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When directed, I MEF deploys and is employed as a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in support of Combatant Commander (COCOM) requirements for contingency response or Major Theater War; with appropriate augmentation, serves as the core element of a Joint Task Force (JTF); prepares and deploys combat ready MAGTF’s to support COCOM presence and crisis response; and supports service and COCOM initiatives as required.

 

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CLB-7 Marines, Afghan soldiers prepare to conduct communication electronics maintenance course CLB-7 Marines, Afghan soldiers prepare to conduct communication electronics maintenance course

By | April 15, 2014

Afghan National Army soldiers with the 215th Corps visited Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 6, to review the training curriculum for the upcoming Communication Electronics Maintenance Course.  The training is a 10-day course to establish the communication maintenance process, the fundamentals of  MORE
Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 transfers authority to MWSS-274 as last wing support unit in Afghanistan Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 transfers authority to MWSS-274 as last wing support unit in Afghanistan

By | April 15, 2014

It was a cool and bright sunny morning as Marines and sailors with Marine Wing Support Squadrons 372 and 274 gathered for a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 7.  During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Sean C. Killeen, commanding officer, MWSS-274 assumed command from Lt. Col. Maura M. Hennigan,    MORE
Harlingen, Texas, native serves second combat deployment in Sangin, Afghanistan Harlingen, Texas, native serves second combat deployment in Sangin, Afghanistan

By | April 09, 2014

Four years ago, Sgt. Troy Garza, then a fire team leader with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan. By the end of the deployment, his platoon was rendered nearly combat ineffective due to the number of casualties they sustained.  With fearsome prior experience, Garza returned to Sangin during March 2014 and is    MORE
Marine NCO discusses mission, sets example for junior Marines Marine NCO discusses mission, sets example for junior Marines

By | April 09, 2014

General Bernard Montgomery once said, “My own definition of leadership is this: the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.”  While many people may have their own definitions of leadership, Montgomery describes a particular Marine noncommissioned officer serving with Marine    MORE
2/4 Marines, families honor fallen Ramadi Marines during 10-year anniversary ceremony

By | April 09, 2014

Marines, veterans and their families gathered at the 5th Marine Regiment Memorial Garden to pay their respects to the Marines of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Battle of Ramadi. Not a dry eye could be found among the crowd as Marines laid Purple Heart Medals on top of the Operation Iraqi  MORE
Urban Combat Training Divisions Schools familiarizes Marines with urban combat techniques

By | April 09, 2014

The sun glared down on the field as Marines moved into position around the makeshift house as the wind covered the sound of their movement. As they held their positions and waited to conduct the raid, two enemy soldiers waited inside the house, holding a hostage. The Marines raised their weapons and prepared for a raid their instructors wouldn’t  MORE
“Magnificent Bastards” Re-familiarize themselves with infantry tactics

By | April 09, 2014

The sound of mortars echoed through the air as Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine regiment, maneuvered through the dry, rocky creek bed. Machine guns rained suppressive fire down on the opposing hill in an effort to give the riflemen necessary cover.  For the next three days riflemen, assault men, machine-gunners and mortar-men    MORE
Corporals learn about joint special operations and irregular warfare Corporals learn about joint special operations and irregular warfare

By | April 08, 2014

Students of the 1st Intelligence Battalion’s Corporals Course received a professional military education session on joint special operations and irregular warfare from senior enlisted leaders from the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 4, 2014.  The classes are normally taught by regular    MORE
Afghan National Army soldiers put new learned skills to the test during final training exercise Afghan National Army soldiers put new learned skills to the test during final training exercise

By | April 08, 2014

Soldiers with 4th Tolay, 6th Kandak, 4th Brigade, Afghan National Army, conducted a final training exercise for a security training program with Regional Corps Battle School aboard Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, April 1.   The two-week training program teaches the soldiers medical treatment, communication, patrolling techniques, forward operating base  MORE
Afghan commander votes, Helmand Afghanistan holds successful, peaceful election in Helmand, Nimroz provinces

By | April 08, 2014

Afghanistan successfully held its third democratic election, April 5. Saturday’s vote marks the third time Afghans held a presidential election and the first time without current Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s name on the ballot since the overthrow of the Taliban.  President Karzai was chosen as the interim president during the 2002 Loya Jirga.  MORE
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