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Mission
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 MAGTFÍs to support COCOM presence and crisis response; and supports service and COCOM initiatives as required.
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Distinguished  visitors from El Salvador tour USS America Distinguished Visitors from El Salvador visit USS America

By | September 12, 2014

The sounds of MV-22 Osprey engines roared in the background as the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) welcomed distinguished visitors from El Salvador aboard for a key leader engagement Sept. 8. The key leader engagement consisted of a tour of the ship, a formal lunch with the ship’s command and a leadership conference. After MORE
Never Forget: RC(SW) holds remembrance ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Never Forget: RC(SW) holds remembrance ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan

By | September 11, 2014

Marines, sailors and coalition partners gathered at the Regional Command (Southwest) headquarters aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Several hundred service members gathered for a small ceremony during the morning hours, Sept. 11.  During the ceremony, a brief script was read aloud    MORE
Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visit Marines, sailors in Helmand for final time Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visit Marines, sailors in Helmand for final time

By | September 09, 2014

General James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visited Marines and sailors aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Sept. 6. The commandant visited the troops currently serving with Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan for his final time before    MORE
SPMAGTF-South conducts final TSC with Peruvian Marine Corps

By | September 08, 2014

Clouds of sand filled the air as two MV-22 Ospreys descended to insert Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South for their final theater security cooperation event Aug. 30.  In Peru, the Marines and Sailors primarily focused on bi-lateral exchanges in military tactics and participated in a sporting event with MORE
Marines, Sailors host reception for distinguished guests in Peru USS America makes final port visit in Peru

By | September 08, 2014

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) anchored off of the coast of Peru for the final port visit of the ship's maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas,” Aug. 31.   During the port visit, Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South conducted a theater security cooperation event ashore with the Peruvian    MORE
Brig. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet takes command of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade Malavet takes command of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade

By | September 02, 2014

Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade welcomed aboard their new commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet, during a change of command ceremony August 29, 2014.  The mission of 1st MEB is to composite and deploy as a Marine Air Ground Task Force in support of combatant commander requirements for contingency response and  MORE
Sea Knights complete Partnership of the Americas, land aboard USS America HMM-364 completes POA, lands aboard USS America

By | September 01, 2014

U.S. Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 landed aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Aug. 24. The CH-46s boarded America after completing their participation in the multi-lateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise Partnership of the Americas 2014.  The    MORE
SPMAGTF-South spends time with local children in Chile SPMAGTF-South visits Chile

By | September 01, 2014

Marines and Sailors aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) manned the rails as the ship prepared to dock for a port visit in Valparaíso, Chile, Aug. 24. During the port visit, America and Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South assisted in the conclusion of the Partnership of America exercise, hosted distinguished  MORE
Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan Marines, sailors with Bravo Company conduct security patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan

By | August 29, 2014

Enemy insurgents continue to operate in Helmand province, Afghanistan. To mitigate this threat, infantry units conduct security patrols to build relationships with locals in the surrounding area of Camps Bastion and Leatherneck, and to rid local routes of improvised explosive devices.  Marines and sailors with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd    MORE
ANA soldiers graduate first Afghan operated instructor training course aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan ANA soldiers graduate first Afghan operated instructor training course aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan

By | August 29, 2014

Soldiers with the Afghan National Army graduated from a six-week  instructor training course at the Regional Corps Battle School aboard Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2014.  The graduation was significant because it was the first instructor course entirely operated by Afghan instructors without any influence by coalition forces.  “This was  MORE
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