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I Marine Expeditionary Force

In Every Clime and Place

U.S. Marines with Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, test Amphibious Combat Vehicles along the beach during low-light surf transit testing at AVTB Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 16, 2019. The ACV is a modernized platform providing increased lethality, survivability and protected mobility to Marines. It is designed to fully replace the Corps’ aging fleet of Assault Amphibious Vehicles over the next decade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Seth G. Merz)
U.S. Marines with Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, test Amphibious Combat Vehicles along the beach during low-light surf transit testing at AVTB Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 16, 2019. The ACV is a modernized platform providing increased lethality, survivability and protected mobility to Marines. It is designed to fully replace the Corps’ aging fleet of Assault Amphibious Vehicles over the next decade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Seth G. Merz)
U.S. Marines with Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, test Amphibious Combat Vehicles along the beach during low-light surf transit testing at AVTB Beach on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 16, 2019. The ACV is a modernized platform providing increased lethality, survivability and protected mobility to Marines. It is designed to fully replace the Corps’ aging fleet of Assault Amphibious Vehicles over the next decade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Seth G. Merz)
U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer Douglas Bobo, a cyber operations officer with 1st Radio Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, uses a special patrol insertion/extraction (SPIE) harness to be lifted off the ground during a helicopter rope suspension technician (HRST) masters course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 11, 2019. The course provided the students the ability to conduct HRST techniques safely on their own, including SPIE rigging, fast roping, and rappelling from helicopters, enabling their units to be able to insert and extract anywhere, even when a landing zone is unavailable. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)
U.S. Marines climb into a UH-1Y Venom with Marine Light Attack Squadron 469 during a helicopter rope suspension technician (HRST) masters course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Dec. 11, 2019. The course provided the students the ability to conduct HRST techniques safely on their own, including special purpose insertion/extraction (SPIE) rigging, fast roping, and rappelling from helicopters, enabling their units to be able to insert and extract anywhere, even when a landing zone is unavailable. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin)
U.S. Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion 11 (CLB-11), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, disembark onto the beach during their homecoming at Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 26, 2019. The 11th MEU is returning home after being deployed aboard the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, having completed operations and exercises in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Seth G. Merz)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Erza Atencio, Combat Logistics Battalion 11 (CLB-11), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, reunites with his mother during a homecoming on Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 26, 2019. The 11th MEU is returning home after being deployed aboard the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, having completed operations and exercises in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Seth G. Merz)
U.S. Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion 11 (CLB-11), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, unload gear during a homecoming on Camp Pendleton, California, November 26, 2019. The 11th MEU is returning home after being deployed aboard the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, having completed operations and exercises in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Seth G. Merz)
U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Division present colors during the 75th Commemoration of the Battle of Peleliu, Sept. 23. The Marine Corps joined by other U.S. military branches and foreign service members to observe a ceremony in honor of the battle with Maj. Gen. Robert Castellvi, commanding general, 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Oscar R. Castro)
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, aim at potential threats during dismounted patrols and detainee operations at De Luz Combat Town at Camp Pendleton, June 5, 2019. Company A participated in detainee operations and patrolling to prepare its Marines with the knowledge required to operate in a deployed environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rachel R. Mendieta)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Anthony Dyke, a military policeman with Alpha Company, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, posts security while conducting dismounted patrols and detainee operations at De Luz Combat Town at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 5, 2019. Alpha Company participated in detainee operations and patrolling to prepare its Marines to operate in a deployed environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rachel R. Mendieta)
Staff Sgt. Serafin Salazar, Jr., center left, poses with the Acevedo family and fellow Marines after being presented with the Master Gunnery Sergeant Gerardo Acevedo Award on May 29, 2019, during a ceremony at the School of Infantry West aboard Camp Pendleton, California. The award, formerly known as the “Motor Transport Operation Chief of the Year,” was renamed this year in honor of Master Gunnery Sgt. Gerardo Acevedo, a motor transport operation chief who passed away Feb. 3, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson)
Staff Sgt. Serafin Salazar, Jr., left, speaks with Lidia Acevedo, widow of Master Gunnery Sgt. Gerardo Acevedo, after being presented with the Master Gunnery Sergeant Gerardo Acevedo Award on May 29, 2019, during a ceremony at the School of Infantry West aboard Camp Pendleton, California. The award, formerly known as the “Motor Transport Operation Chief of the Year,” was renamed this year in honor of Master Gunnery Sgt. Gerardo Acevedo, a motor transport operation chief who passed away Feb. 3, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson)
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
Iron Fist 2020: US Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers train with assault amphibious vehicles
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Salomon Segura, a section leader with 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, discusses bilateral training alongside Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 18. Exercise Iron Fist provides realistic, relevant training necessary for effective combined military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Desiree King)
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I MEF News
I MEF Information Group Change of Command By Lance Cpl. Haley McMenamin | July 31, 2019
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? By Cpl. Rachel Mendieta | July 1, 2019
Master Gunnery Sgt. Acevedo Award presented to Motor Transport Operation Chief of the Year By Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson | June 10, 2019
His legacy is people: Marine retires after 30 faithful years of service By Sgt. Logan Block | January 29, 2019
Groundbreaking Marine Unit Returns Home By Courtesy Asset | December 21, 2018

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