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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

'Pride of the Pacific'

Camp Pendleton, CA
11th MEU Photos
Reconnaissance Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), conduct a raid to extract a high value target during Realistic Urban Training in Reno, Nev., Nov. 14, 2018. The MRFs role in a MEU is to carry out raids against maritime objectives such as oil and gas platforms, ships as well as targets ashore. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Teutsch)
Sgt. Cade Allen, a UH-1Y Venom crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the ground below on a flight during Realistic Urban Training exercise at Naval Air Facility, El Centro, Calif., Nov. 12, 2018. Crew chiefs act as another set of eyes for pilots and are responsible for the overall well-being of the helicopter and its crew, particularly the operations conducted in the rear of the aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Adam Dublinske)
An Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) is detonated during a predeployment training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Nov. 11, 2018. Marines with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit used the APOBS to breach multiple concertina wire obstacles at the Combat Center’s Range 400. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)
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11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Japan Ground Self Defense Force Soldier aims down the sights of a Dragon Fire 120-Millimeter Heavy Mortar on San Clemente Island during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Feb. 2. Exercise Iron Fist brings together U.S. Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Soldiers from the JGSDF, Western Army Infantry Regiment, to improve their bilateral planning, communicating, and conducting of combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion prepares demolition cable to conduct a simulated roof breach while conducting Urban Explosive Demolitions training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 19. Exercise Iron Fist is an annual bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share technique, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Alejandre)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Japan Ground Self Defense Soldiers run a simulated casualty to the pick up zone during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 22. 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. Jacob A. Farbo)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force run to their next objective during a live fire and maneuver range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 18. Iron Fist is a five-week-long exercise between the United States Marine Corps and JGSDF focusing on advanced marksmanship, amphibious reconnaissance, fire and maneuver assaults, staff planning, logistical support, medical knowledge sharing, fire support operations, including mortars, artillery and close air support, and amphibious landing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown Jr.)