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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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Coalition forces enhance leadership skills during noncommissioned officer symposium Coalition forces enhance leadership skills during noncommissioned officer symposium

By | April 23, 2014

Multinational noncommissioned officers with Task Force Belleau Wood enhanced their leadership skills during a Coalition Committed and Engaged Leadership Symposium aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 20.  Task Force Belleau Wood is comprised of approximately 3,400 Marines as well as a multitude of NATO International Security Assistance MORE
Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province

By | April 23, 2014

As the majority of Camp Leatherneck’s residents were still asleep one typical Thursday morning, infantrymen with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reinforced with Afghan commandos, prepared to depart friendly lines, April 17.  Their two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest in an  MORE
1st Recon conducts HAHO training aboard Fort Lewis-McChord 1st Recon conducts HAHO training at Fort Lewis-McChord

By | April 22, 2014

Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, conducted a combat readiness exercise earlier this month at Fort Lewis-McChord, Wash.  The company performed the training to assess their ability to conduct reconnaissance and surveillance operations as they prepare to operate as a Maritime Raid Force with the 15th Marine Expeditionary    MORE
1/1 sharpens small unit leadership skills during squad tactics training 1/1 sharpens small unit leadership skills during squad tactics training

By | April 17, 2014

Dozens of Marines moved up the steep, rocky hill with their eyes wide and their heads on a swivel. As they edged closer to the top of the hill, small, green targets became faintly visible in the distance. The Marines dropped to the ground and began firing. Overtop sporadic bursts of machine-gun fire and the sharp cracks of M16’s, commands were    MORE
Marines hone leadership skills in the Division School's Urban Leaders Course Marines hone leadership skills in the Division Schools Urban Leader’s Course

By | April 17, 2014

The sun beat down on the Marines, already gasping from beneath their gas masks. Their bodies, wrapped in flak jackets and Kevlar helmets, were like tanks in armor trudging through the dirt roads and dark buildings of the Urban Operations town toward the objective. They moved with a sense of purpose, not stopping to catch their breath or raise a    MORE
“War Dogs” revise mortar skills

By | April 17, 2014

Explosions shook the valley as the Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, put mortars on target from hundreds of yards away.  The unit, nicknamed “War Dogs,” traveled from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., to conduct a live mortar fire exercise on the different types of terrain the base has  MORE
Leaving Nimroz, Combat Logistics Battalion 7 returns Marines, sailors, equipment to Camp Leatherneck Leaving Nimroz, Combat Logistics Battalion 7 returns Marines, sailors, equipment to Camp Leatherneck

By | April 17, 2014

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 were instrumental in returning more than 302,000 pounds of equipment and supplies as well as the last of the Marines and sailors of Security Force Assistance Advisor Team 4-215 back to Camp Leatherneck from Forward Operating Base Delaram II in Nimroz province, Afghanistan, April 7 and MORE
Las Vegas native gets his chance to fight war on terrorism Las Vegas native gets his chance to fight war on terrorism

By | April 17, 2014

Earned by few, envied by many, the title Marine appeals to individuals in several different ways. The prestige of the Marine Corps especially appealed to one individual when he enlisted at the age of 17.  “There are a lot of people who have given their lives for this country,” said Lance Cpl. Kyler Nielson, a rifleman and mine sweeper with Charley  MORE
Last U.S. Forces leave Nimroz province, Afghan National Army is ready to stand on their own Last U.S. Forces leave Nimroz province, Afghan National Army is ready to stand on their own

By | April 17, 2014

An estimated 7 million Afghans were able to successfully and peacefully vote in the recent Afghan national elections due to the security provided solely by Afghan National Security Forces.  The Afghan National Army and other ANSF pillars stood strong, ensuring a peaceful voting process for their fellow Afghans after years of training and advising  MORE
Under Secretary of Defense Visits Camp Pendleton Under Secretary of Defense Visits Camp Pendleton

By | April 17, 2014

Secretary Jessica L. (Garfola) Wright, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, visited Marines and Sailors aboard Camp Pendleton Calif., April 7.  Wright visited Camp Pendleton to familiarize herself with the Marine Corps and to meet with officials from I Marine Expeditionary Force and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.  Wright toured the  MORE
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