I Marine Expeditionary Force

 

I Marine Expeditionary Force

In Every Clime and Place

Mission

I MEF provides the Marine Corps a globally responsive, expeditionary, and fully scalable Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), capable of generating, deploying, and employing ready forces and formations for crisis response, forward presence, major combat operations, and campaigns.

 

I MEF Videos
    Staff Sgt. Cromwell Downs, vehicle maintenance chief, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, explains the capabilities of the assault amphibious vehicle to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency scientists on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 5. 2016. DARPA assists the Marine Corps in improving technology and medicine to overcome challenges on future battlefields.
    Defense Advance Research Project Agency
    Staff Sgt. Cromwell Downs, vehicle maintenance chief, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, explains the capabilities of the assault amphibious vehicle to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency scientists on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 5. 2016. DARPA assists the Marine Corps in improving technology and medicine to overcome challenges on future battlefields.
    Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MHG 241st Birthday Moto Run
    Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force prepare for a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MHG 241st Birthday Moto Run
    Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force prepare for a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Col. Roberta Shea, commanding officer, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and Sgt. Maj. David Wilson, sergeant major, I MHG, lead Marines in a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The run is a tradition that is conducted every year prior to the I MEF and I MHG Birthday Ball held later in the evening. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MHG 241st Birthday Moto Run
    Col. Roberta Shea, commanding officer, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and Sgt. Maj. David Wilson, sergeant major, I MHG, lead Marines in a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The run is a tradition that is conducted every year prior to the I MEF and I MHG Birthday Ball held later in the evening. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MHG 241st Birthday Moto Run
    Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force conduct a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Col. Roberta Shea, commanding officer, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and Sgt. Maj. David Wilson, sergeant major, I MHG, address Marines and Sailors after a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MHG 241st Birthday Moto Run
    Col. Roberta Shea, commanding officer, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and Sgt. Maj. David Wilson, sergeant major, I MHG, address Marines and Sailors after a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force warm up for a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MHG 241st Birthday Moto Run
    Marines and Sailors with I Marine Expeditionary Force warm up for a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The motivational run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Marines and military working dogs with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group prepare for a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MHG 241st Birthday Moto Run
    Marines and military working dogs with I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group prepare for a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Marines with the I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group bear their unit’s standards after a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MHG 241st Birthday Moto Run
    Marines with the I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group bear their unit’s standards after a motivational run at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. The run was done in celebration of the 241st birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On Nov. 1, 1921, General John A. Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, directed that Marines throughout the globe would celebrate their traditions on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Navy Lieutenant Kayla Tawoda (center), an air-naval gunfire liaison officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force command element, is awarded first place in the 2016 International Natural Bodybuilding Association Team USA Professional-Amateur competition. Bodybuilding is a disciplined and regimented process of physical conditioning that requires an extreme level of dedication. Tawoda said, “My military core values translated really well into bodybuilding. There’s so much discipline and willpower involved.” (Courtesy Photo)
    Bodybuilding: shaping a competitive spirit
    Navy Lieutenant Kayla Tawoda (center), an air-naval gunfire liaison officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force command element, is awarded first place in the 2016 International Natural Bodybuilding Association Team USA Professional-Amateur competition. Bodybuilding is a disciplined and regimented process of physical conditioning that requires an extreme level of dedication. Tawoda said, “My military core values translated really well into bodybuilding. There’s so much discipline and willpower involved.” (Courtesy Photo)
    Navy Lieutenant Kayla Tawoda (center), an air-naval gunfire liaison officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force command element, is awarded first place in the 2016 International Natural Bodybuilding Association Team USA Professional-Amateur competition. Bodybuilding is a disciplined and regimented 

