I MEF Headquarters Group

 

I MEF Headquarters Group

150831-N-GZ228-040 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 31, 2015) An Air Department Sailor signals to an MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently underway off the coast of southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15).  DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Monford/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015
150831-N-GZ228-040 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 31, 2015) An Air Department Sailor signals to an MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently underway off the coast of southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Monford/Released)
Marines and sailors aboard the USS Boxer depart from Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 31, 2015, during the start of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Loading up, shipping out: Marines, sailors, partner nations begin Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015
Marines and sailors aboard the USS Boxer depart from Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 31, 2015, during the start of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
150901-N-GM561-129 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2015) Major Toshinori Ushio, attached to the Japanese Self Defense Force, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Haruyan Irabuchi, attached to the Japanese Mine Warfare Force, work together aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a meeting. Boxer is currently underway off the coast of Southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15).  DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Veronica Mammina/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015
150901-N-GM561-129 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2015) Major Toshinori Ushio, attached to the Japanese Self Defense Force, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Haruyan Irabuchi, attached to the Japanese Mine Warfare Force, work together aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a meeting. Boxer is currently underway off the coast of Southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Veronica Mammina/Released)
150901-N-GM561-134 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2015) Maj. Toshinori Ushio, attached to the Japanese Self Defense Force, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Haruyan Irabuchi, attached to the Japanese Mine Warfare Force, work together aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a meeting. Boxer is currently underway off the coast of Southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15).  DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Veronica Mammina/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015
150901-N-GM561-134 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 1, 2015) Maj. Toshinori Ushio, attached to the Japanese Self Defense Force, left, and Lt. Cmdr. Haruyan Irabuchi, attached to the Japanese Mine Warfare Force, work together aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a meeting. Boxer is currently underway off the coast of Southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Veronica Mammina/Released)
150901-N-WK391-003 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 01, 2015) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Laura Olague (left), Quartermaster 3rd Class Jenna Clevinger (center) and Quartermaster 3rd Class Angelica Darden (right) stand watch aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Cyr/Released)
USS New Orleans participates in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015
150901-N-WK391-003 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 01, 2015) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Laura Olague (left), Quartermaster 3rd Class Jenna Clevinger (center) and Quartermaster 3rd Class Angelica Darden (right) stand watch aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Cyr/Released)
150901-N-WK391-016 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 01, 2015) Ensign Thomas Schofer takes bearing on the bridge of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Cyr/Released)
USS New Orleans participates in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015
150901-N-WK391-016 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 01, 2015) Ensign Thomas Schofer takes bearing on the bridge of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Cyr/Released)
150901-N-WK391-035 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 01, 2015) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Taiese Gaono tracks a course on the chart board aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Cyr/Released)
USS New Orleans participates in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015
150901-N-WK391-035 PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 01, 2015) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Taiese Gaono tracks a course on the chart board aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in operations expected of an amphibious task force while also building U.S. and coalition operational interoperability. The exercise will test staffs in the planning and execution of amphibious operations in a series of live training events at sea and ashore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Cyr/Released)
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Stokes, a damage control specialist, gives a safety brief to the Marines of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment aboard the USS Somerset at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 30, 2015. The battalion is participating in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Loading up, shipping out: Marines, sailors, partner nations begin Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Stokes, a damage control specialist, gives a safety brief to the Marines of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment aboard the USS Somerset at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 30, 2015. The battalion is participating in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, prepare to load on the USS Somerset at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 30, 2015. The battalion is participating in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Loading up, shipping out: Marines, sailors, partner nations begin Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015
Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, prepare to load on the USS Somerset at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 30, 2015. The battalion is participating in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Japanese Ship LST Kunisaki departs from Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 31, 2015, during the start of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand
Loading up, shipping out: Marines, sailors, partner nations begin Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015
Japanese Ship LST Kunisaki departs from Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 31, 2015, during the start of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JDS Hyuga departs from Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 31, 2015, during the start of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
Loading up, shipping out: Marines, sailors, partner nations begin Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JDS Hyuga departs from Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 31, 2015, during the start of Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015. Dawn Blitz is a multinational training exercise designed to enhance Expeditionary Strike Group Three and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade’s ability to conduct sea-basing operations, amphibious landings, and command and control capabilities alongside Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
150831-N-GZ228-007 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 31, 2015) Air Department Sailors signal to an MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently underway off the coast of southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15).  DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Monford/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015
150831-N-GZ228-007 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 31, 2015) Air Department Sailors signal to an MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently underway off the coast of southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Monford/Released)
150831-N-GZ228-014 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 31, 2015) Air Department Sailors signal to an MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently underway off the coast of southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15).  DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Monford/Released)
Dawn Blitz 2015
150831-N-GZ228-014 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 31, 2015) Air Department Sailors signal to an MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, as it prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is currently underway off the coast of southern California participating in Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB-15). DB-15 is a multinational training exercise being conducted by Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (1st MEB) to build U.S., Japan, Mexico and New Zealand’s amphibious, and command and control capabilities through live, simulated, and constructive military training activities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Monford/Released)
Mission
I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Headquarters Group (I MHG) provides administrative, training, and logistical support while in CONUS and forward deployed to the I MEF and I MEB Command Elements. Additionally, function as Higher Headquarters for the four Major Subordinate Elements in order to allow I MEF CE to execute warfighting functions in support of service and COCOM initiatives as required.
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