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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 mechanics ensure success during combat operations in Afghanistan Marine mechanics ensure success during combat operations in Afghanistan

By | August 01, 2014

The ground assault force is a crucial element during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. To ensure the force’s vehicles can move to and from objectives, which can entail a life or death situation, motor transportation mechanics are relied on to keep each vehicle properly functioning at all times. From sunrise until sunset, the    MORE
PRESS RELEASE #14-009 LSE-14

By | July 31, 2014

United States and Canadian military forces are scheduled to participate in a Large Scale Exercise (LSE-14) from 8-14 August 2014 aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.  As a 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (I MEB) led bilateral training exercise, LSE-14 is designed to develop U.S. and Canadian military force crisis  MORE
Water technicians keep Camp Dwyer afloat Water technicians keep Camp Dwyer afloat

By | July 31, 2014

For service members deployed to the middle of a desert in Helmand province, Afghanistan, water is a valuable commodity. Troops depend on water for hydration, food preparation, showering and keeping vehicles and gear clean. A small team of eight water support technician Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 1 and Combat Logistics Battalion 7 are  MORE
Eid al-Fitr ceremony held aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Eid al-Fitr ceremony held aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

By | July 31, 2014

Coalition service members and civilian contractors came together during an Eid al-Fitr ceremony held aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 28, 2014. The ceremony marked the end of Ramadan, which is a monthlong holiday that millions of Muslims observe each year by fasting from morning to evening. During the fasting period,    MORE
Marines, sailors with Charley Company ensure Camp Dwyer's safety in Helmand province Marines, sailors with Charley Company ensure Camp Dwyer’s safety in Helmand province

By | July 31, 2014

Improvised explosive devices and small arms fire from insurgents remain a threat to units patrolling in Helmand province. Marines with Charley 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 been  MORE
Colorado Springs Marine proud to serve twice during Afghan drawdown Colorado Springs Marine proud to serve twice during Afghan drawdown

By | July 28, 2014

During America’s longest war, many newly-minted Marines’ have wished for an opportunity to dirty their boots in Afghanistan. In the past year, however, deployments to Helmand have slowed and the remaining forces are focused on the redeployment and retrograde effort, while others continue to advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.    MORE
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
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