process of physical conditioning that requires an extreme level of dedication. Tawoda said, “My military core values translated really well into bodybuilding. There’s so much discipline and willpower involved.” (Courtesy Photo)
    Bodybuilding: shaping a competitive spirit
    Navy Lieutenant Kayla Tawoda (center), an air-naval gunfire liaison officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force command element, is awarded first place in the 2016 International Natural Bodybuilding Association Team USA Professional-Amateur competition. Bodybuilding is a disciplined and regimented process of physical conditioning that requires an extreme level of dedication. Tawoda said, “My military core values translated really well into bodybuilding. There’s so much discipline and willpower involved.” (Courtesy Photo)
    Graduates of the first Force Fitness Instructor Course pose at their graduation at the Force Fitness Readiness Center on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Vir, Nov. 4, 2016. The graduates will now return to their respective units and apply all that they’ve learned over the five-week course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacky A. Fang/RELEASED)
    Force Fitness Instructors ready to hit the ground running
    Graduates of the first Force Fitness Instructor Course pose at their graduation at the Force Fitness Readiness Center on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Vir, Nov. 4, 2016. The graduates will now return to their respective units and apply all that they’ve learned over the five-week course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacky A. Fang/RELEASED)
    Major Gen. James W. Lukeman, the commanding general of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command, addresses the audience of the first Force Fitness Instructor Course aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Nov. 4, 2016. The graduates will now return to their respective units and apply all that they’ve learned over the five-week course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacky A. Fang/RELEASED)
    Force Fitness Instructors ready to hit the ground running
    Major Gen. James W. Lukeman, the commanding general of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command, addresses the audience of the first Force Fitness Instructor Course aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Nov. 4, 2016. The graduates will now return to their respective units and apply all that they’ve learned over the five-week course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacky A. Fang/RELEASED)
    Master Sgt. Scott Dunn, public affairs chief, I Marine Expeditionary Force and his son help celebrate “Trunk or Treat,” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event was hosted by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MEF Headquarters Group Trunk or Treat
    Master Sgt. Scott Dunn, public affairs chief, I Marine Expeditionary Force and his son help celebrate “Trunk or Treat,” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event was hosted by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Sgt. Maj. David Wilson, sergeant major, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, strikes a pose with his dog, Limo, for “Trunk or Treat,” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MEF Headquarters Group Trunk or Treat
    Sgt. Maj. David Wilson, sergeant major, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, strikes a pose with his dog, Limo, for “Trunk or Treat,” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Capt. Brian Moeller, commanding officer, Headquarters Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, donned the stars and stripes during “Trunk or Treat” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MEF Headquarters Group Trunk or Treat
    Capt. Brian Moeller, commanding officer, Headquarters Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, donned the stars and stripes during “Trunk or Treat” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Families participate in “Trunk or Treat” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event was hosted by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MEF Headquarters Group Trunk or Treat
    Families participate in “Trunk or Treat” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event was hosted by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    The force was with Col. Roberta Shea, commanding officer, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and her pooches as she and other Marines celebrated “Trunk or Treat” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MEF Headquarters Group Trunk or Treat
    The force was with Col. Roberta Shea, commanding officer, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and her pooches as she and other Marines celebrated “Trunk or Treat” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    1st Lt. Malia Haselton, executive officer, Headquarters Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and Master Sgt. Jason Black, operations chief, I MHG, prepare food during “Trunk or Treat,” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MEF Headquarters Group Trunk or Treat
    1st Lt. Malia Haselton, executive officer, Headquarters Company, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and Master Sgt. Jason Black, operations chief, I MHG, prepare food during “Trunk or Treat,” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Marines and their families participate in “Trunk or Treat” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event was hosted by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    I MEF Headquarters Group Trunk or Treat
    Marines and their families participate in “Trunk or Treat” at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016. The event was hosted by I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, and included trick or treating, games, a costume contest, and a free movie showing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Robert Bliss)
    Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Woodrow Jackson, a military police Marine with Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, provides security with French forces during urban operations training in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept. 23, 2016. American and French forces worked together to build partnership and learn from each other’s tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer)
    Koa Moana: Marines and French forces conduct MOUT
    Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Woodrow Jackson, a military police Marine with Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, provides security with French forces during urban operations training in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept. 23, 2016. American and French forces worked together to build partnership and learn from each other’s tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer)
    TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Walters, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, prepares to enter a room with French forces during urban operations training in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept. 23, 2016. American and French forces worked together to build partnership and learn from each other’s tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer)
    Koa Moana: Marines and French forces conduct MOUT
    TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Walters, a combat engineer with Combat Engineer Platoon, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, prepares to enter a room with French forces during urban operations training in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept. 23, 2016. American and French forces worked together to build partnership and learn from each other’s tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer)
    Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Ryan Kalata, an embark chief with Headquarters Company, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, works with French forces during urban operations training in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept. 23, 2016. American and French forces worked together to build partnership and learn from each other’s tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer)
    Koa Moana: Marines and French forces conduct MOUT
    Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Ryan Kalata, an embark chief with Headquarters Company, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, works with French forces during urban operations training in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept. 23, 2016. American and French forces worked together to build partnership and learn from each other’s tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer)
    TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Woodrow Jackson, a military police Marine with Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, enters a room with French forces during urban operations training in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept. 23, 2016. American and French forces worked together to build partnership and learn from each other’s tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer)
    Koa Moana: Marines and French forces conduct MOUT
