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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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Marine reconnects with Trinidadian roots Marine reconnects with Trinidadian roots

By | July 28, 2014

A Marine raised in a Trinidadian household, will reconnect with his heritage when he meets distinguished guests from Trinidad and Tobago during their visit aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), July 25.  Staff Sgt. Steven Superville, a communications chief with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South, expressed  MORE
USS America receives distinguished guests in Cartagena

By | July 28, 2014

Marines and Sailors on the flight deck of the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) moved to their positions as an MV-22 Osprey carrying U.S. and Colombian distinguished guests came in for a landing, July 17. Marines and Sailors rendered honors as the guests exited the aircraft welcoming with handshakes and smiles as they entered the  MORE
SPMAGTF-South Marines visit Colombia SPMAGTF-South Marines visit Colombia

By | July 28, 2014

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South took their first step onto Colombian soil, July 16, after shuffling off an MV-22 carrying packs weighing more than 80 pounds. They were greeted by Colombian Marines with handshakes and smiles, eager to build a long lasting relationship.  Approximately 40 Marines and Sailors with    MORE
MCPON Visits Sailors Aboard Camp Pendleton MCPON visits sailors aboard Camp Pendleton

By | July 25, 2014

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens, visited sailors aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 18, 2014. During his visit Stevens took open questions from sailors to address their concerns.  Stevens said he wanted to ensure the sailors aboard Camp Pendleton know that they are appreciated and never forgotten.  “The  MORE
Jordanian Army ends mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines, sailors with Charlie Company ensure Camp Dwyer’s safety in Helmand province

By | July 25, 2014

Improvised explosive devices and small arms fire from insurgents remain a threat to units patrolling in Helmand province.  Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted an operation near commonly traveled routes near Camp Dwyer and the surrounding area in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 19-20.  Insurgents have MORE
Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe Turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 keep convoy safe

By | July 23, 2014

While most aboard Camp Leatherneck were eating breakfast as the early morning sun began burning the earth in a golden heat wave, turret gunners of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were already mounting .50 caliber and M240B machine guns inside the turrets of their vehicles, preparing for one of the battalion’s last missions, July 14.  The gunners and  MORE
VMGR-352 lights up night sky for battlefield illumination mission VMGR-352 lights up night sky for battlefield illumination mission

By | July 22, 2014

A six-man air crew with Marine Aerial Refueling Transportation Squadron 352 prepared their KC-130J Hercules for a battlefield illumination mission over Helmand province, July 18.  The squadron conducts various types of missions throughout Helmand province, including battlefield illumination missions that light up areas in support of coalition    MORE
Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps visits Marines, sailors in Afghanistan Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps visits Marines, sailors in Afghanistan

By | July 21, 2014

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John M. Paxton Jr. held a town hall meeting for Marines and sailors aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 18, 2014.  The town hall meeting began with Paxton expressing his gratitude to service members for their service and sacrifice to the country and the Corps.  “There are three  MORE
Working dog, handler prove useful in Afghanistan Working dog, handler prove useful in Afghanistan

By | July 21, 2014

Improvised explosive devices remain a major threat to Marines conducting security patrols in Helmand province.  To help mitigate the threat, working-dog handlers and IED detection dogs are used to find possible IEDs before Marines get too close.  “I use Vito to search anything from roads and open areas to vehicles and buildings for IEDs or    MORE
Marines and British Commandos assault Infantry Immersion Trainer

By Lance Cpl. Seth Starr | July 21, 2014

Marines from Supporting Arms Liaison Team B, 1st Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company and commandos from the British Armed Forces conducted a joint proficiency exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July, 17.  The purpose of the event was to enhance the skill set and operational capability of the British forces by passing on MORE
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