November 22, 2016) Marines and Sailors with Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit stand in formation on the flight deck of the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) while the ship’s commanding officer Capt. Mark Melson, introduces the Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, while moored at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, Nov. 22, 2016. Mabus visited with the Marines and Sailors of the ARG/MEU and gave them insight on the future of the Navy and Marine Corps matters such as fleet size, physical fitness standards and family readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado/Released)
11th Marine Expeditionary Unit - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Visit
USS MAKIN ISLAND, Singapore (November 22, 2016) Marines and Sailors with Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group/11th Marine Expeditionary Unit stand in formation on the flight deck of the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) while the ship’s commanding officer Capt. Mark Melson, introduces the Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus, while moored at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, Nov. 22, 2016. Mabus visited with the Marines and Sailors of the ARG/MEU and gave them insight on the future of the Navy and Marine Corps matters such as fleet size, physical fitness standards and family readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado/Released)
AT SEA, Pacific Ocean (September 12, 2016) - Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit board a simulated enemy vessel during a Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure mission conducted off the coast of San Clemente Island, California, as part of the MEU’s Certification Exercise, Sept. 12, 2016. CERTEX is the final exercise in the MEU’s pre-deployment training cycle, in which they are evaluated in amphibious operation mission sets prior to their upcoming deployment. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)
CERTEX: VBSS
AT SEA, Pacific Ocean (September 12, 2016) - Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit board a simulated enemy vessel during a Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure mission conducted off the coast of San Clemente Island, California, as part of the MEU’s Certification Exercise, Sept. 12, 2016. CERTEX is the final exercise in the MEU’s pre-deployment training cycle, in which they are evaluated in amphibious operation mission sets prior to their upcoming deployment. (US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, California (September 16, 2016) – A Marine with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, finds his bearing following a helicopter insertion into Fort Hunter Liggett, California, prior to conducting a raid held during the 11th MEU’s Certification Exercise, September 16, 2016. As part of the long-range raid, the BLT launched from the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) off the coast of Southern California and flew more than 225 miles to the objective area. The Marines conducted a 10-mile night movement to position themselves for the assault on the enemy forces, clearing the twon of any “role playing” militants (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)
CERTEX: Long Range Raid
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, California (September 16, 2016) – A Marine with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Bn., 4th Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, finds his bearing following a helicopter insertion into Fort Hunter Liggett, California, prior to conducting a raid held during the 11th MEU’s Certification Exercise, September 16, 2016. As part of the long-range raid, the BLT launched from the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) off the coast of Southern California and flew more than 225 miles to the objective area. The Marines conducted a 10-mile night movement to position themselves for the assault on the enemy forces, clearing the twon of any “role playing” militants (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans/Released)
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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    11th MEU Contact Information

    11th MEU Company Duty Office:

    760-815-3619

    11th MEU Command Chaplain:

    760-763-3832 (office)
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    11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
    P.O. Box 555361
    Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5361

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