    TARAVAO, Tahiti – U.S. Marine Cpl. Woodrow Jackson, a military police Marine with Law Enforcement Detachment, Task Forces Koa Moana 16-4, enters a room with French forces during urban operations training in Taravao, Tahiti, Sept. 23, 2016. American and French forces worked together to build partnership and learn from each other’s tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer)
    Citizens of Los Angeles and surrounding communities learn about Marine Corps equipment and capabilities during an exhibition of static displays at L.A. Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Community Meets Marines, Learn About Capabilities During L.A. Fleet Week
    Citizens of Los Angeles and surrounding communities learn about Marine Corps equipment and capabilities during an exhibition of static displays at L.A. Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    U.S. Marine Cpl. Jacob Kikta, machine gunner with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, teaches children about the MK-19 Grenade Launcher, during a static display demonstration at Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Community Meets Marines, Learn About Capabilities During L.A. Fleet Week
    U.S. Marine Cpl. Jacob Kikta, machine gunner with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, teaches children about the MK-19 Grenade Launcher, during a static display demonstration at Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Hanley, squadron gunnery sergeant for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, meets and greets members of the Los Angeles community and surrounding areas during a static display demonstration at Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Community Meets Marines, Learn About Capabilities During L.A. Fleet Week
    U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Hanley, squadron gunnery sergeant for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, meets and greets members of the Los Angeles community and surrounding areas during a static display demonstration at Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    U.S. Marine Cpl. Cory Mersino, a rifleman with Scout Sniper Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, teaches children about his ghillie suit, during a demonstration as part of Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Community Meets Marines, Learn About Capabilities During L.A. Fleet Week
    U.S. Marine Cpl. Cory Mersino, a rifleman with Scout Sniper Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, teaches children about his ghillie suit, during a demonstration as part of Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    U.S. Marine Sgt. Craig Matz, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with 1st EOD Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, shows a Los Angeles boy how to operate an iRobot 510 Packbot during a demonstration as part of Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Community Meets Marines, Learn About Capabilities During L.A. Fleet Week
    U.S. Marine Sgt. Craig Matz, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with 1st EOD Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, shows a Los Angeles boy how to operate an iRobot 510 Packbot during a demonstration as part of Los Angeles Fleet Week in San Pedro, Calif., Sept. 4, 2016. L.A. Fleet Week is an event designed to showcase the capabilities of the Navy-Marine Corps team to L.A. residents, and an opportunity for members of the sea services to meet and thank the community for its support. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    U.S. Navy Interior Communications Electrician  2nd Class Dominique Ferbos, with USS America (LHA 6), works in a garden during a volunteer event for the United States Veterans Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless veterans, Sept. 2, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif.  Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, visited the facility where hundreds of homeless veterans live and receive assistance and care. The visit was one of many community service projects that took place during the first Los Angeles Fleet Week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Sea Service Members Roll Up Sleeves to Help Vets
    U.S. Navy Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Dominique Ferbos, with USS America (LHA 6), works in a garden during a volunteer event for the United States Veterans Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless veterans, Sept. 2, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif. Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, visited the facility where hundreds of homeless veterans live and receive assistance and care. The visit was one of many community service projects that took place during the first Los Angeles Fleet Week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Sailors with USS America (LHA 6) work in a garden during a volunteer event for the United States Veterans Initiative, a nonprofit organization that assists homeless veterans, Sept. 2, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif. Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, visited the facility where hundreds of homeless veterans live and receive assistance and care. The visit was one of many community service projects that took place during the first Los Angeles Fleet Week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Sea Service Members Roll Up Sleeves to Help Vets
    Sailors with USS America (LHA 6) work in a garden during a volunteer event for the United States Veterans Initiative, a nonprofit organization that assists homeless veterans, Sept. 2, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif. Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, visited the facility where hundreds of homeless veterans live and receive assistance and care. The visit was one of many community service projects that took place during the first Los Angeles Fleet Week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Lance Cpl. Jason Reed, an administration specialist with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, helps clean living facilities at the United States Veterans Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless veterans, Sept. 2, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif. Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, visited the facility where hundreds of homeless veterans live and receive assistance and care. The visit was one of many community service projects that took place during the first Los Angeles Fleet Week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    Sea Service Members Roll Up Sleeves to Help Vets
    Lance Cpl. Jason Reed, an administration specialist with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, helps clean living facilities at the United States Veterans Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless veterans, Sept. 2, 2016, in Long Beach, Calif. Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, visited the facility where hundreds of homeless veterans live and receive assistance and care. The visit was one of many community service projects that took place during the first Los Angeles Fleet Week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rick Hurtado)
    A Marine with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, attached to 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division prepares to fire the M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss)
    Going down range with artillery
    A Marine with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, attached to 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division prepares to fire the M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pvt. Robert Bliss)
    Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division pose in front of a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Going down range with artillery
    Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division pose in front of a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division prepare to fire a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Going down range with artillery
    Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division prepare to fire a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Cpl. Tyler Rafter, a field artillery cannoneer, with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division, reports orders to Marines operating a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Going down range with artillery
    Cpl. Tyler Rafter, a field artillery cannoneer, with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division, reports orders to Marines operating a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division load amunition into a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Going down range with artillery
    Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division load amunition into a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division set up a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
    Going down range with artillery
    Marines with Battery I, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment attached to 1st Battalion Regiment, 11th Marine Division set up a M777A2 Howitzer during Large Scale Exercise 2016 at Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016. LSE-16 simulates the planning, deployment and combat operations of a cohesive, combat-ready team consisting of more than 50,000 military members with I Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abbey Perria)
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