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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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First in, last out: Sailor serves with Marine units making history in Afghanistan First in, last out: Sailor serves with Marine units making history in Afghanistan

By | August 22, 2014

A day that many remember and few will ever forget – the day four planes were hijacked and America was attacked. It was a day that would change the lives of thousands of Americans, on that day and for many years to come.  Born May 13, 1977, Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Spaulding’s life-long dream was to enlist into the Navy as a medical corpsman.  MORE
Supply Marines with Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan retrograde excess gear aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Supply Marines with Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan retrograde excess gear aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

By | August 22, 2014

As Marines prepare to shift full security responsibility in Helmand province to Afghan National Security Forces by the end of 2014, they are also concentrating on getting all of their gear and equipment out of Afghanistan.  Nine Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan Marines consisting of one supply officer, one supply chief, four supply    MORE
ANA opens new trauma center, brings improved medical capabilities to Helmand province ANA opens new trauma center, brings improved medical capabilities to Helmand province

By | August 22, 2014

The Afghan National Army’s Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Mussa Wardak visited Camp Shorabak to celebrate the opening of the Afghan Army’s newest medical facility, Aug. 21.  Maj. Gen. Wardak along with Maj. Gen. Sayed Malouk, the commander of the 215th Corps, ANA, and Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, the commander of Regional Command (Southwest), cut the    MORE
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct retrograde operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 conduct retrograde operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan

By | August 22, 2014

As the U.S. footprint throughout Afghanistan begins to shrink, the extra gear and equipment needs to be retrograded back to the States by a unit capable of moving large items in a timely fashion. For Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, it is their mission.  Service members with CLB-1 conducted a retrograde operation aboard MORE
New Jersey Marine accounts for millions during Afghanistan drawdown New Jersey Marine accounts for millions during Afghanistan drawdown

By | August 22, 2014

Making sense of a military’s budget in a war zone is no easy task. Corporal Jesus O. Maldonado, 30, a native of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and financial management resource analyst with Regional Command (Southwest), takes these matters seriously.  Maldonado deployed to Afghanistan during Jan. 2014, with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, MORE
Minnesota Marine is a heavy lifter during Helmand drawdown Minnesota Marine is a heavy lifter during Helmand drawdown

By | August 22, 2014

During the final year of operations in Helmand province, U.S. forces with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan, Regional Command (Southwest), are hard at work. While some security force assistance advisors continue to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces, others are focused on ensuring the retrograde mission is met    MORE
Hawaii Marine instills 'Ohana' family spirit during Afghanistan deployment Hawaii Marine instills ‘Ohana’ family spirit during Afghanistan deployment

By | August 22, 2014

For 20 year-old Marine Sgt. Victor Farinas “Ohana,” or family, is everything.  The Aiea, Hawaii, native deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan during Feb. 2014 with 1st Marine Regiment, the last Marine regiment to serve in Afghanistan during the Operation Enduring Freedom campaign and past 13 years of war. On Aug. 15, 2014, 1st Marines cased    MORE
ISAF medical advisors laud Afghan National Security Forces in Helmand province

By | August 22, 2014

The Taliban announced the start of the 2014 fighting season May 12, 2014, and their campaign sought to disrupt the transfer of power during the presidential elections and incite violence against the Afghan National Security Forces. During June, fighting increased across northern Helmand province, challenging the ANSF as International Security  MORE
Marines with Weapons Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines with Weapons Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan

By | August 22, 2014

Enemy insurgents continue to operate in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in the area surrounding Camps Bastion and Leatherneck. In order to mitigate this threat, patrols are conducted to clear the surrounding area of all suspicious individuals and threats.  Marines with 1st Platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, conducted a    MORE
Navy-Marine Corps team takes on CLS aboard USS America

By | August 22, 2014

The pressure was on as Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South and the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) came together to complete the ship’s first integrated combat lifesaver course, Aug. 21. The course consisted of three days of classroom instruction where Marines and Sailors learned basic  MORE
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