Marines come home - Families and friends of Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), await their loved ones at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 25, 2019. VMM-163 supported the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit during routine operations as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
the commanding officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), cuts a cake during a 244th Marine Corps birthday celebration - 191110-M-EC058-1038 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2019) U.S. Marine Corps Col. Fridrik Fridriksson, the commanding officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), cuts a cake during a 244th Marine Corps birthday celebration aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are conducting routine operations as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)
U.S. Marines and Philippine Marines with the 17th Marine Corps Field Artillery Battalion, pose for a group photo - U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Philippine Marines with the 17th Marine Corps Field Artillery Battalion, pose for a group photo at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, Philippines, during exercise KAMANDAG 3, Oct. 13, 2019. KAMANDAG helps participating forces maintain a high level of readiness and responsiveness, and enhances combined military-to-military relations, interoperability, and multinational coordination. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
Marine provides security - 191003-M-EC058-1602 Kota Belud Range Complex, MALAYSIA (Oct. 3, 2019) A U.S. Marine with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security during a patrolling exercise. Malaysian Armed Forces were joined by U.S. Marines and Sailors for exercise Tiger Strike 2019 where both forces participated in jungle survival, amphibious assault, aerial raids, and combat service support training and cultural exchanges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)
Rory Farrell’s family accepts award. - On his behalf, Rory Farrell’s family accepted the U.S. Department of the Interior Citizen’s Award for Bravery Sept. 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Pictured from left to right, Candace Farrell, Megin Farrell, Secretary of the Department of Interior David L. Bernhardt, and Alexandra McGrath. (Courtesy photo)
Marines preform live-fire exercise. - 190601-M-ET529-0164 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 1, 2019) U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Service Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a battle sight zero range aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26). The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies, and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Israel Chincio)
155mm howitzer fires at night. - 190903-M-HB658-1325 WADI SHADIYA, Jordan (Sept. 3, 2019) U.S. Marines with Alpha Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire an M777 towed 155mm howitzer during exercise Eager Lion 2019. Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command's largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain and strengthen military-to-military relationships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Donald Holbert)
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GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 15, 2019) Assault Amphibious Vehicles assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) cruise towards land after exiting the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Harpers Ferry is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th MEU and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Keypher Strombeck)
Colonel Tom Siverts is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1989. He achieved a commission as a Second Lieutenant through the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program following his graduation from the University of Virginia in May 1999.
Upon graduating The Basic School in July 2004, LtCol Youngberg reported to flight school in Pensacola, Florida, designated a Naval Aviator in March 2006 and reported to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303 for replacement aircrew training in the AH-1W. Following OEF in 2010, LtCol Youngberg was awarded the 2010 MCAA Alfred A. Cunningham Award for Marine Corps Aviator of the Year.
Sergeant Major DeBarr enlisted in the Marine Corps and reported to MCRD San Diego, CA, for recruit training in October 1994.