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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Sep 7, 2011

Sgt. Lucas E. Wallek stands aboard the amphibious assault ship Makin Island off Southern California's coast Sept 7. The machine-gun squad leader is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran currently serving with Company I, Battalion Landing Team 3/1. The battalion serves as the ground combat element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The unit is underway for a second exercise since becoming a complete Marine-air ground task force in May. The unit is scheduled to deploy this fall. Wallek, 27, is from Alice, Texas.

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